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- 07.24.2014WLD Meeting Minutes Available
Stay up to date with the Women & the Law Division! Minutes from the WLD May Executive Committee meeting are now available.
- 07.22.2014Use Body Language to Boost Business
Oral arguments are something lawyers must master, but don't forget to take visual cues into account for overall effective communication.
- 07.17.2014Overtime Compensation: A New Explanation for the Wage Gap
Men are more likely to work extra hours, so much so that it could account for the persistence of the wage gap over the last 30 years.
- 07.16.2014“Lean In” or “Recline”: How Should Women Reach the Top?
Join the Bingham Greenebaum Doll Women's Forum for a free panel discussion about the contradictory advice given to professional women.
- 07.14.2014One Firm's Solution to Help Work-Life Balance for Attorneys
One firm is implementing changes to facilitate better work-life balance for its employees. But will it really help?
- 07.10.2014Legal Line Volunteers Aid 72 People
Volunteers from the Women & the Law Division helped 72 people with legal issues on Tuesday.
- 07.08.2014Dean of Harvard Law School Discusses Gender's Role in Her Career
Dean Martha Minow of the Harvard Law School talks about finding her way as a woman in a field inundated with men.
- 07.02.2014ABA Legal Technology Resource Center Launches Free Guide
The ABA's Legal Technology Resource Center has launched its free online Legal Technology Buyers' Guide.
- 07.01.2014Judge Retires Early - Cites Uneven Playing Field
A judge on Delaware's top court says she is retiring early because she "wasn't taken seriously" when applying for the position of chief justice.
- 06.30.2014Today and 20 Years Ago
Read which court cases are being decided today that could affect your practice, and check out an interesting case that happened today in history.
- 06.26.2014Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Holds Roundtable
The discussion, which took place on May 20, 2014, centered around the economic security of working women.
- 06.24.2014Work Life Balance: More than a Women's Issue
Despite assumptions to the contrary, issues of work life balance seem to affect a nearly equal percentage of men and women according to a Pew Research Center Study.
- 06.17.2014Join the National Association of Women Lawyers for the 2014 Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon
The Indianapolis Bar Association Women and the Law Division has joined as a co-sponsor! WLD members receive a 10% discount on registration.
- 06.01.2014Barbara Walters Career Highlights
This brief story discusses some of the interesting aspects of the career of Barbara Walters and what it was like to break into a field generally dominated by men at the time.
- 05.29.2014If I Knew Then What I Know Now
This advice from powerful women to their 22-year-old-selves might be the key to your next round of success.
- 05.19.2014April Women & the Law Division Meeting Minutes Available
Stay up to date with the Women & the Law Division! Minutes from the April 2014 WLD Executive Committee meeting are now available.
- 05.15.2014WLD Meeting Minutes Available
Stay up to date with the Women & the Law Division! Minutes from monthly executive committee meetings are available in the "Division Resources" area of the WLD webpage.
- 04.23.2014Is there a confidence gap between men and women?
A recent article by Katty Kay, Anchor of BBC World News America, and Claire Shipman, Reporter for ABC News, dated April 14, 2014, explores evidence showing that women lack the confidence whereas men are more self-assured.
- 04.21.2014Discount Available for National Association of Women Lawyers Program
The Women and Law Division is proud to sponsor the National Association of Women Lawyers' upcoming program, The Pipeline to Equity Partnership (P2P): The Skills, Strategies, and Stumbling Blocks Women Lawyers Encounter on Their Path to Reach Equity Status
- 04.17.2014Does the Media Promote a Double Standard for Women?
According to Hillary Clinton in a recent article published at ABCNews.com, yes.
- 04.01.2014Women Flexing Their Economic Muscle
Business Wire reports that women are choosing the path of entrepreneurship at record rates. Nearly 1300 women-owned businesses are started each day, which is double the rate from only three years ago.
- 04.01.2014Ms. JD Seeks Executive Director
As the U.S.'s premier organization for early career lawyers and aspiring female lawyers, Ms. JD brings legal practitioners, law students, and aspiring lawyers together to drive the critical national conversation about gender issues in the legal sector.
- 03.28.2014Slate Reports on Judicial Expectations for Female Attorneys
A recent Slate article points out the confusing, and sometimes contradictory, judicial expectations and standards of dress for female attorneys.
- 03.25.2014Meet the 2014 IndyBar Women & the Law Division Executive Committee
Lead by chair Tina Clark, the committee represents a diverse array of backgrounds and practice areas.
- 03.20.2014WLD Members Invited to Coffee at McKinney
Members of the IndyBar Women & the Law Division are invited to a coffee hour at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, April 1, 2014.
- 03.18.2014National Association of Women Lawyers Seeks Executive Director
The National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) is seeking an energetic, experienced Executive Director to serve in its Chicago headquarters.
- 03.17.2014Above the Law Reports on New Wage Study
Above the Law reports on a recent study by the National Association of Women Lawyers on women's wages in BigLaw.
- 03.16.2014Time's Report on 16 Women Leaders Once Called "Bossy"
Sheryl Sandberg has launched a campaign to "Ban Bossy" - to change a culture where men are bosses but women are "bossy." Read here about 16 successful women who have overcome a charge of bossiness.
- 03.02.2014Pacer at your Fingertips
iPhone J.D. reviews DkT, the iPhone and iPad app that it has deemed the best for accessing PACER on the go.
- 03.02.2014Review of Five Standing Desks
Thinking about trying out a standing desk? Lifehacker reviews the five best.
- 03.02.2014Learning to say No
From Lifehacker, the website that knows how to make everything better--advice on when and how to say no for those occasions where you might need to do so.
- 03.02.2014New Above the Law column features two-woman firm
Columnist Christina Gagnier from Above the Law offers insights gained as she and another female colleague manage their own boutique law firm.
- 03.02.2014One law professor's perspective on Leaning In
Georgetown University law professor Rosa Brooks describes her personal reaction to "Lean In" and her thoughts about achieving gender equality in the workplace and the home.
- 02.21.2014Two women to join IURC
Marcia Oddi of the Indiana Law Blog reports Governor Mike Pence's selction of Angela Weber and Carol Stephan to join the IURC
- 02.14.2014Women and the Law Meeting Minutes for July Now Available
The Women & the Law Division Executive Committee met on January 8, 2014.
- 12.13.2013Reflecting on 2013 and Looking Ahead to 2014
Thank you, Nicky Mendenhall, for your leadership as Chair of the WLD in 2013. With Nicky’s guidance, the WLD offered numerous substantive CLE opportunities, participated in philanthropic and networking activities, and supported friendships and mentorships