At Large Seat Information Session
Hosted by WSBA on Wednesday, March 20h beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the WSBA Offices (1325 4th Ave. #600, Seattle) and followed by a reception. To rsvp for this event send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Victoria Pynchon is authoring a series of articles at Forbes in rebuttal to a piece about why women leave law firms. The first four: A Plea To Women To Stay In Big Law; Women Lawyers: Impressive Successes and Babies at 50; Five Sure Fire Ways To Lose Great Women; and, Young Women Thriving In Big Law have been published, with several more to come. Ms. Pynchon is interested in interviewing a few more women who have left big law and are willing to talk about why. If you or someone you know would be interested (anonymously, if preferred) please email her at email@example.com
For those around the world unable to attend this event in Chicago in person, you may view the program via video webcast. Please register at http://bit.ly/13pC0tG and check yes for the video webcast. Once the webcast details are finalized, you will be sent an e-mail containing the link and instructions for viewing.
DATE: March 8, 2013
TIME: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (lunch will be served at no cost)
LOCATION: Baker & McKenzie; 300 East Randolph; Chicago, Illinois
Keynote Speaker: Laurel Bellows, ABA President
In collaboration with the Chicago Bar Association Alliance for Women and the American Bar Association Commission on Women in the Profession, please join the Women's Affinity Group of Baker & McKenzie to celebrate International Women's Day on March 8, 2013 in Baker & McKenzie's Chicago office to mark the economic, political, and social achievements of women.
Organizations, governments, charities, educational institutions, women's groups, corporations, and the media celebrate the day. We celebrate the achievements of women while remaining vigilant and tenacious for further sustainable change. There is global momentum for championing women's equality, and this program celebrates that progress.
ABA President Laurel Bellows will speak on two principal issues: equal pay and domestic violence. Throughout the program we will also have an international dialogue, hearing from women around the world talking briefly about their experiences as women in their own countries, some of the struggles they believe women face where they are from, and what is being done to improve the standing of women.
Register at http://bit.ly/13pC0tG
Chicago attendees, please register by Wednesday, March 6th in order to submit your name to the security desk and for catering purposes.
Questions? Contact Dana Houpy at 312-861-8291 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Download the brochure at http://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/events/women/intl_womens_day2013.pdf
NEW CLE PROGRAM!
Register for the latest CLE specialty program from the American Bar Association.
Divorce, Dissolution, and Consensual Dispute Resolution: Resolving Same-Sex Issues
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern
1.5 credits requested
Part of the Emerging Issues in LGBT Law Series
Same-sex families face many legal and practical obstacles in the dissolution of relationships. Should they go to court? Is some form of consensual dispute resolution the answer? Join our panel of leading experts as they:
· Provide data on the divorce and dissolution rates for same-sex couples
· Discuss the differing State perspectives
· Examine mediation and the collaborative law process
· Offer tips on best practices for both divorce and
same-sex dissolution matters
2 easy ways to learn more and register
Visit us online
Call the ABA at 800-285-2221
WSBA is hosting a BOG Candidate Forum this Wednesday, March 6th beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the WSBA-CLE Center (1501 4th Ave. #308, Seattle). We have 11 candidates in total running for an open seat in District 2,9 and 10. Here are the candidates:
We’d love to have you join us, even if you don’t reside in any of the districts with open seats. All individuals elected to the BOG have a role in moving the Bar forward with an eye toward both its long-standing mission and guiding principles, and its short-term strategic goals. It would be a great opportunity for you to meet the candidates, ask questions and learn more about the election process.
While it’s not required, if you’re able to make it and let us know in advance, we’ll make sure we save a seat for you. Please register here. Or, if you’d like to join via webcast we ask that you register so you can receive the necessary login information in advance. You can register here.
FROM CFPB TO LEGAL SERVICES PROVIDERS ADDRESSING CONSUMER ISSUES:
Welcome to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
You are invited to a one-hour webinar about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), a 21st century agency that helps consumer finance markets work by making rules more effective, by consistently and fairly enforcing those rules, and by empowering consumers to take more control over their economic lives.
The webinar will take place on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm Eastern Time.
Director Richard Cordray and staff from CFPB’s Consumer Education and Engagement division and Consumer Response will provide an overview of the agency, its consumer protection tools, and work it’s doing to help educate and engage consumers, including low income and economically vulnerable consumers. Staff from Consumer Response, tasked with taking in, resolving, and analyzing consumer complaints, will discuss the goals of the complaint system and how it works. You can find out more about CFPB at www.consumerfinance.gov.
The webinar will feature:
1. Starting at 2:50pm on March 5th, you can log into the webinar by joining the meeting:
2. Enter the required fields – Webinar Passcode – cfpbdoj2013
4. Click on Proceed.
To join audio -
Leader Passcode: 51319128
The webinar will also include time for questions.
If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact: Mary Griffin at email@example.com or Lyn Haralson at firstname.lastname@example.org