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Women in the Courtroom: Addressing the Challenges Facing Women as Litigators

The Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association proudly presents:


Addressing the Challenges Facing Women as Litigators

John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

8:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Please join us as our panelists discuss and answer questions about their experience as women in the courtroom, including:

  • How do women communicate with jurors
  • The perception of women in the courtroom
  • Can women litigators be as aggressive and confrontational as male litigators
  • The role of  women in law firms and management
  • Business development as a woman
  • Balancing being a litigator with personal life

Guest Speakers:  Hon. Patti B. Saris, United States District Court Judge; Hon. Cynthia J. Cohen, Associate Justice, Massachusetts Appeals Court; Carmen M. Ortiz, United States Attorney, District of Massachusetts; Pamela Berman, Adler, Pollock & Sheehan, P.C., President, National Conference of the Women's Bar Association; Lisa Goodheart, Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen, P.C., Past President, Boston Bar Association; and Elizabeth N. Mulvey, Crowe & Mulvey, P.C., Inner Circle of Advocates.

Moderators:  Grace V.B. Garcia, Morrison Mahoney, LLP, MassDLA Board Member; and Emily G. Coughlin, Coughlin & Betke, LLP, Past President and Director of MassDLA.

Register at www.massdla.org.  Free for MassDLA and Defense Research Institute Members.  For non-members, $30 per person.

Continental breakfast served.

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