PBA Commission on Women in the Profession 2020 Spring Conference

PBA Seminar
Monday, March 30, 2020
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Pennsylvania Bar Association Commission on Women in the Profession 2020 SPRING CONFERENCE

Simulcast at the Erie County Bar Association, 429 West 6th St.
2 Substantive CLE Credits

The ERA: The Past, Present and Future!

Join the PBA Commission on Women in the Profession as we continue our celebration of the ratification of the 19th Amendment and take an in-depth look at the Equal Rights Amendment. We are excited to welcome scholars and national experts on the ERA, who will take us through its history of legal battles and case law. We will also review the current status, examining ERA-related legislation and the strategies and tactics the ERA Coalition is employing on Capitol Hill. Finally, we will explore what lies ahead and what passage of the ERA means not only to women in general, but how it will affect the practice of law in areas of equal pay, gender equality, sexual harassment and more. Learn how you can prepare for this exciting time in history, not only for women, but for the practice of law and our society in general.

Special guest speakers:

  • Linda T. Coberly, Esq., Winston & Strawn, Chair of National ERA Coalition Task Force
  • Roberta W. Francis, ERA Education Consultant, Alice Paul Institute
  • Jovida Hill, Executive Director, Philadelphia Commission for Women
  • Linda J. Wharton, Esq., Professor of Political Science, Stockton University
The book group will also meet at each location. The featured book is The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine Weiss. We will begin delving into the book in preparation for meeting Weiss in person in May, when she will be one of our special guest speakers at the WIP Annual Conference.

2:00-3:00 p.m. Registration
2:00-3:00 p.m. Book group discussion: The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote
3:00-5:00 p.m. Presentation of “The ERA: The Past, Present and Future!”
5:00-6:00 p.m. Networking and light refreshments at all locations

Registration Fees

PBA Members:
Not Receiving CLE Credit.........$35
Receiving CLE Credit................$85

Not receiving CLE Credit..........$50
Receiving CLE Credit..............$110
Law Students.............................$10

Registration deadline: March 20, 2020