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Women’s Caucus
 
According to the National Association of Women Lawyers, even though women made up about 30 percent of practicing attorneys, in 2012 they accounted only about 15 percent of law firm equity partners and only 26 percent of non-equity partners. This gap is likely due to the fact that women are less likely to have networking and mentoring systems to help form them as potential leaders.

To address this need, the LAJ Women's Caucus is developing
 
  • a series of dynamic networking luncheons,
  • a mentoring program,
  • educational events and
  • community service activities.

The networking luncheons were created by the Women's Caucus "Women in the Profession" committee, formed in 2014 and focused on bringing together women plaintiff attorneys and area judges for socialization and discussion of topics affecting the profession.   

All female members are automatically members of its Women's Caucus and eligible to participate in its list server.

Interested in writing for Louisiana Advocates?
If you are a member of the Women's Caucus and you are interested in publishing an article or in being paired up with another attorney to assist you in writing an article, please contact Kristi Schubert via email.
 

Women’s Caucus gives back to Louisiana communities
 
The Women's Caucus is passionate about giving back, paying it forward, charitable work and helping others. During the December 2014 holidays, its members in New Orleans, Monroe, Alexandria and Lafayette participated in the Women’s Caucus Community Outreach Program.  Accolades are due to Rachel Sternlieb and Kea Sherman of New Orleans, Rebecca Boyett of Alexandria, Laura Hennen of Monroe and Britney Herbert of Lafayette for taking time from their busy practices and personal lives to enrich the lives of others.
 
Sternlieb and Sherman raised approximately $2,500 for Travelers Aid of Greater New Orleans to benefit the homeless and formerly homeless.  Boyett collected $1,050 for the Central Louisiana Food Bank, enough to sponsor seven senior citizens for a year. Laura delivered $1,025 in checks and $1,000 in gas and gift cards to Wellspring in Monroe, which helps the victims of domestic violence. Britney collected enough money to sponsor five rooms and donated $500 to the Acadiana Outreach Center, a non-profit assisting homeless women by giving them a second chance.
 
The Women’s Caucus is proud of its members who helped with these projects and encouraged others to donate to these causes.


 

 

 

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