Our purpose is to promote the leadership, advancement and interests of women attorneys through professional education, networking and the exchange of ideas between our members, local bar associations, business and the community.

Congratulations to the
2015 OWBF Scholarship Award Winner!

On Friday, August 8, 2014, the National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations will hold its Women’s Bar Leadership Summit: Breaking Barriers – Building Bridges, at Suffolk University Law School in Boston.  This annual event, held in conjunction with the ABA annual meeting, draws bar leaders from across North America.

After welcoming remarks from the Honorable Barbara A. Lenk of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, the Opening Keynote Speaker will be Lauren Stiller Rikleen, addressing the theme of bridging generational differences in bar associations and workplaces. A copy of her highly-acclaimed book, You Raised Us, Now Work With Us: Millennials, Career Success, and Building Strong Workplace Teams, will be included in the materials each Summit registrant will receive.

Other speakers include Koriambanya (Kori) Carew, Director of Strategic Diversity at Shook, Hardy & Bacon, who will discuss why taking inclusion efforts to “the next level” is imperative to our personal and professional success. We’ll hear from Dr. Rosalind Barnett, Senior Scientist at the Women’s Studies Research Center at Brandeis and co-author of the recently published book, The New Soft War on Women: How the Myth of Female Ascendance is Hurting Women, MenundefinedAnd Our Economy, and Amy Gutman, Senior Writer at Harvard School of Public Health and facilitator of the OpEd Project, which seeks to increase the number of women thought leaders in key commentary forums.

There will be time to share best practices and programs from the attendees’ bar associations. An awards luncheon at the Boston College Club will honor programs of the New Hampshire Women’s Bar Association and the Broward County [Florida] Women Lawyers’ Association.  Former federal judge the Honorable Nancy Gertner (Ret.), now Professor of Practice at Harvard Law School, will be the Luncheon Keynote Speaker.

 

Who should attend?  Current or aspiring board or executive committee members of bar associations interested in enhancing diversity in the profession by actively engaging Millennials, those who want to learn about issues of particular interest to women lawyers, and anyone who wants to meet lawyers in diverse practice areas from the United States and Canada. Cost for the full-day program is $200. To register or for more information, go to www.ncwba.org.  Here is the agenda. 

Rebecca Dussich

Rebecca is a law student at the University of Cincinnati’s School of Law and is expected to graduate in May 2016.

Rebecca is an Associate Member of the Cincinnati Law Review, serves on the editorial staff of Human Rights Quarterly, is a Mentor Program Advisor of the Student Legal Education Committee and is currently working on founding a Law Students for Reproductive Justice chapter.  She also volunteers with the Youth Court diversion program as both a prosecutor and defense representative.

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Congratulations to the
2015 OWBA Family Friendly Award Winner!


Ice Miller LLP

On Friday, August 8, 2014, the National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations will hold its Women’s Bar Leadership Summit: Breaking Barriers – Building Bridges, at Suffolk University Law School in Boston.  This annual event, held in conjunction with the ABA annual meeting, draws bar leaders from across North America.

After welcoming remarks from the Honorable Barbara A. Lenk of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, the Opening Keynote Speaker will be Lauren Stiller Rikleen, addressing the theme of bridging generational differences in bar associations and workplaces. A copy of her highly-acclaimed book, You Raised Us, Now Work With Us: Millennials, Career Success, and Building Strong Workplace Teams, will be included in the materials each Summit registrant will receive.

Other speakers include Koriambanya (Kori) Carew, Director of Strategic Diversity at Shook, Hardy & Bacon, who will discuss why taking inclusion efforts to “the next level” is imperative to our personal and professional success. We’ll hear from Dr. Rosalind Barnett, Senior Scientist at the Women’s Studies Research Center at Brandeis and co-author of the recently published book, The New Soft War on Women: How the Myth of Female Ascendance is Hurting Women, MenundefinedAnd Our Economy, and Amy Gutman, Senior Writer at Harvard School of Public Health and facilitator of the OpEd Project, which seeks to increase the number of women thought leaders in key commentary forums.

There will be time to share best practices and programs from the attendees’ bar associations. An awards luncheon at the Boston College Club will honor programs of the New Hampshire Women’s Bar Association and the Broward County [Florida] Women Lawyers’ Association.  Former federal judge the Honorable Nancy Gertner (Ret.), now Professor of Practice at Harvard Law School, will be the Luncheon Keynote Speaker.
 
Who should attend?  Current or aspiring board or executive committee members of bar associations interested in enhancing diversity in the profession by actively engaging Millennials, those who want to learn about issues of particular interest to women lawyers, and anyone who wants to meet lawyers in diverse practice areas from the United States and Canada. Cost for the full-day program is $200. To register or for more information, go to www.ncwba.org.  Here is the agenda.

Ice Miller is proud of the flexibility they have in creating a vibrant legal environment. Their innovative approach to the practice of law leads to new ideas and experiences that enable them to serve their clients to the better while providing their attorneys flexibility in their professional and personal lives.

Some quotes from Ice Miller female attorneys on why they chose the Firm and what makes them stay are:

“I think the teamwork mentality makes a big difference in people staying here and becoming a cohesive Firm. People value working together.”

“I think having had a diverse work experience and bringing all of that to the table as a corporate associate allows me to look at things differently and brings a perspective that clients can relate to.”

“’Family friendly’” truly defines Ice Miller. The Firm has supported me through all of phases of my career, which has been more of a jungle gym than a linear progression to partnership. I have benefitted from flex-time and reduced hour arrangements, and even took several years away from my practice when my children were younger. It is a joy and a blessing to be a partner at Ice Miller”.

On Friday, August 8, 2014, the National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations will hold its Women’s Bar Leadership Summit: Breaking Barriers – Building Bridges, at Suffolk University Law School in Boston.  This annual event, held in conjunction with the ABA annual meeting, draws bar leaders from across North America.

After welcoming remarks from the Honorable Barbara A. Lenk of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, the Opening Keynote Speaker will be Lauren Stiller Rikleen, addressing the theme of bridging generational differences in bar associations and workplaces. A copy of her highly-acclaimed book, You Raised Us, Now Work With Us: Millennials, Career Success, and Building Strong Workplace Teams, will be included in the materials each Summit registrant will receive.

Other speakers include Koriambanya (Kori) Carew, Director of Strategic Diversity at Shook, Hardy & Bacon, who will discuss why taking inclusion efforts to “the next level” is imperative to our personal and professional success. We’ll hear from Dr. Rosalind Barnett, Senior Scientist at the Women’s Studies Research Center at Brandeis and co-author of the recently published book, The New Soft War on Women: How the Myth of Female Ascendance is Hurting Women, MenundefinedAnd Our Economy, and Amy Gutman, Senior Writer at Harvard School of Public Health and facilitator of the OpEd Project, which seeks to increase the number of women thought leaders in key commentary forums.

There will be time to share best practices and programs from the attendees’ bar associations. An awards luncheon at the Boston College Club will honor programs of the New Hampshire Women’s Bar Association and the Broward County [Florida] Women Lawyers’ Association.  Former federal judge the Honorable Nancy Gertner (Ret.), now Professor of Practice at Harvard Law School, will be the Luncheon Keynote Speaker.
 
Who should attend?  Current or aspiring board or executive committee members of bar associations interested in enhancing diversity in the profession by actively engaging Millennials, those who want to learn about issues of particular interest to women lawyers, and anyone who wants to meet lawyers in diverse practice areas from the United States and Canada. Cost for the full-day program is $200. To register or for more information, go to www.ncwba.org.  Here is the agenda.

Congratulations again to Ice Miller LLP.

The 2015 OWBA President's
Choice Award Winner

Carrie Starts, Partner with Reminger's Cincinnati Office

Carrie has been a true leader to the Association on several different fronts.  She has served on the Board of Trustees since 2010, most recently providing her experience and guidance to both OWBA and OWBF as our liaison, essentially serving on both Boards. She has been on the Leading with Style Committee since 2011 and has been instrumental in the program’s continued success.  She has served as co-chair since 2013 and her dedication to this labor intensive program is remarkable.  In addition, she has served on OWBA’s Giving Back CLE program committee the past two years, bringing this vision to reality for members throughout the state.  While she has a talent for leading our larger programs, she also gives time to students in the Cincinnati area through our mentoring program.

Carrie exemplifies the spirit of leadership, dedication and passion for the profession and for the life-long friendships made through OWBA and OWBF.

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