The WLAC Board is disappointed to announce that our annual Judges’ Dinner for 2020 has been canceled to ensure the safety of all who would attend.  

With that door closed, we open a window of hope to young women graduating from law school in this difficult time. This year, we take the unprecedented step of tripling the number of recipients of our Margaret A. Gannon (“MAG”) Legal Education StipendThe MAG Stipend is a fund dedicated to providing financial support to graduating law students who find themselves in great need during their bar studies.  We have already awarded four MAG Stipends to outstanding women in our community.  We will now expand our reach to others in need.  

We invite you to empower women graduating during a time of financial crisis and sparse opportunity.  Please donate what you would have paid for your ticket, what you would have pledged as a sponsor, whatever you can spare, to encourage young attorneys entering the profession in the face of so many challenges.   

We know that next year our Judges’ Dinner will be a spectacular time to celebrate the way we came together to support the ambition of women in a time of adversity.  Please be a part of it.

If you want a glimpse of the good that these scholarships provide, we invite you to congratulate the first four recipients of the MAG StipendILEANA ARANDA (U.C. Hastings), NORJMOO BATTULGA (Golden Gate), CHLOE CZABARANEK (Santa Clara), and LARISSA DAVIS (U.C. Berkeley).  Read more about these extraordinary women.




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A Voice for Women in the Law Since 1980

Coffee with Women Judges of the Alameda County Bench Co-Sponsored by the ACBA and WLAC

These virtual chats will be hour-long conversations with judges and a moderator and will take place during the lunch hour. Current topics include:

Advice for lawyers
Changes in the practice of law
Court updates
Conducting virtual courtrooms
Guests: Judge Sandra Bean and Judge Margaret Fujioka, Alameda County Superior Court

Moderator: TBA

Coffee with Women Judges of the Alameda County Bench will provide the community that all of us need in a safe and interesting way.

February 22, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

not eligible for CLE credit

Online registration closes the day before the event. If you have trouble registering, please contact the Membership Coordinator.
FREE ACBA Members and WLAC members
$30 Non Members

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12:00-1:00 P.M.






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WLAC is an affiliate of California Women Lawyers (CWL), a statewide bar association.  CWL brings together leaders from around the state to advocate for issues important to women lawyers.  By working together, WLAC and CWL support and strengthen each other.

As a WLAC member, you are entitled to a discounted membership rate.  We encourage you to become a concurrent member of CWL and help maintain our voting seat on the Board of Governors.

WLAC is a proud member of the Minority Bar Coalition.

Minority Bar Coalition

WLAC has rejoined the National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations!