Sarah Mugmon is an employment attorney at the Lipp Law Firm, PC. She has a pragmatic approach to client counseling and a knack for negotiating solid settlement agreements, regardless of whether her clients are businesses or individuals. In her free time, you can find her attending group fitness classes around DC, visiting family and friends in San Francisco and New York City, or dog-sitting her best friend’s mini dachshund.
When did you join the WBA?
In what committees/forums have you been involved?
Co-chair of the Amicus Committee from 2020 to present
Why did you join the Women’s Bar Association?
After several months of enduring the COVID-19 pandemic, I was seeking a community where I could connect and socialize with others. My colleague, Roya Vasseghi, recommended that I join the WBA and get involved with a committee. I am grateful for Roya’s suggestion and introduction into this organization because I have since met so many other inspiring and friendly folks.
What benefits do you get from being a part of the WBA and why do you think others should join?
The WBA has offered me rewarding opportunities to mentor law students and new attorneys. I have also attended valuable WBA webinars that provided me with practical advice for my job, my wellbeing, and my overall personal branding and marketing. I also find the social events beneficial and that they provide a genuine sense of connectedness. For instance, Jill Yu’s speech at the 2021 WBA/WBAF Annual Dinner honoring her immigrant mom, as well as seeing her super happy mom in the audience, reminded me of my own mom and grandma’s sacrifice and hard work as immigrants themselves that got me to where I am in life.
What words of advice do you have for women new to the profession?
Remember that no one expects you to know as much as more experienced attorneys, and so, do not hesitate to ask senior attorneys around you questions and seek mentorship as soon as possible. I believe I would have eased a lot of worries had I sought out wisdom and support of other women lawyers earlier in my career.