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Emory Law alumnae to speak at "Women in Law" conference Sept. 30
By Emory University School of Law | Emory Law | August 20, 2015

Several Emory Law alumnae are scheduled speakers for the upcoming conference, “Women in Law: Making Rain, Climbing the Ladder and Forging Your Path.” The half-day seminar, sponsored by the Daily Report, will be held Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 103 West, on West Paces Ferry Road in Atlanta. Emory Law panelists are: 

  • Mary Gill 83L, partner, Alston & Bird
  • Alicia Grahn Jones 04L, partner, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton 
  • Leah Ward Sears 80L, Atlanta managing partner and appellate practice leader, Schiff Hardin
  • Louise Wells 74C 78L, managing partner, Morris, Manning & Martin

 Gill and Jones are panelists for “Off Ramps, On Ramps, and Slow Lanes,” a discussion of how to recruit and retain female lawyers, and whether flexible scheduling and other workplace alternatives may aid retention.

Sears and Wells are panelists for “Money, Women and Power,” a discussion of the gender gap in large firms, where, the Daily Report says, only 17 percent of equity partners are female. 

Attendees are eligible for 2.3 CLE credits. 

For more information and to register, please see the event site.