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


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


Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association Proudly Presents:

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

Please join us as our panelists discuss and answer questions about their experiences 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

Pamela Berman
Adler, Pollock & Sheehan, P.C.
President Elect of the National Conference of the Women's Bar Associations

Hon. Cynthia J. Cohen
Associate Justice
Massachusetts Appeals Court

Lisa Goodheart
Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen, P.C.
Past President, Boston Bar Association

Carmen M. Ortiz
United States Attorney
District of Massachusetts

Elizabeth N. Mulvey
Crowe & Mulvey, LLP
inner Circle of Advocates


Grace V.B. Garcia
Morrison Mahoney, LLP
MassDLA Board Member

Emily G. Coughlin
Ryan, Coughlin & Betke, LLP
Past President of MassDLA

Register at Free for MassDLA and Defense Research Institute Members. For non members, $30 er person. Continental breakfast served.


8:00am on Wednesday, November 28th 2012

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John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse



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