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Women Lawyers of Alameda County swore in their 2018 board of Directors at their annual Judge’s Dinner in October 2017.

The board is very excited about all of the activities and important events coming up in 2018. Please check the right-hand side for a list of all our upcoming events…we look forward to seeing you there!

WLAC News

UC Berkeley Chief Campus Counsel

The University of California, Berkeley invites applications for the position of Chief Campus Counsel. Home to more than 30,000 undergraduates and more than 11,000 graduate students, Berkeley is internationally renowned for excellence and pioneering achievements across...

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Women’s Equality Day

Today is Women's Equality Day.  First designated by Congress in 1971, to commemorate the certification by the Secretary of State of the 19th Amendment, the day is a symbol of the continued fight for equal rights.  Here's some food for thought from New York. Recently a...

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Barbara Lee & Elihu Harris Lecture Series Present Anita Hill

March 10, 2018, 7:00pm - March 10, 2018, 10:00pm

“ #AnitaHill changed the conversation on workplace bias and harassment…she unleashed a wave of women running for office.” The SFChronicle, April 2017. An attorney and academic, Anita Hill is a leading proponent for women’s rights, workforce equity, and feminism. The youngest of 13 children of Albert and Erma Hill, Anita Hill hails from Arkansas family farmers, her great-grandparents and her maternal grandfather, born into slavery. Hill attended Oklahoma State University, then Yale Law School where she graduated with honors and is now a University Professor of Social Policy, Law, and Women’s Studies at Brandeis University and a faculty member of Brandeis’ Heller School for Social Policy and Management. Hill is the author of three books, Speaking Truth to Power, Reimagining Equality: Stories of Gender, Race, and Finding Home and a tribute to Thurgood Marshall, the first African American Supreme Court Justice who preceded Clarence Thomas, titled A Tribute to Thurgood Marshall: A Man Who Broke with Tradition on Issues of Race and Gender[53]. She became an attorney-adviser to Clarence Thomas who served as Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, then worked for Thomas when he became Chairman at the US EEOC. Hill later openly testified in Senate Confirmation hearings to Thomas’ workforce sexual harassment history, making her a national figure for women speaking truth to power on matters relating to workforce bias and fairness.

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WLAC is a 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.

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