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2023 Margaret A. Gannon Legal Education Stipend Application

Purpose. Women Lawyers of Alameda County (WLAC) established the Margaret A. Gannon
legal education stipend fund to provide financial assistance to help offset some of the costs of a bar review course (or related study materials) for law students and graduates who are preparing to take the July 2023 California Bar Exam.


Eligibility. Individuals eligible to receive a WLAC Margaret A. Gannon legal education stipend
must: (1) join WLAC before or at the time of submitting a stipend application (membership link: https://wlaconline.org/membership-account/membership-levels/); (2) have already applied to take the July 2023 California Bar Exam; (3) not currently be a member of any state bar; and (4) intend to pursue a legal career. Connections to Alameda County and financial need are considered.


Funding. Up to four $2000 stipends will be awarded WLAC Spring Reception, set for Thursday, April 20, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. in Oakland


Application. Please email one PDF file, titled: Your Last name_First name_2023 MAG
Application that contains:
(1) the latest version of your resume including your best contact information;
(2) a personal statement (limited to no more than 800 words) describing:.
● your professional goals;
● your involvement with women’s issues—particularly with law-related organizations, such as WLAC;
● your connection, if any, to Alameda County; and
● why receiving this stipend would be important to you,including your financial need, if any; and
(3) include the following language at the bottom of your personal statement, along with
your dated signature:
Statement of Certification. The information given by me on the attached resume and this personal statement is accurate and complete to the best of my knowledge. I understand that all application materials submitted will become the property of WLAC.


Signature Date

Please email your Stipend Application PDF file to Lacey Bangle at
[email protected] by 6 pm on March 19, 2023.

Header photo of Lake Merritt, Oakland, by Daniel Ramirez, courtesy of Creative Commons License