Women have been graduating from law school in roughly equal numbers to men for decades. But Judge Shira Scheindlin set off a national conversation this past summer when she published an op-ed in the New York Times reporting that women remain significantly under-represented as counsel in the courtroom and ADR, based on a study she co-authored for the New York State Bar Association.

Speakers: Sara A. Begley

Event Type: Seminar

Location Name:
Sky Philadelphia, Three Logan Square 1717 Arch Street, 51st Floor, Philadelphia PA 19103
Start Date/Time:
21 March 2018, 12:00 PM EDT
End Date/Time:
21 March 2018, 5:00 PM EDT
In this solutions-based forum featuring Judge Scheindlin as keynote, Reed Smith’s Women’s Initiative Network (WINRS) will bring together high-profile thought leaders who are judges, in-house counsel and practicing lawyers. Together, we will examine the reasons for the disparity, and how the judiciary, in-house counsel and law firms can work together to advance women to lead counsel roles.