2024 LaddHer Up

October 9 - 11, 2024 | Silverado Resort, Napa, CA

LaddHer Up, Ms. JD

LaddHer Up is a unique retreat for women law firm associates in the earlier stages of their careers — in their first ten years of practice — to personally engage with women general counsel for:

  • An opening networking reception followed by two days of professional development on compelling topics such as the art of self-promotion, the power of the ask and whisper networks, smart is not enough.
  • Personal career strategy discussions with general counsel
  • Business development and mentorship opportunities through curated events

An extraordinary business development opportunity for women associates.

We're still filling our 2024 agenda with inspiring speakers, workshops, and small group recreational activities to foster informal general counsel-associate social interaction.

General Counsel Testimonials

"It was a pleasure to be a part of this amazing initiative. Thank you for the opportunity to invest in the future of the legal profession and help make opportunities equally accessible to women."

“I always love this conference! I still keep in touch with some of my mentees from a few years ago.”

"I had a blast and honestly believe that was the best content and agenda I have seen in many years. It was an honor to be included and I learned a ton."

"Two impactful days full of general counsel and junior associates. Kudos to Ms. JD for recognizing the critical need to connect these two dynamic groups of women."


“I found the experience inspiring and energizing.”

"I met with several junior attorneys and invited them all to reach out after the event to continue our conversations, and look forward to cultivating these mentoring relationships - I always get so much out of mentoring and it was wonderful to do so in person."

What Law Firm Associates Are Saying

"LaddHer Up was far and away the best conference I've ever been to. It left me feeling inspired and invigorated."

“Thank you so much for an empowering two-day conference at LaddHer Up! I truly felt like I gained skills that will be instrumental to my goal of becoming an equity partner.”

"What a fantastic discussion - thought provoking and full of actionable advice!"

“LaddHer Up was a perfect example of the 'if you can see it, you can be it' idea. I have never been in one place with as many powerful women as I was this week. It opened up a new world of possibility for me.”

"That was the most inspiring and impactful event that I have ever attended."

“Thank you for putting together this incredible conference--I am so happy I had the opportunity to attend and am walking away with a new set of skills I can't wait to use.”

Past Participating Law Firms

LaddHer Up, Ms. JD, Akerman
LaddHer Up, Ms. JD, Baker McKenzie
LaddHer Up, Ms. JD, Burr Forman
LaddHer Up, Ms. JD, CDF labor law
LaddHer Up, Ms. JD, Constantine Cannon
LaddHer Up, Ms. JD, Covington
LaddHer Up, Ms. JD, Davis Graham Stubbs
LaddHer Up, Ms. JD, Davis Polk
LaddHer Up, Ms. JD, Debevoise & Plimpton
LaddHer Up, Ms. JD, Duane Morris
LaddHer Up, Ms. JD, Foley & Lardner
LaddHer Up, Ms. JD, Fox Rothschild
LaddHer Up, Ms. JD, Gibson Dunn
LaddHer Up, Ms. JD, Goodwin
LaddHer Up, Ms. JD, Holland Knight
LaddHer Up, Ms. JD, Husch Blackwell
LaddHer Up, Ms. JD, K&L Gates
LaddHer Up, Ms. JD, Kaplan Hecker & Fink
LaddHer Up, Ms. JD, Kellogg Hansen
LaddHer Up, Ms. JD, King and Spalding
LaddHer Up, Ms. JD, Kirkland & Ellis
LaddHer Up, Ms. JD, Latham & Watkins
LaddHer Up, Ms. JD, Morgan Lewis
LaddHer Up, Ms. JD, Morrison Foerster
LaddHer Up, Ms. JD, Munger Tolles & Olson
LaddHer Up, Ms. JD, Neal Gerber Eisenberg
LaddHer Up, Ms. JD, Nelson Mullins
LaddHer Up, Ms. JD, Orrick
LaddHer Up, Ms. JD, Paul Weiss
LaddHer Up, Ms. JD
LaddHer Up, Ms. JD, Seyfarth Shaw
LaddHer Up, Ms. JD, Sheppard Mullin
LaddHer Up, Ms. JD, Simpson Thacher
LaddHer Up, Ms. JD, Skadden
LaddHer Up, Ms. JD, Winston & Strawn


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