This committee examines issues related to gender fairness in the legal profession and develops programs that provide a forum for the discussion of issues related to gender fairness, including seminars and networking opportunities. The committee promotes awareness of these issues within the profession and encourages law firms and corporate legal departments to sign the “Gender Initiative Commitment Statement.”
 


On February 28, the Gender Fairness Committee will present its annual Speed Mentoring program from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Vinson & Elkins LLP.

Women attorneys in their first through fifth years of practice are invited to join accomplished attorneys from a wide range of practices to ask questions about developing their practice, advancing their career, networking for business, becoming involved with the bar, and managing personal and career demands. There is no charge to attend, but preregistration is required here.

If you would like to sign up as a mentor for this event, contact Tara Shockley at taras@hba.org or (713) 759-1133. Mentors must be legal professionals licensed 10 years or more and in good standing with the State Bar of Texas. All genders of legal professionals are welcome to be mentors!

 

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Co-Chair:
Elizabeth A. Campbell
Andrews Kurth LLP
600 Travis St., Suite 4200
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 220-4646

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Co-Chair:
Amanda Halter
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
909 Fannin, #2000
Houston, TX 77010
(713) 276-7600

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Co-Chair:
Cheryl Elliott Thornton
Harris County Attorney’s Office
1019 Congress, 15th Floor
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 274-5146

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