Maine State Bar Schedules Video: Communicating Across The Gender Gap

Friday, August 1, 2008 - 00:00

The video titled Communication Across the Gender Gap - What Lawyers Need to Know! can be viewed on Friday, August 22 from 8:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Black Bear Inn and Conference Center, 4 Godfrey Drive, Orono, Maine. The program is sponsored by the Maine State Bar Association.

Communication always goes two ways. What we say may not always be what someone else hears and how well we communicate is deeply affected by gender.

This video will teach participants: how to use one's natural style to one's advantage; how the nature of the legal profession exaggerates gender differences; how the rules of a meeting affect who talks and how the seating arrangement at a table makes a difference in who participates; how age influences gender considerations; how gender affects interactions in the courtroom; how to defuse gender conflicts in the office, and why many lawyers turn off potential clients of the opposite sex.

The presenters are Steven Stark, former commentator, CNN, NPR and VOA, and Sarah Wald, former assistant provost, Harvard University and assistant dean, University of North Carolina School of Law.

For more details and information about available CLE credits, please visit The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel at

To register call (877) 622-7554 or visit