June/July Newsletter

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REMINDER: CALL FOR NOMINATIONS – FRANCES NEWELL CARR ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

The Frances Newell Carr Achievement Award is a prestigious annual award given by Women Lawyers of Sacramento to an outstanding lawyer, judge, or scholar in the Sacramento community in celebration of the awardee’s professional achievements, commitment to furthering legal opportunities for women in the law, and contribution to the lives of women and children in our community.

The Frances Newell Carr Achievement Award was established by WLS in 1994 to honor the late Justice Frances Newell Carr (October 27, 1923 – January 16, 1992), who was a founder and the first president of WLS in 1962.  In December 1975, Justice Carr was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown and became the first woman to be appointed to the bench of the Superior Court, Sacramento County.  In 1978, she was elected the Presiding Judge of the Superior Court, and in 1980, she was appointed to the Third District Court of Appeal, where she served until her passing in 1992.  In addition to her professional achievements, Justice Carr had vision and commitment to her community.

The 2018 Frances Newell Carr Achievement Award for Professional Excellence will be presented at the WLS December luncheon. If you would like to nominate an individual for the award, please contact Tara Rojas, Vice Chair of the Grants and Awards Committee.  Nominations will be accepted until September 15, 2018.

May 2018 Newsletter

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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS – 2018 FRANCES NEWELL CARR AWARD

The Frances Newell Carr Achievement Award is a prestigious annual award given by Women Lawyers of Sacramento to an outstanding lawyer, judge, or scholar in the Sacramento community in celebration of the awardee’s professional achievements, commitment to furthering legal opportunities for women in the law, and contribution to the lives of women and children in our community.

The Frances Newell Carr Achievement Award was established by WLS in 1994 to honor the late Justice Frances Newell Carr (October 27, 1923 – January 16, 1992), who was a founder and the first president of WLS in 1962.  In December 1975, Justice Carr was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown and became the first woman to be appointed to the bench of the Superior Court, Sacramento County.  In 1978, she was elected the Presiding Judge of the Superior Court, and in 1980, she was appointed to the Third District Court of Appeal, where she served until her passing in 1992.  In addition to her professional achievements, Justice Carr had vision and commitment to her community.

The 2018 Frances Newell Carr Achievement Award for Professional Excellence will be presented at the WLS December luncheon. If you would like to nominate an individual for the award, please contact Tara Rojas, Vice Chair of the Grants and Awards Committee.  Nominations will be accepted until September 15, 2018.

April 2018 Newsletter

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Call for Grant Applications

The WLS Foundation is pleased to announce it will, once again, award grants to non-profit community organizations supporting women and children in the Sacramento area.

Grants will be awarded to organizations whose purposes and activities are related to any one (or more) of the following five categories: (1) Women’s Issues; (2) Children’s Issues; (3) Education Programs; (4) Access to Law; and/or (5) Community-Based Programs.  We are seeking grant proposals for specific projects in these identified areas.  If your organization fits into one of the detailed categories and is interested in applying for a WLS Foundation Grant, please click here for further information: WLS 2018 call for grants

Complimentary Brown Bag Lunch

On May 16, 2018, the Career Advancement and Retention Committee will present

“Self-Care 101 for Professional Women,”

a complimentary brown bag lunch event with speaker Tami Hackbarth.

Please see flyer for additional details: WLS CAR BB 052018

March 2018 Newsletter

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Path to Appointments: Legislative, County & City Commissions

On March 14, 2018, California Women Lead, Women Lawyers of Sacramento, and the McGeorge School of Law presented a panel on the path to appointments for legislative, county, and city commissions.  Panelists Mona Pasquil, Appointment Secretary for Governor Brown; Rachael O’Brien, Assistant Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture; Jia Wang-Connelly, Commissioner at the City of Sacramento Planning and Design Commission; and Florence Evans, Clerk for the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors, presented on this important topic.

Resources from this event are shared below.

3-18 Vacancy List (Updated)

3-18 PC Vacancy List Update.docx

Appointments Workshop Overview

Bds Comms App rev 12-3-15

Deputy Assignments

Maddy List eff 2-28-18

Planning Commission App rev 10-16-13

Vacancy Rpt 3-2-18