Alumni Short

Women Lawyers: Talking About and Tackling Inequity in a Demanding Profession


Date:
Thursday, September 24, 2020
Time:
12:00PM-1:00PM
Location:
WEBINAR
Speaker(s):
Judy Amorosa, JD `05, LLM `05; Colette Pollitt, JD `00; Kwamina Thomas Williford, JD `00; Meghan Berglind, JD `00 (Moderator)
Contact:
Law School Alumni Affairs

You are cordially invited to a Cornell Law School digital presentation.
 
Cornell Law School Alumni Association and the Mary Kennedy Brown Society Present: Women Lawyers: Talking About and Tackling Inequity in a Demanding Profession
 
The number of women in the workplace is significantly higher now than it has ever been in history. And when it comes to the legal profession, women outnumber men in law school classrooms around the country. Despite these gains in the classroom, women represent only 34% of practicing attorneys and are even less represented in the highest echelons of the legal profession. What are the reasons for this persistent under-representation? How do the demands and expectations that the legal profession and society at large place on women factor into the equation? Join our panel of women lawyers as they share their experiences and best practices for navigating these real inequities in a proactive, positive and productive manner.
 
Thursday, September 24, 2020
WEBINAR

12:00 – 1:00 PM EDT
 
Welcoming Remarks:
Maria Fernandez, JD '92
, VP, Head, Ethics & Compliance, Direct Energy
 
Presenters:


Judy Amorosa, JD ’05, LLM ’05

Assistant US Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice
 
Colette Pollitt, JD ’00
President, Colette Pollitt, P.C.
 

Kwamina Thomas Williford, JD ’00

Partner, Holland & Knight LLP
 
Moderator:


Meghan Berglind, JD ’00

Of Counsel, Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell LLP
 
Please register ON-LINE by Tuesday, September 22.  Should you have any questions,
please email law.alumni@cornell.edu.
You will receive the login instructions via Zoom when you register.