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Welcome Back! The vacations are over, the kids are back in school and it is back to the shop. But not for all of us. Although women make up about 50% of law students, it’s common knowledge that as the years pass, the numbers of women practicing law in traditional firms dwindle. Often the decline […]
Women’s Section CCCBA hosted its annual Wine Tasting at the Contra Costa Country Club in Pleasant Hill on May 17.
The Women’s Section held their Happy Hour event on July 9, 2015, at Jack’s Restaurant in Pleasant Hill.
The 2015 Women’s Section Annual Wine Tasting and Silent Auction was held on Thursday, April 23, 2015.
Thank you to all supporters!
Contra Costa Superior Court’s own Judge Clare Maier received a Rose Bird Award by the California Women Lawyers.
Highlights of the February 2015 Contra Costa Lawyer Women in Law edition include articles on the CCCBA Women’s Section, egg freezing, extraction, role models and more.
With young law students like the 2014 scholarship recipients leading the way, there is no doubt the Women’s Section will continue to excel.
Thank you to all our supporters in helping us exceed our $15,000 goal! Proceeds benefit the Hon. Patricia Herron and Hon. Ellen James Scholarship Fund.
Highlights of the August 2013 Contra Costa Lawyer edition include articles about women in the judiciary, rainmaking, gender discrimination issues and more.
With the gradual increase of women in law school and women practicing law, more and more women are being appointed or elected to serve as judges. The appointments being made are slowly reflecting our diversity in terms of race, gender and sexual orientation. The mere presence of women judges, no matter their ideology, has had important policy implications.The judicial system has become more representative of the population, and the presence of women in the judiciary has legitimated the participation of women in the legal system, making the system itself more just.
Hindsight and a more thorough knowledge of gender issues in the legal field provided me with the insight that I did not realize how much I didn’t know about gender issues in general. Perhaps I was not as afraid or concerned as I should have been. Success did not happen because of a diligent awareness of biases against women and minorities. It happened in spite of that lack of awareness.
California Women Lawyers (CWL) was organized “to advance women in the profession of law; to better the position of women in society; to eliminate all inequity based on sex; and to provide an organization for collective action and expressions germane to the aforesaid purposes.”
The increased presence of women in the workforce continues to disrupt entrenched patriarchal systems and contribute to the development and further refinement of anti-discrimination laws.