CWIL Women in Law Institute Hosted by New York City Bar

Women in Law Institute: Your Pipeline to Success

Friday, October 20, 2017 | 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. 
Program Fee: $30 for Members | $50 for Non-Members


In the competitive business of law, in order to have and maintain a thriving practice and a successful career, all lawyers, particularly women, need to learn to communicate effectively with their colleagues, skillfully engage in self-promotion and develop strong networking skills. The Women in Law Institute is an all-day training session for 2Ls, 3Ls, LLMs, judicial clerks, recent law school graduates, and women who have practiced for less than 12 months. The day provides participants with critical skills needed to successfully navigate their careers.

The Institute is a combination of lecture and applied learning workshops. Expert trainers deliver lectures on effective communication, self-promotion, and networking. Following each lecture, students work in interactive small groups of four or six students with two experienced attorneys to perfect these skills and receive individualized critiques. The day concludes with a cocktail reception to celebrate the successful conclusion of the day for the participants.

Paula Edgar, Principal, PGE LLC
Carol Schiro Greenwald, Founder, MarketingPartners
Lorine Pendleton, Founder, Pendleton Ventures

Sponsoring Association Committees:
Women in the Legal Profession, Melissa Colon-Bosolet, Chair
Business and Leadership Development Subcommittee, Bernadette Beekman and Blanche Stovall, Co-Chairs

Co-Sponsoring Association Committees:
Career Advancement & Management, Aisha L. Joseph, Chair
Diversity Pipeline Initiatives Committee, Ariel Joseph, Chair
Law Student Perspectives Committee, Desiree Jaeger-Fine, Chair
Minorities in the Profession Committee, Whytne J.V. Brooks, Chair
White Collar Crime Subcommittee
Women in the Courts Task Force, Barbara Graves-Poller, Chair

Co-Sponsoring Organization:
The Center for Women in Law at the University of Texas School of Law