Gender Fairness

HBA Gender Fairness Committee logoThis committee examines issues related to gender fairness in the legal profession and develops programs that provide a forum for the discussion of issues related to gender fairness, including seminars and networking opportunities. The committee promotes awareness of these issues within the profession and encourages law firms and corporate legal departments to sign the “Gender Initiative Commitment Statement.”

The Gender Fairness Committee Events "Practical Tools and Information for Gender Equality in the Legal Profession" and "Business Development for Women: How to Overcome Obstacles and Thrive" have been rescheduled due to health concerns. See the HBA web calendar for details.





Further resources for the Gender Fairness Implicit Bias Panel on November 28, 2018.

Read the HBA Gender Fairness Commitment Statement

Thank you to all the firms who have signed the 2018 Gender Fairness Commitment Statement as of February 24, 2020:

Firms listed with an asterisk (*) signed the statement before March 1, 2019.


Gender Fairness Programs This Bar Year

A woman stands at a podium and addresses an audience
In November 2019, Monica Blacker of BAX Advisors discussed self-promotion and the annual review process.
Several adults line both sides of a long table
In February 2020, experienced attorneys and judges gathered to share wisdom with women HBA members licensed five years and under.


2019-2020 Co-Chairs:

Kristin Kruse Lotz, Daniels & Tredennick
Marissa Marquez, Legacy Community Health Montrose Clinic
Emery Richards, Blank Rome LLP

For more information on this committee, contact Tara Shockley at or (713) 759-1133.