Women Lawyers of Alameda County

Women Lawyers of Alameda County Womens' legal organization WLAC began as an independent organization in 1980, evolving from a woman's committee of the Alameda County Bar Association.
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Operating as usual

09/05/2020

Nominations Open for WLAC Officers and Board of Directors

The Women Lawyers of Alameda County Nominating Committee is developing the slate for the 2020 Board of Directors. Anyone who has been a voting member of the organization for at least one year is eligible to hold office.

We anticipate filling several open Director positions for the term beginning January 1, 2021. If you would like to be considered by the Committee, please submit a statement of interest and qualification of two paragraphs or less to [email protected], with the subject “2021 Board” by September 11, 2020.

If you would like to be considered by the Committee for the office of President, Vice-President, Secretary, or Treasurer, please also submit a statement of interest and qualification of two paragraphs or less to [email protected], with the subject “2021 Officer” by September 11, 2020.

Members may also directly nominate Officers and Directors by submitting to the WLAC Secretary on or before September 11, 2020, 5:00 pm, a written nomination signed by the nominee and not less than 5% of the current membership in good standing.

09/05/2020

The WLAC Board is disappointed to announce that our annual Judges’ Dinner for 2020 has been canceled to ensure the safety of all who would attend.

With that door closed, we open a window of hope to young women graduating from law school in this difficult time. This year, we take the unprecedented step of tripling the number of recipients of our Margaret A. Gannon (“MAG”) Legal Education Stipend. The MAG Stipend is a fund dedicated to providing financial support to graduating law students who find themselves in great need during their bar studies. We have already awarded four MAG Stipends to outstanding women in our community. We will now expand our reach to others in need.

We invite you to empower women graduating during a time of financial crisis and sparse opportunity. Please donate what you would have paid for your ticket, what you would have pledged as a sponsor, whatever you can spare, to encourage young attorneys entering the profession in the face of so many challenges.

We know that next year our Judges’ Dinner will be a spectacular time to celebrate the way we came together to support the ambition of women in a time of adversity. Please be a part of it. www.wlaconline.org

07/07/2020
03/02/2020

DON'T FORGET!
Sunset Cocktails this Thursday, March 5, at 6 p.m.

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07/02/2019
wlaconline.org

DON'T FORGET THIS SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY:

DEADLINE EXTENDED

PLEASE SHARE:
https://wlaconline.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Hing-Scholarship-2019.pdf

06/18/2019

The WLAC/Hing Scholarship is available to law students. Application is due July 8. Please help us spread the word.

Second Annual WLAC/Rhoda and Judge Stuart Hing Scholarship
Women Lawyers of Alameda County is pleased to announce that we will again be awarding one $5,000 law student scholarship, courtesy of the Stuart and Rhoda Hing Charitable Trust. The scholarship will be presented at the WLAC Annual Judges’ Dinner on October 24, 2019, at Scott’s Seafood Restaurant in Jack London Square, Oakland, California.
The ideal candidate for this scholarship is:
1. Diverse1;
2. A law student2;
3. An individual with a demonstrated commitment to advocating for issues impacting women and/or the advancement of women in the legal profession;
4. Engaged in a leadership role in her/his/their community or demonstrates significant leadership potential;
5. Actively engaged in the Alameda County legal community; and
6. Able to attend the WLAC Annual Judges’ Dinner to receive the Scholarship.
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1 Has two or more intersecting background factors: e.g. gender, race, ethnicity, class, gender identity, sexual orientation, etc.
2 Has completed at least one year of law school and is currently in good standing.

Interested candidates should email the following submissions in a single pdf file to Dorothy Chou Proudfoot at [email protected], with the subject line “WLAC/Hing Scholarship Application”:
• A copy of a certified law school transcript (including proof of good standing);
• A current resume or curriculum vitae;
• A personal statement of NO MORE THAN TWO DOUBLE-SPACED PAGES, addressing why the candidate exemplifies the description above;
• Up to one (1) letter of recommendation addressing the candidate’s suitability for this scholarship; and
• A statement confirming availability to attend the WLAC Annual Judges’ Dinner on October 24, 2019. A ticket to the Dinner will be provided to the scholarship recipient.
Finalists will be contacted in early August to schedule an interview time on August 19, 2019.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: JULY 8, 2019

Hello Members! WLAC is actively seeking applications to serve on the Board. Please reach out!
06/05/2019

Hello Members! WLAC is actively seeking applications to serve on the Board. Please reach out!

Elizabeth Warren
01/21/2019
Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Warren

Congress passed the Equal Rights Amendment over 40 years ago, but it was never ratified by enough states. That could change. I support extending the deadline to ratify the ERA – it’s long past time for women’s equal rights to be recognized in our Constitution.

Pam Houston
11/07/2018

Pam Houston

Beautiful.

Charles Houston Bar Association
11/02/2018

Charles Houston Bar Association

Governor Brown Appoints Amarra Lee to San Mateo County Superior Court

Amarra A. Lee, 37, of Oakland, has been appointed to a judgeship in the San Mateo County Superior Court. Lee has served as a deputy district attorney at the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office since 2012. She held several positions at Farella, Braun and Martel LLP from 2006 to 2012, including senior associate and associate and was an extern for the Honorable Teri L. Jackson at the San Francisco County Superior Court in 2006. Lee earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Berkeley. She fills the vacancy created by the conversion of a court commissioner position on August 28, 2018. She is the first African-American woman judge ever appointed to the San Mateo County Superior Court. Lee is a Democrat.

08/03/2018
Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Warren

Twenty-five years ago today, the U.S. Senate voted 96-3 to confirm Ruth Bader Ginsburg as a Supreme Court Justice. And I think that’s reason to celebrate — especially when our country’s future depends on the Supreme Court right this minute.

California Women Lawyers
07/28/2018

California Women Lawyers

Join Women Lawyers of Alameda County for their Annual Judges’ Dinner on October 4.

07/28/2018
FCTRY

Want.

🎉 It's happening! Thanks to the support of 15,653 people on Kickstarter, we are going to turn RBG into an action figure! #Notorious

California Women Lawyers
06/17/2018

California Women Lawyers

Happy Father’s Day! #heforshe

Spring Reception Time! And, it isn't too late to RSVP today.  This year, we are having our Spring Membership reception U...
05/14/2018
Women Lawyers of Alameda County | A Voice for Women in the Law

Spring Reception Time! And, it isn't too late to RSVP today.

This year, we are having our Spring Membership reception Uptown, indoors, cozy and convenient to BART! Renew or join now, and come out for delicacies, wine and professional camaraderie against the spritely intellectual backdrop of books and art in Oakland's beloved Laurel Books.

Mix and mingle with Alameda County Judges as well as fellow WLAC members, and meet the 2018 recipients of the Margaret A. Gannon Legal Education Stipend Award.

The Margaret A. Gannon Legal Education Stipend Fund provides assistance to deserving law students trying to survive the financial rigors of the bar exam. The stipend Awards are funded through proceeds received through donations made at the Annual Judges’ Dinner. The Fund is named in honor of Ms. Margaret Gannon who served as WLAC president from 2007-2009, who is also the visionary behind the fund.

This event is FREE for WLAC members, and you are encouraged to renew your membership or join prior to the event. Non-members may pay their annual dues of $75 at the door. You can pay online at wlaconline.org.

A Voice for Women in the Law Since 1980 Women Lawyers of Alameda County swore in their 2018 board of Directors at their annual Judge’s Dinner in October 2017. The board is very excited about all of the activities and important events coming up in 2018. Please check the right-hand side for a list o...

California Women Lawyers
05/01/2018

California Women Lawyers

Join CWL President Renee Galente and CCCBA Women’s Section this Thursday before the CWL Annual Conference.

California Women Lawyers
04/20/2018

California Women Lawyers

The struggle is real.

NPR
04/19/2018
NPR

NPR

Maile Pearl Bowlsbey is just over a week old, and already she's helping force change in the Senate. On Thursday, she joined her mother, Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., for a vote after lawmakers voted Wednesday evening to allow children under 1 to the Senate floor.

Gizmodo
04/18/2018
Gizmodo

Gizmodo

Tammie Jo Shults was one of the first women pilots in the Navy and one of the first women to fly an F/A 18 fighter jet.

NPR
04/14/2018
NPR

NPR

There are changes that could help make a pregnant senator less remarkable in the future, especially as record numbers of women set out to run for office. For one: Let senators bring their kids to the floor during voting, if need be.

NPR
04/11/2018
NPR

NPR

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said a woman's prior salary, whether considered on its own or along with other factors, can't be used to justify paying a female employee less than her male counterpart.

Ms. JD
04/10/2018

Ms. JD

Today is #equalpayday. Let’s work together to close the #genderwagegap. #strongertogether #askformore #equalpayforequalwork

California Women Lawyers
04/10/2018
California Women Lawyers

California Women Lawyers

Promoting the advancement of women in the legal profession and society.

California Women Lawyers
04/10/2018
California Women Lawyers

California Women Lawyers

Promoting the advancement of women in the legal profession and society.

Ms. JD
04/10/2018
Ms. JD

Ms. JD

Burnout, stress, anxiety, depression – whatever you want to call it – if you’re in the legal profession there is a chance that you’ll feel it at some point in your career.

If you are in Hawaii--
04/06/2018

If you are in Hawaii--

HIFF and HWL present "RBG"

Hawaii Women Lawyers is proud to be a community outreach sponsor for the Hawaii International Film Festival presentation of "RBG", a documentary about the notorious and beloved U.S. Supreme Court Justice who changed the way the world is for American women. As the United States Supreme Court leans increasingly to the right, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s vigorous dissenting opinions and ferocious 20-push-up workouts have earned this tiny, soft-spoken intellectual giant the status of rock star and the title “Notorious RBG.” Through intimate interviews and unprecedented access to Ginsburg’s life outside the court, RBG tells the electric story a life’s work that led her to become an icon of justice in the highest court in the land.

HWL members and friends may use this code for $2 off tickets to the screening:
SS18ORG

Information from the HIFF box office and how to purchase tickets can be found at HIFF.org.

Screening dates/times:
Saturday, April 7 at 1:30PM - Dole A
Monday, April 9 at 3:30PM - Dole Cannery C

04/05/2018
Refinery29

Refinery29

Hero. Icon. Dissenter. You know Ruth Bader Ginsburg's accomplishments, but you haven’t heard her story. Witness RBG in select theaters May 4. ⚖️

04/05/2018
Refinery29

Refinery29

Hero. Icon. Dissenter. You know Ruth Bader Ginsburg's accomplishments, but you haven’t heard her story. Witness RBG in select theaters May 4. ⚖️

NPR
03/28/2018
NPR

NPR

Democratic and Republican women came together to ask fellow lawmakers to do something about sexual harassment on Capitol Hill.

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