Bar News - May 18, 2012
Gender Equality Committee Launches Training Series
As a followup to the findings of the most recent Women in the Profession survey, the NHBA Gender Equality Committee plans to address issues of inequities in the treatment of women in the legal profession through education.
More information will be released soon about a series of training seminars for law firm employers and attorneys to educate the legal profession on ways to address gender-pay inequalities and change employment practices that either discriminate or discourage the advancement of women in the profession.
Scheduled for September 11 at the Bar Center is a workshop on equal pay issues, featuring Jacqueline Cooke, of the U.S. Department of Labor, Women’s Bureau; and Evelyn Murphy, former Lt. Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and creator of the W.A.G.E. Project.
Also in the works are sessions on hiring, evaluation and promotion issues; and strategies on encouraging work-life balance in the workplace. More details will be released soon. Contact Beth Deragon, chair of the Gender Equality Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.