Road To Independence, ABA Panel

Friday, Aug 05, 2011 Speaker: Karen M. Lockwood, Chair Roberta Liebenberg, Amanda Alexander, Julie Fershtman, Georgialee Lang, moderator Marsha Simms. Location: Intercontinental, Calendon, Main Level, Toronto CA (at ABA Annual Meeting) WebLink
As editor of the newly-released book, "The Road To Independence: Women's Journeys To Starting Their Own Law Firms," Karen M. Lockwood appears with a panel of women who wrote letters for the book, and Chair Bobbi Liebenberg, at the main presentation by the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession. Held at the ABA's Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada, this program will be fascinating and interactive. The program will be presented also for distribution on-line in the fall. Be sure to attend if you are in Toronto for the ABA meeting! Friday, Aug. 5, 2011, 3:30 - 5:00 pm. Order the book here.

Tags: women lawyers, gender, law firm, founder, legal profession, ambition, commitment, business, balance, marketing, courage, risk

NAWL Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon

Thursday, Jul 21, 2011 Speaker: Jerry Kang, Professor, UCLA Location: Waldorf-Astoria, New York WebLink
National Association of Women Lawyers' gala luncheon honors nationally renowned advocates Susan Blount, general counsel of Prudential Financial, Jamie Gorelick, partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, Michele Coleman Mayes, general counsel of Allstate Insurance, and Brooksley Born, retired partner, Arnold & Porter, as well as lead-by-example honorees Hon. Harold Baer, and Mark Firestone, general counsel of Kraft Foods. During the day's sessions, speakers focus on unconscious bias in the legal profession. With Keynote Speaker Jerry Kang (UCLA), three panels step through defining the bias issues, examining strategies to overcome bias, and recommending practical steps to advance women in the law.

Tags: unconscious bias, legal profession, advancement of women, champion awards, NAWL awards

Lockwood featured in ABAToday for new book on women founding law firms

Tuesday, Jun 28, 2011 Speaker: Karen M. Lockwood Location: YourABA on-line (July 2011) WebLink
The July 2011 online monthly ABAToday leads with its interview of Karen M. Lockwood, discussing the new book, The Road To Independence (2011), to be released by the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession. Ms. Lockwood is the editor of the book, a compendium of 101 letters by women who founded law firms over the last 50 years. In this pre-release interview, she discusses the insights drawn from her analysis of these letters, and the implications for understanding the current business of the profession. Read it here: Road Interview

Tags: Law firm, start-up, women lawyers, gender, ambition, commitment, business, balance, marketing, courage, risk

Venturing Into New Roles, WLMA Event

Wednesday, May 04, 2011 Location: Dickstein Shapiro, 1825 I Street, NW, Washington, DC Information and registration
You are invited! Consider cutting-edge leadership concepts and courage. Karen M. Lockwood moderates a panel of three stellar women who achieved multiple ventures and adventures: Tammy Duckworth, Marine-turned-Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs; Eileen M. O'Connor, journalist-turned-lawyer at McDermott Will & Emery; Tina Sung, consultant-turned-nonprofit exec. Dickstein Shapiro, 1825 I Street, NW, Washington DC, 6:00-8:00 pm.

Tags: leadership, women, courage, diversified experience, advancement

WBA Initiative on Advancement and Retention of Women

Wednesday, May 04, 2011 Location: Nixon Peabody, 401 9th Street NW, Washington, DC Information and registration
The next stage of the ground-breaking WBA Initiative, this session focuses on the insight of women corporate counsel into what impact the changing economy has had on women's progress up the corporate matrix. Equally interesting for law firm women and corporate counsel, as well as all interested in advancing diversity in the profession, you will enjoy the four speakers -- and the breakfast!

Tags: women, lawyers, corporate counsel, advancement, economy

Uniting For Justice Grant Ceremony & Reception, WBA Foundation of DC

Thursday, Apr 21, 2011 Speaker: Kathy Korman Frey Location: Morgan Lewis & Bockius, 1111 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC
A spectacular success for the WBA Foundation in DC, last night's Grant Ceremony featured many public interest orgs working with heart, soul, and grants for women and children. Keynote Kathy Korman Frey, Founder of The Hot Momma's Project, taught that women moving forward to success use their "self-efficacy" -- and thus are hot and in motion and effective. Check out the WBA Foundation 2010-11 Grantees and the Hot Momma's Project and follow them!

DRI Sharing Success - Seminar For Women Lawyers

Thursday, Feb 03, 2011 Speaker: Karen M. Lockwood Location: Miami Beach
DRI's Women in the Law Committee addressed unique challenges women face in the practice of law, and offered models for success. Distinguished faculty from around the country gave lectures, workshops, and business development tips. Karen M. Lockwood conducted the session on "Making It Rain," addressing the arc from knowing your niche to understanding the business of the legal services market, and using that knowledge to differentiate yourself and enhance value.

Tags: business development, law firm business model, market niche, women lawyer

Vision 2020

Thursday, Oct 21, 2010 Location: National Constitution Center, Philadelphia
Karen M. Lockwood attended "Vision 2020" representing the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession, which was a "National Ally" organization. She contributed thought leadership in Business, Law, and Finance, and reported the subgroup's work on Finance.

Vision 2020 -- named for achievement of women's equality by the year 2020 -- is sponsored by Drexel University School of Medicine. It explores the status of women, and the next steps for equal advancement in 4 major fields of endeavor. The symposium gathered Delegates from the 50 states and DC, and from National Ally organizations.
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