Having It All: A Forum On Balancing Life and the Ethical Practice of Law


"Having It All: A Forum On Balancing Life and the Ethical Practice of Law"


(l to r): District Judge Cecilia Altonaga, Magistrate Judge Chris McAliley, Hilarie Bass (member of the Executive Committee of Greenberg Traurig), Julie Siefkas-Marin (Senior Counsel at Royal Caribbean), and Celeste Higgins (an Assistant Federal Public Defender)

The February 19th panel discussion was the kick-off event for the South Florida Chapter of the Federal Bar Association's new "Women Lawyers Initiative." The goal of the Women Lawyers Initiative is to encourage dialogue in our legal community on the unique challenges facing women lawyers. We also hope to foster networking and business generation opportunities for women lawyers in South Florida. Future events will include trial practice seminars aimed at women lawyers, speed-mentoring events between senior and junior lawyers, and some fun after-work happy hours.