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BASF's International Human Rights Section and Women's Impact Network: No Glass Ceiling 2.0 Committee, co-sponsored with International Action Network for Gender Equity & Law (IANGEL) present
Powering Global Change

April 30, 2019: 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
MCLE Credits - 1 H, Light refreshments will be provided for Networking Reception
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Powering Global Change: How pro bono partnerships advance gender equality

Nancy J. Newman
Partner, Hanson Bridgett LLP
Founder & President, International Action Network for Gender Equity & Law

Dorothy L. Fernandez
Pro Bono Counsel, Morrison & Foerster LLP

Amelia Waliany
Board of Director, Strategic Advocacy for Human Rights (SA-HR)

Deborah Daniloff
Assistant General Counsel and Director, Bank of America

Shruti Rana
Professor, School of Global and International Studies
Indiana University Bloomington

This panel will address a significant barrier preventing women worldwide from exercising or protecting their human rights: access to legal services. Lawyers play a critical role in defending human rights, but women around the world face financial, social, and geographical obstacles to obtaining legal representation and support. Pro bono partnerships among lawyers, firms, and organizations can help advance womenâ€ÿs human rights globally. This panel, featuring women who have broken through glass ceilings in their fields, will examine ways that volunteer law- yers from a variety of settings - law firms, in-house, non-profits, and those in career transitions - can partner to power global change and advance womenâ€ÿs human rights. Panelists will discuss pro bono opportunities and engagement, as well as the challenges and potential of such partnerships, and how pro bono engagement can benefit career development at all levels of seniority in the legal profession.

IANGEL lawyer volunteers have supported strategic litigation, helped reform discriminatory laws, supported the capacity of women's rights organizations to continue their urgent work, and provided legal support to survivors of violence. Pro bono support plays a crucial role in advancing women's rights globally.

The panel will be followed by a networking session, where attendees are encouraged to make connections with panelists and representatives of organizations seeking pro bono lawyers.

IANGEL members register by emailing to receive the section discount

Section Chair: Mark Lasser, Lasser Law Office


BASF Conference Center
301 Battery Street
3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111


MCLE Registration: 5:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Program/Reception: 6:00 - 7:15 p.m.


BASF Student MemberComplimentary
Guest Ticket$20.00
Section Member$20.00
BASF Member$40.00

Note: All prices increase by $10.00 on the day of the program.

Event Code: G193702

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