Seminar  Program

Women Lawyers in Leadership 2018


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Why You Should Attend
Although the glass ceiling has cracks, there are still obstacles to its complete shatter. More women are needed in leadership positions in the legal profession. Despite equal numbers of women entering the legal profession, female attorneys still lag in equity partnerships and leadership positions.  The institutional hurdles against women in the legal profession are common and unique among female attorneys. Join our informative conversation and hear from our panel of women attorneys who have successfully broken through. This program will benefit women attorneys wanting to take their career up a notch and strive for leadership positions to gain a competitive edge in this fast-moving field.

Topics Include

  • Learn strategies for women lawyers to obtain and maximize lead or co-lead counsel positions
  • Explore strategies for overcoming unconscious bias towards women in the law
  • Obtain sponsorships and mentorships to help you improve your legal skills
  • Discover ways to plan your career track whether you are striving for law firm partnership or another leadership role
  • Take advantage of opportunities to increase your visibility in law firms and other legal organizations
  • Participate in a discussion about the unique challenges faced by women attorneys in the workplace and in the courtroom
  • Hear leadership techniques for women attorneys from various perspectives including plaintiff and defense attorneys and in-house counsel

Credit Available: CLE and CPD

Special Feature: Networking Luncheon


PLI Group Discounts

Groups of 4-14 from the same organization, all registering at the same time, for a PLI program scheduled for presentation at the same site, are entitled to receive a group discount. For further discount information, please contact membership@pli.edu or call (800) 260-4PLI.

PLI Can Arrange Group Viewing to Your Firm

Contact the Groupcasts Department via email at groupcasts@pli.edu for more details.

Cancellations

All cancellations received 3 business days prior to the program will be refunded 100%. If you do not cancel within the allotted time period, payment is due in full. You may substitute another individual to attend the program at any time.

9:00 Opening Remarks
Jayne A. Goldstein

9:15 Getting a Seat at the Table and What to do Once You've Obtained Your Seat: Tips for Women Lawyers
  • How to get appointed as lead counsel
  • What Judges look for when deciding leadership
  • Should women play the gender card?
  • Negotiation tips for women lawyers
  • How to be valued once you're serving as lead counsel
  • Why do men get many of the prominent roles?
    Wendy R. Fleishman, Danielle Foley, Jacquelyn Kasulis, Elaine H. Mandelbaum, Karen Hanson Riebel


  • 11:00 Networking Break

    11:15 Unconscious Bias Towards Women in the Law: How to Recognize it and Rise Above it
  • What is unconscious or implicit bias?
  • How do you recognize unconscious bias?
  • Practice tips for women attorneys to combat the adverse effects of unconscious bias
  • How women can excel in their law practice despite unconscious bias
  • How women attorneys can break out of traditional gender roles
  • How to effectively argue for diversity in leadership at your law firm or legal organization
    Hon. Shira A. Scheindlin (Panel Leader), Theodore K. Cheng, Laura A. Kaster


  • 12:45 Networking Lunch

    2:00 Obtaining Sponsorships and Mentorships to Maximize Success for Women Attorneys
  • How sponsorships and mentorships can help junior lawyers
  • Formal vs. informal mentoship and sponsorship arrangements
  • The benefits of reverse mentoring
  • Why senior women attorneys should step up to the plate to mentor and sponsor - and how being a sponsor benefits you too!
  • Tips on how to get a sponsor
  • What to do when you don't have a sponsor or mentor to support you in your legal career
    Karen L. Campbell, Joan E. McKown, Jennifer Thorpe-Moscon


  • 3:00 Networking Break

    3:15 Best Leadership Practices for Women Lawyers
  • How to build and stay in touch with your network
  • Developing your own style
  • Communicating effectively
  • How to gain and keep respect
  • Effective management of professional and non-professional staff
    Paula T. Edgar, Michele Coleman Mayes, Lara Shalov Mehraban, Janine L. Pollack, Tara Reinhart, Sharon Robertson


  • 5:00 Adjourn

    Chairperson(s)
    Jayne A. Goldstein ~ Shepherd Finkelman Miller & Shah LLP
    Speaker(s)
    Karen Campbell ~ Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
    Theodore K. Cheng ~ Partner, Fox Horan & Camerini LLP
    Paula T. Edgar ~ Principal, PGE LLC (Speaking, Coaching and Consulting), President, Metropolitan Black Bar Association , Metropolitan Black Bar Association
    Wendy R. Fleishman ~ Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP
    Danielle R. Foley ~ Partner, Venable LLP
    Karen Hanson Riebel ~ Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P.
    Laura A. Kaster ~ Arbitrator and Mediator, Appropriate Dispute Solutions
    Jacquelyn Kasulis ~ Chief, Business and Securities Fraud Section, U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of New York
    Elaine H. Mandelbaum ~ Managing Director and General Counsel, Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement, Citi Institutional Clients Group
    Michele Coleman Mayes ~ Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, The New York Public Library
    Joan E. McKown ~ Jones Day
    Lara Shalov Mehraban ~ Associate Regional Director, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission,
    Janine L. Pollack ~ Partner, Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz
    Tara L. Reinhart ~ Partner, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP
    Sharon Robertson ~ Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC
    Hon. Shira A. Scheindlin (Ret.) ~ Mediator and Arbitrator, JAMS
    Jennifer Thorpe-Moscon ~ Director & Panel Manager, Research, Catalyst
    Program Attorney(s)
    Dana M. Berman ~ Program Attorney, Practising Law Institute

    New York City Seminar Location

    PLI New York Center
    , 1177 Avenue of the Americas, (2nd floor), entrance on 45th Street, New York, New York 10036. (800) 260-4754.

    New York City Hotel Accommodations

    Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, 1605 Broadway (at 48th Street), New York, NY 10019 (212) 977-4000. When calling, mention Practising Law Institute. You can also make reservations online to access PLI's rates.

    The Muse, 130 West 46th Street, New York, NY 10036. Please call reservations at 1-800-546-7866. When calling, please mention Practising Law Institute and rate code PLII. You can also Book Online- Kimpton.

    Millennium Broadway Hotel, 145 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036. Please call reservations at 1-800-622-5569. When calling, please mention Practising Law Institute. You can also book online.

    Hyatt Times Square, 135 W. 45th Street, New York, NY 10036. For reservations, please call (646) 364-1234. When calling mention rate code CR56218 or Practising Law Institute.

    General credit information about this format appears below. For credit information specific to this program, please choose your jurisdiction(s) in the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page.


    U.S. MCLE States

    Alabama: PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

    Alaska:  All PLI products can fulfill Alaska’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Arizona:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “interactive CLE” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive CLE programs.

    Arkansas:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

    California:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “participatory” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via participatory programs.

    Colorado:  All PLI products can fulfill Colorado’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Connecticut: Effective January 1, 2017, all PLI products can fulfill Connecticut’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Delaware:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

    Florida:  All PLI products can fulfill Florida’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Georgia:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

    Hawaii:  All PLI products can fulfill Hawaii’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Idaho:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

    Illinois: All PLI products can fulfill Illinois' CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Indiana:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

    Iowa:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

    Kansas:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live programs.

    Kentucky:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

    Louisiana:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

    Maine:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

    Minnesota:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

    Mississippi:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

    Missouri:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

    Montana:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

    Nebraska:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

    Nevada:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

    New Hampshire:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

    New Jersey:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

    New Mexico:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

    New York

    Experienced Attorneys:  All PLI products can fulfill New York’s CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Newly Admitted Attorneys:  PLI’s transitional live seminars can be used to fulfill the requirements for newly admitted attorneys. All credit categories may be earned via transitional live seminars.

    North Carolina:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars

    North Dakota:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

    Ohio:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

    Oklahoma:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

    Oregon:  All PLI products can fulfill Oregon’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Pennsylvania: PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

    Puerto Rico:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

    Rhode Island:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

    South Carolina:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

    Tennessee:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

    Texas:  All PLI products can fulfill Texas’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Utah:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

    Vermont:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

    Virgin Islands:  All PLI products can fulfill the Virgin Islands’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Virginia:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live interactive programs.

    Washington:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

    West Virginia:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

    Wisconsin:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

    Wyoming:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

    CPD Jurisdictions

    British Columbia (CPD-BC):  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “real-time” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via real-time programs.

    Ontario (CPD-ON):  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive programs.

    Quebec (CPD-QC): PLI’s live seminars can fulfill Quebec’s CPD requirements.

    Hong Kong (CPD-HK):  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of points an attorney can earn via live seminars.

    United Kingdom (CPD-UK):  PLI’s live seminars can fulfill the United Kingdom’s CPD requirements.

    Australia (CPD-AUS):  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit in all Australian jurisdictions. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

    Other Credit Types

    CPE Credit (NASBA): PLI’s live seminars qualify as “Group-Live delivery” credit.

    IRS Continuing Education (IRS-CE): PLI’s live seminars may fulfill IRS-CE requirements. To request IRS-CE credit, please notify PLI at plicredits@pli.edu of your request and include your Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN).

    Certified Fraud Examiner CPE:  PLI’s live seminars may fulfill Certified Fraud Examiner CPE requirements. To request CPE credit or find out which programs offer CPE, please contact PLI at plicredits@pli.edu.

    IAPP Continuing Privacy Credit (CPE):  PLI’s live seminars may fulfill Privacy CPE credit requirements.

    HR Recertification (HRCI):  PLI’s live seminars may fulfill HR credit requirements.

    SHRM Recertification (SHRM):  PLI’s live seminars qualify as "instructor-led" credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an SHRM professional can earn via instructor-led programs.

    Compliance Certification Board (CCB):  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” training events. There is no limit to the number of credits a candidate or certification holder can earn via live programs.

    Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (CAMS):  PLI’s live seminars may fulfill CAMS credit requirements.

    New York State Social Worker Continuing Education (SW CPE):  PLI’s live seminars may fulfill SW CPE credit requirements.

    American Bankers Association Professional Certification (ABA):  PLI’s live seminars may fulfill ABA credit requirements.

     

    This is a webcast of the live New York City location.

    Why You Should Attend
    Although the glass ceiling has cracks, there are still obstacles to its complete shatter. More women are needed in leadership positions in the legal profession. Despite equal numbers of women entering the legal profession, female attorneys still lag in equity partnerships and leadership positions.  The institutional hurdles against women in the legal profession are common and unique among female attorneys. Join our informative conversation and hear from our panel of women attorneys who have successfully broken through. This program will benefit women attorneys wanting to take their career up a notch and strive for leadership positions to gain a competitive edge in this fast-moving field.

    Topics Include

    • Learn strategies for women lawyers to obtain and maximize lead or co-lead counsel positions
    • Explore strategies for overcoming unconscious bias towards women in the law
    • Obtain sponsorships and mentorships to help you improve your legal skills
    • Discover ways to plan your career track whether you are striving for law firm partnership or another leadership role
    • Take advantage of opportunities to increase your visibility in law firms and other legal organizations
    • Participate in a discussion about the unique challenges faced by women attorneys in the workplace and in the courtroom
    • Hear leadership techniques for women attorneys from various perspectives including plaintiff and defense attorneys and in-house counsel

    Credit Available: CLE and CPD

    Special Feature: Networking Luncheon


    PLI Group Discounts

    Groups of 4-14 from the same organization, all registering at the same time, for a PLI program scheduled for presentation at the same site, are entitled to receive a group discount. For further discount information, please contact membership@pli.edu or call (800) 260-4PLI.

    PLI Can Arrange Group Viewing to Your Firm

    Contact the Groupcasts Department via email at groupcasts@pli.edu for more details.

    Cancellations

    All cancellations received 3 business days prior to the program will be refunded 100%. If you do not cancel within the allotted time period, payment is due in full. You may substitute another individual to attend the program at any time.

    9:00 Opening Remarks
    Jayne A. Goldstein

    9:15 Getting a Seat at the Table and What to do Once You've Obtained Your Seat: Tips for Women Lawyers
  • How to get appointed as lead counsel
  • What Judges look for when deciding leadership
  • Should women play the gender card?
  • Negotiation tips for women lawyers
  • How to be valued once you're serving as lead counsel
  • Why do men get many of the prominent roles?
    Wendy R. Fleishman, Danielle Foley, Jacquelyn Kasulis, Elaine H. Mandelbaum, Karen Hanson Riebel


  • 11:00 Networking Break

    11:15 Unconscious Bias Towards Women in the Law: How to Recognize it and Rise Above it
  • What is unconscious or implicit bias?
  • How do you recognize unconscious bias?
  • Practice tips for women attorneys to combat the adverse effects of unconscious bias
  • How women can excel in their law practice despite unconscious bias
  • How women attorneys can break out of traditional gender roles
  • How to effectively argue for diversity in leadership at your law firm or legal organization
    Hon. Shira A. Scheindlin (Panel Leader), Theodore K. Cheng, Laura A. Kaster


  • 12:45 Networking Lunch

    2:00 Obtaining Sponsorships and Mentorships to Maximize Success for Women Attorneys
  • How sponsorships and mentorships can help junior lawyers
  • Formal vs. informal mentoship and sponsorship arrangements
  • The benefits of reverse mentoring
  • Why senior women attorneys should step up to the plate to mentor and sponsor - and how being a sponsor benefits you too!
  • Tips on how to get a sponsor
  • What to do when you don't have a sponsor or mentor to support you in your legal career
    Karen L. Campbell, Joan E. McKown, Jennifer Thorpe-Moscon


  • 3:00 Networking Break

    3:15 Best Leadership Practices for Women Lawyers
  • How to build and stay in touch with your network
  • Developing your own style
  • Communicating effectively
  • How to gain and keep respect
  • Effective management of professional and non-professional staff
    Paula T. Edgar, Michele Coleman Mayes, Lara Shalov Mehraban, Janine L. Pollack, Tara Reinhart, Sharon Robertson


  • 5:00 Adjourn

    Chairperson(s)
    Jayne A. Goldstein ~ Shepherd Finkelman Miller & Shah LLP
    Speaker(s)
    Karen Campbell ~ Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
    Theodore K. Cheng ~ Partner, Fox Horan & Camerini LLP
    Paula T. Edgar ~ Principal, PGE LLC (Speaking, Coaching and Consulting), President, Metropolitan Black Bar Association , Metropolitan Black Bar Association
    Wendy R. Fleishman ~ Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP
    Danielle R. Foley ~ Partner, Venable LLP
    Karen Hanson Riebel ~ Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P.
    Laura A. Kaster ~ Arbitrator and Mediator, Appropriate Dispute Solutions
    Jacquelyn Kasulis ~ Chief, Business and Securities Fraud Section, U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of New York
    Elaine H. Mandelbaum ~ Managing Director and General Counsel, Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement, Citi Institutional Clients Group
    Michele Coleman Mayes ~ Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, The New York Public Library
    Joan E. McKown ~ Jones Day
    Lara Shalov Mehraban ~ Associate Regional Director, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission,
    Janine L. Pollack ~ Partner, Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz
    Tara L. Reinhart ~ Partner, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP
    Sharon Robertson ~ Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC
    Hon. Shira A. Scheindlin (Ret.) ~ Mediator and Arbitrator, JAMS
    Jennifer Thorpe-Moscon ~ Director & Panel Manager, Research, Catalyst
    Program Attorney(s)
    Dana M. Berman ~ Program Attorney, Practising Law Institute
    General credit information about this format appears below. For credit information specific to this program, please choose your jurisdiction(s) in the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page.

    PLI’s live and on-demand webcasts are single-user license products intended for an individual registrant only. Credit will be issued only to the individual registered. If two or more individuals wish to participate in a webcast and receive credit, PLI would be happy to provide a Groupcast – group viewing of a webcast. To schedule a Groupcast, please contact PLI at groupcasts@pli.edu.


    U.S. MCLE States

    Alabama:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

    Alaska:  All PLI products can fulfill Alaska’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Arizona:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “interactive CLE” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive CLE programs.

    Arkansas:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

    California:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “participatory” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via participatory programs.

    Colorado:  All PLI products can fulfill Colorado’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Connecticut: Effective January 1, 2017, all PLI products can fulfill Connecticut’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Delaware:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “eCLE” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of eCLE per reporting period.

    Florida:  All PLI products can fulfill Florida’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Georgia:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “in-house” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 in-house credits per reporting period.

    Hawaii:  All PLI products can fulfill Hawaii’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Idaho:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

    Illinois:  All PLI products can fulfill Illinois' CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Indiana:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “distance education” credit. Attorneys are limited to 9 credits of distance education per reporting period.

    Iowa:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

    Kansas:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

    Kentucky:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

    Louisiana:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 4 credits of self-study per reporting period.

    Maine:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

    Minnesota:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

    Mississippi:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

    Missouri:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

    Montana:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

    Nebraska:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “computer-based learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 5 credits of computer-based learning per reporting period.

    Nevada:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

    New Hampshire:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

    New Jersey:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “alternative verifiable learning formats” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of alternative verifiable learning formats per reporting period.

    New Mexico:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

    New York

    Experienced Attorneys:  All PLI products can fulfill New York’s CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Newly Admitted Attorneys:  PLI’s transitional live webcasts can be used to fulfill the requirements for New York newly admitted attorneys. Ethics credit, professional practice credit, and law practice management credit may be earned via transitional live webcasts. Skills credits may not be earned via live webcasts.

    North Carolina:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

    North Dakota:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

    Ohio:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of self-study per reporting period.

    Oklahoma:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

    Oregon:  All PLI products can fulfill Oregon’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Pennsylvania:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

    Puerto Rico:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “non-traditional” credit. Attorneys are limited to 8 credits of non-traditional programs per reporting period.

    Rhode Island:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

    South Carolina:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “alternatively delivered” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of alternatively delivered programs per reporting period.

    Tennessee:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 8 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

    Texas:  All PLI products can fulfill Texas’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Utah:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of self-study per reporting period.

    Vermont:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

    Virgin Islands:  All PLI products can fulfill the Virgin Islands’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Virginia:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live interactive programs.

    Washington:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

    West Virginia:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “online” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of online instruction per reporting period.

    Wisconsin:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

    Wyoming:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

    CPD Jurisdictions

    British Columbia (CPD-BC):  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “real-time” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via real-time programs.

    Ontario (CPD-ON):  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive programs.

    Quebec (CPD-QC):  PLI’s live webcasts can fulfill Quebec’s CPD requirements.

    Hong Kong (CPD-HK):  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 15 points of distance learning programs per reporting period.

    United Kingdom (CPD-UK):  PLI’s live webcasts can fulfill the United Kingdom’s CPD requirements.

    Australia (CPD-AUS):  PLI’s live webcasts may fulfill Australia’s CPD requirements. Credit limits for live webcasts vary according to jurisdiction. Please refer to your jurisdiction’s CPD information page for specifics.

    Other Credit Types

    CPE Credit (NASBA):  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “Group-Internet-Based” (GIB) credit.

    IRS Continuing Education (IRS-CE):  PLI’s live webcasts may fulfill IRS-CE requirements. To request IRS-CE credit, please notify PLI at plicredits@pli.edu of your request and include your Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN).

    Certified Fraud Examiner CPE:  PLI’s live webcasts may fulfill Certified Fraud Examiner CPE requirements. To request CPE credit or find out which programs offer CPE, please contact PLI at plicredits@pli.edu.

    IAPP Continuing Privacy Credit (CPE):  PLI’s live webcasts may fulfill Privacy CPE credit requirements.

    HR Recertification (HRCI):  PLI’s live webcasts may fulfill HR credit requirements.

    SHRM Recertification (SHRM):  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as "instructor-led" credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an SHRM professional can earn via instructor-led programs.

    Compliance Certification Board (CCB):  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” training events. There is no limit to the number of credits a candidate or certification holder can earn via live programs.

    Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (CAMS):  PLI’s live webcasts may fulfill CAMS credit requirements.

    New York State Social Worker Continuing Education (SW CPE):  PLI’s live webcasts may fulfill SW CPE credit requirements.

    American Bankers Association Professional Certification (ABA):  PLI’s live webcasts may fulfill ABA credit requirements.

     

    Why You Should Attend
    Although the glass ceiling has cracks, there are still obstacles to its complete shatter. More women are needed in leadership positions in the legal profession. Despite equal numbers of women entering the legal profession, female attorneys still lag in equity partnerships and leadership positions.  The institutional hurdles against women in the legal profession are common and unique among female attorneys. Join our informative conversation and hear from our panel of women attorneys who have successfully broken through. This program will benefit women attorneys wanting to take their career up a notch and strive for leadership positions to gain a competitive edge in this fast-moving field.

    Topics Include

    • Learn strategies for women lawyers to obtain and maximize lead or co-lead counsel positions
    • Explore strategies for overcoming unconscious bias towards women in the law
    • Obtain sponsorships and mentorships to help you improve your legal skills
    • Discover ways to plan your career track whether you are striving for law firm partnership or another leadership role
    • Take advantage of opportunities to increase your visibility in law firms and other legal organizations
    • Participate in a discussion about the unique challenges faced by women attorneys in the workplace and in the courtroom
    • Hear leadership techniques for women attorneys from various perspectives including plaintiff and defense attorneys and in-house counsel

    Credit Available: CLE and CPD

    Special Feature: Networking Luncheon


    PLI Group Discounts

    Groups of 4-14 from the same organization, all registering at the same time, for a PLI program scheduled for presentation at the same site, are entitled to receive a group discount. For further discount information, please contact membership@pli.edu or call (800) 260-4PLI.

    PLI Can Arrange Group Viewing to Your Firm

    Contact the Groupcasts Department via email at groupcasts@pli.edu for more details.

    Cancellations

    All cancellations received 3 business days prior to the program will be refunded 100%. If you do not cancel within the allotted time period, payment is due in full. You may substitute another individual to attend the program at any time.

    9:00 Opening Remarks
    Jayne A. Goldstein

    9:15 Getting a Seat at the Table and What to do Once You've Obtained Your Seat: Tips for Women Lawyers
  • How to get appointed as lead counsel
  • What Judges look for when deciding leadership
  • Should women play the gender card?
  • Negotiation tips for women lawyers
  • How to be valued once you're serving as lead counsel
  • Why do men get many of the prominent roles?
    Wendy R. Fleishman, Danielle Foley, Jacquelyn Kasulis, Elaine H. Mandelbaum, Karen Hanson Riebel


  • 11:00 Networking Break

    11:15 Unconscious Bias Towards Women in the Law: How to Recognize it and Rise Above it
  • What is unconscious or implicit bias?
  • How do you recognize unconscious bias?
  • Practice tips for women attorneys to combat the adverse effects of unconscious bias
  • How women can excel in their law practice despite unconscious bias
  • How women attorneys can break out of traditional gender roles
  • How to effectively argue for diversity in leadership at your law firm or legal organization
    Hon. Shira A. Scheindlin (Panel Leader), Theodore K. Cheng, Laura A. Kaster


  • 12:45 Networking Lunch

    2:00 Obtaining Sponsorships and Mentorships to Maximize Success for Women Attorneys
  • How sponsorships and mentorships can help junior lawyers
  • Formal vs. informal mentoship and sponsorship arrangements
  • The benefits of reverse mentoring
  • Why senior women attorneys should step up to the plate to mentor and sponsor - and how being a sponsor benefits you too!
  • Tips on how to get a sponsor
  • What to do when you don't have a sponsor or mentor to support you in your legal career
    Karen L. Campbell, Joan E. McKown, Jennifer Thorpe-Moscon


  • 3:00 Networking Break

    3:15 Best Leadership Practices for Women Lawyers
  • How to build and stay in touch with your network
  • Developing your own style
  • Communicating effectively
  • How to gain and keep respect
  • Effective management of professional and non-professional staff
    Paula T. Edgar, Michele Coleman Mayes, Lara Shalov Mehraban, Janine L. Pollack, Tara Reinhart, Sharon Robertson


  • 5:00 Adjourn

    Chairperson(s)
    Jayne A. Goldstein ~ Shepherd Finkelman Miller & Shah LLP
    Speaker(s)
    Karen Campbell ~ Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
    Theodore K. Cheng ~ Partner, Fox Horan & Camerini LLP
    Paula T. Edgar ~ Principal, PGE LLC (Speaking, Coaching and Consulting), President, Metropolitan Black Bar Association , Metropolitan Black Bar Association
    Wendy R. Fleishman ~ Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP
    Danielle R. Foley ~ Partner, Venable LLP
    Karen Hanson Riebel ~ Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P.
    Laura A. Kaster ~ Arbitrator and Mediator, Appropriate Dispute Solutions
    Jacquelyn Kasulis ~ Chief, Business and Securities Fraud Section, U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of New York
    Elaine H. Mandelbaum ~ Managing Director and General Counsel, Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement, Citi Institutional Clients Group
    Michele Coleman Mayes ~ Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, The New York Public Library
    Joan E. McKown ~ Jones Day
    Lara Shalov Mehraban ~ Associate Regional Director, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission,
    Janine L. Pollack ~ Partner, Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz
    Tara L. Reinhart ~ Partner, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP
    Sharon Robertson ~ Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC
    Hon. Shira A. Scheindlin (Ret.) ~ Mediator and Arbitrator, JAMS
    Jennifer Thorpe-Moscon ~ Director & Panel Manager, Research, Catalyst
    Program Attorney(s)
    Dana M. Berman ~ Program Attorney, Practising Law Institute
    Ice Miller LLP, One American Square, Suite 2900, Indianapolis, IN 46282

    General credit information about this format appears below. For credit information specific to this program, please choose your jurisdiction(s) in the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page.


    U.S. MCLE States

    Alabama:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Alaska:  All PLI products can fulfill Alaska’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Arizona:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “interactive CLE” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive CLE programs.

    Arkansas:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    California:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “participatory” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via participatory programs.

    Colorado:  All PLI products can fulfill Colorado’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Connecticut: Effective January 1, 2017, all PLI products can fulfill Connecticut’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Delaware:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Florida:  All PLI products can fulfill Florida’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Georgia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Hawaii:  All PLI products can fulfill Hawaii’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Idaho:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Illinois:  All PLI products can fulfill Illinois' CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Indiana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Iowa:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Kansas:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live programs.

    Kentucky:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Louisiana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Maine:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Minnesota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Mississippi:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

    Missouri:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Montana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Nebraska:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Nevada:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    New Hampshire:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    New Jersey:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “alternative verifiable learning formats” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of alternative verifiable learning formats per reporting period.

    New Mexico:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    New York

    Experienced Attorneys:  All PLI products can fulfill New York’s CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Newly Admitted Attorneys:  PLI’s transitional live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can be used to fulfill the requirements for New York newly admitted attorneys. Ethics credit, professional practice credit, and law practice management credit may be earned via transitional live groupcasts. Skills credits may not be earned via live groupcasts.

    North Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    North Dakota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Ohio:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Oklahoma:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Oregon:  All PLI products can fulfill Oregon’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Pennsylvania:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Puerto Rico:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Rhode Island:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    South Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Tennessee:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Texas:  All PLI products can fulfill Texas’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Utah:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of self-study per reporting period.

    Vermont:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Virgin Islands:  All PLI products can fulfill the Virgin Islands’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Virginia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live interactive programs.

    Washington:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    West Virginia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Wisconsin:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Wyoming:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.


    CPD Jurisdictions

    British Columbia (CPD-BC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “real-time” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via real-time programs.

    Ontario (CPD-ON):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive programs.

    Quebec (CPD-QC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill Quebec’s CPD requirements.

    Hong Kong (CPD-HK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of points an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    United Kingdom (CPD-UK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill the United Kingdom’s CPD requirements.

    Australia (CPD-AUS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Australia’s CPD requirements. Credit limits for live groupcasts vary according to jurisdiction. Please refer to your jurisdiction’s CPD information page for specifics.


    Other Credit Types

    CPE Credit (NASBA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “Group-Live delivery” credit.

    IRS Continuing Education (IRS-CE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill IRS-CE requirements. To request IRS-CE credit, please notify PLI at plicredits@pli.edu of your request and include your Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN).

    Certified Fraud Examiner CPE:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Certified Fraud Examiner CPE requirements. To request CPE credit or find out which programs offer CPE, please contact PLI at plicredits@pli.edu.

    IAPP Continuing Privacy Credit (CPE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Privacy CPE credit requirements.

    HR Recertification (HRCI):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill HR credit requirements.

    SHRM Recertification (SHRM):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as "instructor-led" credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an SHRM professional can earn via instructor-led programs.

    Compliance Certification Board (CCB):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” training events. There is no limit to the number of credits a candidate or certification holder can earn via live groupcasts.

    Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (CAMS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill CAMS credit requirements.

    New York State Social Worker Continuing Education (SW CPE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill SW CPE credit requirements.

    American Bankers Association Professional Certification (ABA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill ABA credit requirements.

     

    Why You Should Attend
    Although the glass ceiling has cracks, there are still obstacles to its complete shatter. More women are needed in leadership positions in the legal profession. Despite equal numbers of women entering the legal profession, female attorneys still lag in equity partnerships and leadership positions.  The institutional hurdles against women in the legal profession are common and unique among female attorneys. Join our informative conversation and hear from our panel of women attorneys who have successfully broken through. This program will benefit women attorneys wanting to take their career up a notch and strive for leadership positions to gain a competitive edge in this fast-moving field.

    Topics Include

    • Learn strategies for women lawyers to obtain and maximize lead or co-lead counsel positions
    • Explore strategies for overcoming unconscious bias towards women in the law
    • Obtain sponsorships and mentorships to help you improve your legal skills
    • Discover ways to plan your career track whether you are striving for law firm partnership or another leadership role
    • Take advantage of opportunities to increase your visibility in law firms and other legal organizations
    • Participate in a discussion about the unique challenges faced by women attorneys in the workplace and in the courtroom
    • Hear leadership techniques for women attorneys from various perspectives including plaintiff and defense attorneys and in-house counsel

    Credit Available: CLE and CPD

    Special Feature: Networking Luncheon


    PLI Group Discounts

    Groups of 4-14 from the same organization, all registering at the same time, for a PLI program scheduled for presentation at the same site, are entitled to receive a group discount. For further discount information, please contact membership@pli.edu or call (800) 260-4PLI.

    PLI Can Arrange Group Viewing to Your Firm

    Contact the Groupcasts Department via email at groupcasts@pli.edu for more details.

    Cancellations

    All cancellations received 3 business days prior to the program will be refunded 100%. If you do not cancel within the allotted time period, payment is due in full. You may substitute another individual to attend the program at any time.

    9:00 Opening Remarks
    Jayne A. Goldstein

    9:15 Getting a Seat at the Table and What to do Once You've Obtained Your Seat: Tips for Women Lawyers
  • How to get appointed as lead counsel
  • What Judges look for when deciding leadership
  • Should women play the gender card?
  • Negotiation tips for women lawyers
  • How to be valued once you're serving as lead counsel
  • Why do men get many of the prominent roles?
    Wendy R. Fleishman, Danielle Foley, Jacquelyn Kasulis, Elaine H. Mandelbaum, Karen Hanson Riebel


  • 11:00 Networking Break

    11:15 Unconscious Bias Towards Women in the Law: How to Recognize it and Rise Above it
  • What is unconscious or implicit bias?
  • How do you recognize unconscious bias?
  • Practice tips for women attorneys to combat the adverse effects of unconscious bias
  • How women can excel in their law practice despite unconscious bias
  • How women attorneys can break out of traditional gender roles
  • How to effectively argue for diversity in leadership at your law firm or legal organization
    Hon. Shira A. Scheindlin (Panel Leader), Theodore K. Cheng, Laura A. Kaster


  • 12:45 Networking Lunch

    2:00 Obtaining Sponsorships and Mentorships to Maximize Success for Women Attorneys
  • How sponsorships and mentorships can help junior lawyers
  • Formal vs. informal mentoship and sponsorship arrangements
  • The benefits of reverse mentoring
  • Why senior women attorneys should step up to the plate to mentor and sponsor - and how being a sponsor benefits you too!
  • Tips on how to get a sponsor
  • What to do when you don't have a sponsor or mentor to support you in your legal career
    Karen L. Campbell, Joan E. McKown, Jennifer Thorpe-Moscon


  • 3:00 Networking Break

    3:15 Best Leadership Practices for Women Lawyers
  • How to build and stay in touch with your network
  • Developing your own style
  • Communicating effectively
  • How to gain and keep respect
  • Effective management of professional and non-professional staff
    Paula T. Edgar, Michele Coleman Mayes, Lara Shalov Mehraban, Janine L. Pollack, Tara Reinhart, Sharon Robertson


  • 5:00 Adjourn

    Chairperson(s)
    Jayne A. Goldstein ~ Shepherd Finkelman Miller & Shah LLP
    Speaker(s)
    Karen Campbell ~ Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
    Theodore K. Cheng ~ Partner, Fox Horan & Camerini LLP
    Paula T. Edgar ~ Principal, PGE LLC (Speaking, Coaching and Consulting), President, Metropolitan Black Bar Association , Metropolitan Black Bar Association
    Wendy R. Fleishman ~ Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP
    Danielle R. Foley ~ Partner, Venable LLP
    Karen Hanson Riebel ~ Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P.
    Laura A. Kaster ~ Arbitrator and Mediator, Appropriate Dispute Solutions
    Jacquelyn Kasulis ~ Chief, Business and Securities Fraud Section, U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of New York
    Elaine H. Mandelbaum ~ Managing Director and General Counsel, Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement, Citi Institutional Clients Group
    Michele Coleman Mayes ~ Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, The New York Public Library
    Joan E. McKown ~ Jones Day
    Lara Shalov Mehraban ~ Associate Regional Director, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission,
    Janine L. Pollack ~ Partner, Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz
    Tara L. Reinhart ~ Partner, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP
    Sharon Robertson ~ Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC
    Hon. Shira A. Scheindlin (Ret.) ~ Mediator and Arbitrator, JAMS
    Jennifer Thorpe-Moscon ~ Director & Panel Manager, Research, Catalyst
    Program Attorney(s)
    Dana M. Berman ~ Program Attorney, Practising Law Institute

    Philadelphia Groupcast Location

    Pennsylvania Bar Institute, The CLE Conference Center, Wanamaker Building, 10th floor, Suite 1010, Center City Philadelphia (Juniper St. entrance, between 13th & Broad Sts., opposite City Hall). (800) 932-4637. Click here for directions.

    Philadelphia Groupcast Hotel Accommodations

    Below is a list of hotel accommodations suggested by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute:

    Marriott Residence Inn

    Ritz Carlton

    Loews Philadelphia

    Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

    Hilton Garden Inn

    General credit information about this format appears below. For credit information specific to this program, please choose your jurisdiction(s) in the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page.


    U.S. MCLE States

    Alabama:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Alaska:  All PLI products can fulfill Alaska’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Arizona:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “interactive CLE” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive CLE programs.

    Arkansas:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    California:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “participatory” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via participatory programs.

    Colorado:  All PLI products can fulfill Colorado’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Connecticut: Effective January 1, 2017, all PLI products can fulfill Connecticut’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Delaware:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Florida:  All PLI products can fulfill Florida’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Georgia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Hawaii:  All PLI products can fulfill Hawaii’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Idaho:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Illinois:  All PLI products can fulfill Illinois' CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Indiana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Iowa:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Kansas:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live programs.

    Kentucky:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Louisiana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Maine:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Minnesota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Mississippi:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

    Missouri:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Montana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Nebraska:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Nevada:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    New Hampshire:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    New Jersey:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “alternative verifiable learning formats” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of alternative verifiable learning formats per reporting period.

    New Mexico:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    New York

    Experienced Attorneys:  All PLI products can fulfill New York’s CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Newly Admitted Attorneys:  PLI’s transitional live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can be used to fulfill the requirements for New York newly admitted attorneys. Ethics credit, professional practice credit, and law practice management credit may be earned via transitional live groupcasts. Skills credits may not be earned via live groupcasts.

    North Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    North Dakota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Ohio:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Oklahoma:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Oregon:  All PLI products can fulfill Oregon’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Pennsylvania:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Puerto Rico:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Rhode Island:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    South Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Tennessee:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Texas:  All PLI products can fulfill Texas’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Utah:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of self-study per reporting period.

    Vermont:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Virgin Islands:  All PLI products can fulfill the Virgin Islands’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Virginia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live interactive programs.

    Washington:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    West Virginia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Wisconsin:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Wyoming:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.


    CPD Jurisdictions

    British Columbia (CPD-BC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “real-time” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via real-time programs.

    Ontario (CPD-ON):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive programs.

    Quebec (CPD-QC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill Quebec’s CPD requirements.

    Hong Kong (CPD-HK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of points an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    United Kingdom (CPD-UK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill the United Kingdom’s CPD requirements.

    Australia (CPD-AUS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Australia’s CPD requirements. Credit limits for live groupcasts vary according to jurisdiction. Please refer to your jurisdiction’s CPD information page for specifics.


    Other Credit Types

    CPE Credit (NASBA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “Group-Live delivery” credit.

    IRS Continuing Education (IRS-CE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill IRS-CE requirements. To request IRS-CE credit, please notify PLI at plicredits@pli.edu of your request and include your Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN).

    Certified Fraud Examiner CPE:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Certified Fraud Examiner CPE requirements. To request CPE credit or find out which programs offer CPE, please contact PLI at plicredits@pli.edu.

    IAPP Continuing Privacy Credit (CPE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Privacy CPE credit requirements.

    HR Recertification (HRCI):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill HR credit requirements.

    SHRM Recertification (SHRM):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as "instructor-led" credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an SHRM professional can earn via instructor-led programs.

    Compliance Certification Board (CCB):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” training events. There is no limit to the number of credits a candidate or certification holder can earn via live groupcasts.

    Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (CAMS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill CAMS credit requirements.

    New York State Social Worker Continuing Education (SW CPE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill SW CPE credit requirements.

    American Bankers Association Professional Certification (ABA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill ABA credit requirements.

     

    Why You Should Attend
    Although the glass ceiling has cracks, there are still obstacles to its complete shatter. More women are needed in leadership positions in the legal profession. Despite equal numbers of women entering the legal profession, female attorneys still lag in equity partnerships and leadership positions.  The institutional hurdles against women in the legal profession are common and unique among female attorneys. Join our informative conversation and hear from our panel of women attorneys who have successfully broken through. This program will benefit women attorneys wanting to take their career up a notch and strive for leadership positions to gain a competitive edge in this fast-moving field.

    Topics Include

    • Learn strategies for women lawyers to obtain and maximize lead or co-lead counsel positions
    • Explore strategies for overcoming unconscious bias towards women in the law
    • Obtain sponsorships and mentorships to help you improve your legal skills
    • Discover ways to plan your career track whether you are striving for law firm partnership or another leadership role
    • Take advantage of opportunities to increase your visibility in law firms and other legal organizations
    • Participate in a discussion about the unique challenges faced by women attorneys in the workplace and in the courtroom
    • Hear leadership techniques for women attorneys from various perspectives including plaintiff and defense attorneys and in-house counsel

    Credit Available: CLE and CPD

    Special Feature: Networking Luncheon


    PLI Group Discounts

    Groups of 4-14 from the same organization, all registering at the same time, for a PLI program scheduled for presentation at the same site, are entitled to receive a group discount. For further discount information, please contact membership@pli.edu or call (800) 260-4PLI.

    PLI Can Arrange Group Viewing to Your Firm

    Contact the Groupcasts Department via email at groupcasts@pli.edu for more details.

    Cancellations

    All cancellations received 3 business days prior to the program will be refunded 100%. If you do not cancel within the allotted time period, payment is due in full. You may substitute another individual to attend the program at any time.

    9:00 Opening Remarks
    Jayne A. Goldstein

    9:15 Getting a Seat at the Table and What to do Once You've Obtained Your Seat: Tips for Women Lawyers
  • How to get appointed as lead counsel
  • What Judges look for when deciding leadership
  • Should women play the gender card?
  • Negotiation tips for women lawyers
  • How to be valued once you're serving as lead counsel
  • Why do men get many of the prominent roles?
    Wendy R. Fleishman, Danielle Foley, Jacquelyn Kasulis, Elaine H. Mandelbaum, Karen Hanson Riebel


  • 11:00 Networking Break

    11:15 Unconscious Bias Towards Women in the Law: How to Recognize it and Rise Above it
  • What is unconscious or implicit bias?
  • How do you recognize unconscious bias?
  • Practice tips for women attorneys to combat the adverse effects of unconscious bias
  • How women can excel in their law practice despite unconscious bias
  • How women attorneys can break out of traditional gender roles
  • How to effectively argue for diversity in leadership at your law firm or legal organization
    Hon. Shira A. Scheindlin (Panel Leader), Theodore K. Cheng, Laura A. Kaster


  • 12:45 Networking Lunch

    2:00 Obtaining Sponsorships and Mentorships to Maximize Success for Women Attorneys
  • How sponsorships and mentorships can help junior lawyers
  • Formal vs. informal mentoship and sponsorship arrangements
  • The benefits of reverse mentoring
  • Why senior women attorneys should step up to the plate to mentor and sponsor - and how being a sponsor benefits you too!
  • Tips on how to get a sponsor
  • What to do when you don't have a sponsor or mentor to support you in your legal career
    Karen L. Campbell, Joan E. McKown, Jennifer Thorpe-Moscon


  • 3:00 Networking Break

    3:15 Best Leadership Practices for Women Lawyers
  • How to build and stay in touch with your network
  • Developing your own style
  • Communicating effectively
  • How to gain and keep respect
  • Effective management of professional and non-professional staff
    Paula T. Edgar, Michele Coleman Mayes, Lara Shalov Mehraban, Janine L. Pollack, Tara Reinhart, Sharon Robertson


  • 5:00 Adjourn

    Chairperson(s)
    Jayne A. Goldstein ~ Shepherd Finkelman Miller & Shah LLP
    Speaker(s)
    Karen Campbell ~ Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
    Theodore K. Cheng ~ Partner, Fox Horan & Camerini LLP
    Paula T. Edgar ~ Principal, PGE LLC (Speaking, Coaching and Consulting), President, Metropolitan Black Bar Association , Metropolitan Black Bar Association
    Wendy R. Fleishman ~ Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP
    Danielle R. Foley ~ Partner, Venable LLP
    Karen Hanson Riebel ~ Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P.
    Laura A. Kaster ~ Arbitrator and Mediator, Appropriate Dispute Solutions
    Jacquelyn Kasulis ~ Chief, Business and Securities Fraud Section, U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of New York
    Elaine H. Mandelbaum ~ Managing Director and General Counsel, Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement, Citi Institutional Clients Group
    Michele Coleman Mayes ~ Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, The New York Public Library
    Joan E. McKown ~ Jones Day
    Lara Shalov Mehraban ~ Associate Regional Director, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission,
    Janine L. Pollack ~ Partner, Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz
    Tara L. Reinhart ~ Partner, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP
    Sharon Robertson ~ Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC
    Hon. Shira A. Scheindlin (Ret.) ~ Mediator and Arbitrator, JAMS
    Jennifer Thorpe-Moscon ~ Director & Panel Manager, Research, Catalyst
    Program Attorney(s)
    Dana M. Berman ~ Program Attorney, Practising Law Institute

    Mechanicsburg Groupcast Location

    Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 5080 Ritter Rd., Mechanicsburg PA 17055, (800) 932-4637. Click here for directions.

    Mechanicsburg Groupcast Hotel Accommodations

    Below is a list of hotel accommodations suggested by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute:

    Hampton Inn Harrisburg-West, 4950 Ritter Road, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA 17055. Tel: 717-691-1300. Fax: 717-691-9692.

    Homewood Suites by Hilton® Harrisburg-West Hershey Area, 5001 Ritter Road, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, United States 17055. Tel: 1-717-697-4900. Fax: 1-717-697-9101.

    General credit information about this format appears below. For credit information specific to this program, please choose your jurisdiction(s) in the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page.


    U.S. MCLE States

    Alabama:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Alaska:  All PLI products can fulfill Alaska’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Arizona:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “interactive CLE” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive CLE programs.

    Arkansas:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    California:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “participatory” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via participatory programs.

    Colorado:  All PLI products can fulfill Colorado’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Connecticut: Effective January 1, 2017, all PLI products can fulfill Connecticut’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Delaware:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Florida:  All PLI products can fulfill Florida’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Georgia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Hawaii:  All PLI products can fulfill Hawaii’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Idaho:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Illinois:  All PLI products can fulfill Illinois' CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Indiana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Iowa:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Kansas:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live programs.

    Kentucky:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Louisiana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Maine:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Minnesota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Mississippi:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

    Missouri:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Montana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Nebraska:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Nevada:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    New Hampshire:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    New Jersey:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “alternative verifiable learning formats” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of alternative verifiable learning formats per reporting period.

    New Mexico:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    New York

    Experienced Attorneys:  All PLI products can fulfill New York’s CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Newly Admitted Attorneys:  PLI’s transitional live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can be used to fulfill the requirements for New York newly admitted attorneys. Ethics credit, professional practice credit, and law practice management credit may be earned via transitional live groupcasts. Skills credits may not be earned via live groupcasts.

    North Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    North Dakota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Ohio:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Oklahoma:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Oregon:  All PLI products can fulfill Oregon’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Pennsylvania:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Puerto Rico:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Rhode Island:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    South Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Tennessee:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Texas:  All PLI products can fulfill Texas’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Utah:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of self-study per reporting period.

    Vermont:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Virgin Islands:  All PLI products can fulfill the Virgin Islands’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Virginia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live interactive programs.

    Washington:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    West Virginia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Wisconsin:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Wyoming:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.


    CPD Jurisdictions

    British Columbia (CPD-BC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “real-time” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via real-time programs.

    Ontario (CPD-ON):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive programs.

    Quebec (CPD-QC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill Quebec’s CPD requirements.

    Hong Kong (CPD-HK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of points an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    United Kingdom (CPD-UK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill the United Kingdom’s CPD requirements.

    Australia (CPD-AUS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Australia’s CPD requirements. Credit limits for live groupcasts vary according to jurisdiction. Please refer to your jurisdiction’s CPD information page for specifics.


    Other Credit Types

    CPE Credit (NASBA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “Group-Live delivery” credit.

    IRS Continuing Education (IRS-CE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill IRS-CE requirements. To request IRS-CE credit, please notify PLI at plicredits@pli.edu of your request and include your Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN).

    Certified Fraud Examiner CPE:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Certified Fraud Examiner CPE requirements. To request CPE credit or find out which programs offer CPE, please contact PLI at plicredits@pli.edu.

    IAPP Continuing Privacy Credit (CPE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Privacy CPE credit requirements.

    HR Recertification (HRCI):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill HR credit requirements.

    SHRM Recertification (SHRM):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as "instructor-led" credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an SHRM professional can earn via instructor-led programs.

    Compliance Certification Board (CCB):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” training events. There is no limit to the number of credits a candidate or certification holder can earn via live groupcasts.

    Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (CAMS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill CAMS credit requirements.

    New York State Social Worker Continuing Education (SW CPE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill SW CPE credit requirements.

    American Bankers Association Professional Certification (ABA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill ABA credit requirements.

     

    Why You Should Attend
    Although the glass ceiling has cracks, there are still obstacles to its complete shatter. More women are needed in leadership positions in the legal profession. Despite equal numbers of women entering the legal profession, female attorneys still lag in equity partnerships and leadership positions.  The institutional hurdles against women in the legal profession are common and unique among female attorneys. Join our informative conversation and hear from our panel of women attorneys who have successfully broken through. This program will benefit women attorneys wanting to take their career up a notch and strive for leadership positions to gain a competitive edge in this fast-moving field.

    Topics Include

    • Learn strategies for women lawyers to obtain and maximize lead or co-lead counsel positions
    • Explore strategies for overcoming unconscious bias towards women in the law
    • Obtain sponsorships and mentorships to help you improve your legal skills
    • Discover ways to plan your career track whether you are striving for law firm partnership or another leadership role
    • Take advantage of opportunities to increase your visibility in law firms and other legal organizations
    • Participate in a discussion about the unique challenges faced by women attorneys in the workplace and in the courtroom
    • Hear leadership techniques for women attorneys from various perspectives including plaintiff and defense attorneys and in-house counsel

    Credit Available: CLE and CPD

    Special Feature: Networking Luncheon


    PLI Group Discounts

    Groups of 4-14 from the same organization, all registering at the same time, for a PLI program scheduled for presentation at the same site, are entitled to receive a group discount. For further discount information, please contact membership@pli.edu or call (800) 260-4PLI.

    PLI Can Arrange Group Viewing to Your Firm

    Contact the Groupcasts Department via email at groupcasts@pli.edu for more details.

    Cancellations

    All cancellations received 3 business days prior to the program will be refunded 100%. If you do not cancel within the allotted time period, payment is due in full. You may substitute another individual to attend the program at any time.

    9:00 Opening Remarks
    Jayne A. Goldstein

    9:15 Getting a Seat at the Table and What to do Once You've Obtained Your Seat: Tips for Women Lawyers
  • How to get appointed as lead counsel
  • What Judges look for when deciding leadership
  • Should women play the gender card?
  • Negotiation tips for women lawyers
  • How to be valued once you're serving as lead counsel
  • Why do men get many of the prominent roles?
    Wendy R. Fleishman, Danielle Foley, Jacquelyn Kasulis, Elaine H. Mandelbaum, Karen Hanson Riebel


  • 11:00 Networking Break

    11:15 Unconscious Bias Towards Women in the Law: How to Recognize it and Rise Above it
  • What is unconscious or implicit bias?
  • How do you recognize unconscious bias?
  • Practice tips for women attorneys to combat the adverse effects of unconscious bias
  • How women can excel in their law practice despite unconscious bias
  • How women attorneys can break out of traditional gender roles
  • How to effectively argue for diversity in leadership at your law firm or legal organization
    Hon. Shira A. Scheindlin (Panel Leader), Theodore K. Cheng, Laura A. Kaster


  • 12:45 Networking Lunch

    2:00 Obtaining Sponsorships and Mentorships to Maximize Success for Women Attorneys
  • How sponsorships and mentorships can help junior lawyers
  • Formal vs. informal mentoship and sponsorship arrangements
  • The benefits of reverse mentoring
  • Why senior women attorneys should step up to the plate to mentor and sponsor - and how being a sponsor benefits you too!
  • Tips on how to get a sponsor
  • What to do when you don't have a sponsor or mentor to support you in your legal career
    Karen L. Campbell, Joan E. McKown, Jennifer Thorpe-Moscon


  • 3:00 Networking Break

    3:15 Best Leadership Practices for Women Lawyers
  • How to build and stay in touch with your network
  • Developing your own style
  • Communicating effectively
  • How to gain and keep respect
  • Effective management of professional and non-professional staff
    Paula T. Edgar, Michele Coleman Mayes, Lara Shalov Mehraban, Janine L. Pollack, Tara Reinhart, Sharon Robertson


  • 5:00 Adjourn

    Chairperson(s)
    Jayne A. Goldstein ~ Shepherd Finkelman Miller & Shah LLP
    Speaker(s)
    Karen Campbell ~ Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
    Theodore K. Cheng ~ Partner, Fox Horan & Camerini LLP
    Paula T. Edgar ~ Principal, PGE LLC (Speaking, Coaching and Consulting), President, Metropolitan Black Bar Association , Metropolitan Black Bar Association
    Wendy R. Fleishman ~ Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP
    Danielle R. Foley ~ Partner, Venable LLP
    Karen Hanson Riebel ~ Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P.
    Laura A. Kaster ~ Arbitrator and Mediator, Appropriate Dispute Solutions
    Jacquelyn Kasulis ~ Chief, Business and Securities Fraud Section, U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of New York
    Elaine H. Mandelbaum ~ Managing Director and General Counsel, Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement, Citi Institutional Clients Group
    Michele Coleman Mayes ~ Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, The New York Public Library
    Joan E. McKown ~ Jones Day
    Lara Shalov Mehraban ~ Associate Regional Director, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission,
    Janine L. Pollack ~ Partner, Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz
    Tara L. Reinhart ~ Partner, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP
    Sharon Robertson ~ Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC
    Hon. Shira A. Scheindlin (Ret.) ~ Mediator and Arbitrator, JAMS
    Jennifer Thorpe-Moscon ~ Director & Panel Manager, Research, Catalyst
    Program Attorney(s)
    Dana M. Berman ~ Program Attorney, Practising Law Institute

    Pittsburgh Groupcast Location

    Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Professional Development Conference Center, 339 Sixth Avenue, Suite 760, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222-2517. (412) 802-2300. Click Here for Directions

    General credit information about this format appears below. For credit information specific to this program, please choose your jurisdiction(s) in the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page.


    U.S. MCLE States

    Alabama:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Alaska:  All PLI products can fulfill Alaska’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Arizona:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “interactive CLE” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive CLE programs.

    Arkansas:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    California:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “participatory” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via participatory programs.

    Colorado:  All PLI products can fulfill Colorado’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Connecticut: Effective January 1, 2017, all PLI products can fulfill Connecticut’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Delaware:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Florida:  All PLI products can fulfill Florida’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Georgia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Hawaii:  All PLI products can fulfill Hawaii’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Idaho:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Illinois:  All PLI products can fulfill Illinois' CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Indiana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Iowa:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Kansas:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live programs.

    Kentucky:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Louisiana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Maine:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Minnesota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Mississippi:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

    Missouri:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Montana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Nebraska:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Nevada:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    New Hampshire:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    New Jersey:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “alternative verifiable learning formats” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of alternative verifiable learning formats per reporting period.

    New Mexico:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    New York

    Experienced Attorneys:  All PLI products can fulfill New York’s CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Newly Admitted Attorneys:  PLI’s transitional live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can be used to fulfill the requirements for New York newly admitted attorneys. Ethics credit, professional practice credit, and law practice management credit may be earned via transitional live groupcasts. Skills credits may not be earned via live groupcasts.

    North Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    North Dakota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Ohio:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Oklahoma:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Oregon:  All PLI products can fulfill Oregon’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Pennsylvania:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Puerto Rico:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Rhode Island:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    South Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Tennessee:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Texas:  All PLI products can fulfill Texas’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Utah:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of self-study per reporting period.

    Vermont:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Virgin Islands:  All PLI products can fulfill the Virgin Islands’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Virginia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live interactive programs.

    Washington:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    West Virginia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Wisconsin:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Wyoming:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.


    CPD Jurisdictions

    British Columbia (CPD-BC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “real-time” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via real-time programs.

    Ontario (CPD-ON):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive programs.

    Quebec (CPD-QC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill Quebec’s CPD requirements.

    Hong Kong (CPD-HK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of points an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    United Kingdom (CPD-UK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill the United Kingdom’s CPD requirements.

    Australia (CPD-AUS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Australia’s CPD requirements. Credit limits for live groupcasts vary according to jurisdiction. Please refer to your jurisdiction’s CPD information page for specifics.


    Other Credit Types

    CPE Credit (NASBA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “Group-Live delivery” credit.

    IRS Continuing Education (IRS-CE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill IRS-CE requirements. To request IRS-CE credit, please notify PLI at plicredits@pli.edu of your request and include your Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN).

    Certified Fraud Examiner CPE:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Certified Fraud Examiner CPE requirements. To request CPE credit or find out which programs offer CPE, please contact PLI at plicredits@pli.edu.

    IAPP Continuing Privacy Credit (CPE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Privacy CPE credit requirements.

    HR Recertification (HRCI):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill HR credit requirements.

    SHRM Recertification (SHRM):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as "instructor-led" credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an SHRM professional can earn via instructor-led programs.

    Compliance Certification Board (CCB):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” training events. There is no limit to the number of credits a candidate or certification holder can earn via live groupcasts.

    Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (CAMS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill CAMS credit requirements.

    New York State Social Worker Continuing Education (SW CPE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill SW CPE credit requirements.

    American Bankers Association Professional Certification (ABA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill ABA credit requirements.

     

    Why You Should Attend
    Although the glass ceiling has cracks, there are still obstacles to its complete shatter. More women are needed in leadership positions in the legal profession. Despite equal numbers of women entering the legal profession, female attorneys still lag in equity partnerships and leadership positions.  The institutional hurdles against women in the legal profession are common and unique among female attorneys. Join our informative conversation and hear from our panel of women attorneys who have successfully broken through. This program will benefit women attorneys wanting to take their career up a notch and strive for leadership positions to gain a competitive edge in this fast-moving field.

    Topics Include

    • Learn strategies for women lawyers to obtain and maximize lead or co-lead counsel positions
    • Explore strategies for overcoming unconscious bias towards women in the law
    • Obtain sponsorships and mentorships to help you improve your legal skills
    • Discover ways to plan your career track whether you are striving for law firm partnership or another leadership role
    • Take advantage of opportunities to increase your visibility in law firms and other legal organizations
    • Participate in a discussion about the unique challenges faced by women attorneys in the workplace and in the courtroom
    • Hear leadership techniques for women attorneys from various perspectives including plaintiff and defense attorneys and in-house counsel

    Credit Available: CLE and CPD

    Special Feature: Networking Luncheon


    PLI Group Discounts

    Groups of 4-14 from the same organization, all registering at the same time, for a PLI program scheduled for presentation at the same site, are entitled to receive a group discount. For further discount information, please contact membership@pli.edu or call (800) 260-4PLI.

    PLI Can Arrange Group Viewing to Your Firm

    Contact the Groupcasts Department via email at groupcasts@pli.edu for more details.

    Cancellations

    All cancellations received 3 business days prior to the program will be refunded 100%. If you do not cancel within the allotted time period, payment is due in full. You may substitute another individual to attend the program at any time.

    9:00 Opening Remarks
    Jayne A. Goldstein

    9:15 Getting a Seat at the Table and What to do Once You've Obtained Your Seat: Tips for Women Lawyers
  • How to get appointed as lead counsel
  • What Judges look for when deciding leadership
  • Should women play the gender card?
  • Negotiation tips for women lawyers
  • How to be valued once you're serving as lead counsel
  • Why do men get many of the prominent roles?
    Wendy R. Fleishman, Danielle Foley, Jacquelyn Kasulis, Elaine H. Mandelbaum, Karen Hanson Riebel


  • 11:00 Networking Break

    11:15 Unconscious Bias Towards Women in the Law: How to Recognize it and Rise Above it
  • What is unconscious or implicit bias?
  • How do you recognize unconscious bias?
  • Practice tips for women attorneys to combat the adverse effects of unconscious bias
  • How women can excel in their law practice despite unconscious bias
  • How women attorneys can break out of traditional gender roles
  • How to effectively argue for diversity in leadership at your law firm or legal organization
    Hon. Shira A. Scheindlin (Panel Leader), Theodore K. Cheng, Laura A. Kaster


  • 12:45 Networking Lunch

    2:00 Obtaining Sponsorships and Mentorships to Maximize Success for Women Attorneys
  • How sponsorships and mentorships can help junior lawyers
  • Formal vs. informal mentoship and sponsorship arrangements
  • The benefits of reverse mentoring
  • Why senior women attorneys should step up to the plate to mentor and sponsor - and how being a sponsor benefits you too!
  • Tips on how to get a sponsor
  • What to do when you don't have a sponsor or mentor to support you in your legal career
    Karen L. Campbell, Joan E. McKown, Jennifer Thorpe-Moscon


  • 3:00 Networking Break

    3:15 Best Leadership Practices for Women Lawyers
  • How to build and stay in touch with your network
  • Developing your own style
  • Communicating effectively
  • How to gain and keep respect
  • Effective management of professional and non-professional staff
    Paula T. Edgar, Michele Coleman Mayes, Lara Shalov Mehraban, Janine L. Pollack, Tara Reinhart, Sharon Robertson


  • 5:00 Adjourn

    Chairperson(s)
    Jayne A. Goldstein ~ Shepherd Finkelman Miller & Shah LLP
    Speaker(s)
    Karen Campbell ~ Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
    Theodore K. Cheng ~ Partner, Fox Horan & Camerini LLP
    Paula T. Edgar ~ Principal, PGE LLC (Speaking, Coaching and Consulting), President, Metropolitan Black Bar Association , Metropolitan Black Bar Association
    Wendy R. Fleishman ~ Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP
    Danielle R. Foley ~ Partner, Venable LLP
    Karen Hanson Riebel ~ Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P.
    Laura A. Kaster ~ Arbitrator and Mediator, Appropriate Dispute Solutions
    Jacquelyn Kasulis ~ Chief, Business and Securities Fraud Section, U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of New York
    Elaine H. Mandelbaum ~ Managing Director and General Counsel, Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement, Citi Institutional Clients Group
    Michele Coleman Mayes ~ Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, The New York Public Library
    Joan E. McKown ~ Jones Day
    Lara Shalov Mehraban ~ Associate Regional Director, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission,
    Janine L. Pollack ~ Partner, Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz
    Tara L. Reinhart ~ Partner, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP
    Sharon Robertson ~ Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC
    Hon. Shira A. Scheindlin (Ret.) ~ Mediator and Arbitrator, JAMS
    Jennifer Thorpe-Moscon ~ Director & Panel Manager, Research, Catalyst
    Program Attorney(s)
    Dana M. Berman ~ Program Attorney, Practising Law Institute
    Atlanta Groupcast Location

    Atlanta Bar Association, 400 International Tower, 229 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta, GA 30303-1601. (404) 521-0781.

    General credit information about this format appears below. For credit information specific to this program, please choose your jurisdiction(s) in the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page.


    U.S. MCLE States

    Alabama:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Alaska:  All PLI products can fulfill Alaska’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Arizona:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “interactive CLE” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive CLE programs.

    Arkansas:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    California:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “participatory” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via participatory programs.

    Colorado:  All PLI products can fulfill Colorado’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Connecticut: Effective January 1, 2017, all PLI products can fulfill Connecticut’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Delaware:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Florida:  All PLI products can fulfill Florida’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Georgia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Hawaii:  All PLI products can fulfill Hawaii’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Idaho:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Illinois:  All PLI products can fulfill Illinois' CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Indiana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Iowa:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Kansas:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live programs.

    Kentucky:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Louisiana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Maine:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Minnesota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Mississippi:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

    Missouri:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Montana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Nebraska:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Nevada:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    New Hampshire:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    New Jersey:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “alternative verifiable learning formats” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of alternative verifiable learning formats per reporting period.

    New Mexico:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    New York

    Experienced Attorneys:  All PLI products can fulfill New York’s CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Newly Admitted Attorneys:  PLI’s transitional live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can be used to fulfill the requirements for New York newly admitted attorneys. Ethics credit, professional practice credit, and law practice management credit may be earned via transitional live groupcasts. Skills credits may not be earned via live groupcasts.

    North Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    North Dakota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Ohio:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Oklahoma:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Oregon:  All PLI products can fulfill Oregon’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Pennsylvania:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Puerto Rico:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Rhode Island:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    South Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Tennessee:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Texas:  All PLI products can fulfill Texas’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Utah:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of self-study per reporting period.

    Vermont:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Virgin Islands:  All PLI products can fulfill the Virgin Islands’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Virginia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live interactive programs.

    Washington:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    West Virginia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Wisconsin:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Wyoming:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.


    CPD Jurisdictions

    British Columbia (CPD-BC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “real-time” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via real-time programs.

    Ontario (CPD-ON):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive programs.

    Quebec (CPD-QC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill Quebec’s CPD requirements.

    Hong Kong (CPD-HK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of points an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    United Kingdom (CPD-UK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill the United Kingdom’s CPD requirements.

    Australia (CPD-AUS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Australia’s CPD requirements. Credit limits for live groupcasts vary according to jurisdiction. Please refer to your jurisdiction’s CPD information page for specifics.


    Other Credit Types

    CPE Credit (NASBA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “Group-Live delivery” credit.

    IRS Continuing Education (IRS-CE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill IRS-CE requirements. To request IRS-CE credit, please notify PLI at plicredits@pli.edu of your request and include your Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN).

    Certified Fraud Examiner CPE:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Certified Fraud Examiner CPE requirements. To request CPE credit or find out which programs offer CPE, please contact PLI at plicredits@pli.edu.

    IAPP Continuing Privacy Credit (CPE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Privacy CPE credit requirements.

    HR Recertification (HRCI):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill HR credit requirements.

    SHRM Recertification (SHRM):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as "instructor-led" credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an SHRM professional can earn via instructor-led programs.

    Compliance Certification Board (CCB):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” training events. There is no limit to the number of credits a candidate or certification holder can earn via live groupcasts.

    Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (CAMS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill CAMS credit requirements.

    New York State Social Worker Continuing Education (SW CPE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill SW CPE credit requirements.

    American Bankers Association Professional Certification (ABA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill ABA credit requirements.

     

    Why You Should Attend
    Although the glass ceiling has cracks, there are still obstacles to its complete shatter. More women are needed in leadership positions in the legal profession. Despite equal numbers of women entering the legal profession, female attorneys still lag in equity partnerships and leadership positions.  The institutional hurdles against women in the legal profession are common and unique among female attorneys. Join our informative conversation and hear from our panel of women attorneys who have successfully broken through. This program will benefit women attorneys wanting to take their career up a notch and strive for leadership positions to gain a competitive edge in this fast-moving field.

    Topics Include

    • Learn strategies for women lawyers to obtain and maximize lead or co-lead counsel positions
    • Explore strategies for overcoming unconscious bias towards women in the law
    • Obtain sponsorships and mentorships to help you improve your legal skills
    • Discover ways to plan your career track whether you are striving for law firm partnership or another leadership role
    • Take advantage of opportunities to increase your visibility in law firms and other legal organizations
    • Participate in a discussion about the unique challenges faced by women attorneys in the workplace and in the courtroom
    • Hear leadership techniques for women attorneys from various perspectives including plaintiff and defense attorneys and in-house counsel

    Credit Available: CLE and CPD

    Special Feature: Networking Luncheon


    PLI Group Discounts

    Groups of 4-14 from the same organization, all registering at the same time, for a PLI program scheduled for presentation at the same site, are entitled to receive a group discount. For further discount information, please contact membership@pli.edu or call (800) 260-4PLI.

    PLI Can Arrange Group Viewing to Your Firm

    Contact the Groupcasts Department via email at groupcasts@pli.edu for more details.

    Cancellations

    All cancellations received 3 business days prior to the program will be refunded 100%. If you do not cancel within the allotted time period, payment is due in full. You may substitute another individual to attend the program at any time.

    9:00 Opening Remarks
    Jayne A. Goldstein

    9:15 Getting a Seat at the Table and What to do Once You've Obtained Your Seat: Tips for Women Lawyers
  • How to get appointed as lead counsel
  • What Judges look for when deciding leadership
  • Should women play the gender card?
  • Negotiation tips for women lawyers
  • How to be valued once you're serving as lead counsel
  • Why do men get many of the prominent roles?
    Wendy R. Fleishman, Danielle Foley, Jacquelyn Kasulis, Elaine H. Mandelbaum, Karen Hanson Riebel


  • 11:00 Networking Break

    11:15 Unconscious Bias Towards Women in the Law: How to Recognize it and Rise Above it
  • What is unconscious or implicit bias?
  • How do you recognize unconscious bias?
  • Practice tips for women attorneys to combat the adverse effects of unconscious bias
  • How women can excel in their law practice despite unconscious bias
  • How women attorneys can break out of traditional gender roles
  • How to effectively argue for diversity in leadership at your law firm or legal organization
    Hon. Shira A. Scheindlin (Panel Leader), Theodore K. Cheng, Laura A. Kaster


  • 12:45 Networking Lunch

    2:00 Obtaining Sponsorships and Mentorships to Maximize Success for Women Attorneys
  • How sponsorships and mentorships can help junior lawyers
  • Formal vs. informal mentoship and sponsorship arrangements
  • The benefits of reverse mentoring
  • Why senior women attorneys should step up to the plate to mentor and sponsor - and how being a sponsor benefits you too!
  • Tips on how to get a sponsor
  • What to do when you don't have a sponsor or mentor to support you in your legal career
    Karen L. Campbell, Joan E. McKown, Jennifer Thorpe-Moscon


  • 3:00 Networking Break

    3:15 Best Leadership Practices for Women Lawyers
  • How to build and stay in touch with your network
  • Developing your own style
  • Communicating effectively
  • How to gain and keep respect
  • Effective management of professional and non-professional staff
    Paula T. Edgar, Michele Coleman Mayes, Lara Shalov Mehraban, Janine L. Pollack, Tara Reinhart, Sharon Robertson


  • 5:00 Adjourn

    Chairperson(s)
    Jayne A. Goldstein ~ Shepherd Finkelman Miller & Shah LLP
    Speaker(s)
    Karen Campbell ~ Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
    Theodore K. Cheng ~ Partner, Fox Horan & Camerini LLP
    Paula T. Edgar ~ Principal, PGE LLC (Speaking, Coaching and Consulting), President, Metropolitan Black Bar Association , Metropolitan Black Bar Association
    Wendy R. Fleishman ~ Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP
    Danielle R. Foley ~ Partner, Venable LLP
    Karen Hanson Riebel ~ Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P.
    Laura A. Kaster ~ Arbitrator and Mediator, Appropriate Dispute Solutions
    Jacquelyn Kasulis ~ Chief, Business and Securities Fraud Section, U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of New York
    Elaine H. Mandelbaum ~ Managing Director and General Counsel, Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement, Citi Institutional Clients Group
    Michele Coleman Mayes ~ Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, The New York Public Library
    Joan E. McKown ~ Jones Day
    Lara Shalov Mehraban ~ Associate Regional Director, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission,
    Janine L. Pollack ~ Partner, Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz
    Tara L. Reinhart ~ Partner, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP
    Sharon Robertson ~ Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC
    Hon. Shira A. Scheindlin (Ret.) ~ Mediator and Arbitrator, JAMS
    Jennifer Thorpe-Moscon ~ Director & Panel Manager, Research, Catalyst
    Program Attorney(s)
    Dana M. Berman ~ Program Attorney, Practising Law Institute
    New Jersey Groupcast Location

    New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, One Constitution Square, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1520. 732-249-5100.

    General credit information about this format appears below. For credit information specific to this program, please choose your jurisdiction(s) in the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page.


    U.S. MCLE States

    Alabama:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Alaska:  All PLI products can fulfill Alaska’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Arizona:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “interactive CLE” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive CLE programs.

    Arkansas:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    California:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “participatory” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via participatory programs.

    Colorado:  All PLI products can fulfill Colorado’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Connecticut: Effective January 1, 2017, all PLI products can fulfill Connecticut’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Delaware:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Florida:  All PLI products can fulfill Florida’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Georgia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Hawaii:  All PLI products can fulfill Hawaii’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Idaho:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Illinois:  All PLI products can fulfill Illinois' CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Indiana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Iowa:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Kansas:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live programs.

    Kentucky:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Louisiana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Maine:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Minnesota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Mississippi:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

    Missouri:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Montana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Nebraska:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Nevada:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    New Hampshire:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    New Jersey:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “alternative verifiable learning formats” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of alternative verifiable learning formats per reporting period.

    New Mexico:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    New York

    Experienced Attorneys:  All PLI products can fulfill New York’s CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Newly Admitted Attorneys:  PLI’s transitional live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can be used to fulfill the requirements for New York newly admitted attorneys. Ethics credit, professional practice credit, and law practice management credit may be earned via transitional live groupcasts. Skills credits may not be earned via live groupcasts.

    North Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    North Dakota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Ohio:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Oklahoma:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Oregon:  All PLI products can fulfill Oregon’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Pennsylvania:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Puerto Rico:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Rhode Island:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    South Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Tennessee:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Texas:  All PLI products can fulfill Texas’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Utah:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of self-study per reporting period.

    Vermont:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Virgin Islands:  All PLI products can fulfill the Virgin Islands’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Virginia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live interactive programs.

    Washington:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    West Virginia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Wisconsin:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Wyoming:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.


    CPD Jurisdictions

    British Columbia (CPD-BC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “real-time” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via real-time programs.

    Ontario (CPD-ON):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive programs.

    Quebec (CPD-QC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill Quebec’s CPD requirements.

    Hong Kong (CPD-HK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of points an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    United Kingdom (CPD-UK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill the United Kingdom’s CPD requirements.

    Australia (CPD-AUS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Australia’s CPD requirements. Credit limits for live groupcasts vary according to jurisdiction. Please refer to your jurisdiction’s CPD information page for specifics.


    Other Credit Types

    CPE Credit (NASBA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “Group-Live delivery” credit.

    IRS Continuing Education (IRS-CE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill IRS-CE requirements. To request IRS-CE credit, please notify PLI at plicredits@pli.edu of your request and include your Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN).

    Certified Fraud Examiner CPE:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Certified Fraud Examiner CPE requirements. To request CPE credit or find out which programs offer CPE, please contact PLI at plicredits@pli.edu.

    IAPP Continuing Privacy Credit (CPE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Privacy CPE credit requirements.

    HR Recertification (HRCI):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill HR credit requirements.

    SHRM Recertification (SHRM):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as "instructor-led" credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an SHRM professional can earn via instructor-led programs.

    Compliance Certification Board (CCB):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” training events. There is no limit to the number of credits a candidate or certification holder can earn via live groupcasts.

    Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (CAMS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill CAMS credit requirements.

    New York State Social Worker Continuing Education (SW CPE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill SW CPE credit requirements.

    American Bankers Association Professional Certification (ABA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill ABA credit requirements.

     

    Why You Should Attend
    Although the glass ceiling has cracks, there are still obstacles to its complete shatter. More women are needed in leadership positions in the legal profession. Despite equal numbers of women entering the legal profession, female attorneys still lag in equity partnerships and leadership positions.  The institutional hurdles against women in the legal profession are common and unique among female attorneys. Join our informative conversation and hear from our panel of women attorneys who have successfully broken through. This program will benefit women attorneys wanting to take their career up a notch and strive for leadership positions to gain a competitive edge in this fast-moving field.

    Topics Include

    • Learn strategies for women lawyers to obtain and maximize lead or co-lead counsel positions
    • Explore strategies for overcoming unconscious bias towards women in the law
    • Obtain sponsorships and mentorships to help you improve your legal skills
    • Discover ways to plan your career track whether you are striving for law firm partnership or another leadership role
    • Take advantage of opportunities to increase your visibility in law firms and other legal organizations
    • Participate in a discussion about the unique challenges faced by women attorneys in the workplace and in the courtroom
    • Hear leadership techniques for women attorneys from various perspectives including plaintiff and defense attorneys and in-house counsel

    Credit Available: CLE and CPD

    Special Feature: Networking Luncheon


    PLI Group Discounts

    Groups of 4-14 from the same organization, all registering at the same time, for a PLI program scheduled for presentation at the same site, are entitled to receive a group discount. For further discount information, please contact membership@pli.edu or call (800) 260-4PLI.

    PLI Can Arrange Group Viewing to Your Firm

    Contact the Groupcasts Department via email at groupcasts@pli.edu for more details.

    Cancellations

    All cancellations received 3 business days prior to the program will be refunded 100%. If you do not cancel within the allotted time period, payment is due in full. You may substitute another individual to attend the program at any time.

    8:00 Opening Remarks
    Jayne A. Goldstein

    8:15 Getting a Seat at the Table and What to do Once You've Obtained Your Seat: Tips for Women Lawyers
  • How to get appointed as lead counsel
  • What Judges look for when deciding leadership
  • Should women play the gender card?
  • Negotiation tips for women lawyers
  • How to be valued once you're serving as lead counsel
  • Why do men get many of the prominent roles?
    Wendy R. Fleishman, Danielle Foley, Jacquelyn Kasulis, Elaine H. Mandelbaum, Karen Hanson Riebel


  • 10:00 Networking Break

    10:15 Unconscious Bias Towards Women in the Law: How to Recognize it and Rise Above it
  • What is unconscious or implicit bias?
  • How do you recognize unconscious bias?
  • Practice tips for women attorneys to combat the adverse effects of unconscious bias
  • How women can excel in their law practice despite unconscious bias
  • How women attorneys can break out of traditional gender roles
  • How to effectively argue for diversity in leadership at your law firm or legal organization
    Hon. Shira A. Scheindlin (Panel Leader), Theodore K. Cheng, Laura A. Kaster


  • 11:45 Networking Lunch

    1:00 Obtaining Sponsorships and Mentorships to Maximize Success for Women Attorneys
  • How sponsorships and mentorships can help junior lawyers
  • Formal vs. informal mentoship and sponsorship arrangements
  • The benefits of reverse mentoring
  • Why senior women attorneys should step up to the plate to mentor and sponsor - and how being a sponsor benefits you too!
  • Tips on how to get a sponsor
  • What to do when you don't have a sponsor or mentor to support you in your legal career
    Karen L. Campbell, Joan E. McKown, Jennifer Thorpe-Moscon


  • 2:00 Networking Break

    2:15 Best Leadership Practices for Women Lawyers
  • How to build and stay in touch with your network
  • Developing your own style
  • Communicating effectively
  • How to gain and keep respect
  • Effective management of professional and non-professional staff
    Paula T. Edgar, Michele Coleman Mayes, Lara Shalov Mehraban, Janine L. Pollack, Tara Reinhart, Sharon Robertson


  • 4:00 Adjourn

    Chairperson(s)
    Jayne A. Goldstein ~ Shepherd Finkelman Miller & Shah LLP
    Speaker(s)
    Karen Campbell ~ Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
    Theodore K. Cheng ~ Partner, Fox Horan & Camerini LLP
    Paula T. Edgar ~ Principal, PGE LLC (Speaking, Coaching and Consulting), President, Metropolitan Black Bar Association , Metropolitan Black Bar Association
    Wendy R. Fleishman ~ Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP
    Danielle R. Foley ~ Partner, Venable LLP
    Karen Hanson Riebel ~ Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P.
    Laura A. Kaster ~ Arbitrator and Mediator, Appropriate Dispute Solutions
    Jacquelyn Kasulis ~ Chief, Business and Securities Fraud Section, U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of New York
    Elaine H. Mandelbaum ~ Managing Director and General Counsel, Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement, Citi Institutional Clients Group
    Michele Coleman Mayes ~ Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, The New York Public Library
    Joan E. McKown ~ Jones Day
    Lara Shalov Mehraban ~ Associate Regional Director, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission,
    Janine L. Pollack ~ Partner, Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz
    Tara L. Reinhart ~ Partner, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP
    Sharon Robertson ~ Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC
    Hon. Shira A. Scheindlin (Ret.) ~ Mediator and Arbitrator, JAMS
    Jennifer Thorpe-Moscon ~ Director & Panel Manager, Research, Catalyst
    Program Attorney(s)
    Dana M. Berman ~ Program Attorney, Practising Law Institute
    Nashville Groupcast Location

    The Nashville Bar Association, 150 4th Avenue, North, Suite #1050, Nashville, TN 37219. (615) 242-9272.

    General credit information about this format appears below. For credit information specific to this program, please choose your jurisdiction(s) in the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page.


    U.S. MCLE States

    Alabama:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Alaska:  All PLI products can fulfill Alaska’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Arizona:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “interactive CLE” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive CLE programs.

    Arkansas:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    California:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “participatory” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via participatory programs.

    Colorado:  All PLI products can fulfill Colorado’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Connecticut: Effective January 1, 2017, all PLI products can fulfill Connecticut’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Delaware:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Florida:  All PLI products can fulfill Florida’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Georgia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Hawaii:  All PLI products can fulfill Hawaii’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Idaho:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Illinois:  All PLI products can fulfill Illinois' CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Indiana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Iowa:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Kansas:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live programs.

    Kentucky:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Louisiana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Maine:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Minnesota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Mississippi:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

    Missouri:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Montana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Nebraska:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Nevada:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    New Hampshire:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    New Jersey:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “alternative verifiable learning formats” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of alternative verifiable learning formats per reporting period.

    New Mexico:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    New York

    Experienced Attorneys:  All PLI products can fulfill New York’s CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Newly Admitted Attorneys:  PLI’s transitional live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can be used to fulfill the requirements for New York newly admitted attorneys. Ethics credit, professional practice credit, and law practice management credit may be earned via transitional live groupcasts. Skills credits may not be earned via live groupcasts.

    North Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    North Dakota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Ohio:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Oklahoma:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Oregon:  All PLI products can fulfill Oregon’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Pennsylvania:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Puerto Rico:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Rhode Island:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    South Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Tennessee:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Texas:  All PLI products can fulfill Texas’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Utah:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of self-study per reporting period.

    Vermont:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Virgin Islands:  All PLI products can fulfill the Virgin Islands’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Virginia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live interactive programs.

    Washington:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    West Virginia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Wisconsin:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Wyoming:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.


    CPD Jurisdictions

    British Columbia (CPD-BC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “real-time” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via real-time programs.

    Ontario (CPD-ON):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive programs.

    Quebec (CPD-QC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill Quebec’s CPD requirements.

    Hong Kong (CPD-HK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of points an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    United Kingdom (CPD-UK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill the United Kingdom’s CPD requirements.

    Australia (CPD-AUS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Australia’s CPD requirements. Credit limits for live groupcasts vary according to jurisdiction. Please refer to your jurisdiction’s CPD information page for specifics.


    Other Credit Types

    CPE Credit (NASBA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “Group-Live delivery” credit.

    IRS Continuing Education (IRS-CE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill IRS-CE requirements. To request IRS-CE credit, please notify PLI at plicredits@pli.edu of your request and include your Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN).

    Certified Fraud Examiner CPE:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Certified Fraud Examiner CPE requirements. To request CPE credit or find out which programs offer CPE, please contact PLI at plicredits@pli.edu.

    IAPP Continuing Privacy Credit (CPE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Privacy CPE credit requirements.

    HR Recertification (HRCI):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill HR credit requirements.

    SHRM Recertification (SHRM):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as "instructor-led" credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an SHRM professional can earn via instructor-led programs.

    Compliance Certification Board (CCB):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” training events. There is no limit to the number of credits a candidate or certification holder can earn via live groupcasts.

    Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (CAMS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill CAMS credit requirements.

    New York State Social Worker Continuing Education (SW CPE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill SW CPE credit requirements.

    American Bankers Association Professional Certification (ABA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill ABA credit requirements.

     

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