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Duane Morris Named to Honor Roll for Commitment to Women Lawyers and Diversity for Fourth Year in a Row

April 18, 2013

PHILADELPHIA, April 18, 2013—Duane Morris LLP is pleased to announce that the firm has been cited on the 2013 Honor Roll of Legal Organizations Welcoming Women Professionals. Created by the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) Commission on Women in the Profession (WIP), the annual list recognizes law firms that are committed to diversity and provide tools to enable women lawyers to continue and advance in their professional careers. These firms provide flexible work schedules, backup childcare, networking events and other innovative programs. Duane Morris will be honored during the commission's 20th Annual Conference, "You and the PBA Commission on Women in the Profession: Opportunities and Challenges," May 9, at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown.

This is the fourth year in a row that Duane Morris has been named to the Honor Roll. This year, the committee noted that Duane Morris was cited for its ranking in Working Mother magazine as one of the top law firms for women.

The Duane Morris Women's Initiative, led by partner Sharon Caffrey, brings together women attorneys throughout the firm to exchange ideas, foster and expand business contacts and opportunities, and enhance attorney development. The Initiative develops and sponsors programs on various topics, including women's leadership, legal trends geared toward female in-house counsel and practice-related issues. The Initiative sponsors a multi-city clothing drive for Dress for Success, collecting and donating professional clothing and accessories to help women in low-income communities. In addition, the Initiative's Springboard to Success™ program helps junior partners develop business contacts and strategy. The Initiative holds internal networking lunches and activities for all Duane Morris women attorneys, including a Women's Initiative Retreat for all women attorneys that focuses on educational programming as well as networking.

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