The Women's Impact Network (WIN) - No Glass Ceiling 2.0 presents
5th Annual WIN Conference - 2023
Women in Leadership and Law
|Thursday, October 26, 2023
|11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Lunch will be provided.
|12:30 - 6:20 p.m.
|Reception to follow.
|2 Hours of which 1 Hour is in Elimination of Bias
201 Mission Street, Suite 400
San Francisco, CA
OPENING REMARKS | 12:30 p.m.
Alice Wang, Littler
TIME: 12:35 - 1:55 p.m. | MCLE: 1 Hour in Elimination of Bias
PANEL I: Embracing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Legal Profession
Present Circumstances, Past Pitfalls, and Future Projections
Despite professional legal ethics rules prohibiting discrimination in the practice of law and various policies to prevent discrimination, the legal field has bleak diversity statistics and reports of widespread bias against women lawyers, especially those identifying with multiple intersectional identities. Current lawsuits on affirmative action practices in employment settings may have a significant impact on the legal industry, particularly during a time when criticism of DEI programs and “reverse discrimination” lawsuits already are on the rise. Join us for this informative CLE in which panelists discuss the current state of diversity in the legal industry, thwarted attempts to rectify explicit and implicit bias, how to draft policies, and possible solutions that meet diversity goals without risking a reverse discrimination claim.
• Statistics regarding women in the legal profession (including for women with intersectional identities)
• Factors or conditions that predicting discrimination
• How the legal profession has dealt with DEI in the practice law with clients
• Why the implementation of Rule 8.4.1 and written DEI and anti-discrimination policies traditionally have fallen short to eliminate discrimination in the legal profession and what can be done
• Implications for the future related to ongoing litigation against law firms for allegedly discriminating against white candidates in paid fellowships designed in part to help support the recruitment of people of color
Lindsay Mignano, SSM
Joanna L. Storey, Klinedinst Law
Kelly Matayoshi, Farella Braun + Martel
Jennifer Yeh, Big Little Insights
TIME: 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. | No MCLE
PANEL II: Options Other Than Big Firms, and the Road to Solo Practice
How to branch out into solo practice. Strategies for branding, networking, and structuring your practice.
• Financially Prepared
• Structuring your practice
• Networking & collaborating with others
Karen Matcke Crosby, Karen Matcke Crosby Law Firm
Christina Lopez, Christina Lopez Law
Tiffany Myers, VP & Financial Planner, Fidelity Investments
Anna Liu, Partner, Steven Adair MacDonald & Partners, P.C.
BREAK: 3:00 - 3:10 p.m.
TIME: 3:10 - 4:10 p.m. | MCLE: 1 Hour
PANEL III: Legal Developments Impacting Women and Others: What You Should Know to Advocate for Yourself and Your Clients
This panel will cover developments in California law impacting women and other underrepresented groups, related to pay equity, harassment and discrimination, and workplace leave laws.
The panelists will provide a substantive overview of important new laws and discuss how those laws play out in practice. Attendees will gain practical tips and takeaways for use with clients and in life.
• Pay equity
• Leave laws
Jaime Touchstone, Futterman Dupree Dodd Croley Maier
Jessica Stender, Equal Rights Advocates
Summer Harrison, Senior Counsel, California State Teachers’ Retirement System
TIME: 4:15 - 5:15 p.m. | No MCLE
PANEL IV: Authentic Mentorship - Challenges and Rewards
Challenges and Reward of
Mentorship - Learn about different types of mentors, how to pose questions, the
matching process, authentic mentor-mentee relationships, having a panel of
mentors or board of advisors, and reverse mentoring.
• Formal mentorship program
• Informal mentoring - organic building
• Bias in mentorship
• Failed mentorship
Aimee G. Hamoy, Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck
Komal Chokshi, Diversity Director, SF City Attorney’s Office
Rebecca Bers, Attorney at Law
Katina Ancar, Kanopy Law
TIME: 5:20 - 6:20 p.m. | No MCLE
PANEL V: AI in the Legal Profession
• Impact of Chat GPT
• AI in the Legal Profession
• Effects of AI in DEI Bias Algorithms
Cristina Piechocki, Littler
Yulia Buyanin, TOME
Courtney Chew, SSM
CLOSING REMARKS | NETWORKING & RECEPTION TO FOLLOW
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201 Mission Street, Suite 400
San Francisco, CA 94105
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To receive MCLE credit, you must sign in during the designated MCLE registration period. This activity is approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California. BASF is a certified provider: Provider #103
This is an in-Person program only. Virtual access will not be available. Program recordings are not guaranteed and/or included with this registration, nor immediately accessible to registrants. Approved recordings of live programs are converted to On-Demand CLE Courses and available for separate purchase through a third-party library 30 business days after the live recording.
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