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Bar News - May 5, 2006

NH Women’s Bar at ABA Event

What do McDonald’s Corporation, Shell Oil Corporation and the New Hampshire Women’s Bar Association have in common?  They are all managed, in large part, by women lawyers and they were all represented at the American Bar Association’s Second Annual Women In Law Leadership (WILL) Academy on March 30-31, 2006 in Chicago, Illinois.


The Second Annual WILL Academy was sponsored by the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession, the ABA Section of Litigation, and the ABA Young Lawyer’s Division.  The Academy focused on fostering the career and legal skills of women lawyers, and developing the leadership potential of women lawyers through self-assessment workshops, strategic planning sessions and life experience lessons taught by powerful women in the profession who have paved the way for the women leaders of tomorrow. 


Those in attendance from New Hampshire were, pictured left to right, Kristin Mendoza, Morrison Mahoney in Boston; Jennifer Parent, McLane firm, Manchester;  Holly Haines, Abramson, Brown & Dugan, Manchester; Jeanmarie Papelian, McLane, Manchester; and Katherine Brown, John B. Schulte, Manchester. 


Notable speakers at the Academy included: Karen Mathis, ABA President-Elect and Partner at McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney and Carpenter, LLC; Gloria Santona, Executive Vice-President, General Counsel and Secretary of McDonald’s Corporation; Catherine Lamboley, Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Shell Oil Corporation; and Roberta Cooper Ramo, who is a shareholder at Modrall Sperling Law Firm and who was the first Female President of the American Bar Association.  (Picture and text by Holly Haines.)

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