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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.
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.
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.
In January, the Women’s Section held their Power Networking Lunch, which was a great success! Please see photos below.
delicious wines, tasty hors d’oevres, sparkling auction items – all for a great cause
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 …
Please welcome Ericka Ackeret, Wendy McGuire Coats, David Marchiano and Laura Ramsey to the CCCBA Board of Directors.
Meet the chairs of our sections and find out why you should join…
Simple stylistic choices can reduce the reader’s annoyance and enhance the persuasive force of a legal brief.
Have a plan to improve and grow your practice expertise. This includes seeking out and attending continuing legal education opportunities, networking events and mentorship.
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.
“Inequality for All”: This movie adds new perspective to this year’s discussion on raising the federal minimum wage.
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.
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.