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1 Litig. Docket 1 (1995-1996)

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has ample reasons for you to     American lawyers showing how proposed
put away your winter coat and     U.S. legislation would restrict and elimi-
head to Miami In January.                  n ,ate legal protections at the same time
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gators are concerped about that Isn't being    our existing protections.
covered at the 21st annual meeting.               * A panel will probe what effect
Maybe It'll be easier to se the ben-         the public debate over caps on pun.i
ells If we bunch some of the high-   .          tire damages is having on Jurors.                                                     0
lighlt Into categories:          f-     .          * And speaking of public Impact,                                               P'
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9 A ymuposlm on civil righLi            slonals to a municipality? The program:       f o            o     nf s oh Dpp d
that Includes the chair of the U.S. Equal  Squeezing the lemon: The legal repercus-       |           ji j                      DO'k 0e0110
Employment Opportunity Comm sion.          slons of Citrus' County's high-risk Invest-
* A session on prictical problems In     menUs.                                         Remember that old CFO joke that sog-
reprtsenting chlldnai -  for Instance,       OK, OK, maybe you're more Interested     gested that layers exceeo an unimlted     (W....  10
does the duty to help a child outweigh the  In the nltty gritty ofyour practlce. low can  budget? Maybe you should check outte  ar   n
lawyer's duty to protect client confidences?  the Section help you do better and have an  program on litigating with less than an     piou
* Some suggestions In finding your       easier profesional tie? A few samples:    unlimited budgeL                             be bue
bemtprobono niche -  and the implica-         Two presentations on how to use            *And of course the Trial Practice Com.
(Jons offederal cuLs to legal services.    expert witnesses to your best advantage     mittee Is ready to give you a bunch of take-to  1(1a510 th
* An examination of the ethlcs of pr-    -  one wilh James McElhanej, and one       the-bank hot tips. They call them ideas  0011111 1W 111
trial and trial publicity -  does counsel   with Faust Ksl, both renowned law        you should know before your opponent does.         1
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Section welcomes the Woman Advocate Committee

W              omen litigators thought
things were going to be get-
tlng easier. You know, mere
women colleagues In firms,
more understanding from
the powers that be.
But It's not working out that way. Matter
of fact, some say It's getting worse for
women.
That's why the Litigation Section has a
new committee this year, the Woman Advo-
cate Committee. The concept originated
hack In 1092-1993. It was then called the
Woman Advocate Program that put together
an annual two-day conference In the spring
each year. That first year, 1,000 women
allowed up.
Loulso LaMothe from Los Angeles was
chair of the entire Section that year. She
remembers the heady time at that first
meeting: We looked at particular Issues
faced by women litigators, such as, 'low to
deal with an adversary who's an SOB In a
deposition.'
But It wasn'tJust the program content
that meant something to those who came.
Some time was set aside for networking,
LaMothe says, A lot of the attendees felt
very isolated in their firms and communi-
ties.

people were ecstatic, she continued.
You would think you wore at a revival meet-
Ing. A lot of the junior women came out of
law schools where there was a 50/W0 ratio
with men. It was a shock to come into law
firms and disappear.
M.C. Sungalla, Newport Beach, Calif.,
adds that 'it was very empowering to be with
other successful women lawyers.
The spring programs continued the next
two years. A book was produced with Pren-

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