Women in IP Speaker Series: Women in the Courtroom: COVID Courthouse Considerations

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT

The spread of COVID-19 and the resulting shutdowns have led to unprecedented changes in courtroom and business operations, forcing judges, lawyers, court staff, witnesses, and even juries to adapt quickly to virtual proceedings. A historic gender gap has long presented unique challenges for female trial attorneys, but the pandemic has brought a host of new challenges for all litigators, including the use of different technologies and the practical issues associated with conducting formal court and business proceedings from home.

Please join us for a discussion of navigating the new courtroom and business normal—including practical tips you can apply to enhance your own trial practice—from the perspectives of women judges, in-house counsel, and litigators living it.

  • The Honorable Hildy Bowbeer, U.S. Magistrate Judge, District of Minnesota
  • Kristina L. Carlson, Senior Vice President, Chief Litigation Counsel, U.S. Bank
  • The Honorable Wilhelmina Wright, U.S. District Court Judge, District of Minnesota
  • Tracy Stitt, Partner, Jones Day


Registration for this event is required. To register, please visit the BeaconLive event website.

Application is pending approval by the Minnesota State Board of CLE for 1.00 hour of general CLE credit. This program has been approved for 1.00 hour of general credit by the State Bar of California and 1.00 hour of areas of professional practice credit (including transitional credit) by the New York State CLE Board. Jones Day is a State Bar of California MCLE approved provider, as well as an accredited provider in New York. Application for CLE credit in other states will be made as needed.

For more information, please contact Colleen Johngrass at