2014 Granlibakken Conference (4/25/14)

Women Lawyers of Sacramento is pleased to announce the 2014 Granlibakken Conference presented by the Placer County Bar Association.  The Conference will be held Friday, April 25, 2014 in Tahoe City, California and will qualify for 10.5 hours of MCLE credits.  Please see the attached flyer for additional information.

Sacramento Superior Court Job Opening (4/21/14)

Women Lawyers of Sacramento is pleased to announce that the Sacramento Superior Court has an opening for a Court Research Attorney II/III position.  Under supervision, the Court Research Attorney serves as a legal advisor and provides professional legal research assistance to Superior Court Judges, Executive and Managerial staff, and performs related duties as assigned.  Candidates are hired at the Research Attorney II or Research Attorney III level depending upon their experience in relation to the minimum qualifications.  You can obtain more information as well as the application at http://www.saccourt.com/courtrooms/trulings/personnelviewnew.asp.

My Sister’s House Annual Gala (5/19/201)

Women Lawyers of Sacramento is pleased announce the Annual Gala for My Sister’s House on Monday, May 19, 2014.   This year’s theme is Change … A New Beginning.  My Sister’s House is a nonprofit organization that seeks to eliminate domestic violence and provide a safe haven for women and children impacted by domestic violence.  If you would like to purchase a ticket, please visit www.my-sisters-house.org.  If have any questions regarding the event, please contact Latika Sharma at lsharma@wilkefleury.com.

Soroptimist International of Greater Sacramento (5/6/14)

Women Lawyers of Sacramento is pleased to announce that the Soroptimist International of Greater Sacramento is hosting a special event to increase your understanding of the organizations, tools, successes and needs related to the fight against human trafficking.  The event will be on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., at Piatti Restaurant (571 Pavilions Ln, Sacramento, CA 95825).  Advance reservation is required for the event.  Please email reservations@sacramentosoroptimists.org with your name and contact information by April 30, 2014.  Please mail a check or money order, made out to SIGS for $22.00 per person, to Soroptimist International of Greater Sacramento, P.O. Box. 601504, Sacramento, CA 95860.  You can also visit www.sacramentosoroptimists.org or email sigsgood@gmail.com.  The following are the two speakers for the event:

Mary Jennings manages the Rescue & Restore Victims of Human Trafficking Program at the Sacramento Employment and Training Agency (SETA).  She also supervises the SETA Refugee Services Program.  The Rescue & Restore nationwide network of programs is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Refugee Resettlement.  The purpose of Rescue & Restore is to raise awareness of human trafficking in order to identify victims and connect them to services, through capacity building of local organizations and coalition-building.  Mary worked for more than 19 years on international programs promoting children and women’s rights, as well as hunger and poverty alleviation.  Mary has completed a post baccalaureate certificate in Global Gender Issues at University of California, Davis and an MA in International Policy Studies from the Monterey Institute of International Studies.

Special Agent Rebekah L. Bills is a Civil Rights investigator with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the Sacramento Division.  Upon arriving to the Sacramento Division in January 2007, Special Agent Bills was assigned National Security matters to include both counterterrorism and counterintelligence investigations, where she specialized in field intelligence and human source recruitment.  Special Agent Bills has been assigned to the to the Civil Rights Unit since January 2010, to address various Civil Rights issues, including Human Trafficking, Color of Law Violations, and Hate Crime investigations.  Prior to her employment with the FBI, Special Agent Bills served eight years in the United States Air Force as an Operations Intelligence Specialist.

California Women Lawyers Annual Conference (5/16/2014)

Women Lawyers of Sacramento is pleased to announce the CWL Annual Conference on Friday, May 16, 2016 in Los Angeles,
California.  The conference registration includes MCLE programs, breakfast, luncheon, and cocktail reception.  Please see the attached flyer for registration and program information.

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DISTRICT ATTORNEY CANDIDATE FORUM

Women Lawyers of Sacramento is pleased to announce the District Attorney Candidate Forum on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., with a reception to follow, at McGeorge School of Law Lecture Hall, 3200 Fifth Avenue in Sacramento.  Join us to hear the positions and opinions of candidates seeking election as District Attorney of Sacramento County.  The moderated panel will pose questions to the candidates, and the forum will be broadcast live by Access Sacramento television.  Admission is FREE and the event is open to the public.  Reservations are highly recommended due to limited seating.  RSVP to Mary Burroughs, SCBA Executive Director:  mburroughs@sacbar.org or (916) 564-3780.  As a co-sponsor of this event, WLS will have a reserved seating area for its members.  WLS members should mention their WLS membership in the RSVP, so that they may be seated in the reserved WLS seating area.  Additional details on are on the attached event flyer.

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Leadhership Conference at Berkeley Law (3/7/14)

Women Lawyers of Sacramento is pleased to announce that the Santa Clara County Bar Association – Women Lawyers Committee is hosting the Leadhership Symposium on March 7, 2014 at Berkeley Law (Boalt Law).  Please join practitioners, professors, and students for a day of speakers and break-out sessions focused on individual and structural challenges and solutions to improving gender equality in law and business.

 

Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Wiley W. Manuel Bar Association – “Literacy Liberates” (2/27/14)

Women Lawyers of Sacramento is pleased to announce the Second Annual “Literacy Liberates” presented by the Wiley W. Manuel Bar Association in celebration of Black History Month and Book Drive for Sacramento’s Juvenile Hall Library.  The event will be at the Underground Books (2814 35th Street, Sacramento) on Thursday, February 27, 2014 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.