• Posts by Heidi Wilbur
    Attorney

    Heidi represents and counsels employers in all areas of employment law, and has assisted clients in both administrative matters and throughout the litigation process.  In addition to representing employers in single-plaintiff ...

January was a pretty good month, in more ways than one.

Wonder Woman with W

Did anyone else go see Wonder Woman this summer?  The superhero biopic has broken records and glass ceilings all over the place, making it the highest-grossing live-action film directed by a woman, the highest-grossing opening weekend from a female director, the highest-grossing woman-led superhero film, the first Marvel or DC Comics film directed by a woman, and the biggest domestic earnings for a DC Comics film (take that, Batman and Superman!)  Records aside, I was totally smitten with the film.  I walked out of that movie theatre bubbling with energy, feeling inspired and ready to take on the world.  My husband described me as “amped up.” 

Wonder Woman’s creator, Dr. William Marston, once described Wonder Woman as “psychological propaganda for the type of woman who, I believe, should rule the world.”  

I do not consider myself to be a confrontational person.  Maybe that sounds like a paradox cowomen argueming from a lawyer, but I suspect I may not be the only one in my profession who feels this way. To me, making persuasive legal arguments is fun, but getting yelled at or antagonized by a not-so-nice opposing counsel really stresses me out.

I get that this is often the goal of these sorts of tactics ...

As an attorney, I am always aware that the way I conduct myself professionally reflects on how my law firm, my law school, and my fellow attorneys are perceived out in the world.  Who wants to be the cause of another lawyer joke?  Not me!  But being an attorney is not my only identity.  I also happen to be a woman, a mom, and a lot of other things.

Female attorneys are doing amazing things all over the ...

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