Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by Hurricane Harvey, including so many of our CWIL community members and friends who call Houston and the coastal Texas area home. If you are in the impacted area, please let us know how the CWIL community can help.
-Linda Bray Chanow, Executive Director, Center for Women in Law
September 1, 2017 —
What You Need to Know
Want to help? Out-of-state lawyers cleared to do pro bono work in Texas. The Texas Supreme Court is allowing lawyers from around the country to temporarily practice in Texas to aid in the Hurricane Harvey disaster relief efforts. Fill out the registration form found in this article. ABA Journal
Judge adopts rule to increase the number of women in federal court. With few female lawyers in leading roles in court, Federal District Judge Jack B. Weinstein’s rule encourages more junior members of legal teams to argue motions and question witnesses. New York Times
Law360 releases 2017 Glass Ceiling Report. Four chairs of Big Law give their take on the advancement of women in law. Law360
Pao opens up about sexism in tech to advance women in Silicon Valley. She identifies “early warning signs, like when John [Doerr] declared that he’d specifically requested an Asian woman for my position. He liked the idea of a ‘Tiger Mom-raised’ woman.” The Cut
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Movers and Shakers
Greenberg Traurig Co-President Hilarie Bass becomes eighth woman president of the American Bar Association. Miami Herald
Jessica Liu, Deputy General Counsel for the Treasury, nominated to lead the largest U.S. Attorney’s Office. VOA News
Burlington Stores General Counsel Janet Dhillon nominated to lead the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Corporate Counsel
Brandy Treadway becomes general counsel and senior vice president for J.C. Penney Co. Corporate Counsel
Suzette Long named general counsel of Caterpillar Inc. She has served as interim executive vice president and chief legal officer since February. Corporate Counsel
Anne Taubes Warner joins Boston-based Velcro Companies as general counsel. Corporate Counsel
Former U.S. Attorney for Nebraska Deborah Gilg joins Time Health Management as vice-president, general counsel, and chief operating officer. Nebraska College of Law
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