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Women and the LawThe newsletter of the ISBA’s Standing Committee on Women and the Law

September 2010, vol. 16, no. 1

Recommended reading for all women lawyers

This recommendation is submitted by Catalyst reader and Women in the Law friend Susan L. Schoenberger. Susan is Legal Counsel for Ariel Investments, a minority-owned and women-led investment firm at 200 E. Randolph Dr., Ste. 2900, in Chicago. We encourage all Catalyst readers to submit recommendations for books, articles, or Web sites which may help our members expand their knowledge and improve their practice or lives.

The Woman Advocate, Second Edition

Abbe F. Fletman and Evelyn R. Storch, Editors

Foreword by Carolyn B. Lamm, ABA President

The Woman Advocate is by women advocates for woman advocates. It contains first-hand accounts by successful women lawyers of their experiences at all stages of career development. In the four parts of the book—Where We Are; How We Got There; What Our Environment Is Like; and Where We’re Going—the contributors provide reflections, advice, guidance, and, of course, “war stories” in lively, entertaining and insightful prose. From the perception of women and its effect on their ability to succeed, to building a book of business, to choosing a career path, and to looking at what lies ahead, The Woman Advocate will help you improve your skills and gain greater control over your professional life. Bulk discounts available.

“This is an essential book for all women advocates, whether they are still in law school, just starting out, at the height of their careers, or winding down. There is much to learn from the personal stories each chapter presents, and much to inspire women advocates to even greater heights.”

—JoAnne A. Epps

Dean, Temple University, Beasley School of Law

Philadelphia, PA

“The stories will inspire you. The practical advice to be gleaned from its pages will serve you well. The personal disclosures by women of substance will delight and may surprise you. The Woman Advocate should be at the top of your reading list for every woman lawyer, for every career woman in any field, and for the men who love them.”

—Laurel G. Bellows

Principal, The Bellows Law Group P.C.

Chicago, IL ■


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