This Division has a mission of creating and sponsoring programs to educate the members of the bar and the judiciary as to the character and impact of overt and subtle barriers which deny women the opportunity to achieve full integration and equal participation in the work, responsibilities, and rewards of the legal profession. It shall work cooperatively with other organizations formed for the purpose of resolving problems created by such barriers within the legal system of Allegheny County, activate a committee to explore and make recommendations concerning the treatment of women as attorneys, judicial candidates, judges, jurors, witnesses, litigants, and employees throughout the legal system of Allegheny County, and respond quickly and appropriately to incidents of gender-based discrimination in the legal profession.
The WLD meets monthly between August and May on the last Wednesday of the month in the Koppers Building on the 4th floor from noon to 1:30 p.m. Meetings are open to all members of the Division.
The WLD Council meets monthly between August and May on the fourth Wednesday of the month from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the E.P. Mellon Room in the Koppers Building Conference Center, lower level. Council meetings are open to all members of WLD.
30 YEARS ADVOCATING FOR WOMEN IN THE LAW
The ACBA Women in the Law Division rang in its 30th Anniversary in 2018. To commemorate this accomplishment, the division looked back on its history and look forward to its future.