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A Leak in the Pipeline: Retaining Women in the Legal Workplace
April 5, 2011
4:00PM – 6:30PM
2 General CLE credits approved
Holland & Hart LLP
32nd Floor Lounge
555 17th Street
Denver, CO 80202
Where are women in law?
Where have they gone and why? If the pipeline is leaking, what can firms do to retain women?
For years, women have represented over 40% of law school graduates, the pipeline of legal talent for law firms. You'd expect to find similar percentages at the partner and management levels of law firms – yet women represent less than 20% of equity partners and a smaller percentage of firm management. There's clearly a leak in the talent pipeline. Looking at the representation of women from the lowest to the highest levels in law firms, there’s clearly a leak in the talent pipeline.
An expert panel will address these issues.
Understand the business case for improving retention of women
Explore the reasons that women leave (or top out in non-equity positions)
Gain practical ideas for stopping the leakage.
(J.D. DU, 1976) will serve as our Master on this important topic. She will facilitate the program, provide data on the importance of improving retention of women and share insights on the reasons women leave the practice or take lesser roles.
(J.D. Cornell, LLM DU, 1991), a partner at Holland & Hart, will share his experiences and successes in creating and sustaining a successful work environment in the firm's tax program, where women represent the majority of attorneys and the retention rate is high
, Ph.D., Senior Director of Research at Catalyst, the leading non-profit membership organization that focuses on expanding opportunities for women in business. She will summarize Catalyst's research on women in the legal profession and review best practices from law firms that have successfully addressed issues related to retaining women in the workforce.
There is no charge to attend, but please register by April 1 as space is limited.
CLE credits pending.