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Letter from the CWL President Renée Galente Stackhouse

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careful what you ask for! This year I asked for us to take action and, as it turns out, we have had constant opportunities to do so. There. Is. So. Much. Happening. All. The. Time. Some of my friends have sworn off social media due to escalating tempers. Others have stopped watching the news. Others have become warriors, seemingly indefatigable in their battles. I understand all of those responses to the constant influx of stimuli. It can be exhausting. It can be demoralizing. It can also stoke the fires. And it can bring us together. As the Annual Dinner approaches, incoming CWL president Amee Mikacich has unveiled her theme for the Dinner and upcoming year: “Standing Together and Stronger Than Ever.” I appreciate that Amee has chosen to focus on the positive result of a year of tireless action. In just the last few months, CWL has signed on to three more amicus briefs, we issued statements, and we signed on to letters (more details inside this issue). We evaluated candidates seeking judicial appointment. We asked women to run for office and gave them the foundation they need to determine if that step is right for them. We celebrated the career of a woman judge who personifies excellence as a jurist, has demonstrated longstanding and groundbreaking public service, and is an inspiration to women lawyers in California. And we have done it standing together. CWL is a non-partisan organization. Above all else, we stand for women’s rights. We work to advance women in the profession of law. We work to improve the administration of justice. We seek to better the position of women in society. We fight to eliminate all inequities based on sex.

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One area where we sometimes hear that we lose traction with women whom we represent in California is our strong reproductive rights agenda. I understand that reproductive rights do not resonate for everyone. But our organization committed years ago that CWL would firmly stand for reproductive rights, and we have held true to this stance. It is my sincere hope that the women with whom we diverge in priorities in this area understand that we work no less hard in all other areas to help them succeed in all aspects of their career. We work hard for the benefit of every woman lawyer in California. And so, for those who still haven’t renewed their memberships this year, we offer a special that allows you to rejoin in 2018 and have your membership be good through the end of 2019. Renew now to get the membership rates to the In-House Counsel Network Puzzle Programs and Exclusive Retreat, the Southern California Judicial Reception, and our Annual Dinner. These are not “just events” that we’re putting on. They are statements.


For the Puzzle Program and Exclusive Retreat, our incredible chair Suzette Torres swore last year that she would bring CWL to Napa, a year after the fires, to check in on the local community and to contribute to the recovering economy. She’s made good on that promise, and the invitation-only exclusive retreat at the Meritage Resort and Spa promises to be a spectacular experience that does just that. CWL cares about our community. The Southern California Judicial Reception will celebrate the life of the Hon. Beverly Reid O’Connell. This year began with the announcement of her untimely passing ,and we are glad that we can we partner with her hometown community to celebrate what a remarkable human being she was and the lasting legacy she leaves in Los Angeles. CWL cares about our members. Finally, our Annual Dinner promises to be a spectacular evening celebrating California women lawyers. The keynote speaker will be Lily Yan Hughes, a diverse woman and daughter of immigrants who rose to Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary of Public Storage, the Glendale-based international self-storage company. We honor Sandra Muñoz with the prestigious Fay Stender Award. Sandra is an #eastlalawyer and has more than 20 years of experience representing workers in civil rights disputes. This Annual Dinner promises to celebrate the true beauty of California Women Lawyers: CWL is diverse, and we are powerful when we stand together. As CWL’s first Latina President, I am thrilled to end my year of service and stewardship recognizing these dynamic and diverse women. Keep fighting the good fight, whatever that may be for you. Stand strong, and know that you are not alone. Yours in Action,

Renee Galente Stackhouse 2018 CWL President

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NEWSLETTER JULY&AUGUST #10 2017-18 CWL Board Officers CWL President Renée Galente Stackhouse CWL President-Elect Amee Mikacich Immediate Past President Chris Chambers Goodman First Vice-President Jessica L. Rowe Second Vice-President Naomi Dewey Secretary Michelle Ialeggio Treasurer Summer Selleck Editors Amelia Burroughs - Janssen Malloy LLP Jodi Cleesattle - California Department of Justice Assistant Editor Vanessa Henderson Editorial Designer David Blue Garrison Assistant Designer Dayna Dixon Additional Photography Pexels, Pixabay and Stocksnap CWL was chartered in 1974. It was organized “to advance women in the profession of law; to improve the administration of justice; to better the position of women in society; to eliminate all inequities based on sex; and to provide an organization for collective action and expression germane to the aforesaid purposes.” The purposes are limited to purposes meeting the requirements for exemption provided in Section 2370le of the Revenue and Taxation Code and Section 501(c) (6) of the Internal Revenue Code as the statutes may be amended from time to time. Thank you to all the authors in this issue for sharing with us their time and expertise. If you have an idea for a future article, please contact Vanessa Henderson at the CWL office at newsletter@cwl.org Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in these articles are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of CWL. For more information on CWL or this newsletter, please contact the CWL office at 916.930.9020 or visit the website at www.cwl.org.


Editor’s Note Amelia Burroughs Like you, all of us here at CWL have had a busy year. It seems there’s no rest to be had when your mission is, like ours, the advancement of women in the profession of law and improvement of women’s lives in society. CWL’s newsletter staff is proud to shine light on the many efforts of our members and affiliate organizations working toward social justice and equality. This year has seen women and men in our profession organize amazing events and just plain show up to be counted and amplify a message. Once again, CWL’s leadership has set the bar with inspired events that motivate our legal community. In this issue, rejoice with us as we highlight our past award winners, events, and members. But, the year – and the work – is not over. We look forward to seeing you all at CWL’s Southern California Judicial Reception in Los Angeles where we’ll present the Joan Dempsey Klein Distinguished Jurist Award posthumously in honor of the Hon. Beverly Reid O’Connell. We’re also preparing to celebrate in true CWL style this September at our 44th Annual Dinner and Silent Auction in San Diego. Join us in acknowledgment, networking, education, and community. Renew your CWL membership, too. This hard work we’re doing is easier when we encourage and lift one another.

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CWL Member News CWL is proud of the work its members do on behalf of our organization and the profession, and we believe in sharing your achievements. Please help us share your news. In this edition, we’re thrilled to share the recognition given to several CWL members. Bentrish Satarzadeh Past CWL affiliate governor Bentrish Satarzadeh, current president of Women Lawyers of Alameda County, has been appointed to serve as a Commissioner on the Alameda County Superior Court. She will be sworn in Aug. 24. Prior to her appointment, Satarzadeh was an experienced research attorney with the Alameda County Superior Court, handling a hybrid civil and criminal assignment, and previously was a trial attorney at the Cartwright Law Firm in San Francisco. She also served two years as a Judge Pro Tem in small claims, traffic, domestic violence, family and other civil matters. For the past five years, Satarzadeh has served on the board for the Center for Judicial Education and Research with the Judicial Council of California, where she was responsible for curricula development and teaching judges and research attorneys. She also has served as a co-chair of the Alice B. Toklas Democratic Club, the first registered LGBT Democratic Club in the nation. Satarzadeh received her J.D. with high honors from Golden Gate University in 2002. She earned a B.A. with high honors in Political Science from San Jose State University in 1999. Sabrina Ashjian CWL district governor Sabrina Ashjian – who represents Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Mono, Monterey, San Benito, San Joaquin, Santa Cruz, Stanislaus and Tulare counties – was appointed to the newly formed Cannabis Control Appeals Panel, which will be responsible for appeals from any decision by cannabis licensing authorities relating to the order of any penalty assessment, issuing, denying, transferring, conditioning, suspending or revoking any license provided under the Adult Use of Marijuana Act. Ashjian has been a deputy district attorney at the Fresno County District Attorney’s Office in the Consumer Fraud and Environmental Protection Unit since 2015 and previously worked in private practice and at the Fresno County Public Defender’s Office.

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Danielle de Smeth CWL district governor Danielle de Smeth – who represents Riverside, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties – will be awarded the Holly Spevak Award at the Women Lawyers of Ventura County Annual Dinner Oct. 18. The award honors an attorney who exemplifies a commitment to serve and provide access to justice through pro bono work. De Smeth, an attorney with the Law Offices of Bamieh & Erickson in Santa Barbara, represents clients in cases involving personal injury, environmental litigation, and criminal defense. Renee Galente Stackhouse CWL president Renee Galente Stackhouse was elected chair for the California Lawyers Association Solo & Small Firm Executive Committee. She will begin her year of service as chair following the CLA Annual Conference in San Diego in September. She was also listed as a finalist for the San Diego Business Journal’s Next Top Business Leaders Under 40. Galente Stackhouse, the founder of Galente Law, APC, focuses on serious personal injury cases, criminal and military defense. Demetria Graves Demetria Graves, co-chair of Judicial Evaluations for CWL’s Judicial Committee, is a finalist for the National Bar Association 40 Under 40 Awards. Graves is a Certified Family Law Specialist based in Pasadena. Suzette Torres CWL district governor Suzette Torres, who represents San Francisco and Marin counties, had an article published in the Daily Journal in July. Torres, vice president and regional counsel at North American Title Company, wrote about “Tips for newly minted in-house counsel of all shapes and sizes.” Let us lift you up. Tell us when you’ve won an honor or award or attained a special achievement. Contact us at newsletter@ cwl.org.


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New Officers & District Governors CWL Congratulates its 2018-2019 Officers Amee Mikacich, President Jessica Rowe, President-Elect Naomi Dewey, 1st Vice President Michelle Ialeggio, 2nd Vice President Summer Selleck, Treasurer Nicole Sugnet, Secretary Renee Galente Stackhouse, Immediate Past President/ President CWL Foundation AND The 2018-2019 Newly Elected District Governors District 3 Beth Mora Mora Employment Law District 4 Melissa Gardner Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP District 5 Sabrina Ashjian Cannabis Control Appeals Panel District 6 Danielle De Smeth Bamieh & Erickson, PLC

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District 7 Janet Hong The Hong Firm District 7 Ellen McGlynn Clyde & Co District 7 Courtney Puritsky Grodsky & Olecki LLP District 7 Ana Storey Levitt & Quinn Family Law Center District 8 Betty Fracisco Garrett & Jensen District 9 Michelle Ialeggio San Diego County District Attorney’s Office

These officers and district governors will be sworn in at the Annual Dinner in San Diego on September 13, 2018. You can purchase a congratulatory ad or sponsor HERE.


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CWL in Action In the last couple months, CWL has actively worked to serve its mission by signing on to amicus briefs, issuing statements on important issues, and evaluating candidates for the bench. CWL recently signed on to amicus briefs in three cases: State of California v. Health and Human Services (9th Circuit) More Info CWL joined in support of Appellees, supporting the preliminary injunction entered against the Trump administration’s rules that broadly exempt employers and universities from complying with the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive coverage requirement. Parker v. Reema Consulting Services, Inc. (4th Circuit) More Info CWL joined in support of Plaintiff-Appellant in a case defining the legal contours of both sexual harassment and retaliation. Karnoski v. Trump (9th Circuit) More Info CWL joined in support of Plaintiffs-Appellees and Intervenor Plaintiff Appellee in opposition to dissolving the preliminary injunction that halted the government’s ban on transgender men and women serving in the military.

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CWL issued a statement in June denouncing the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy of separation of families at the border. Read the statement Here CWL signed onto a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Congress, expressing concern for the lives and safety of immigrant survivors of domestic violence and urging Sessions to vacate his decision in Matter of A-B-, an asylum case in which he intervened and issued a June 11, 2018 decision undermining asylum protections for women and others fleeing persecution at the hands of nonstate actors. CWL, through its Judicial Evaluation Committee, has also evaluated multiple candidates seeking appointment to the bench. CWL takes seriously its mission to advance women in the profession of law, improve the administration of justice, better the position of women in society, and eliminate all inequities based on sex. For more information about CWL’s advocacy efforts, visit Here. To support these efforts, join one of CWL’s committees. To get involved with the Amicus Committee, contact amicus@cwl.org. To get involved with the Legislative Committee, contact legislative@cwl.org.


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Join the CWL Newsletter Committee Like what you’re reading? Want to get involved with CWL? CWL is looking for newsletter committee members for the 2018-2019 year. Committee members are responsible for securing content for the magazine and proof-reading articles. CWL is also looking for writers who would like to submit original content for the newsletter.

Please email newsletter@cwl.org if you are interested in participating.

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Sheroes in Action in the Year of the Woman BY JODI CLEESATTLE In 1992, four women were elected to the U.S. Senate, with California’s own Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer, Carol Moseley Braun of Illinois, and Patty Murray of Washington joining Nancy Kassebaum of Kansas and Barbara Mikulski of Maryland to triple the number of women in the Senate in one fell swoop of an election cycle.

The “zero tolerance” policy removed the ability of federal prosecutors to exercise discretion in prosecuting undocumented migrants and required the prosecution of all adults caught crossing into the United States illegally, including parents traveling with children – resulting in the forcible separation of more than 2,500 children from their parents before the policy was ended by executive order June 20. Despite a July 26 court-ordered deadline to reunify the families of the 2,551 It was dubbed the “Year of the Woman.” children separated from their parents, 711 children remain in And it was attributed, in part, to women being stirred to detention or federal custody, according to the government’s action after witnessing the Senate confirmation hearings for report to U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw in the Southern Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas – when the all- District of California. male Senate Judiciary Committee grilled Anita Hill about From the first haunting images of crying children and her allegations of sexual harassment by the nominee. anguished parents being torn from each other, women Fast-forward to today. – especially women lawyers – sprang into action, Some pundits began this year predicting that 2018 would volunteering to assist migrant families and speaking out be another “Year of the Woman,” with women running against the separation policy. for Congress in record numbers. As of mid-May, in the Four lawyers – Tovah Kopan (of New Jersey), Erin Albanese ten states that had had primaries so far, about half the (of Washington state), Laura Latta (also of Washington women running won – 60 out of 123 women candidates. state), and Elizabeth Gray Nuñez (of Georgia) – formed But half of those primary winners will face the challenge of a Facebook group called Lawyer Moms of America, unseating incumbents in their general election races. which grew to 10,000 members in about a week and now Even if the pink wave does not translate to success at the polls, 2018 still may earn the title “Year of the Woman.”

has more than 14,500 members.

“Each of us would do anything to keep our children safe, and each of us swore an oath to defend the Constitution,” Lawyer Moms of America says in its mission statement. “At the intersection of these two perspectives, we advocate for Moving beyond marching and #metoo’ing, women have the humane treatment of migrant families seeking asylum – been among those leading the fight to keep immigrant all children should be with their families, and no child should families together in the face of the controversial federal policy, announced in early June, directing the separation of languish in federal detention facilities or internment camps.” parents and children who are detained while attempting to enter the United States without documentation. That’s because women have been taking some serious shero action this year.

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The nonpartisan group – which has online chapters nationwide, including for Northern and Southern California – released an open letter calling for the end of the zero-tolerance policy on June 19, a day before the president signed an executive order ending family separation, then on June 29, delivered another open letter to more than 326 members of Congress in 49 states, urging immediate, exhaustive efforts to reunite families who were separated under the policy; the end to automatic detention of migrant asylum seekers; and enactment of new policy that will allow migrant families to remain together, outside of federal detention and institutions, pending proceedings on their asylum claims.

Arnold-Fernandez said the organization has seen an increase in the number of applications for asylum in Mexico and that they are hearing anecdotally from their clients that the more they hear about what awaits them in the United States, the more they consider options in Mexico. “The changes in the U.S. have only reinforced how important our work is,” she said. “Even before these changes in U.S. policy, we knew it was very hard to get asylum. We knew that in certain parts of the U.S., the asylum rates are very low. We’re seeing that increase exponentially given the narrowing of the grounds for seeking asylum. For us, it’s just reinforcing that refugees need options. The more we can open up options that don’t involve coming to the U.S., the more they will have the freedom to make choices that are right for their families.”

Veronica Norris, a life member of CWL affiliate Orange County Women Lawyers Association, said she joined Lawyer Moms of America and another activist group, Meanwhile, CWL and some of its affiliates have spoken out Lawyers for Good Government, to find ways to volunteer to about the family-separation policy and the urgent need to help immigrant families. reunify families. Norris, who is a registered nurse as well as an attorney, said she hopes to help with reunification of families CWL issued a statement opposing the family and with investigations to establish “credible threat,” a separations June 14. requirement for asylum proceedings. “We believe that separating families at the border based “What inspired me to get involved was the huge, huge on a ‘zero tolerance’ policy violates civil rights,” the humanitarian disaster,” Norris said. “This is a human statement reads. “We further believe that legal precedent disaster. I was a pediatric nurse and an ICU nurse when I makes clear that intentional government intrusion in the practiced nursing. It’s unfathomable what’s happening in fundamental relationship between children and their this country. As an officer of the court and somebody who parents is only permissible in very limited circumstances. believes in the rule of law, which we’re very close to losing, We join with other powerful organizations like the I want to be out there doing what I can.” United Nations Human Rights Office, the Academy of Emily Arnold-Fernandez, founder and executive director Pediatrics, the American Psychological Association and the of Asylum Access, has been helping asylum seekers since Congressional Hispanic Caucus and take a position that founding the Oakland-based nonprofit in 2005. this practice must stop.” Her organization takes a slightly different tack, though – focusing on what she calls “first countries of refuge” for Lawyers Club of San Diego issued a statement asylum seekers in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. June 13, denouncing the zero-tolerance policy “Our focus, before this crisis and increasingly, is to make as cruel and inhumane. Mexico a viable option for refugees,” Arnold-Fernandez “Lawyers Club supports women’s rights and parents’ said. “Most of the refuges coming to the U.S. by land rights to protect their children from danger, as well as the are fleeing violence in Central America and coming by inherent human rights of children to be treated with dignity,” land through Mexico. … We’re working with the Mexican the statement reads. “A parent should not be separated government to try to improve its asylum system so that from her child simply because she is suspected of a asylum is a viable option for refugees coming into Mexico.” misdemeanor border-crossing offense. Nor should children Asylum Access began working in Mexico in 2015 and has be harmed as a deterrent mechanism to keep migrant offices in Mexico City as well as in four regions near the families from the U.S. border.” country’s border with Guatemala. continues on the next page 15

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The same day, Lawyers Club also issued a statement opposing the federal policy disqualifying victims of domestic violence from seeking asylum in the United States, as well as a statement opposing changes to federal prison policy requiring that transgender inmates be placed in facilities corresponding to their biological sex rather than their gender identity. Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles weighed in on the family-separation issue as well.

In her July president’s message, WLALA president Amy Brantly wrote about the inhumanity of the zero-tolerance policy and passed along ways to volunteer to assist with representation of immigrant detainees, including asylum seekers, and to support organizations providing free legal services to men, women, and unaccompanied children in immigration custody. “The past weeks have been filled with press about migrant children being separated from their parents at the border,” Brantly said. “We’ve all seen pictures and heard audiotape of traumatized children crying. As women, mothers, and lawyers the injustice and inhumanity of this policy touches us to the very core. It was hard for me to even fathom this happening in our country. Yet, it was and families are still separated. This is not a partisan issue – this is a humanitarian issue and an issue of basic rights. I was heartened by the many volunteers who sprang into action to help these children and their parents although I wish that the process could move faster and relief could come to these families immediately. As lawyers, we are uniquely situated to get involved, protect the rights of others and advocate for justice.” Thousands of women have mobilized around this issue, in California and around the nation, providing free legal services, volunteering to help asylum seekers, and raising money for organizations that provide legal assistance for reunification. These women are sheroes. And 2018 is their year. Jodi Cleesattle serves on the CWL Board of Governors as District 9 Governor, representing San Diego and Imperial counties. She is a Deputy Attorney General in the San Diego office of the Department of Justice, where she works in the Employment and Administrative Mandate Section.

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Elect to Run Recap BY YAHAIRAH ARISTY CWL held its annual, award-winning Elect-toRun program June 22 at the Women’s Museum in San Diego, providing both the inspiration and the practical information needed to run for office.

and virtually no early support for her candidacy. But she overcame the slow start and won the election.

Elliot said she knew when she first began working for the City Attorney’s office that her goal was to The event kicked off with San Diego City Attorney become the City Attorney. She worked tirelessly, Mara Elliot, who in November 2016 became the first woman and first Latina City Attorney for the City of San Diego. performed high quality work, and was vocal to her superiors about her talents, skills, and achievements. She Elliot shared the career and life experiences that led her completed all the trainings possible and soon realized to run for office. A Mexican-American who grew up in there was no reason for her not to run for City Attorney. Los Angeles, Elliot said her family was careful to speak Spanish only at home, for fear of facing prejudice and discrimination in the outside world.

Elliot said she sought the office because it would allow her to positively affect the law for generations to come. She said she had to quiet the voices in her head that reminded her of her perceived limitations, and she “worked her tail off” to win. She was present in the San Diego communities, and she listened to residents’ needs and concerns. Elliot said she attributes her success to her ability to connect with the electorate in a way that no amount of money could buy. The program continued with two panel discussions.

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She said she hopes she can inspire women of color to run for office, and said she “hopes not to be the first and last, but instead the first of many to come.” Elliot herself was inspired to run for city attorney after she attended one of the first CWL Elect-to-Run programs. She was an underdog in the race, her first venture into politics. San Diego has elected city attorneys since 1905, but the first woman was not on the ballot until 2004. Elliot was the only woman candidate in 2016, besting four male candidates who outspent her in the race. She said she had expected the announcement of her candidacy to be met with enthusiasm, but she was disappointed to find little excitement, no name recognition,

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The first panel, “Empowered to Run for Office: The Ins and Outs,” featured San Diego City Council member Georgette Gomez, political consultant Eva Posner, and campaign treasurer Stephanie Sanchez. The second panel, “Election Success: Being of Service as an Elected Official,” featured Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Patricia Titus, California State Assembly member Todd Gloria, and former San Diego City Council member Marti Emerald.


California Senate President Pro Tempore Toni Atkins gave the keynote address. Atkins is the first woman and the first openly LGBTQ person to lead the California State Senate. She was elected to the Senate in 2016 and elected by her colleagues to serve as president pro tempore in January 2018 after her first year in office. Atkins previously served in the State Assembly from 2011 to 2016, where she was elected by her colleagues to serve as Assembly Speaker in 2014. She is the first person to serve as both the Speaker of the Assembly and President Pro Tem of the Senate in 146 years.

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The 2018 Elect-to-Run program was graciously sponsored by Southern California Sponsor Antonyan Miranda, Event Sponsor Sheppard Mullin, and Breakfast Sponsor Casey Gerry Schenk Francavilla Blatt & Penfield. The program was co-supported by Run Women Run, National Women’s Political Caucus of San Diego, and Emerge California. CWL held its first Elect-to-Run program in 2014 at a time when women made up 28 percent of the California legislature, 25 percent of all county board supervisors, and 28 percent of all city council seats, according Ialeggio, Posnerm, San Diego City Councilmember Gomez, Assemblymember Todd Gloria to “The Leadership California Institute, Women 2014: An Examination of the Status of Women in California State and Local Government.” Elect To Run Co-Chairs: CWL developed Elect-to-Run, which received the 2016 Outstanding Member Program Award from the National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations, in an effort to increase the numbers of women in elected office.

Yahairah Aristy is the 2018 Elect-to-Run Co-Chair and CWL Affiliate Governor representing Lawyers Club of San Diego. She is a criminal defense attorney at the Office of the Primary Public Defender in San Diego County. Michelle Ialeggio is currently is the District 9 governor for California Women Lawyers representing San Diego and Imperial counties. She is this year’s incoming California Women Lawyers Second-Vice President and she also serves as the Judicial Evaluations Chair for Lawyers Club of San Diego. Michelle is a deputy district attorney at the San Diego District Attorney’s office and this year was awarded the San Diego County Bar Service by a Public Attorney award.

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Standing Together and Stronger than Ever CWL Set to Celebrate 44th Annual Dinner in San Diego BY AMEE E. MIKACICH The excitement is building for the 44th Annual California Women Lawyers Dinner and Silent Auction, set for Sept. 13 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina. The Annual Dinner theme is “Standing Together and Stronger Than Ever,” and the evening will feature inspiring stories from women lawyers who have stood strong in their journeys to succeed in their careers and to serve others. The keynote speaker will be Lily Yan Hughes, Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary of the Glendale-based company Public Storage, which operates nearly 2,400 company-owned self-storage facilities in the United States and Europe. Hughes advises both Public Storage and its PS Business Parks interest, which operates commercial and industrial space. Prior to joining Public Storage in January 2015, Hughes was the number two corporate lawyer at Ingram Micro Inc., a Fortune 100 NYSE company with operations in 38 countries. She had primary legal responsibilities for board, corporate securities, governance, capital markets, tax, strategic partnerships and executive compensation matters, and as a global leader for mergers and acquisitions. She previously was a corporate securities partner at the national law firm of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, and she is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and UC Berkeley’s Boalt Hall School of Law. Hughes also is active in the community, previously serving as president of the Southern California Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel, chair of the Board for the Greater Los Angeles Affiliate of the American Heart Association, and as an Audit Committee member of the national American Heart Association. Hughes has been recognized by numerous publications and organizations, including being named in 2017 as Public Company General Counsel of the Year by the Los Angeles Business Journal, in 2016 as one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in the nation by the National Diversity Council, in 2016 with the Most Influential Women Award, and in 2014 with the Multicultural Leadership Award from the California Diversity Council. She has also twice been listed as a top 100 “Next Generation General Counsel” by Inside Counsel Magazine.

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Hughes’ ascension from her homeland near Hong Kong to the General Counsel’s office of a successful international corporation is truly inspirational, and CWL is pleased to welcome her as the keynote speaker for the Annual Dinner. CWL will present the 2018 Fay Stender Award at the Annual Dinner, honoring Los Angeles attorney Sandra C. Muñoz, whose advocacy is widely known in the areas of civil rights, sexual harassment, national origin and race discrimination. Muñoz is the owner of the Law Offices of Sandra C. Muñoz in East Los Angeles, where she exclusively represents workers whose civil rights have been violated. For more than 20 years, Muñoz has worked on countless cases involving employment discrimination, workplace harassment, and unlawful retaliation. Her early career offered her a foundation in civil rights. As an associate attorney at Hadsell & Stormer (now Hadsell Stormer & Renick), Muñoz represented clients in a variety of employment cases including victims of sexual harassment, whistleblower retaliation, and race discrimination. Later, as an associate at Moreno Becerra & Casillas, Muñoz represented many victims of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Rampart scandal and also successfully tried her first case, representing a young Mexican immigrant shot by a deputy of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. At her own law firm, Muñoz continues to pursue her lifelong commitment to representing workers and protecting the civil rights of everyone. She also continues to be actively involved in the community. She is active in the Mexican-American Bar Association and also serves as the Hispanic National Bar Association’s Southern California Regional President. Muñoz is a past president of the Latina Lawyers Bar Association, and she also is a member of the Education Committee for the California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA). A native of East Los Angeles, Muñoz is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, and Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. continues on the next page


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In 2016, Muñoz received the Mary V. Orozco Abriendo Caminos Award from the Latina Lawyers Bar Association for her community service. Also in 2016, Muñoz received the California Lawyer of the Year (CLAY) award for her work on Carillo v. Schneider, a wage-and-hour class action against Walmart and others on behalf of warehouse workers, which settled for $22.7 million after years of litigation. Muñoz embodies the qualities of the Fay Stender award – “the representation of women, disadvantaged persons and unpopular causes, with courage, zest for life and the demonstrated ability to effect change.” The Annual Dinner will begin with a no-host reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. As always, dinner will be preceded by the much-anticipated Silent Auction to benefit the CWL Foundation. Past auction items have included vacation stays in French chateaus, Tahoe vacation homes, spa packages, sports memorabilia, jewelry, clothing, and wine. Bring your generosity and your credit cards to benefit this worthy cause. The 2018 CWL Annual Dinner coincides with the Annual Meeting of the California Lawyers Association and the Annual Meeting and Conference of the California Judges Association. Annual Dinner sponsors include Gold Sponsors Antonyan Miranda, Military Defender, and Galente Law APC, and Bronze Sponsor Trial by Woman. Sponsors receive recognition on CWL’s website, promotional materials, and email blasts, and in advertising in the Annual Dinner Program. Don’t miss this opportunity to distinguish yourself as a sponsor of women lawyers all over California. Program ads are also reasonably priced and available now. Amee Mikacich is president-elect of CWL and chair of the Annual Dinner Committee. She is a partner with Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP in San Francisco.

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44th ANNUAL DINNER & SILENT AUCTION KEYNOTE SPEAKER

THE FAY STENDER AWARD WINNER

Lily Yan Hughes, Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary, Public Storage

Honoring Sandra Muñoz, Law Office of Sandra C. Muñoz with the 2018 Fay Stender Award

SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 5:30 p.m. No-Host Reception 7:00 p.m. Dinner SHERATON SAN DIEGO HOTEL AND MARINA 1380 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92101 COME HELP US CELEBRATE… The achievements of California’s notable female judges and lawyers. In collaboration with the California Lawyers Association Annual Meeting September 14-15, 2018

For more information or for registration information, please visit our web page at

www.cwl.org or contact us at info@cwl.org or 916-930-9020. TICKETS EARLY BIRD: $150 MEMBER; $175 NON-MEMBER REGULAR (AFTER 8/18/2018): $175 MEMBER; $200 NON-MEMBER One seat at open seating tables. * Sponsors will be seated at reserved tables. * Reserved seating is NOT guaranteed for individual tickets. Last day for individual registrations is 9/6/18.

California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye will be present to swear in the CWL Board of Directors.

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SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES!

Please join us as a sponsor of the California Women Lawyers upcoming 44th Annual Dinner and Silent Auction on September 13, 2018 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina. The evening will feature

Keynote Speaker Lily Yan Hughes, Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary of Public Storage. Ms. Hughes’ personal and professional journey from her homeland near Hong Kong to the General Counsel’s Office of a major international corporation is truly inspiring. CWL continues to be the voice for over 70,000 women lawyers, judges and law students in the state of California. The Annual Dinner celebrates our affiliation with seventeen women’s bar associations across the state, with whom we unite to advance women in law and society. We are extremely proud of the many resources and strong support that we lend to women lawyers, including advocacy, continuing education, networking, and leadership opportunities. Our Annual Dinner theme is “Standing Together and Stronger Than Ever.” We will present the Fay Stender Award to Los Angeles lawyer Sandra C. Muñoz, whose advocacy is well-regarded and widely known in the areas of civil rights, sexual harassment, national origin and race discrimination. A Past President of the Latina Lawyers Bar Association, Ms. Muñoz embodies the qualities celebrated by the Fay Stender award: “the representation of women, disadvantaged persons and unpopular causes, with courage, zest for life and the demonstrated ability to effect change.” Sponsorship entitles you, your firm, or organization to top tier, statewide advertising on CWL’s website, promotional materials, email blasts, and in the Dinner Program. Don’t miss this opportunity to distinguish yourself as a true supporter of the work and equality of women lawyers. Please see attached materials for sponsorship and ticket registration information, or contact ad@cwl.org. Sincerely, Amee A. Mikacich President-Elect and Chairperson, Annual Dinner Committee amikacich@hinshawlaw.com

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2018 Northern California Judicial Reception Shines BY AMEE E. MIKACICH CWL held its annual Northern California Judicial Reception July 13 in Oakland, honoring U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken with the Rose Bird Memorial Award. Wilken, who served as a U.S. Magistrate Judge for ten years before being appointed as a District Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in 1993 by President Bill Clinton, was honored for her unwavering devotion to public service during her many years on the court. Wilken served as Chief Justice of the Northern District of California from 2012 to 2014, when she assumed senior status. Equal Rights Advocates, a San Francisco-based nonprofit women’s rights organization dedicated to protecting and expanding economic and educational access and opportunities for women and girls, nominated Wilken for the Rose Bird Memorial Award. ERA board chair Drucilla Stender Ramey introduced Wilken at the judicial reception.

CWL district governor Nicole Sugnet, a senior staff attorney at the California Supreme Court, gave the closing remarks at the reception. The Northern California Judicial Reception was generously hosted by the law firm of Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein in Oakland, in its beautiful 29th floor offices, with sweeping views of Coit Tower and the San Francisco Bay. Wine was provided by Kermit Lynch. Other sponsors included Media Sponsor Alameda County Women Lawyers, White & Case, and Pepperdine University School of Law. CWL thanks all those who helped to make the event a huge success and a memorable evening.

Established in 2000, the Rose Bird Memorial Award honors the life and legacy of the woman who was the first female justice of the California Supreme Court and the first female Chief Justice of that court. Appointed in 1977, Bird served ten years on the Supreme Court before being removed from her position by the voters. Sometimes Contra Costa County Superior Court Judge Anita Santos controversial for her stance on the death penalty, Bird presented Wilken with a floral bouquet on behalf of the is also remembered for her kindness, compassion, and National Association of Women Judges, for which Santos courage. She was a founding member of CWL. She died serves as Vice President of Publications. in 1999 after a long and brave battle with breast cancer. CWL also recognized the winner of the Nancy E. The Rose Bird Memorial Award is given to a Northern O’Malley Scholarship Award at the Northern California California jurist who demonstrates courage, excellence, Judicial Reception. CWL awarded the scholarship to Edrina devotion to public service, and inspiration to other Nazaradeh, a 2018 graduate of Pepperdine University California women lawyers. School of Law. CWL past president Chris Chambers Goodman, who is president of the CWL Foundation and Amee Mikacich is president-elect of CWL. She is a partner is a professor at Pepperdine University School of Law, with Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP in San Francisco. presented the scholarship, along with Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley. CWL president Renee Galente welcomed the attendees to the Northern California Judicial Reception, and CWL president-elect Amee Mikacich spoke about the life of Rose Bird, the first woman to serve as Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court and one of the pioneers who founded CWL in 1974.

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CWL Foundation Presents 2018 Scholarship Award, Seeks Silent Auction Contributions for 2019 BY CHRIS CHAMBERS GOODMAN The CWL Foundation awarded the 2018 CWL Foundation Nancy E. O’Malley Scholarship to recent Pepperdine University School of Law graduate Edrina Nazaradeh at the CWL Northern California Judicial Reception in San Francisco July 13. CWL Foundation president Chris Chambers Goodman gave introductory remarks about the impetus for the scholarship, and credited its namesake CWL past president Nancy E. O’Malley with sharing her “time, talents and treasures” with the women of CWL. O’Malley introduced Nazaradeh, praising her and her family for their dedication and commitment. O’Malley presented Nazaradeh with an over-sized check for $5,000. Nazaradeh, a first-generation American whose parents sought asylum in the United States during the Iranian Revolution, was an active member of Pepperdine’s Women’s Legal Association and Advocates for Public Interest Law. While in law school, she served as a summer legal intern in the Philippines with International Justice Mission, where she worked with a team of local prosecutors to rescue children from online sexual exploitation and prosecute the perpetrators, and she worked as a certified law clerk at the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, in the Juvenile and Sex Crimes divisions. Nazaradeh said she was honored to receive the award and to be in the company of outstanding women lawyers. Her family, as well as several Pepperdine Law students and alumnae, were in attendance.

The scholarship award is given annually to a law student or recent graduate, and the Foundation needs your contributions to support this important program. Please consider making a taxdeductible contribution to the CWL Foundation and its Scholarship Fund. Click here to donate. Type “Scholarship Fund” in the comments box to specify contributions to the Scholarship Fund. The CWL Foundation also raises funds for the scholarship through the silent auction held at the CWL Annual Dinner. CWL is accepting silent auction item donations for this year’s Annual Dinner, which is set for Sept. 13 in San Diego. Click here [INSERT LINK TO FORM FOR SILENT AUCTION ITEM DONATIONS] for information on donating silent auction items. If you would like to apply for the 2019 Nancy E. O’Malley Scholarship or know someone who would, please check the CWL Foundation website for additional details in the spring. Thank you for your support of the CWL Foundation. Christine Chambers Goodman is president of the CWL Foundation Board and the immediate past president of CWL. She is a Professor of Law at Pepperdine University School of Law.

The CWL Foundation thanks the CWL Awards Committee for facilitating the scholarship presentation. A special thanks goes to the Scholarship Selection Committee, which includes O’Malley and CWL past presidents Eliza Rodrigues and Kelly Robbins, and CWL board members Dorothy Chou Proudfoot, Yahairah Aristy, and Betty Fracisco.

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SAVE THE DATE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA JUDICIAL RECEPTION

AND PRESENTATION OF THE JOAN DEMPSEY KLEIN DISTINGUISHED JURIST AWARD

PRESENTED POSTHUMOUSLY IN HONOR OF JUDGE BEVERLY REID O’CONNELL, U.S. DISTRICT COURT, CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA

AUGUST 17, 2018 5:30PM - 7:30PM

LOS ANGELES CITY HALL BRADLEY TOWER, 26TH FLOOR

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n Honorable Judge Beverly Reid O’Connell

Beverly Reid O’Connell sat as a judge in the United States District Court for the Central District of California. She was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate in 2013. Judge O’Connell chaired the Court’s Technology Committee. She served as a faculty member at the B.E. Witkin Judicial College, teaching new judges about the admissibility of electronic evidence. She also served on the Ninth Circuit Technology Committee and the Ninth Circuit Jury Instruction Committee, and she was appointed to the national Information Technology Advisory Group.

RECIPIENT OF THE JOAN DEMPSEY KLEIN DISTINGUISHED JURIST AWARD CWL WILL BE MAKING A DONATION IN HER HONOR TO THE WLALA FOUNDATION JUDGE BEVERLY REID O’CONNELL SCHOLARSHIP. DONATION PAGE

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SESSION 3 AUGUST 23, 2018

TOTO CONCEPT 190 - SAN FRANCISCO, CA 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

2018 PUZZLE PROGRAM

Featuring Katherine Henderson & Katherine H. Ku

Exclusive Gold Sponsor -

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When it Hits the Fan: The Ins and Outs of Handling Internal Investigations 1hour MCLE credits Katherine Henderson, Partner, Corporate Governance Litigation Katherine H. Ku, Partner, Corporate & Securities

The Puzzle Program brings together in-house counsel from across the state to build relationships over a four-part series covering sensitive issues, shared experiences, and common goals in a confidential intimate setting. The program culminates with an exclusive, invitation-only Retreat to share respective conclusions, reflections and best practices. SESSION 4 SEPTEMBER 18, SO-CAL TBD Contact IHCN Chair, Suzette Torres For More Information • sztorres@nat.com


In-House Counsel Network Puzzle Series Gets Rolling at Google SUZETTE Z. TORRES CWL’s In-House Counsel Network kicked off the first of its 2018 Puzzle Series programs at Google, Inc.’s Sunnyvale offices on June 7, with more than 40 powerhouse women from throughout the Bay Area attending the session. The program featured a discussion of “#MeToo: A New Paradigm for Employers,” with employment lawyers Melinda Riechert, a partner at Morgan Lewis, and Bram Hanono, Associate General Counsel, Labor & Employment, at Facebook. The second session in the Puzzle Series was held July 26 at Box, Inc. in Redwood City and featured an MCLE presentation on “A New Day for Equal Pay” by Wendy Coates, a partner with Fisher Phillips in San Francisco, and Kristen Nesbit, a partner with the firm’s Los Angeles office. The Puzzle Series program provides a safe and confidential setting for in-house counsel to have open and frank discussions on various topics affecting women. CWL thanks Google, Inc. and its Legal Diversity & Inclusion department for their hospitality and continuous support for CWL’s programs; and Yvette Walker and Bibliophilic Excursions (www.bibliophilicexcursions.com) for the donated raffle prize at the first Puzzle Series session. The next Puzzle Series sessions are:

Puzzle Series #3: Aug. 23 at Concept 190 in San Francisco Puzzle Series #4: Sept. 18 in Southern California (location TBD) The In-House Counsel Network will host its invitation-only Puzzle Series Retreat Oct. 12-13 at the Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa.

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PUZZLE PROGRAM

July 26, 2018

September 18, 2018

Redwood City, CA

SESSION 2

Southern CA

SESSION 3

SESSION 4

August 23, 2018 San Francisco, CA

June 7, 2018 Sunnyvale, CA

SESSION 1

October 12-13, 2018 Napa, CA

RETREAT

Must be a CWL IHCN member to register for this complimentary series. To qualify for the retreat, IHCN members must attend 2 sessions. There are a limited number of openings, so please register promptly: https://www.cwl.org/page/IHCNPuzzleProgram Contact IHCN Chair, Suzette Torres for More Information • sztorres@nat.com

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CWL Thanks Haynes Boone FOR ITS CONTINUED SUPPORT OF THE ORGANIZATION AND THE IN-HOUSE COUNSEL NETWORK PUZZLE SERIES

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2018 CWL Signature Events August 17

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA JUDICIAL RECEPTION CWL will posthumously honor Hon. Beverly Reid O’Connell, who was a U.S. District Judge for the Central District of California, with the Joan Dempsey Klein Distinguished Jurist Award. Los Angeles City Hall, Bradley Tower, 26th Floor

August 23

IN-HOUSE COUNSEL PUZZLE PROGRAM SESSION 3 Concept 190, San Francisco

September 13

CWL ANNUAL DINNER CWL’s Annual Dinner celebrates each step made towards gender equity during the year, honors women in the legal profession, and highlights the achievements of CWL and its members. Past speakers include Sen. Wendy Davis and Janet Napolitano. Mingle with friends and colleagues at the CWL Foundation Silent Auction preceding the dinner to help fund the Nancy E. O’Malley Scholarship, which recognizes a deserving California law student whose prior and current activities and future plans demonstrate a commitment to issues affecting women and/or children in the community. Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

September 18 IN-HOUSE COUNSEL PUZZLE PROGRAM SESSION 4 Southern California October 5-6 IN-HOUSE COUNSEL PUZZLE PROGRAM RETREAT CWL’s In-House Counsel Puzzle Program culmination, this retreat is invitation-only. Napa/Sonoma

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Affiliate Events Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles 8th Annual Young Lawyers’ Summer Soirée August 25, 2018 Information TBA For info RSVP Contra Costa County Bar Association – Women’s Section Contra Costa County Bar Association – Women’s Section Women’s Section Happy Hour Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. MoMo’s Walnut Creek 1444 N. California Blvd, Walnut Creek RSVP Fresno County Women Lawyers Monthly MCLE Luncheon Wednesday, August 29, 2018, 12 p.m.-1 p.m. The Palms 7550 N. Palm Ave., #101, Fresno For info Lawyers Club of San Diego Check for events Here Marin County Women Lawyers The Conversation Series: Wanden Treanor & Judge Faye D’Opal (Open to members of Queen’s Bench and Marin County Women Lawyers only) Thursday, August 30, 2018, 6:30 p.m.-8:15 p.m. Greenbrae (address provided upon registration) For info Orange County Women Lawyers School Supply Drive Backpack Assembly Party Benefiting Project Hope Saturday, July 28, 2018, 1-4 p.m. 1954 Placentia Ave, Suite 202, Costa Mesa For info OCWLA’s Monthly Book Club Meeting July 30, 2018, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline Mimi’s Café, 17231 E. 17th St, Tustin For info Women Judges Reception Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Chapter One Local, 227 N Broadway, Santa Ana Hosted light appetizers, wine & beer For info

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OCWLA’s Monthly Book Club Meeting Monday, August 27, 2018, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. The Woman Behind the New Deal: The Life of Frances Perkins by Kirstin Downey Mimi’s Café, 17231 E. 17th St, Tustin No host dinner and beverages For info Participate in the book swap by bringing a book to exchange with other readers.

43rd Annual OCWLA Gala September 13, 2018, 5:30-9 p.m. Resort at Pelican Hill 22701 S. Pelican Hill Road, Newport Coast For info Queen’s Bench Bar Association Civic Appointments Training Thursday, August 27, 2018, 5:30 p.m.-6:45 p.m. Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP 405 Howard Street, 8th Floor, San Francisco For info San Mateo County Bar Association Women’s Lawyers’ Section Section generally meets the 1st Monday of every other month. For info Santa Barbara Women Lawyers For upcoming events visit here Truckee-Tahoe Women Lawyers For info Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles WLALA Summer Golf League July 7, 2018; August 4, 2018; September 1, 2018 Golf Lesson: 9:30 a.m.; First Tee Time: 11 a.m. The Lakes at El Segundo 400 S. Sepulveda Blvd., El Segundo For info Polish Your Image Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Christophe Salon 348 N. Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills For info


On the Back Burner – The Under-the-Radar Issues Facing American Women and the Public Interest Leaders Tackling Them Wednesday, August 22, 2018, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Inner City Law Center 624 South Grand Ave., 25th Floor, Los Angeles For info 2018 WLALA Awards and Installation Dinner September 20, 2018 Information TBA For info Women Lawyers of Alameda County Annual Judge’s Dinner October 4, 2018, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Scott’s Seafood 2 Broadway, Oakland Keynote Speaker: Marina Park, CEO of Girl Scouts of Northern California For info Women Lawyers of Sacramento Art Fest Thursday, September 6, 2018, 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Beatnik Studios 723 S Street, Sacramento For info September Luncheon September 27, 2018, 12 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Lucca Restaurant 1615 J Street, Sacramento For info October Luncheon – Domestic Violence Awareness Month October 25, 2018, 12 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Lucca Restaurant 1615 J Street, Sacramento For info Women Lawyers of Ventura Legal Issues Surrounding Elder Care Giving & Health Advocacy Friday, August 10, 2018, 12 p.m.-1 p.m. Ottavio’s Restaurant 1620 Ventura Boulevard, Camarillo For info

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Renew Your CWL Membership for 2018! CWL is the only statewide bar association dedicated to the advancement of women in law and in society. Join CWL and make a difference - for yourself and the community. What you can expect with your membership: •

CWL statewide network

Leadership training and opportunities

Annual (MCLE) Conference

Legislative advocacy for the advancement of women in law and society

Judicial evaluations

Lifelong friendships

• One-of-a-kind award winning programs including So, You Want to be a Judge?, Elect to Run and the In-House Counsel Puzzle Program •

Amicus activity

BE A PART OF SOMETHING BIGGER THE CWL LISTSERV CWL is all about connection, contacts and camaraderie! As the only statewide bar association dedicated to advancing women in the law and society, we are uniquely situated to connect our members and provide a strong network across a large distance. Our Listserv allows professionals from around the state to network and exchange ideas, make referrals, discuss best practices, survey peers on various issues, or get information for appearances, depositions or trial in different locations. CWL will also share job openings and pertinent information it receives with its membership through this Listserv. Our members, minus members of the judiciary, have been opted in to the Listserv. The default setting is that each member will receive a daily digest of emails sent. If you are an active member and are not receiving the digest and want to please let us know! Contact INFO@CWL.ORG. CEB DISCOUNTS FOR CWL MEMBERS CWL has partnered with CEB to provide free or discounted webinars to our members! These currently include: SOCIAL MEDIA & ETHICS by Renee Galente Stackhouse, September 6, 2018, 12- 1 p.m. (normally $79.00) Introducing Social Media Evidence: Foundation and Authentication Issues by Renee Galente Stackhouse, December 10, 2018, 12-1:30 p.m. (Registration not yet open- more information will be available in our MEMBER BENEFITS.

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ADVERTISE IN THE CWL NEWSLETTER!

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CWL Newsletter July - August 2018  

California Women Lawyers promotes the advancement of women in the legal profession and is an active advocate for the concerns of women in so...

CWL Newsletter July - August 2018  

California Women Lawyers promotes the advancement of women in the legal profession and is an active advocate for the concerns of women in so...