Join us on OCTOBER 7th and 20th for our next two free webinars!

Free Webinar Discussion Series: #OwningtheChangeReaction

The NCWBA presents webinars on an ongoing basis featuring a wide variety of panelists impacting our society in major ways.  Here are our upcoming webinars:


Leading Beyond the Discomfort: How to Lead Through the Discomfort That comes From Discussing Race Relations and Racism

Join us for a discussion on how to grow past being uncomfortable discussing racism and its effects and how to lead through this discomfort.  Featured speakers include Robin D’Angelo, author of White Fragility and Regina Petty, Chief Diversity Officer of Fisher Phillips, LLP.   The webinar will take place on October 7, 2020 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm ET.  Click here to register. 

STILL BROKEN: Sexual Harassment and Misconduct in the Legal Profession

With the #MeToo Movement, the issue of sexual harassment and related misconduct in workplaces has exploded into societal consciousness.  What about the legal profession, where lawyers are expected to know the law and comply with it?  A new survey answers this question, and disturbingly it demonstrates that the same misconduct occurs regularly in legal settings all across the country.

Please join us ~ and invite your members ~ to our free webinar on Tuesday, October 20.  The survey leaders at Women Lawyers on Guard will discuss the results of this important nationwide survey.  The findings are compelling and deeply troubling.  It is clear the profession needs to find new ways to address this persistent problem.  See our flyer below for speaker information, and click here to register.  Still Broken, the report of the nationwide survey can be downloaded here, and click here for a link to an ABA Journal article about the survey.  We also welcome your organizations’ ideas for combating sexual misconduct in the profession. 



Please also see below for some of our past events, some of which have been recorded.  If you are interested in viewing a past program, please email [email protected] 

The Power of Executive Directors to Lead

Executive Directors/CEOs of leading women’s bar organizations shared their challenges, opportunities, and the often unseen efforts that make their organizations thrive.

GOOD Guys Virtual Workshop

Thursday, June 25, 2020; 1:00pm EDT

Use this one hour interactive workshop to brainstorm your organization’s first ever or next GOOD Guys program.  The workshop will address:

  • Various GOOD Guys program formats
  • Setting a date and time
  • Recruiting GOOD Guys
  • Promoting your GOOD Guys program
  • Filling the room with male leaders
  • Extras to increase the impact of your GOOD guys program
  • Resources

Leave this workshop with all of the major details of your GOOD Guys program complete, and interact with GOOD Guys committee members who will help see your plans to fruition!

GOOD Guys is a national movement to engage male leadership in diversity and inclusion for exponential change, based on NCWBA’s free GOOD Guys programming.  With our unified model program, we can spark unprecedented change reactions!

Although there is no registration fee, advance registration is requested.  Click here to register.  

The Partner Track

Tuesday, June 16, 2020; 10:00am PDT

Helen Wan, author and lawyer, discussed her book, The Partner Track, and shared her experience as an Asian-Pacific American woman lawyer and author. 

The Partner Track is a story about a first-generation Chinese American woman, the first lawyer in her family, who is about to collect the holy grail of “firsts” and become the first minority woman to make partner at a venerable old law firm. 

To listen to a recording of the webinar, click here

It’s Not You, It’s the Workplace

Wednesday, May 20, 10:00 a.m. PDT

Lawyer and gender bias expert Andrea Kramer, discussed themes from her book by the same name.

Although there is no registration fee, advance registration is requested. Click here.

Nice Girls Don’t Stand Up or Speak Out

Thursday, February 27

Join a conversation with award-winning author Dr. Lois Frankel, author of Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office. Learn how women leaders can stand up and speak out for success in their careers.

The Importance of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Women’s Bar Associations

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Presenters include Sandra Yamate, Chief Executive Officer, Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession; Daphne Forbes, Senior Counsel, Microsoft; and Ellen Ostrow, Principal, Lawyers Life Coach, LLC.

How to Start a Food from the Bar Program: Learn from Those Who Have  Done It

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Food from the Bar is a signature program of the National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations (NCWBA) set up as a friendly competition among law firms and legal offices to raise funds, donate food, and/or volunteer at your local Feeding America food bank.   Food from the Bar programs now exist in many cities and states, including Washington, DC, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston, New Orleans, New Hampshire, and Kansas.  Food from the Bar campaigns can be as simple has having a “Bar Association Volunteer Day” at your local food bank, or organizing a fund-raising event (“Billiards Bash,” “The Bowl-able Hour”) for your local food bank.   It’s easy, it’s fun – and it will be one of the best things you do as part of your legal career.

This program was presented by two lawyers who have spearheaded Food from the Bar campaigns in several cities across the United States: Kathleen McDowell,  NCWBA board member and partner at Munger, Tolles & Olson in Los Angeles, and Mark Ruge, partner at K&L Gates in Washington, DC.

Slides from Food from the Bar Webinar

The Shield of Silence: How Power Perpetuates a Culture of Harassment and Bullying in the Workplace

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Lauren Stiller Rikleen, President, Rikleen Institute for Strategic Leadership, discusses findings from her book, The Shield of Silence: How Power Perpetuates a Culture of Harassment and Bullying in the Workplace as well as strategies for change, addressing the link between sexual harassment and gender discrimination, and the ways in which fear of retaliation silences victims and bystanders. NCWBA Board Members Teresa Beck (Co-Chair of California Litigation and Chair of Arizona Litigation for Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney) and Sheila Willis (Associate in the Columbia, South Carolina office of Fisher Phillips) facilitate the discussion.


Lauren Stiller Rikleen

   Lauren Stiller Rikleen

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Free Teleconference: Mentoring Millennial Women

Mentoring is at risk of becoming a lost art. At a time when Facebook groups, Slack channels, and alternative means of networking, guidance, and education are on the rise, it’s critical to remain relevant to the newest generation of female attorneys, not only to provide support and much-needed resources to budding practitioners, but also to develop future female leaders who will pass the torch to the next generation.

Maddy Martin


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Free Teleconference: Rainmaking While Female

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Click here for information on a free Ebook to learn the 12 concrete steps to become the rainmaker you are meant to be.

Rainmaker Roadmap: A Step-by-Step Guide to Building a Prosperous Business