Ropes and Gray Top Vault Diversity Table

July 23, 2014
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Ropes and Gray have come first in Vault.com‘s annual legal diversity table for US firms, breaking a run of five years at the top for Carlton Fields Jorden Burt. The rankings were based upon surveys completed by nearly 17,000 law firm associates earlier this year, with junior lawyers having a key say in how they […]


Future Women in Law seminars: Miami 2014

July 15, 2014
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We are delighted to announce we have more women in law seminars planned for later this year. The first of these seminars will be in association with Greenberg Traurig in Miami this September. Last year, we held our inaugural women in law seminar, ‘What Clients Want: From the Perspective of Female GCs‘ with the firm and […]


First 100 Years Project: Dana Denis-Smith on looking back and moving forward

July 10, 2014
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Dana Denis-Smith is no stranger to changes in the workplace; having been a journalist, lawyer and now a successful entrepreneur, she has experienced her fair share. Her latest idea, however, is more concerned with a broader professional shift. The Obelisk Legal Support CEO is currently overseeing the “First 100 Years Project”, an ambitious venture which […]


Obelisk Support & Law Society Launch First 100 Years Project

July 3, 2014
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Legal support company Obelisk have teamed up with the Law Society in an ambitious project to document and commemorate 100 years of women practicing law in Britain. The ‘First 100 Years Project‘, brainchild of Obelisk CEO and former Linklaters lawyer Dana Denis-Smith, aims to create an interactive library of inspirational stories from and about female […]


American Bar Association Launch Grit Project

July 2, 2014
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In an effort to increase the proportion of female partners in US law firms, the American Bar Association has launched a new initiative to teach women in law about useful traits for success at the top. The Grit Project is aimed at educating women about grit and growth mindset, attributes that were particularly prevalent in […]


Women in the Law: Power and Progress

June 20, 2014
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Find your power. Make progress. Join the Federal Bar Association at the inaugural 2014 Women in the Law Conference on July 11 at the George Washington University Marvin Center in Washington, D.C. and invest in the advancement of women as legal practitioners. Keynote speakers include Rt. Hon. Beverley McLachlin, P.C., Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Canada, […]