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Women in the Courtroom

  • 28 Nov 2012
  • 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Federal Court House, Boston
  • 134


  • Free Registration

Proudly Presents


Addressing the Challenges Facing Women As Litigators

John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

8:00am to 11:00am

Please join us as our panelists discuss and answer questions about their experiences as women in the courtroom, including:

  • How do women communicate with jurors?
  • The perception of women in the courtroom
  • Can women litigators be as aggressive and confrontational as male litigators
  • The role of women in law firms and management
  • Business development as a woman
  • Balancing being a litigator with personal life

Guest Speakers:

Hon. Patti B. Saris

United States District Court Judge

Hon. Cynthia J. Cohen

Associate Justice

Massachusetts Appeals Court

Carmen M. Ortiz

United States Attorney

District of Massachusetts

Pamela Berman

Adler, Pollock & Sheehan, P.C.

President of the National Conference of the Women’s Barr Associations

Lisa Goodheart

Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen, P.C.

Past President, Boston Bar Association

Elizabeth N. Mulvey

Crowe & Mulvey, LLP

Inner Circle of Advocates


Grace V.B. Garcia

Morrison Mahoney, LLP

MassDLA Board Member

Emily G. Coughlin

Coughlin Betke LLP

Past President and Director of MassDLA

Register now. Free for MassDLA and Defense Research Institute Members. For non members, $30 per person. Continental breakfast served.



Gold Sponsor:

Catuogno Court Reporting & Stentel

Silver Sponsors:


O’Brien & Levine

Court Reporting Services


Exponent®, Inc.


                                                               Nancy Holtz

                                                                                 Superior Dispute Resolution


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