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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 …

Shared Parenting after Undocumented Abuse [Full Article]

Shared Parenting after Undocumented Abuse [Full Article]

FULL ARTICLE: Discusses the phenomenon whereby two parents who have experienced undocumented Interpersonal Violence (IPV) are ordered by the Family Court to share a joint physical custody parenting plan after separation.

Bar Soap - March 2014

Bar Soap – March 2014

I did hear of three recent verdicts. And I do know that cases are getting out to trial. I had to do a bit of research on my own to get the facts for a minimal report on each one of the three rumored cases.

Prison of Peace: Teaching Conflict Resolution to Convicts

Prison of Peace: Teaching Conflict Resolution to Convicts

The program has changed the lives of these women and they are now duplicating the work among other prisoners.

Inns of Court: Indian Law

Inns of Court: Indian Law

It was a great history lesson on the growth of tribes supplemented with a lesson on the modern day application of civil law as it intersects with tribal law.

Meet Your New CCCBA Board Members

Meet Your New CCCBA Board Members

Meet your new Board Members: Michelle Ferber and Katherine Wenger.

Meet Your 2014 Section Leaders

Meet Your 2014 Section Leaders

Meet the chairs of our 20 sections and find out why you should join…

Thank you, CCCBA Members!

Your membership helped us accomplish so much this year!

September 2013 - Real Estate Edition

September 2013 – Real Estate Edition

Highlights of the September 2013 Contra Costa Lawyer edition include articles about redevelopment agencies, discretionary land use, eminent domain and more.

All Sections' Mixer [photos]

All Sections’ Mixer [photos]

On June 27, 2013, the Women’s Section hosted the CCCBA All Sections’ Summer Mixer at the Pyramid Alehouse in Walnut Creek.

I Think I Can

I Think I Can

Look inside this edition and you will discover many reasons to celebrate the accomplishments of women in the law. However, you will also see that we still have mountains to climb.