Women in the Law Division Sidebar
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No WLD meeting in July
The WLD will not meet in July. Please join us at the summer picnic on August 17.
Aug. 17 –WLD Summer Picnic
ACBA members and their friends and family are invited to join the WLD for our Annual Summer Picnic on Saturday, August 17 from noon to 5 p.m. at the Bartlett Shelter in Schenley Park (Bartlett Street, Pittsburgh, Pa 15217). Please bring a dish according to the first letter of your last name as designated below:

A-N: Side Dish
O-Z: Dessert
 
The WLD will provide fried chicken, sandwiches, macaroni and cheese, plates, napkins and utensils. Attendees should bring their own beverages (adult beverages are permitted). The location has a playground and large yard, so feel free to bring any additional toys or outdoor games that children (or adults!) might like to play. Please RSVP to caseykuretich@gmail.com

Save the Date: WLD Summit set for Aug. 27
The Women in the Law Division is offering a 4 credit CLE summit on the advancement and retention of women in the profession on Tuesday, Aug. 27. The summit will include presentations and discussions on topics such as the business case for the advancement and retention of women, policies and decisions surrounding leave, empowering women attorneys, overcoming roadblocks to advancement and retention, and creating meaningful women’s initiative programs. The event will be held at the Marriot City Center and runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Congratulations!
• Congratulations to Francesca M. Miller, who joined JonesPassodelis, PLLC as an associate in May. Ms. Miller obtained her Juris Doctorate from West Virginia University College of Law in 2016, where she served on the Law Review. She will focus her work with JonesPassodelis in the areas of employment, healthcare, asbestos and other commercial litigation.

We like to share the accomplishments of WLD members who have received awards or other recognition, changed jobs, or celebrated significant life events such as marriage or the birth or adoption of a child. If you have good news to share, send an email to WLD@acba.org.
WLD website
Missing something? The WLD website has our events calendar and past issues of the Sidebar. Coming soon: committee reports, meeting minutes and agendas. 
Reporting gender bias
If you have observed or experienced any form of gender bias in your role as an attorney, you can make a confidential report to any one of the following WLD gender-bias duty officers:

        • Kimberly A. Brown: 412-394-7995

        • Jeanine L. DeBor: 412-396-5215

        • Rhoda Shear Neft: 412-406-5434

The duty officer will explain your options for action through the Gender Bias Subcommittee.

Join the WLD on Facebook and LinkedIn
Check out the ACBA WLD Facebook and LinkedIn pages, join the group and enjoy learning about upcoming events and articles of interest. We encourage our members to post pictures from our events, give notice of upcoming WLD events and share articles of interest. It is as easy as a click to get started!
Submit an announcement
The WLD Sidebar is published the first and third Wednesdays of each month. Submit your announcement to the new WLD email address, WLD@acba.org, by 5 p.m. Friday to be included in the following Wednesday’s Sidebar
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