Tuesday, March 03, 2020

Gender Bias in the Courtroom: Overcoming Challenges Facing Women Lawyers

Please join our panel of distinguished judges and trial lawyers for a lively discussion of the challenges, and opportunities, both old and new, that women face in the courtroom today, and what all of us–women and men–can do to overcome these challenges.

The discussion with be a joint presentation with the Women Attorneys Advocacy Project which was started by former Magistrate Judge Elizabeth Laporte in 2015 following a meeting at the NDCA Conference of attorneys interested in spearheading women’s issues. The group has presented 11 programs in federal court that have covered issues of the art of communication, how to speak to judges, and gender bias.


Hon. Elizabeth Laporte (Ret.), JAMS


Hon. Teri Jackson, First District Court of Appeal

Ruth Bond, Renne Public Law Group

Kate Dyer, Clarence & Dyer

Jan Little, Keker, Van Nest & Peters

Batya Forsyth, Hanson Bridgett

Handout: https://www.mcca.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/You-Cant-Change-What-You-Cant-See-Executive-Summary.pdf

Tuesday, March 03, 2020

  • 5:30 p.m. — Cocktails
  • 6:15 p.m. — Dinner
  • 7:15 - 8:15 p.m. — Program

Hyatt Regency Embarcadero Hotel

5 Embarcadero Center
Grand Ballroom, Street Level
San Francisco, CA 94111

Directions Venue Website

  • $120 - ABTL Members
  • $135 - Non-Members
  • $1200 - Member Table of 10
  • 1350 - Non-Member Table of 10
  • $105 - Public Sector Attorneys
  • Complimentary - Sitting Judges

*Add $20/person after 2/27/2020


The ABTL certifies that this activity conforms to the standards of approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education.