We hope you will continue to support the 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.  

We know that 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.




Cost of WLAC Judge’s Dinner Ticket


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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

March 25, 2021         12:00-1:00 P.M.

Guests: Commissioner Tamiza Hockenhull and Judge Lupe Garcia, Alameda County Superior Court

Moderator: TBA


April 15, 2021       12:00 -1:00 P.M.
Guests: Judge Jo-Lynne Lee and Judge Trina Thompson, Alameda County Superior Court

Moderator: Suzanne Nero


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


WLAC is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for our 2021 “Margaret A. Gannon Legal Education Stipend.”

This year, we will be awarding up to four $2000 stipends to assist with bar study costs.

Applications are due Friday, April 9, 2021.

If you know a student who may be interested, please pass along the attached application.






Anti-API Violence and Heightened Xenophobia and Racism
April 23, 2021
12:00PM – 1:30PM

This program examines the recent wave of violence and attacks on the API community. We will hear from a member of our legal community whose family member experienced a recent attack as well as from a Professor of Asian American Studies at SF State University on the rise of anti-API violence and discrimination in connection with COVID. We will also hear from the Executive Director of the first organization in the country to represent and promote the legal and civil rights of API communities and the recent legislative efforts to combat the heightened xenophobia and racism.

Register: (FREE)





State of the Uterus

Marin County Women Lawyers Event on Zoom: Fourth Annual State of the Uterus featuring Shannon Hovis, NARAL State Director Feb. 24 @ Noon, on Zoom (zoom link to follow) We are proud to host Shannon Hovis of NARAL for our annual talk on the status of reproductive rights...

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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!