Law Firm Sites Celebrating Women Attorneys
Creation of Women’s History Month
Women’s History Month (formerly Women’s History Week) started in the 1980s. The designated month “celebrate the contributions women have made to the United States and recognize the specific achievements women have made over the course of American history in a variety of fields.” In the United States, the National Women’s History Project creates a specific theme for each year’s celebration. Last year in 2020, the theme was “Valiant Women of the vote” and this year is a continuation (due to the pandemic) “Valiant Women of the Vote: Refusing to Be Silenced.”
Women have been central to the advancements and successes of many projects, movements, and endeavors in the US and throughout the world: from spaceships to CEOs, from artists to the many female attorneys we work with every single day in creating lawyer websites.
Advice from the American Bar Association
As part of our March Newsletter, we would like to take this time to celebrate and honor the women in law, as well as give resources from the American Bar Association for female success in law. Here are three tips they give for women to become partners in their firms:
- Have mentors and sponsors within and outside of the firm. These mentorship relationships can help motivate and teach women attorneys in the firm.
- Market Yourself. Continually marketing yourself for partnership is important for professional relationships with other attorneys in the firm and with individuals outside of the firm. Conferences and seminars are great places to market yourself.
- Advocate for yourself. You regularly advocate for your clients, and that same spirit could be helpful on your way to partnership.
Women Associations Helping Women Business Owners and Law Firms
In addition to these three tips from the American Bar Association, there are a few national organizations dedicated to helping female attorneys, and these three organizations have legal websites that can be a helpful resource:
National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF)
NAMWOLF’s mission is to “promote diversity in the legal profession by fostering successful relationships among preeminent minority and women owned law firms and pricate/public entities.”
Women Owned Law (WOL)
WOL is currently working on four goals to promote female entrepreneurs in law:
- “Develop Networks”
- “Promote Awareness and Increase Influence”
- “Provide Opportunities” and
- “Create a Sustainable, Adaptable and Effective Organization”
Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
WBENC’s mission is “to fuel economic growth globally by identifying, certifying, and facilitating the development of women-owned businesses.”
One of our highlights at Law Firm Sites is being able to work closely with many accomplished women attorneys, and we want to do what we can to help with your success. Having a professional law firm website can help you market yourself, to refer back to the tips given by the American Bar. If you have any questions about how we can help you create an effective law firm web design, contact us today!