Charlotte Women's Bar: Making a Live Podcast CLE Possible
On September 18, 2019, at 6pm, CoLaw in collaboration with the Charlotte Women’s Bar (“CWB”), the North Carolina Civil Collaborative Law Association (“NCCCLA”), Lawyers Mutual, CaseWorks, Lawpods, Charlotte Readers Podcast, and the Mecklenburg County Bar (“MCB”) are having a live podcast CLE featuring Landis Wade and Heidi Brown to discuss the power of introversion in the legal profession.
For thirty-five years (plus or minus), Landis made a career of being a commercial litigator at some of Charlotte’s largest and most respected law firms. Heidi has made a career out of impacting the lives of law students and the legal professional positively through her work as a law professor and as the author of two books published by the American Bar Association—The Introverted Lawyer and Untangling Fear in Lawyering.
The stories Landis and Heidi will share are real. The platform to share those stories would not be available if not for the Charlotte Women’s Bar, NCCCLA, Lawyers Mutual, CaseWorks, Lawpods, and MCB. Over the next week, we’re devoting this space—The Human Lawyer space—to them.
The Charlotte Women’s Bar
The Charlotte Women’s Bar is the local chapter of the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys (“NCAWA”). To be a member of the Charlotte Women’s Bar, one must first be a member of NCAWA. Chapter membership for the Charlotte Women’s Bar is $25.00 annually.
NCAWA’s mission is to promote the participation of women in the legal profession and advance the rights and welfare of women under the law. Benefits of membership include leadership development, professional development, opportunities to develop meaningful personal connections on local and statewide levels. Members are also afforded invaluable opportunities to stay informed about state politics through monthly legislative updates and regular calls with the lobbyist during legislative sessions. But, like any organization achieving its goals, the experience of membership is unique to every individual. CWB understands that its impact is tied to the uniqueness of its members.
Take Jaci Jones, the current President of the Charlotte Women’s Bar, as an example. When describing CWB’s impact on her personal and professional life, she explains: “Joining CWB has provided me with unique opportunities to build my network and enhance my development as an attorney that I would not have gotten anywhere else. Not only that, CWB’s mission of furthering the interests of women both in the legal profession as well as in the justice system has been a personal highlight for me.”
Or, Alyssa Levine, former President of the Charlotte Women’s Bar, she explains that: “CWB has provided me with opportunities to connect with attorneys in different practice areas and professionals in other industries. Not only have I gained new friends, I’ve expanded my professional referral network which has been invaluable for connecting attorneys and potential clients with each other. My CWB membership has resulted in strengthened ties with other local organizations and service to the Mecklenburg County Bar as an affinity bar ex-officio member on the Diversity & Inclusion Committee.”
For more than 40 years, NCAWA has worked to promote and improve the administration of justice, and to increase the effective participation of women in the justice system, in public office, and within the legal profession. NCAWA also has a registered political action committee which makes non-partisan judicial endorsements for general elections, providing members with a platform to influence the makeup of North Carolina’s judiciary. CWB has proudly furthered NCAWA’s mission in the Charlotte community for the last 15 years.
The marketplace of ideas is a better place because of the collective contributions of NCAWA and CWB. If knowledge is power, the legal profession is a more powerful body because of NCAWA and CWB.
CoLaw sincerely thanks CWB and NCAWA for its support of the live podcast CLE on Wednesday, 9/18, at 1026 Jay Street from 6p to 7p. It really wouldn’t be possible without them.
Interested in attending; sign up here.