Historical Barriers: Challenges and Opportunities for Female Attorneys of Color (EWL210224)

February 24, 2021

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time)


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Presented by the Women in the Law Section

About the Program

In recognition of Black History Month, the CBA’s Women in the Law Section’s Diversity Committee invites interested members and non-members to join a thoughtful discussion about the experience of practicing law and how work, family, and personal dynamics influence career trajectories for woman lawyers, particularly woman attorneys of color. 

The co-authors of Left Out and Left Behind: The Hurdles, Hassles, and Heartaches of Achieving Long-Term Legal Careers for Women of Color, Paulette Brown, former ABA President and senior partner at Locke Lord, and Eileen Letts, partner at Zuber Lawler & Del Duca, will be joined by Rae T. Vann, partner at Carlton Fields and Dean Eboni Nelson, UConn School of Law, to address some of the persistent barriers for women lawyers of color. They will offer their views on whether there are new challenges and opportunities in the face of the present social justice movement.  

You Will Learn

  • About persistent barriers for women lawyers of color 
  • About potentially new challenges/opportunities for women lawyers in the current climate of social upheaval and social reckoning

Who Should Attend

Attorneys interested in learning about the challenges and opportunities for women lawyers of color. 


(Includes electronic materials. If the seminar is recorded, all paying registrants will receive complimentary access to the recording approximately six weeks after the program.)
Member $30 
Non-Member $50
Student Member $15


!No-Headshot Paulette Brown
Locke Lord LLC, Princeton, NJ

eileen letts Eileen M. Letts
Zuber Lawler & Del Duca LLP, Chicago, IL

Eboni Nelson Eboni S. Nelson
UConn School of Law, Hartford

rae-t-vann Rae T. Vann
Carlton Fields, Washington, DC


Valeria Caldwell-Gaines Valeria Caldwell-Gaines
Charter Oak Health Center Inc. Hartford

CLE Credit

CT: 2.0 CLE Credits (1.0 General; 1.0 Ethics)


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