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Women's Legal History: Major Movements and Local Impact

Continuing Legal Education

October 23, 2012 Tuesday 1:30pm - 5:15pm

The IndyBar Women & the Law Division is proud to present "Women's Legal History: Major Movements and Local Impact," a unique educational program during which attendees will gain historical and legal knowledge of the political and legislative battles that were fought and won for women's right to vote and to be free from discrimination and harassment. Attendees will also benefit from hearing the speakers' impressions of remaining challenges facing women in the workforce.

Included in the registration fee is a cocktail reception that will immediately follow the program. The WLD will also host the 2012 Antoinette Dakin Leach Award Dinner in the evening following the reception. If you would like to attend the CLE program and the dinner, please select one of the "CLE & Dinner" options when registering. If you would like to attend the dinner only, registration can be found here.

Thank you to our sponsors: Bose McKinney & Evans LLP, Stewart Richardson & Associates and Ice Miller LLP

Program Agenda:
Session 1: The Story of Women's Suffrage
Our learned panel will describe the forces that spurred the women's suffrage movement, the bumps along the 70-year journey, and the important role played by notable Indiana women and men in fighting both locally and nationally for women's right to vote. The panel will also discuss the legal battles fought by Indiana women who sought admission to the practice of law in Indiana during the same time period.
Speakers: Hon. Margret Robb, Indiana Court of Appeals; and Ms. Jennifer Kalvaitis and Mr. Eric L. Hamilton, M.A. Candidates at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Session 2: Dismantling the Separate Spheres
As the years passed following suffrage, it became clear that more needed to be done to eliminate the barriers to equality faced by women. The distinguished panelists will reflect on the significance of advances in family privacy protections, describe how anti-discrimination laws were introduced and passed, discuss how early courts construed laws barring gender discrimination, sexual harassment, and unequal pay, and examine landmark cases that cemented protections for women. The panelists will also recount the involvement of the courageous Indiana women and men who fought for women's equality and legal rights.
Speakers:  Prof. Jennifer Drobac, Robert H. McKinney School of Law; and  Ms. Nora L. Macey, Macey Swanson and Allman; Ms. Jill Lough Chambers, Indiana Women's History Association; Ms. Jan Ellis, Attorney at Law

Session 3: Our Own Bootstraps
Barriers still remain...why? Most agree that women shoulder significantly more of the unpaid work associated with caring for small children and sick or elderly loved ones and thus may have less time to devote to paid work. How often do employers assume that women have or will soon have these familial burdens and therefore make decisions that result in fewer opportunities for female employees? Our panel will discuss the debate over the reasons for what remains an unequal playing field, current movements to affect positive change, and strategies for personal growth and development.
Speakers: Ms. Ann DeLaney and Ms. Kathleen DeLaney, DeLaney & DeLaney

Event Code
WLD1063
Location
Columbia Club, 121 Monument Circle
Credit Hours
3.50   (General & NAC)
Sponsor
Women and the Law Division
Speaker
The Hon. Margret G. Robb, Indiana Court of Appeals; Ms. Nora L. Macey, Macey Swanson and Allman; Ms. Ann DeLaney, DeLaney & DeLaney; Ms. Kathleen DeLaney, DeLaney & DeLaney; Prof. Jennifer Drobac, Robert H. McKinney School of Law; and Ms. Jennifer Kalvaitis and Mr. Eric L. Hamilton, M.A. Candidates at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis; Ms. Jill Lough Chambers, Indiana Women's History Association; Ms. Jan Ellis, Attorney at Law




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