National attention has addressed the pay gap for women. Beyond that, there is an information gap, a power and understanding gap, and common perceptions of femininity that have resulted in institutional disadvantages for female attorneys, especially litigators. This program exposes nationwide statistics regarding the wage gap between female and male attorneys and pays special focus to recent academic and bar association studies addressing gender differences in the profession. The course also addresses practical ways to overcome this gender gap, including negotiation strategies and skills to foster leadership and opportunities for professional development. Taught by Russo & Toner Managing Attorney Florina Altshiler, the goal of this program is not just to raise awareness of the issue but to also offer its participants the opportunity to solve the problem.
Florina Altshiler is a litigation attorney specializing in labor law and premise liability matters. Her practice also includes medical malpractice and general negligence law. Previously, Ms. Altshiler worked as an Assistant District Attorney for the State of Alaska where she handled the prosecution of the highest-level felonies including homicides, sexual assaults and violent felonies through jury trial. She has prosecuted over twenty cases through jury verdict. Prior to working as a prosecutor, Ms. Altshiler honed her litigation skills at nationally recognized law firms in New York City for seven years. She has significant experience in the areas of complex medical malpractice, premises liability and construction accident litigation.
Ms. Altshiler is the managing attorney for the firm’s Buffalo, NY office.
I would recommend this course to all women entering the legal profession or traditionally non female professions. I wish such a course was available 20 years ago.
So good. Very informative, thanks!
Outstanding! Very informative and actionable presentation. Easy to follow and digest. Thank you!
This was an outstanding presentation and the documents provided are great. Looking forward to more presentations from Attorney Altshiler.
This was a great CLE and I loved the presenter and the topic! The best one so far on here! Please have this presenter back with more information in this area of law and gender inequity!
Very well done with practical suggestions. Thank you!
Great presentation. Really enjoyed it.
Great material. Really learned a lot from this presentation.