Lieff Cabraser partner Kelly M. Dermody will moderate a panel discussion today on “Challenges in the U.S. Court Systems and in the Practice of Law in the U.S.,” at the National Association of Women Judges 42nd Virtual Annual Conference. The panel takes place on the first day of the conference, where topics will focus on access to justice and gender equality. Speakers will discuss advancements made since allegations of misconduct were made against U.S. Federal Judge Alex Kozinski and other issues related to harassment in the practice of law.
About the National Association of Women Judges
Since its formation in 1979, NAWJ has inspired and led the American judiciary in achieving fairness and equality for vulnerable populations.
NAWJ’s mission is to promote the judicial role of protecting the rights of individuals under the rule of law through strong, committed, diverse judicial leadership; fairness and equality in the courts; and equal access to justice.
The organization is dedicated to the following ideals:
- Ensuring equal justice and access to the courts for all including women, youth, the elderly, minorities, the underprivileged and people with disabilities
- Providing judicial education on cutting-edge issues of importance
- Developing judicial leaders
- Increasing the number of women on the bench in order for the judiciary to accurately reflect the role of women in the democratic society
- Improving the administration of justice to provide gender-fair decisions for both male & female litigations
About Kelly M. Dermody
The Chair of Lieff Cabraser’s employment practice group and Managing Partner of Lieff Cabraser’s San Francisco office, Kelly M. Dermody specializes in class and collective actions on behalf of plaintiffs in employment and consumer cases, including gender discrimination cases against Google, KPMG, and Goldman Sachs. Her additional case work includes wage suppression claims against technology, healthcare, and academic institutions; overtime and lost pay lawsuits for low-wage workers, I/T professionals, and foreign nationals working for American corporations; and ERISA claims that she has tried on behalf of employees and retirees for pension plan abuses.