Darleene Peters, Kennard Davis, and Marcus Hunter served as Attorney Volunteers in the Louis A. Martinet Society’s 4th Annual Pathways & Pipelines to Success Program. The Pathways and Pipelines program is designed to promote and prepare future attorneys of color by offering them opportunities to meet, network with, and obtain one-on-one resume writing and interviewing techniques from Judges and Attorneys from the Greater New Orleans area. This year the program had over 140 law students registered, and over 70 practitioners volunteered. This annual event took place on Saturday, February 2nd at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law.
Darleene Peters & Katherine Wells attended an empowering legal seminar entitled “Not Just a Pretty Face: Developing Powerful Women of Substance for Success.” The event was sponsored by The Greater New Orleans Louis A. Martinet Legal Society, Inc. and The Association of Women Attorneys.
Panelists included Dawn Barrios– a local attorney, Nandi Campbell– local Attorney, Loyola and Tulane Law Professor, and Eboni Williams– attorney, book author, and Fox News Host. Darleene and Katherine are pictured here with Eboni Williams.
Darleene Peters and Skylar Rudin attended the National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF) Annual Meeting and Law Firm Expo, held in New York City, September 17-20, 2017.
The NAMWOLF meeting didn’t disappoint! Darleene and Skylar were able to participate in informal networking activities, such as a scavenger hunt throughout the City that Skylar helped organize. The event was hosted by the Emerging Leaders Initiative (ELI), on which our very own Skylar serves as a member of the ELI Board and as the Co-Chair of the Networking/Business Development Committee. She also received recognition for her efforts during the General Session of the Annual Meeting.
Darleene was a first-time attendee at the meeting and participated in the First Time Attendee Orientation where she learned more about NAMWOLF, met the NAMWOLF Team, and other colleagues. She also attended the Law Firm Cross Marketing Session on Trust and Relationship-Building and engaged in interactive exercises with other attendees to learn the importance of connections and trust in building your professional network.
All of the sessions and receptions provided opportunities to enlighten, network, and engage all attendees. Another highlight of the meeting was the Law Firm Expo, which allowed attorneys from various practice settings and locations the opportunity to further network with in-house counsel, various legal association members, and other attorneys in private practice, in an effort to assist with building their professional networks and practices.
KPW is proud to be a NAMWOLF Member with legal expertise in several practice areas, and is one of three Louisiana Law Firm NAMWOLF Members.
Kuchler Polk Weiner attorneys attended the 2017 Dress for Success New Orleans Suits and Salads Luncheon on Friday, May 12th. The mission of Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Kuchler Polk Weiner is proud to be a sponsor for this great organization and its superb efforts to set up women for success!
In 2016, Darleene served as a Co-Chairperson for the NDC’s Louisiana Women in Leadership Symposium.
In 2015, Darleene served as the Facilitator for the NDC’s LA Chapter’s first “Best Practices” meeting.
Darleene served as a speaker for the Corporate Counsel Women of Color’s (CCWC) Pipeline Development program. In 2015, she spoke on the topic of “My Life as a Lawyer—Strengthening the Pipeline of Future Lawyers” at the Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, LA.
In 2012, Darleene was a speaker at the NDC’s 4th Annual Women’s Conference on the topics of “Managing Career Risk – Time and Sacrifice” and “Work-Life Balance in the 21st Century.”