How Do We Have It All? A Candid Conversation Between Women+

Event Description

Online registration for this program has closed. Walk-ins welcome - please register at 12:30 the day of the event.


Hosted by the MSBA New Lawyers Section and Minnesota Women Lawyers

We may live in a modern society, but women+* entering the legal profession face a multitude of obstacles to pursue a successful career. Despite discussions of improving gender equality in the legal profession, the number of women+ lawyers have only minimally risen in the past decade. Gender bias continues to present itself at the office but the issues that it creates are fixable, so long as women+ are equipped with the tools to address it.

Join the MSBA New Lawyers Section and Minnesota Women Lawyers for candid conversation between women+ about the issues women+ face inside and outside of the office. Molly Hough, Founder of Juris Consult, will kick-off the conversation with interactive presentations on the following topics: (1) I feel like I am floundering - dealing with that feeling of inadequacy; (2) what expectations should I have and how to advocate for myself; and (3) the importance of your network and how to build it. Attendees will gain valuable tools and insight on how to best navigate gender bias related issues in the legal profession.

After, we will transition to a panel discussion on the journey towards work-life balance and feeling well-rounded. We curated a unique group of women with different career paths and roles outside of the workplace to serve on our panel and provide their knowledge and insight on how women+ entering the legal profession can have it all.

The afternoon will conclude with a reception for attendees to network and continue the discussion.

*Women+ means this event is a woman-focused event that intends an inclusive definition of women. We are welcoming and respectful of women, including trans women and those who are nonbinary, gender non-conforming, and anyone who identifies as a woman in a way that is significant to them. We also welcome allies who are committed to creating environments that are supportive of people who are typically underrepresented in the workplace and beyond.

Molly Hough, Founder, Juris Consult
Judge Ellen L. Maas, Tenth Judicial District (retired)
Tessa Boury, Director, Hudson Hospital Foundation
Areti Georgopoulos, Attorney, Harmony Law Firm

Susan Tegt, Shareholder, Larkin Hoffman

Travel Grants
This event is in-person only. A limited number of travel grants will be made available to MSBA New Lawyers Section members traveling 60 or more miles to attend this event. A grant will cover up to $300 in travel and lodging expenses. If interested, please email .

Free Professional Headshots
Doors for the event open at 12:00 pm and the program will begin promptly at 1:00 pm. A photographer will be available to take free professional headshots for attendees from 12:00 to 1:00 pm.

Donate to Dress for Success
Bring your gently used women's clothing items, including professional shoes, bags, jackets, dresses, and pants to the event and we will donate it for you! Learn more about Dress for Sucess

Larkin Hoffman
Flaherty & Hood, P.A.

CLE Credits: 2.5 Standard CLE credits | Event code: 486425

Cost: $20 (Free for law students and new admittees)

Registration Deadline:  Monday, May 15

Payments/Cancellations:  Please register online or over the phone by credit card whenever possible. If you must pay by check, please use this registration form . Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy .

Accommodations: We are committed to creating an inclusive environment in which all members can participate fully. If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event, please notify the program manager with at least 72 hours notice prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations. Thank you.

Program Manager: Sarah Grundhoefer |

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Thursday, May 18, 2023

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Holman's Table
644 Bayfield St
Saint Paul, MN 55107