Bernstein Shur’s Shiloh Theberge, Esq. to Host National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations in Portland, ME


Bernstein Shur’s Shiloh Theberge, Esq. to Host National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations in Portland, ME

PORTLAND AND AUGUSTA, ME (September 20, 2021): The Fall Retreat of the Board of Directors of the National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations (NCWBA) is happening soon in Portland, ME. Bernstein Shur’s Shiloh Theberge, Esq., President of the NCWBA Board, will host the Retreat events at the Portland office of Bernstein Shur. She will be welcoming her fellow directors, thought leaders from women’s bar organizations around the country, to join in a four-day conference during which, among other things, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) will be explored and discussed during NCWBA’s GOOD (Guys Overcoming Obstacles to Diversity) Guys™ program. The conference takes place from Thursday, September 23rd through Sunday, September 26th.

“The NCWBA Board retreat is held annually in the city of the current President, so I am thrilled to host here in our great city of Portland,” explained Shiloh Theberge, Esq., President, NCWBA. “As a labor and employment lawyer, I understand that making real progress on DEI is essential to the legal field as well as society in general, and I am looking forward to hearing from experts in the field on this issue during NCWBA’s GOOD Guys™ program that will be held as part of the Retreat,” Theberge added. “We also will spend time planning programming and speakers for NCWBA’s annual Women’s Bar Leadership Summit, which will be held in conjunction with the American Bar Association’s annual meeting in 2022.”

“I am very proud of the work Shiloh is doing as a national leader in the Women’s Bar,” said Joan Fortin, CEO. “I look forward to the opportunity to engage with the Board of Directors of the NCWBA and feel honored to be facilitating a panel discussion on DEI within the legal profession, which is a topic near to my heart and reflective of the core values of our law firm,” Fortin added.

The GOOD Guys event will include remarks from Teresa Beck, Shareholder and Co-Chair of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for Klinedinst Law, a firm headquartered in San Diego handling litigation in California, Arizona, Nevada, and Washington, and a presentation by Sheryl Axelrod, a nationally recognized DEI expert.  There will then be a panel discussion featuring several law firm leaders moderated by Joan Fortin, CEO of Bernstein Shur.

The NCWBA is a unique organization.  Its members are women’s bar organizations and law school organizations throughout the United States and in Canada.  NCWBA advocates for equality in the legal profession and in society by mobilizing and uniting women’s bar associations to effect change in gender-based processes and laws by providing a national forum for exchanging ideas, best practices, and information vital to the organizational growth and success of women’s bar organizations and the professional.  NCWBA is an affiliate of the American Bar Association (ABA), with a vote in the ABA House of Delegates, giving a voice to the debate and vote on many key ABA resolutions.


You can view the recording of the GOOD Guys program HERE.


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