Bar News - December 14, 2012
Gender Equality Committee: Taking the Next Step
By: Heather M. Burns
The fourth and final session of the Gender Equality Committee Training Series will focus on implementation of training initiatives to promote the advancement of women in the legal profession.
Presenters Julie Moore and Linda Johnson will summarize and discuss what we have learned from the first three training sessions, making this three-hour seminar an excellent opportunity for attorneys who were unable to attend any or all of the first three sessions.
The final session, scheduled for Jan. 10 at the NH Bar Center in Concord, will provide firms with a gender equality roadmap for the future.
The presenters will share the results of studies from neighboring states and the American Bar Association on implementation of gender initiatives and encourage discussion among attendees.
Julie Moore is an attorney and president of Employment Practices Group, a legal and human resources consulting firm she founded in 1998. She has practiced law in New Hampshire and Massachusetts for 20 years and is a frequent author, lecturer, counselor, and trainer on workplace issues.
Moore was the 2010-2011 chair of the NH Bar Association Labor & Employment Section. She is a board member and annual conference chair for the Association of Workplace Investigators. She is certified as a senior professional in human resources through the HR Certification Institute.
Linda Johnson is a director with McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton, which has offices in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. She has more than 28 years of experience litigating cases in state and federal courts, and in representing the interests of management in all aspects of labor and employment law.
In addition to serving as the firmís lead labor and employment lawyer, Johnson served as chair of the firmís Employment Law and Education Law Groups for over 15 years, until 2010, when she was appointed co-chair of the firmís Litigation Department. Johnson was selected as an Outstanding Businesswoman of New Hampshire by the NH Business Review in 2006. She received the Philip Holman Gender Equality Award in 2006, the Jon Meyer Civil Rights Award in 2002 and the Marilla Ricker Woman Lawyer of the Year Award in 2002.
Registration is now open for the final session of the gender equality training series from 2 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Jan.10, 2013, at the NH Bar Center, 2 Pillsbury St., Concord. To register, visit www.nhbar.org/uploads/pdf/GEC-Training.pdf.