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Women's Section Happy Hour [photos]

Women’s Section Happy Hour [photos]

The Women’s Section held their Happy Hour event on July 9, 2015, at Jack’s Restaurant in Pleasant Hill.

Women’s Section 2015 Wine Tasting & Silent Auction [photos]

Women’s Section 2015 Wine Tasting & Silent Auction [photos]

The 2015 Women’s Section Annual Wine Tasting and Silent Auction was held on Thursday, April 23, 2015.
Thank you to all supporters!

Judge Clare Maier Awarded by California Women Lawyers

Judge Clare Maier Awarded by California Women Lawyers

Contra Costa Superior Court’s own Judge Clare Maier received a Rose Bird Award by the California Women Lawyers.

February 2015 - Women in Law Edition

February 2015 – Women in Law Edition

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.

Thirty Years and Going Strong - The CCCBA Women’s Section

Thirty Years and Going Strong – The CCCBA Women’s Section

With young law students like the 2014 scholarship recipients leading the way, there is no doubt the Women’s Section will continue to excel.

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 …

Upping Our Game: Mindfulness and Meaning in Mediation

Upping Our Game: Mindfulness and Meaning in Mediation

A sensitivity to implicit bias, an awareness of our own emotions and judgments, and a facility for learning and conveying different meanings among the parties will serve us well.

August 2015 - Summertime Fun Edition

August 2015 – Summertime Fun Edition

Highlights of the August 2015 Contra Costa Lawyer Summertime Fun edition include articles on top mobile apps, deducting your vacation, trends in law firm office space and more.

Contra Costa’s New Pro Bono Wills Clinic

Contra Costa’s New Pro Bono Wills Clinic

This new service provides free simple wills, Advance Health Care Directives and Durable Powers of Attorney to low-income residents ages 60 and over.

June 2015 - Privacy Law Edition

June 2015 – Privacy Law Edition

Highlights of the June 2015 Contra Costa Lawyer Privacy Law edition include articles on privacy protections, drones, protecting passwords, revenge porn and more.