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Lady Justice

Posted By Lawyers Club President Danna Cotman, Thursday, March 7, 2019
Updated: Thursday, March 7, 2019

Yesterday’s Trial Advocacy Task Force meeting, Co-chaired by Christopher Todd and Deborah Wolfe, included an enriching conversation on the topic of the female figure of justice viewed through the lens of art and ancient gods and goddesses and what we can learn from that to improve our strengths as trial lawyers.

 

The guest speaker, Sarah E. Murray, President and Senior Consultant of Trialcraft, highlighted the paradox that, while female depictions of justice can be traced as far back as Mesopotamian civilizations, and Justitia, the Roman Goddess of Justice, was depicted blind with both a sword and scales, trial has historically been the purview of men.

A key takeaway from the talk was that our strength and ability to advocate and be persuasive in the courtroom means being authentically ourselves and embracing and using our “masculine” and “feminine” energies, regardless and distinct from gender or sex. Also that honing those skills is done in community.

The meeting was fun, provocative, and informative. It made me think about how Lawyers Club inspires and mentors feminist leaders: we do it as a community, mentoring, by providing timely and meaningful programming to our members, welcoming and collaborating with our male allies, law firms, law schools, sponsors, and other community organizations. But there is more to be done and as you know, nothing beats a personal connection.

So, I ask you, what else can YOU do to be an inspiring feminist leader and to mentor others? Share your ideas with us – we want your input! Please comment on this post. And…share the benefits of Lawyers Club with your friends and networks! LC’s spring membership drive is in full swing! Non-members of LC can join now for $50; their membership will run through June 30, 2020. By joining now, a new member can also take advantage of the member ticket prices for events such as Equal Pay Day, the Annual Dinner, and more! Let’s work together to elevate more feminist leaders and make a difference!

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