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      • Blueprinting for Success: Developing Plans for Success in Sponsorship, Promotion, Networking & Leadership June 12 event in Springfield featuring Debbie Epstein Henry

        at 4/19/2018 5:04:43 PM

        The Missouri Joint Commission on Women in the Profession invites you to an inspiring program for women lawyers from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at the University Plaza Hotel in Springfield.? A networking reception will be held at the conclusion of the program from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

        New rule simplifies the process for returning to active practice

        at 2/8/2016 2:50:49 PM

        A recent study of women in professional careers found that 21 percent of attorneys in a representative sample had “opted out” of their careers at motherhood.[i]Motherhood is just one of many reasons why an attorney might choose to inactivate her license; among these might also be aging parents, illness, injury or a nonlegal job. These realities are why most state bars give attorneys the option to elect inactive status. The specific ramifications for going inactive vary from state to state, but generally include a reduced license fee,[ii] a commitment to abstain from the practice of law, and an exemption from continuing legal education requirements. Taking inactive status is often as temporary as the inducing circumstances might be: a pause from- not an end to - the practice of law and an option, of sorts, to eventually return to that practice.?

        Joint Commission on Women in the Profession gets new leadership, releases report

        at 1/8/2016 10:04:20 AM

        Missouri Bar President Erik Bergmanis has appointed a new co-chair to the?Joint Commission on Women in the Profession. Karen R. Glickstein, a shareholder in the Kansas City office of Polsinelli, has replaced William (Bill) R. Bay in the role. Glickstein joins Megan Phillips, judicial clerk for the Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District, at the helm of the commission. Bay, a partner in the St. Louis office of Thompson Coburn, served as commission co-chair since its 2013 founding and serves as co-chair of the Court and bar’s?Joint Task on the Future of the Profession, which was formed last year. The commission - a joint effort between the Supreme Court of Missouri and The Missouri Bar - was created in part to gather data on women’s representation in the profession and to identify best practices for retaining and advancing women in the field. The group recently released its first report assessing the status of women in the legal industry. The Report of The Missouri Joint Commission on Women in the Profession?includes statistics on women in firms, in law schools, on the bench, and in the public sector, along with resources for women lawyers. It also notes some of the commission’s goals for 2016, including the voluntary collection of gender information on The Missouri Bar annual attorney enrollment form. For more information on the Joint Commission on Women in the Profession, go to?mobar.org/mowomenlawyers?or join the conversation on twitter using@MoWomenLawyers. ?

        No More “All or Nothing:” Tipping the Scales toward Work-Life Balance

        at 9/14/2015 8:54:10 AM

        The term “work-life balance” has been around since the 1980s, and, while “balance” may still be the ideal, the workplace environment has changed significantly in the last 30 years. Perhaps most impactful, technological advances now keep employees constantly connected to their work. For a lawyer, these advancements can tip already loaded scales even further toward “work” and away from “life.” At the same time, these advancements have facilitated new, more balanced models of legal practice.?

        Groundbreaking ABA study looks at gender disparities among lead trial lawyers

        at 7/21/2015 4:08:28 PM

        The roles of litigators play in federal trials depends on whether the litigators are men or women, according to a new study from the American Bar Association. The study, First Chairs at Trial: More Women Need Seats at the Table, is a report on this first-of-its-kind study that breaks down the roles of litigators along gender lines. The study examines cases filed in 2013 in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.?

        Gender Equity: The Price is Right, the Time is Right

        at 9/4/2014 4:35:28 PM

        By Laura Venn?

        On August 5, the?Patricia Gillette?and?Koriambanya (Kori) Carew?discussed the obstacles faced by not just women attorneys in private practice but their male counterparts, and the best ways to overcome those obstacles. The discussion was part of the Joint Commission’s CLE, “Dollars and Sense: The Business Case for Gender Equity and Work/Life Balance in Law Firms.” According to Gillette, the current structure of law firms is “archaic” as it is not conducive to the work/life balance goals of Generation Y women and men and because it institutionalizes gender discrimination. Indeed, while Missouri women attorneys are fairing slightly better than women attorneys nationally — 20 percent of equity partners in Missouri are women compared to only 16 percent nationally — there is still much progress to be made. As Carew noted, the good news is that “we have a common issue” with the rest of the country, and therefore, “we can find common solutions.”

        PREVIEW: Dollars and Sense: The Business Case for Gender Equity and Work-Life Balance

        at 8/5/2014 9:18:17 AM

        By Laura Venn

        We hope many of you join us this afternoon to listen to our special guest?Patricia Gillette?of Orrick, Herrington, & Sutcliffe and founder of the?Opt-In Project?discuss important issues facing not only women, but all attorneys working in private practice. The Joint Commission’s CLE event, “Dollars and Sense: The business case for gender equity and work/life balance in law firms,” will explore many of these “push factors” and how they can be overcome by building trust within firms and utilizing different metrics to incent change.

        To Advance Women in Law, We Need the Help of Men

        at 6/30/2014 8:37:36 AM

        By Laura Venn

        A recent Atlantic article “Why So Many Men Don’t Stand Up for Their Female Colleagues” explores the different types of sexism still prevalent in corporate culture and explains why even the most feminist men may be frightened into silence. Recent psychological research suggests that speaking up for a cause inconsistent with an individual’s self-interest may result in backlash ...

        Equal Pay Anniversary: Strategies to Close the Gap

        at 6/11/2014 10:40:39 AM

        By Laura Venn

        In our last post, we offered some history about the Equal Pay Act and described the current state of the gender pay gap in the United States, in Missouri, and among women attorneys. Here are some resources the ABA Section of Litigation released last year during the law’s historic 50th Anniversary ...

        The Equal Pay Act: The Good, the Bad and Where We Go Next

        at 6/10/2014 1:49:57 PM

        ep_lifetime_disadvantageBy Laura Venn

        This week marks the 51st anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s signing the Equal Pay Act into law. The Equal Pay Act was the first of a series of federal laws enacted to combat the gender wage gap, followed a year later by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act in 1978, and the Lilly Ledbetter Act, much later, in 2009. In the 1960s, one-third of American women participated in the labor force; by 2012, the number had increased to nearly 60 percent of all women and continues to climb. In fact, as of 2013, women comprised 46 percent of the entire American labor force. Indeed, as the number of women workers increased, the pay gap narrowed ...

        Joint Commission Welcomes Summer Intern Laura Venn

        at 6/6/2014 8:52:36 AM

        Laura Venn

        The Joint Commission on Women in the Profession is pleased to welcome its first summer intern Laura Venn. Venn is a rising 2L at Washington University School of Law in St. Louis. She is a research assistant to Professor Hillary Sale, who, through her work with DirectWomen, has advocated for more women attorneys to gain access to the boards of publicly traded companies. Sale led one of the panels at the Joint Commission’s DirectWomen event earlier this year ...

        How One Law Firm Maintains Gender Balance

        at 6/5/2014 4:23:21 PM

        By Avivah Wittenberg-Cox

        No area of the business world is more illogically gender imbalanced than law firms. Every year, top law firms recruit 60% female and 40% male law graduates into their practices. Within two years, their female majorities?begin to leave. The percentage of female equity partners is now 17% in the top 100 US law firms. The strangest part is that women lawyers aren’t leaving the profession ...?

        Justice Matters: Former Governor Remembered for Breaking Gender Barrier in Nonpartisan Judicial Appointments

        at 6/4/2014 9:23:13 AM

        By?Chief Justice Mary R. Russell

        Last month, Missouri lost former Governor Joseph Teasdale. As I read the news coverage of “Walkin’ Joe’s” legacy, it occurred to me something was missing from those articles: In 1978, Teasdale became the first governor to appoint a woman to the bench under the nonpartisan court plan. Women previously had served as judges in other parts of the state, by virtue of an election or the occasional appointment to a midterm vacancy, but no governor ever had selected a woman to serve on one of the courts governed by the Missouri Plan...

        Why Non-traditional Law Students (and Moms) Bring So Much to the Table

        at 5/28/2014 11:51:34 AM

        By Dawn BrooksDawn Brooks

        I’m a full-time second-year law student at the University of Missouri-Columbia. But that’s not all I am. I’m 34. I’m married with three kids. And I own my consulting and training firm. In short, I’m a busy woman.

        My path to law school was not a straight line. That’s because I have never allowed others to guide my way...

        Have You Flexed Your ‘Risk Muscles’ Lately?

        at 5/14/2014 9:03:40 AM

        By Allison Spence?

        Risk-taking is critical to successful leadership. That was the central message of a recent webinar featuring women practitioners from around the country.

        The May 8 session, “Learning to Lead: What Really Works for Women in Law,” was sponsored by the ABA Commission on Women In the Profession, the ABA Center For Professional Development, and the ABA Young Lawyers Division...?

        Perspectives of a Diversity Director

        at 5/7/2014 9:15:22 AM

        By Marlon LutfiyyaMarlon Lutfiyya

        What can law firm diversity directors do to advance women attorneys at their firms? It’s a question those of us in the position ask ourselves constantly. To some extent, we can help shape the specific law firm environment that affects their prospects for success. But the challenges can seem daunting...

        Not So Sweet 16

        at 5/1/2014 11:52:43 AM

        By By Patricia K. Gillette,?Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
        Published in Employment Law 360, March 11, 2011

        Sweet 16 and never been kissed. That was the mantra for teenage girls in the 1950s and early 1960s. Sixteen was the beginning of everything — and if you had never been kissed, you soon would be, or so we all thought. It was the age you waited for because after that, everything was possible. And to celebrate reaching this auspicious number, you wore pink, you had a party with your friends, and you dreamed of the future...

        Wisdom from the 2014 Women’s Justice Award Winners

        at 4/30/2014 11:29:11 AM

        By Allison SpenceWJA cover 2014

        Women attorneys from all four corners of the state gathered in St. Louis on April 24 for the annual Women’s Justice Awards, hosted by Missouri Lawyers Media. The event, now in its 16th year, honored 43 professionals from across Missouri — it was the largest class ever...

        Reduced Associate Ranks: A Potential Upside to a Downturn

        at 4/23/2014 9:58:05 AM

        By Elizabeth HattingElizabeth Hatting

        ?In March 2013, Forbes released the results of a 2012 survey regarding the “unhappiest jobs in America.” According to the survey, the unhappiest job in America at the end of 2012 was that of an associate attorney...?

        What I Learned from Legal Pioneer Frankie Muse Freeman, Esquire

        at 4/16/2014 9:36:09 AM

        What I Learned from Legal Pioneer Frankie Muse Freeman, Esquire?? By? Nicole Colbert-Botchway Recently I paid a visit to my friend, attorney Frankie Muse Freeman, at her beautiful home in the Central West End of St. Louis, Missouri. For the first time, something new caught my eye - a sheaf of sheet music p