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Career & Professional Development Center

Hon. Betty Roberts Women in the Law Program

Date: 5:15pm - 7:00pm PDT March 28, 2011 Location: Law School Student Lounge

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    Hon. Carol Hunstein
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    Justice Virginia Linder, Oregon Supreme Court
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    Hon. Adrienne Nelson, Multnomah County Circuit Court
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    Paula Abrams, Jeffrey Bain Faculty Scholar and Professor of Law

Law School Student Lounge

The Law School will welcome Hon. Carol Hunstein, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia, as the third Hon. Betty Roberts Women in the Law Speaker.  Her remarks will focus on “Women in the Law:  We’ve Come a Long Way – Maybe”.

Justice Hunstein is the second woman in history to serve as a member of Georgia’s Supreme Court. Recently, she was featured in an American Bar Association Journal article entitled “Tipping the Scales,” which focused on the strides women in the South have made in the state judiciaries (July 2010).

Justice Hunstein was the first woman to serve as President of the Council of Superior Court Judges. She currently chairs the Georgia Commission on Access and Fairness, which is charged with implementing the recommendations of the Commission on Gender Bias and the Commission on Racial and Ethnic Bias.

Justice Hunstein is also a former Rosalynn Carter Honorary Fellow in Public Policy at the Emory University Institute on Women’s Studies and, among many other honors, in 1999, she received the American Bar Association Commission on Women in the Profession’s Margaret Brent Award.

A panel discussion will follow Justice Hunstein’s remarks.  The panel, which will include Hon. Virginia Linder, Oregon Supreme Court, Hon. Lynn Nakamoto, Oregon Court of Appeals, and Hon. Adrienne Nelson, Multnomah County Court, will discuss “What Difference Does Difference Make.”  Moderated by Professor Paula Abrams, the group will focus on the impact that having a female attorney representing a client or issue and/or a female judge hearing a case makes and why that is important/valuable as part of our evolving legal system.

A short reception will follow.

1.25 OSB Access to Justice CLE credit will be sought.

The Hon. Betty Roberts Women in the Law Program is made possible through an endowment by Williams Love O’Leary & Powers PC.