2nd Annual Working Women's Legal Summit

The Chicago Bar Association invites members of Chicago’s legal community to join us for a celebratory breakfast in honor of International Women’s Day. Breakfast will be followed by the 2nd Annual Working Women’s Legal Summit during which women leaders will discuss many of the central issues faced by women in the legal profession today.

8:15am-8:30am: Check in

8:30am-9:30am: Breakfast and Introductory Remarks, given by Incoming CBA President, Maryam Ahmad

9:30am-10:30am: Session I - Break-out Sessions (attendee choice)

Choice A: Navigating Motherhood and Your Legal Career
Panelists will address issues that arise during pregnancy, with parental leave, in returning to work as a breastfeeding mom, and balancing your role as a mother and as a lawyer. The panel discussion will be followed by an interactive Q&A with attendees.
Anita Alvarez, Managing Director, Alvarez & Marshal Disputes & Investigations 
Cailee Alderman, Lopez Law Group 
Alexis Crawford Douglas, Associate Attorney, K&L Gates 
Melody Cross, First Vice President and Corporate Counsel, Prudential
Moderator: Lauren Novak, Partner, Deputy Practice Group Leader, Labor and Employment, Schiff Hardin 
Choice B: Overcoming Gender Bias to Achieve Success
The speaker will discuss how female attorneys can achieve success and personal and professional balance while navigating and changing a culture of underrepresentation, inadequate mentorship, and sex-based stereotypes.
Andrea (Andie) Kramer, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery

10:30am-10:45am: Break

10:45am-11:45am: Session II – Leveling the Playing Field: How Understand Your Worth and Maximize Your Compensation
This session will provide attendees with tangible strategies for navigating internal compensation structures within their law firms and/or corporate environments, for handling pay negotiation and for maximizing compensation and benefits.
Lynn Grayson, Partner, Nijman Franzetti
Jennifer Lavin, Jennifer L. Lavin, P.C.
Lizzy Diaz-Ortiz, Vice President and Senior Advisor, Governance and Inclusion, BMO Harris
Moderator: Pamela DiCarlantonio, Partner, Major, Lindsey & Africa

11:45am-12:45pm: Session III – Learning Your Leadership Language
Panelists will discuss their own unique paths to achieving leadership positions in the law, and will share advice on how to carve out a leadership strategy that is authentic to you
Patricia Brown Holmes, Managing Partner, Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila
Regine Corrado, Managing Partner, Baker McKenzie
Diane Webster, Partner in Charge of Chicago Office, Hinshaw & Culbertson
Moderator: Justice Joy V. Cunningham, First District, 6th Division, Illinois Appellate Court

Program cost:

CLE Advantage Members/Law Students: $50
CBA Member: $75
Non-member: $75

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3/6/2020 8:15 AM - 12:45 PM
Woman's Athletic Club of Chicago 626 N Michigan Chicago, IL 60611 UNITED STATES
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