PLI's Women Lawyers in Leadership 2020

9:00 - 4:15 ET

Although the glass ceiling has cracks, there are still obstacles that prevent it from shattering completely. More women are needed in leadership positions in the legal profession. Despite equal numbers of women entering the legal profession, female attorneys still lag in equity partnerships and leadership positions.  Additionally, women attorneys frequently face unique institutional hurdles.

Jones Day partner Joan McKown will join a panel of women attorneys who have successfully broken through. This program will benefit women attorneys wanting to take their career up a notch and strive for leadership positions to gain a competitive edge in this fast-moving field.

What You Will Learn

  • Learn strategies for women lawyers to obtain and excel in lead or co-lead counsel positions
  • Explore practice tips for overcoming unconscious bias towards women in the law
  • Gain familiarity with specific issues affecting women of color in the law and learn strategies to attenuate them
  • Discover ways to plan your career track whether you are striving for law firm partnership or another leadership role
  • Take advantage of opportunities to increase your visibility in law firms and other legal organizations
  • Participate in a discussion about the unique challenges faced by women attorneys in the workplace and in the courtroom
  • Hear leadership techniques for women attorneys from various perspectives including plaintiff and defense attorneys, government attorneys and in-house counsel


Registration for this event is required. For CLE credit information and to register, visit the Practising Law Institute event website.