Please Join Us At The Women Lawyers of Sacramento February Luncheon
Featuring Hon. Alice Lytle (Ret.) Celebrating Black History Month
***PLEASE NOTE THE SPEAKER CHANGE***
DATE: February 27, 2014
Hon. Alice Lytle (Ret.) is a pioneer and a role model. Born in Harlem, New York, Judge Lytle was the first of her family’s ten children to graduate from college, receiving her degree in Physiology and Public Health from Hunter College of New York. She worked for several years in the medical field, eventually moving west to work in the department of pediatric cardiology at the University of San Francisco Medical Center. After the 1968 assassination of Rev. Martin Luther King, she decided to leave her career in medicine to attend law school and become a civil rights lawyer. While in law school at Hastings College of the Law, Judge Lytle served as the President of the Black Law Students Association, and worked with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, the National Housing and Economic Development Law Project, the Earl Warren Institute, and the Alameda County Public Defender’s office. Beginning in 1975, Judge Lytle served in the Administration of Edmund P. (“Pat”) Brown, Jr., first as Chief Deputy Legal Affairs and then as Division Chief of the Fair Employment and Housing Division of the Department of Industrial Relations. By 1979 she was Secretary of the State and Consumer Services Agency, an executive-level position. In 1982, Governor Brown appointed her to the Sacramento County Municipal Court, and upon unification of the courts in 1998, Judge Lytle was elevated to the Sacramento County Superior Court. She was the first African American woman appointed to the Sacramento County court, and for all but the last two months of her 20-year tenure, she was the only African American woman to serve on that bench. While on the bench, Judge Lytle established what is believed to be the first Children’s Waiting Room in the nation, she established the Healthy Teen Mothers Project, served as a mentor to pregnant teens while working with an outreach program for first-time expectant mothers called The Birthing Project, and she created the SacraMentor Program to assist juvenile delinquents. Judge Lytle led the Sacramento County Superior Court’s Self-Represented Litigants Team and was a member of the Judicial Council’s Self-Represented Litigants Team. She also served on the Judicial Council’s Gender Bias Committee and its Standing Committee on Juvenile and Family Law. Judge Lytle was the first recipient of the Women Lawyers of Sacramento’s prestigious Frances Newell Carr Award, and she also received the San Francisco Women Lawyers’ Alliance’s Crystal Gavel Award for Jurist and the California Women Lawyer’s Rose Bird Memorial Award.
WHERE: Lucca Restaurant and Bar, 1615 J Street, Sacramento, CA
TIME: 12:00-1:15 p.m.
MENU: Penne with Vegetables, Roast Beef Sandwich, Stuffed Peppers, House Chop Salad with Chicken. Each menu item comes with the choice of soda or iced tea.
COST: $25.00 for current WLS members, past presidents of WLS, and judges; $30.00 for all others, except law students, whose cost is $20.00. Without advance reservation, it may not be possible to get the entrée of your choice.
RSVP with menu choice and confirmation of mailed check by February 25 to Wendy Taylor at (916) 781-2550 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please mail your check, payable to WLS, with menu choice for receipt by February 26 to WLS, Attn: Luncheon, P.O. Box 936, Sacramento, CA 95814. Please indicate if you are a current WLS member, past president, or judge on the check. WLS is charged for cancellations. Payments must be received in advance and are not refundable. Seating at the door is subject to availability.
Pending 1.0 MCLE credit
Please bring any unused toiletries and women’s personal items to the luncheon for donation to Maryhouse, a non-profit organization that helps homeless women and children.