Women in the Law Division Sidebar
In this Issue
WLD seeks candidates for 2019 officers and members of executive council
The WLD Nominating Committee is seeking candidates for the upcoming election of the WLD Chair, Chair-Elect, Secretary and Treasurer for 2019-20, and for six council seats with three-year terms. Candidates must be willing and able to attend monthly council meetings, serve on at least one standing committee and actively participate in planning and implementing the programs and projects of the WLD. 
Any ACBA member desiring to run for an office or a seat on WLD Council should submit an application email expressing their interest, along with a resume, to one of the Nominating Committee co-chairs: Tara Pfeifer or Danielle Dietrich. The Nominating Committee encourages applications from both women and men. Applications are due by 3 p.m. on Friday, March 1. Questions? Email Tara Pfeifer
Jan. 23 — WLD's January meeting
Our next meeting is Wednesday, Jan. 23, at noon in the Koppers Building Conference Center on the lower level. Lunch will be provided. All WLD members are welcome to attend and are encouraged to bring a friend or colleague. Come get involved in the great events we're planning for the next year!
Jan. 24 — Pittsburgh Glass Center event 
Save the date to join the WLD and the Arts and the Law Committee on Thursday, Jan. 24, from 7 to 9 p.m. to create your own glass paperweight. Registration will be $50 for materials and light snacks, and the event is BYOB. Participation is limited to 18 members. To register, click here.
PBA High School Mock Trial Competition – judges and jurors needed
Volunteer presiding judges and scoring jurors are needed for this year's PBA High School Mock Trial Competition. The first round will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 29; Thursday, Jan. 31; Monday, Feb. 4; and Thursday, Feb. 7. There are two rounds of trials each night, at 5:15 and 7 p.m. All trials will take place in the City-County Building. Please email co-coordinators Samantha Quinn Stewart or Lauren Catanzarite with your preferred dates and times (i.e., 5:15, 7:00, or both). If you cannot participate on the above dates, there will be additional opportunities to volunteer in the semi-finals and finals later in February and March.  
Jan. 31 — Application deadline for state Supreme Court board, committee vacancies

The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania is aided by select boards, committees, commissions and councils consisting of more than 180 appointed volunteers — most, but not all, are lawyers and judges. The Supreme Court currently has vacancies for the following: Disciplinary Board,
Domestic Relations Procedural Rules Committee, Juvenile Court Procedural Rules Committee, Pennsylvania Lawyers Fund for Client Security Board (lawyer and nonlawyer vacancies) and Board of Law Examiners. For application information, click here
April 28 — March of Dimes March for Babies 5K Run/Walk
Save the date and stay tuned for details about the WLD’s team for the March for Babies. 
30th Anniversary Video

The Women in the Law Division produced an outstanding video highlighting the history of the WLD for its 30th anniversary.

If you were unable to attend the party or simply want to see it again, it can be viewed by clicking here.
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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