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“I tell all my women colleagues that they need to be part of Trial by Woman. I found Trial by Woman at a time when I was recovering from real litigation fatigue, and needed to renew my energy quickly for some trial cases I believed in. An empowering community of fellow women lawyers is what I needed. This profession can be very isolating, especially for women and solo practitioners, and Trial by Woman is the cure for that isolation.  The needs, motivations and strengths of women trial lawyers are unique and should be nurtured differently. Trial by Woman is where your sisters in the law have your back!” - SaraEllen

Welcome to Trial By Woman: The Forum! The Forum is a traditional listserv  - only better! We developed The Forum to create a space for like-minded women to come together, connect, share ideas and get resources to take their legal practices - and their lives - to the next level. Our vision is a bigger and better life for all of us - inside and outside the courtroom. 

We welcome all women trial lawyers to The Forum, regardless of practice area and regardless of which "side" you represent. At Trial By Woman and in The Forum, there are no "sides." We also welcome women who want to become trial lawyers and women who have been promised trial work but whose employers haven't delivered. This is a space for all of us. We are all women in a male-dominated field. The work we can do together and the efforts we make to build up ourselves and the women around us will enrich our practices, our lives and our profession. 

The Forum is a traditional, e-mail-based listserv, in which you receive and post messages through your e-mail inbox. But, we've got more. We'll also offer videos and online video conference chats where we discuss strategies and practices that make us better women, better wives, better partners, better mothers, better lawyers and better humans. We believe strongly in exploring well outside the bounds of our profession to enrich ourselves, and we've done a lot of leg work over the years. In our Forum videos, we'll distill for you some key concepts that have helped us on our journeys. 

We are a positive and intentional community with a focus on uplifting and enriching content. The Forum is a space where we can discuss the issues we encounter with litigation, in the courtroom, and in life, as women leaders in our field. 

We charge an annual $247 or $25 month-to-month fee to subscribe to The Forum for a couple reasons: one, we have real women who manage and monitor The Forum; two, we believe that commitment is important to make real and positive changes in your life and in your practice.

We're thrilled you're here. So, let's get started building this community together! Please forward this invitation to the women in your life.

xoxo, Courtney and Theresa

Please Note: We’ve dedicated this space to supporting and enriching women in their legal practices. We invite anyone who wishes to advance that objective to join us here on The Forum. We welcome all genders, religions, colors, shapes, sizes and dance styles.

“The message of Trial by Woman is straightforward and clear. To female trial attorneys: you are uniquely talented and suited to be a trial attorney, not in spite of the fact that you are a woman, but because you are. To the law firms who are not doing enough to recruit and retain women: your loss. That is a message I can get behind.” - Rachel E. Potter

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