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Perspectives from the Winners of the Women's Section Scholarships

Perspectives from the Winners of the Women’s Section Scholarships

Fast forward 20 years later to 2017 and approximately 45% of the 1500 attorneys in the Contra Costa County Bar Association are women and two of the past scholarship recipients have served as President of the Women’s Section.

PHOTOS: Women’s Scholarship Awards Dinner

On Thursday October 11, 2017 the Women’s Section of the CCCBA honored the 2017 recipients of the Honorable Patricia Herron and the Honorable Ellen James Scholarship, pictured in the slideshow above. The Women’s Section also hosted Suzanne Wertheim who spoke on the topic, “The American Bias Towards Explicit “No.”

Women's Section Wine Tasting Fundraiser 2017

Women’s Section Wine Tasting Fundraiser 2017

The Women’s Section of CCCBA hosted its annual fundraiser on March 23. The event raises funds for the Hon. Patricia Herron & Hon. Ellen James Scholarship, which is awarded annually to deserving law students who have shown leadership potential, achieved academic success, and helped to advance women’s issues. Thank you to all who attended and […]

Women’s Scholarship Awards Dinner October 27 2016

President's Message: Why Women are Leaving Big Law

President’s Message: Why Women are Leaving Big Law

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 Wine Tasting & Silent Auction

Women’s Section Wine Tasting & Silent Auction

Women’s Section CCCBA hosted its annual Wine Tasting at the Contra Costa Country Club in Pleasant Hill on May 17.

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.