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Women on the Move (2020)

Women on the Move (2020)

Just focus on this one thing

The Women on the Move program is a Continuing Legal Education seminar focusing on an array of topics of particular interest to women attorneys. This year’s program theme is Resilience: Strengthening Your Career Through Mindful Lawyering

As lawyers and New Yorkers, we are expected to be tough and resilient. But the events of the past few months could – and did – affect our ability to meet the competing needs of our clients, our families, our diverse society and ourselves. This program will feature speakers and panels offering inspiration and practical guidance on finding balance and addressing the emotional needs of lawyers practicing in this most stressful time. Speakers will offer their own experiences in overcoming their personal challenges, and teach attendees tools to practice law mindfully and with self-compassion. 

Viewing Challenges as Opportunities for Growth in Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession

Keynote Speaker Angela Winfield, Esq., Associate Vice President for Inclusion and Workforce Diversity at Cornell University, will address

how blindness is not just a physical sensory condition. People are blind in many different ways and blindness can show up as feeling lost, stuck, hopeless, confused… Are you ready to regain your vision? Do you want to be more empowered, effective and dynamic at work? Do you want to increase diversity and inclusion at work? Angela will recount how her blindness clarified her personal vision. She also will highlight how the law served as the backdrop for her personal and professional growth.

Practicing Law with Mindfulness

Lawyers, whether practicing traditional law or working in another capacity, are the problem solvers. This means we often take on the stress and anxiety of those around us. Now more than ever, lawyers are balancing the problems of others with their individual stress. This panel will explore the impact of uncertainty, stress, depression and anxiety on the mind and the body. You will learn how to maintain their physical and mental health using mindful practices

Active Listening & Questioning: Tips & Skills for Meaningful Results

Have you ever asked a question, then realized you weren’t listening to the answer? Have you ever been so busy formulating your answer to an anticipated question, you didn’t hear the actual question? This panel will provide practical advice on asking good questions and giving responsive answers. This advice is useful with clients and witnesses as well as when interviewing or being interviewed for jobs. Tips on how to explore sensitive topics will be provided. The panel will also focus on how to ask for what you really want.

The Path of Resilience: Bending but Not Breaking

The first rule of law school? We don’t talk about our feelings. Lawyers benefit from learning how to understand their emotions, prioritize their well-being, and engage in balance. Time management techniques, strategies for self-regulation, and tips on maintaining a view toward optimism will be discussed in this program.


Section Chair: Terri A. Mazur, Esq., Chair, Women in Law Section

Program Chair: Jennifer M. Boll, Esq., Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC

Program Chair: Nancy Sciocchetti, Esq., Mercury Public Affairs

Robin Belleau, JD, LCPC, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Leona Krasner, Esq., MBA, Krasner Law, PLLC

Rev. Dr. Yvette Wilson-Barnes, J.D., CUNY School of Law

Betty Lugo, Esq., Pacheco & Lugo, PLLC

Hon. Karen K. Peters, Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.

Kathryn Grant Madigan, Esq., Levene, Gouldin & Thompson, LLP

Yana Feldman, Esq., Yana Feldman & Associates, PLLC

Gary C. Norman, Esq., L.L.M., Chair, Maryland Commission on Civil Rights

Kerry O'Hara, Psy.D, DBT Wellness & Psychological Services

Morghan Richardson, Esq., Davidoff Hutcher & Citron, LLP

Angela Winfield, Esq., Associate Vice President for Inclusion and Workforce Diversity, Cornell University

Libby Coreno, Esq., The Law Offices of M. Elizabeth Coreno, Esq. P.C.

Section Member Price: $50.00 Join (or renew) for special member pricing
Non-Member Price: $250.00
Published Date:
  • October 21, 2020
  • Online On-Demand
Product Code:
  • VJH41
Areas Of Professional Practice Credit(s):
  • 2.0
Diversity, Inclusion & Elimination of Bias Credit(s):
  • 0.5
Skills Credit(s):
  • 1.0
Total Credit(s):
  • 3.5