Even though gender diversity is essential to ensure a productive and just legal system, an overwhelming number of women attorneys face struggles that lead them to leave their jobs and - in many cases - the legal profession entirely. As such, law firms need to make a conscious effort to diversify the workplace and make sure women receive the same opportunities as men. This engaging program explores gender bias in the legal profession, issues such as the gender pay gap, as well as additional challenges confronting women of color. Discover the benefits and significance of a diverse law firm. Register today!
Determine how discrimination and bias affect women attorneys.
Uncover the importance of diversity in the law firm.
Investigate common reasons why women walk away from the legal industry.
Examine different strategies for dealing with gender bias in the legal profession.
How Bias and Discrimination Affect Women in the Profession
Gender Diversity in the Law Firm: Why It Matters
Insights on Why Women Attorneys Leave Firms - or the Legal Profession Altogether
Tackling Gender Bias and Promoting the Retention of Women in Law: Ideas for Law Firms
ALYSSA A. JOHNSON is an attorney with Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, in the Milwaukee office. She focuses her practice in professional liability defense litigation. Ms. Johnson defends lawyers and law firms in legal malpractice matters, including those arising from their underlying casework, as well as claims alleging Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) violations. At Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, she is on the associate subcommittee for the Women's Attorney Network and is an advocate for the advancement of women's programs and policies at the firm. Ms. Johnson is admitted to practice in Wisconsin. She is a member of the Association of Women Lawyers, Defense Research Institute (DRI) (Lawyers' Professionalism and Ethics Committee), and National Association of Women Lawyers. Ms. Johnson earned her B.A. degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and her J.D. degree from Marquette University Law School.
MOLLIE T. KUGLER is a partner in the Milwaukee office of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, where she represents and counsels insurance companies in first-party and third-party insurance coverage matters. A portion of Ms. Kugler's practice is dedicated to personal injury and property damage defense litigation, as well as commercial and business litigation. In addition, she works with self-insured clients and medical professionals and practitioners in professional liability matters. Ms. Kugler is involved in Hinshaw leadership, serving as a co-chair of the Women's Attorney Network and working directly on the recruitment, development, promotion, and retention of qualified women attorneys. She is admitted to practice in Wisconsin and Illinois, and before various federal courts. Ms. Kugler is a member of the Defense Research Institute (DRI), the Wisconsin Defense Counsel (Insurance Law Committee), the National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL), and the State Bar of Wisconsin. She earned her B.A. degree from Georgetown University and her J.D. degree from Fordham University School of Law.
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