Tuesday, November 18, 2014 4:16 PM

Job Opportunities (NYC, DC), Relaunched OnRamp Fellowship, Upcoming Career Workshop, and More...

Tuesday, November 18, 2014


Career Workshop for Women Lawyers in NYC
Sunday, December 7, 2014 from 11:00am-4:30pm
Downtown Manhattan (Location TBD)

Are you thinking about the next step in your career; possibly changing jobs within the law or embarking on a new career or path?  Are you unhappy in your current position but feel stuck, uncertain, or unclear about your options?  This workshop may be for you.  Co-led by former practicing attorney-turned-legal recruiter Jennifer Bird and Suzanne Grossman. 
Read more here.

Job Opportunities
State of New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department, Multiple Positions Available (New York, NY)
Upcoming Deadline: this Friday, November 21, 2014.

For more details and information on how to apply to the positions below, please click here.

  • Appellate Court Attorney
  • Senior Appellate Court Attorney
  • Principal Appellate Court Attorney

National Network to End Domestic Violence, Bilingual Program Attorney, WomensLaw (Washington, DC)
For more details, please click here.

City Bar Justice Center, Deputy Director of the Legal Hotline (New York, NY)
For more details, click here (scroll to bottom of the page).

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Attorney-Advisor (Multiple positions, varying levels of seniority), Office of Research, Markets, and Regulation (Washington, DC)
Upcoming Deadlines: Thursday, November 21-Monday, November 24 (please check each individual listing for its specific deadline).
Read more here.

OnRamp Fellowship
After a successful debut this year, the OnRamp Fellowship program has been relaunched - now offering 80+ one-year paid fellowships in 24 cities across the US at 15 different top law firms.

The Fellowship is a re-entry platform that matches experienced women lawyers returning to the profession with law firms for a one-year, paid training contract.  Participant firms include: Akerman, Baker Botts, Baker Donelson, Blank Rome, Cooley, Crowell & Moring, Fenwick & West, Fish & Richardson, Fried Frank, Hogan Lovells, Jenner & Block, K&L Gates, Sidley Austin, Orrick, and White & Case.  Applications are rolling.
Click here for more information.

Alumnae Notes

Kilgore Society & Penn Law Women's Association Student Panel
The student-run Penn Law Women's Association (PLWA) recently partnered with Kilgore to welcome back the following alumnae to participate in a student-focused panel entitled "Women in Law: Lessons and Perspectives Beyond the Textbooks" on Friday, November 7 at Penn Law. 

Thank you to the following panelists!

  • Paige Fleming L'07, Senior Counsel, Franklin Square Capital Partners
  • Anne Greene L'05, Director of Academic Counseling and Judicial Programming, Columbia Law School
  • Meredith Slawe L'05, Associate, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Sarah Alfadl L'86
Former immigration lawyer Alfadl's tech-savvy upgrades in her home have led to reduced electric bills, comfort, and ease of use, as outlined in a recent Philly.com article.
Read more here.

Alva Mather L'04
Mather is profiled in a recent Daily Pennsylvanian article highlighting her successful niche practice area in the alcoholic beverage industry.
Read more here.


In the News

From Silicon Valley to White House, New U.S. Tech Chief Makes Changes (National Public Radio Blog 11/4/14)
The topic of women in tech is on many minds lately; as other industries come closer to parity, tech, meanwhile, seems to be going backwards.  Our country's new CTO seeks to change this and encourage more girls into STEM careers.
Read more here.

Loretta Lynch, a Nominee for Attorney General, Is Praised for Substance, Not Flash (The New York Times 11/8/14)
Now poised to be the most powerful prosecutor in the nation, if confirmed, Lynch would be the first black woman to hold the post of U.S. Attorney General.
Read more here.

Busting Barriers, Penn's Top Cop Celebrates 20 Years (Daily Pennsylvanian 11/10/14)
Maureen Rush, currently Penn's Vice President for Public Safety, was one of Philly's first 100 female police officers on street patrol in 1976; the pilot program tested whether women were capable of foot patrol in a city that openly attacked the concept of female cops.
Read more here.

Leveling the Playing Field: Bringing in the Men (TalentThinkTank.com 11/10/14)
If men are successful in convincing firms that work life balance is required to keep them at the firm, then these "women's issues" will become part of the conversation of the firm, not the conversation of the women.
Read more here.

Executive Women, Finding (And Owning) Their Voice (New York Times 11/13/14)
Four chief executives describe the importance of taking stands and of making sure they are heard.
Read more here.

*As always, please send job opportunities, updates regarding promotions, awards received, or other accomplishments of Penn Law women, and any other relevant news items to kilgoresociety@law.upenn.edu.*

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