A voice for women in the law since 1980.
Join us in Alameda at the family poolside garden of Judge Yolanda Northridge
to socialize with fellow WLAC members! Light hors d'oeuvres,
wine and non-alcoholic beverages will be served.
Others may pay 2013 dues at the door or online: http://www.wlaconline.org/membership_application/
RSVP: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or mail a note to the address
below by Friday, May 24. The address will be provided upon receipt
of your RSVP to attend.
P.O. Box 29362
Oakland, CA 94604
As Women Lawyers of Alameda County approaches its 35th Anniversary we must acknowledge the great strides that have been made but accept that there is still much work to be done. President Barack Obama once said, â€śIf youâ€™re walking down the right path and youâ€™re willing to keep walking, eventually youâ€™ll make progressâ€ť.
Both our bench and bar now claim significant numbers of women in our ranks. But we as lawyers and citizens are far from final success in establishing equality of opportunity and equality of respect for all women. Today, women attorneys continue to encounter unfair or inappropriate treatment in their law offices and in courtrooms because of their gender. Further, for the last several years the number of judicial appointments for men continues to far exceed the number of judicial appointments for women. I want to encourage all of you to keep walking down the path towards gender equality. We should all strive to improve the status of women in and under the law, thus improving the legal profession as a whole.
Our board is grateful to our past presidents who have graciously given their time and talents to ensure the success of WLAC. This year we have established our Past Presidentâ€™s Council to allow the WLAC past presidents to continue to provide the Board with support and guidance.
We have continued our HHK membership which is available free to all law students and recent California Bar admittees. The Herma Hill Kay (HHK) membership category in WLAC was instituted to honor the former dean of Boalt Law School at U.C. Berkeley and to provide a special forum for women who are at the start of their legal careers.
To continue the theme of encouraging women attorneys to get to know one another, support each other, and be inspired by one another, we will continue to work to create innovative networking and mentoring opportunities, continue to offer free MCLEâ€™s to our members, and continue to be the voice for women in the law.
Immediate Past President, WLAC