17th Annual Edith I. Spivack Symposium

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

DAY 1 || 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Part 1 of our Annual Meeting programming will include a keynote presentation (CLE credit) and a CLE program, the Women in Law Section’s Business Meeting and presentation of the Kay Crawford Murray Memorial Award. More details coming soon.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

DAY 2 || 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Part 2 of our Annual Meeting will include two CLE programs (the second will be for Ethics CLE credits) followed by a virtual Networking Reception at 4:30 p.m., attended by our panelists, WILS Executive Committee members and others. Details to follow.

Ready to Lead: Advancing Women Leaders During the Pandemic and Beyond

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every aspect of working life for millions of people across the world, and has presented unique challenges for women leaders and women who aspire to leadership roles. This program provides insight from experienced female leaders in the legal profession on how to lead law firms, in-house law departments, public sector organizations, and other organizations during these unprecedented circumstances, including attracting, retaining, and promoting a diverse slate of talented professionals. Experienced female attorneys will share insights and tips on how to become a leader and improve leadership skills both during the pandemic, when most people are working remotely from their homes, and after it ends. This interactive presentation also tackles ethical considerations while leading, including handling complex ethical dilemmas during a public health crisis, taking responsibility for the actions of others, and complying with ethics rules in areas such as data privacy and cyber security.

Key Highlights and Takeaways

Attendees of this program will receive tips on how to:

  • Attain leadership roles and increase visibility in a virtual work environment
  • Lead fairly and ethically, and promote diversity and inclusion, during difficult and unprecedented times




Section Chair

Terri A. Mazur

Program Co-Chairs

Sheryl B. Galler
Law Office of Sheryl B. Galler
Laura Sulem
Practical Law at Thomson Reuters


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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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Contact the Women In Law Section Liaison

Carra Forgea
[email protected]
(518) 487-5521

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