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The Women's Caucus is making a strong comeback to give the women of OAJ a network to connect with and a platform to work from. Groups are set up in Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati and Toledo already with quarterly lunches always in the works. Connect with your fellow ladies in OAJ today.

Section Chair Megan Frantz Oldham | Tzangas Plakas Mannos


July Update - Women's Caucus
By: Sydney McLafferty, Esq.
The Women’s Caucus has kicked off the 2015-2016 year with a bang!  In conjunction with President Gallucci’s plan to involve OAJ in a variety of philanthropic efforts throughout the year, the Women’s Caucus has taken on the first fundraiser of the year. So far, just in the month of June, through contributions from OAJ’s board members, we have raised $2,000  for the Cleveland Kids in Need organization.

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Women's Caucus update
By: Sydney McLafferty
At the Winter Convention this past November, Women’s Caucus Chair Sydney McLafferty and Executive Committee Member, Ellen McCarthy were pleased to present a professionalism session entitled  Understanding The Legal, Neurological And Psychological Aspects Of Tolerance. Our speaker, Scott Warrick, is a consultant in the legal aspects of human resources.  With a juris doctorate of his own, Mr. Warrick brought highly specialized information with him to explain how and why lawyers can get it all wrong (or right!) in handling what should otherwise be easy relations between males and females in the workplace.  As Mr. Warrick said, if you wouldn’t want to read it on the front page of the newspaper – DON’T DO IT!

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The power of gender equity
By: Kim Hougherty and Sofia Bruera
Shared from AAJ

Unconscious gender stereotypes affect how women lawyers are perceived, which can translate into missed opportunities. Women and men have an equal interest in fostering change, and our clients will benefit from the effort. Gender inequality is a pervasive issue that affects the legal profession, the adequate and fair representation of our clients, and trial lawyers' ultimate success. Women and men must do their part, starting with recognizing and raising awareness of the issue.

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Women's Caucus
This year’s Women’s Caucus got off to a great start at the May convention where we heard from OAJ member and State Representative Connie Pillich (Cincinnati).  Connie’s inspiring discussion focused on how she has relied upon her experience as a trial lawyer to her work with fellow legislators, many of whom are not lawyers, as to the real world implications of the legislation they create. 
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