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    Supporting its Challenge to increase the percentage of women equity partners to 30%, NAWL's Pipeline to Equity Partnership (P2P) program is targeted to women lawyers on the brink of equity partnership at their respective law firms. Specifically designed for women income partners, counsel and senior associates, this program combines hands-on learning with insights and guidance from distinguished panel members on the new skills, strategies and priorities that women lawyers need to develop to become an owner of the business. The P2P Program allows for frank conversation and exchange of ideas on the ethical and professional challenges women lawyers encounter on their path to equity partnership. Guidance on such topics as gender bias, recognition of contribution to firm leadership, origination, risk of internal politics and effective and ethical client management will set the stage for participants to learn how to align their skills to their particular firm's strategy, culture and position in the marketplace.

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    NAWL President, Deborah Froling interviewed for Law360 articleNAWL President, Deborah Froling interviewed for Law360 article, Equity Partnership Door Blocked For Female Attorneys by Kaitlin Ugolik. The culture of many large U.S. law firms does not support equal access to business-building opportunities, blocking women from the position they most want to reac
    NAWL 2014 Selma Moidel Smith Law Student Writing CompetitionNAWL established the annual Selma Moidel Smith Law Student Writing Competition to encourage and reward original law student writing on issues concerning women and the law. Entrants should submit a paper on an issue concerning women's rights or the status of women in the law. The most recent winning
    Ms. JD is proud to announce its 2014 Summer Public Interest Scholarships! Five winners will receive a $500 scholarship to support their continued commitment to public interest work this summer. Ms. JD is thrilled to continue our annual support of women pursuing public interest careers, as part of our ongoing efforts to support mentoring and career development at home
    Andrews Kurth Among 3 Texas Firms to Promote 1/3 of Women Elevated to Partner Since 2012Dallas News writes that there is a gender gap in promotions at most law firms in Texas. "Of the 404 lawyers elevated to partner between 2012 and 2014, 133 were women." However, "three law firms --- Jackson Walker, Baker Botts and Andrews Kurth --- voted 41 women into their partnership ranks during t
    Happy 95th Birthday to Selma Moidel SmithNAWL would like to extend hearty and heartfelt Happy Birthday wishes to Selma Moidel Smith on the occasion of her 95th birthday! Selma has been a long-time advocate for women in the law and an invaluable member to NAWL for many years. We hope to celebrate many more birthdays with Selma in the year

    President's Message

    March 2014

    I recently spent some time in Austin, Texas at the Ms. JD Passion Forward Conference. What a pleasure to speak with eager, enthusiastic and enterprising law students. I can’t say that I was as purposeful or strategic as they were when I was a law student. In fact, I know I was not. I did know that I wanted to be a lawyer. I fashioned myself the next Perry Mason (for those of you too young to remember, trust me, he was an awesome lawyer). Beyond that, I…

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