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Women’s Section Annual Wine Tasting & Silent Auction [photos]

Women’s Section Annual Wine Tasting & Silent Auction [photos]

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.

August 2013 - Women in Law Edition

August 2013 – Women in Law Edition

Highlights of the August 2013 Contra Costa Lawyer edition include articles about women in the judiciary, rainmaking, gender discrimination issues and more.

Women and the Judiciary

Women and the Judiciary

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.

A Personal Reflection: Gender Issues and Women in Law

A Personal Reflection: Gender Issues and Women in Law

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:  Strong Roots Promise a Bright Future

California Women Lawyers: Strong Roots Promise a Bright Future

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.”

Women in the Workforce

Women in the Workforce

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.

Women's Section Power Lunch [photos]

Women’s Section Power Lunch [photos]

On June 19, 2013, the Women’s Section held a Power Lunch at Tender Greens in Walnut Creek. The Power Lunches are hosted every other month, with the next one scheduled for August 14, 2013.

Women's Section Annual Wine Tasting Event, Honoring Judge Cram [photos]

Women’s Section Annual Wine Tasting Event, Honoring Judge Cram [photos]

The Women’s Section Annual Wine Tasting and Silent Auction was held on April 11, 2013. This year’s event was dedicated to the Hon. Joyce Cram on the occasion of her retirement and for her service to the Women’s Section. Proceeds benefited the Hon. Patricia Herron and Hon. Ellen James Scholarship Fund.

Women's Section Powerlunch [Photos]

Women’s Section Powerlunch [Photos]

In January, the Women’s Section held their Power Networking Lunch, which was a great success! Please see photos below.

Women's Section Annual Wine Tasting & Silent Auction

Women’s Section Annual Wine Tasting & Silent Auction

delicious wines, tasty hors d’oevres, sparkling auction items – all for a great cause

Women's Section Annual Wine Tasting and Silent Auction [PHOTOS]

Women’s Section Annual Wine Tasting and Silent Auction [PHOTOS]

The Women’s section annually awards The Honorable Patricia Herron and Honorable Ellen James Scholarship to Bay Area law students who have excelled in school and have been active in benefiting women’s …

When Treatment is Not Enough

When Treatment is Not Enough

Drug court programs are remarkably successful. When a judge supervises their progress, substance abusing/addicted offenders are six times more likely to stay in treatment long enough for them to get better.

Employment Law at the Movies: You Can't Go Wrong Watching These Workplace Documentaries

Employment Law at the Movies: You Can’t Go Wrong Watching These Workplace Documentaries

“Inequality for All”: This movie adds new perspective to this year’s discussion on raising the federal minimum wage.

The Sugar Wars of Crockett

The Sugar Wars of Crockett

In 1938, an especially bitter strike tore apart the close-knit Crockett community. All roads into Crockett were sealed off in order to control the growing bloodshed.

Meet CCCBA’s New Executive Director: Theresa Hurley

Meet CCCBA’s New Executive Director: Theresa Hurley

I grew up in Mill Valley, the oldest of six girls all very close in age. After receiving my BA in sociology from UC Santa Barbara, I moved to New Zealand.

All Sections' Summer Mixer [photos]

All Sections’ Summer Mixer [photos]

Held at the Pyramid Alehouse in Walnut Creek, CCCBA members mingled and networked into the evening.

Christopher N. Schneider: Car Collector/Pilot | Nancy L. Powers: Motorcycle Rider

Christopher N. Schneider: Car Collector/Pilot | Nancy L. Powers: Motorcycle Rider

I organized a riding club called Professional Motorcycle Sisters (PMS for short) to meet professional and business women’s needs.

Top 10 Reasons to Plan for Succession of Your Law Practice

Top 10 Reasons to Plan for Succession of Your Law Practice

Like your personal assets, any value of your practice will be lost or greatly diminished without succession planning. Estate plans aren’t just for sissies.

The Law and the County Archives

The Law and the County Archives

The story you are about to enjoy was written by the Hon. A. F. Bray, who was a force of nature in Contra Costa County. The county was privileged to have his love of history to guide us.

May 2014 - Insurance Edition

May 2014 – Insurance Edition

Highlights of the May 2014 Contra Costa Lawyer edition include insurance articles on structured settlements, personal injury claims, health care insurance and more.