ABA Leadership Academy Targets Women Lawyers Seeking to Take Their Careers to the Next Level

CHICAGO, Nov. 27, 2012 — Women lawyers looking to accelerate their careers will have the opportunity to hear from those holding the keys to success during the 2012 Women in Law Leadership (WILL) Academy presented by the _ Commission on Women in the Profession and the Young Lawyers Division Dec. 6-7 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco.

The WILL Academy, titled “Changing the Rules of the Game: It’s About Time,” is designed to teach the skills necessary for maximizing leadership opportunities and the best practices for business development. It also offers the chance for women to network with some of the legal profession’s prominent general counsel, judges and practitioners.

Among the featured speakers are San Francisco Superior Court Judge Angela Bradstreet, MissRepresentation.org founder and CEO Jennifer Siebel Newsom, and retired Latham and Watkins partner Edith R. Perez, former president of the Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners.

In addition, the academy will feature a host of programs, including:

  • The Building Blocks of Success: Business, Community and Institutional Leadership
  • The Rainmaking X Factor: It Is More Than Just a Plan
  • Business Leadership in Alternative Paths
  • Setting Our Sights on the C-Suite

For more information about the program, go to: www.ambar.org/WILL.

Note to editors: Accredited reporters are welcome to attend the academy for free. For credential guidelines, click here. Contact Julie Brown, ABA Division for Communications and Media Relations, , .

With nearly 400,000 members, the _ is the largest voluntary professional membership organization in the world.  As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.