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SECTION UPDATE WOMEN IN THE PROFESSION Atlanta Bar Women in the Profession Section (WIP) is wrapping up another successful board year! WIP is dedicated to furthering the practice and perception of law, with a focus on issues unique to women in the legal field. Throughout the 2016-2017 board year, WIP has been organizing continuing education courses, community service opportunities, and networking events for its members. Breakfast CLE In February, WIP hosted a breakfast CLE at Atlanta Legal Aid’s downtown office, entitled “Lawyers, Sec- ondary Trauma, and Self Care.” Shelley Senterfitt, a lawyer and therapist, spoke to the group about the importance of managing stress inherent in the practice of law. She also provided advice on how to improve your well-being and deal with daily anxieties. March Madness In March, WIP participated in the Atlanta Bar Associa- tion’s March Madness Series. Our section paired up with the Breast Cancer Legal Project of Atlanta Legal Aid for the CLE “Wills and Advance Directives for Low-Income Clients.” The event took place at the State Bar of Georgia, with an at-capacity crowd. Attendees learned how to help cancer patients and other low- income adults plan for their future by assisting with wills, advance directives, and stand-by guardianships. Upcoming Events team, visit and register with the team “Women in the Profession & Breast Cancer Legal Project.” If you would like to receive the latest WIP updates and event details, you can follow us on Facebook at @AtlantaBarWIP, on Twitter at @AtlantaBar using the hashtag #AtlantaBarWIP, or on LinkedIn at “Atlanta Bar Women in the Profession Section.” The Women in the Profession Section board looks forward to see- ing everyone at the Atlanta Bar Association’s Annual meeting and awards luncheon on May 23rd at the Piedmont Driving Club! Women in the Profession Section 2016-2017 Board of Directors: Taylor Tribble, Chair Kimberly Charles, Chair-Elect Laurie Rashidi-Yazd, Secretary Megan Hodgkiss, Treasurer Sarah Cipperly, Immediate Past Chair Kristy Barnhart, Member at Large Meredith Carter, Member at Large Jaime Duguay, Member at Large Lisa Liang, Member at Large Sarah Siedentopf, Member at Large Emily Ward, Member at Large Megan Hodgkiss Hodgkiss Consulting LLC While the 2016-2017 board year may be coming to a close, the Women in the Profession section still has several upcoming events on the calendar! In June, WIP will host its annual Woman of Achievement Award Luncheon at the Capital City Club. We are excited to announce that this year’s recipient will be the Hon- orable Mary Grace Diehl, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Northern District of Georgia. Also in June, the WIP section and Atlanta Legal Aid’s Breast Cancer Legal Project will once again pair up for the Susan G. Komen of Greater Atlanta “Race for the Cure” 5K at Lenox Square. (Please note – this an- nual event has been rescheduled from Mother’s Day weekend to Saturday, June 24th to accommodate the repairs to the I-85 bridge in Buckhead). To join our The Official News Publication of the Atlanta Bar Association THE ATLANTA LAWYER 31