Mentoring Committee

This committee is analyzing the need for mentoring programs in Tennessee and developing a mentoring program for the TBA.

Immediate Past Chair
Evans Harrison Hackett PLLC
835 Georgia Ave, Suite 800
Chattanooga, TN 37402

Study: Women at Wall Street Firms Are Rarely Partners

Law360’s third annual “Glass Ceiling Report” revealed women at Wall Street firms are rarely promoted to partners, the ABA Journal reports. Of the 8,549 attorneys practicing at Wall Street firms, only 3.9 percent are female partners, compared to male partners at 17.1 percent. The study (sub. req.) noted 40 percent of law school graduates are women.

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Deadline Extended to Dec. 18 for DLI Applications

The YLD Diversity Committee has extended the deadline for applying for the 2016 Diversity Leadership Institute (DLI) until Dec. 18 at 5 p.m. Central. The DLI is a six-month program offering opportunities for leadership training, networking and mentoring for 2L and 3L law students. The program will run from January to June 2016. Learn more about the program or download an application from the TBA website. The committee also is seeking attorneys to serve as mentors for the law student class members. Contact Diversity Committee Chair Amber Floyd at 901-537-1054 to volunteer.

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