Oct
21
Oct 25

‪‎Law for the People‬ 2015

Calling all activists, allies, and legal professionals! Join National Lawyers Guild's annual ‪‎Law for the People‬ Convention, October 21-25 in Oakland, CA for 5 days of panels, workshops, CLEs and camaraderie.

This year, the Keynote Speaker will be Alicia Garza, co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter, and programming will address topics including housing and labor rights, racial justice, police accountability, international law, and much more.  

Major Panels will include:

  • Black Power! from Ferguson to Oakland: From Service Model to a Model of Self Liberation
  • Law School Tuition Crisis: Causes and Strategies for Change
  • From ‘Right to Work’ to ‘Fight for 15’: Labor at the Crossroads, Learning Lessons, Going Forward
  • Violence Against Women Under State Control
  • Politics of Housing and the American Dream: Race, Communities, Evictions and Criminal Convictions
  • Advocating for Economic and Social Rights Throughout the Americas: A Transnational Dialogue

Registration and other details coming soon: keep an eye on the NLG website here.  Or RSVP to the Facebook event to stay up-to-date on the latest news! 

Jun
22
9:30 am09:30

Stand Up: Taking Leadership Initiative to Accelerate Your Career!

Join Ms. JD for Stand Up: Taking Leadership Initiative to Accelerate Your Career!
Please join Ms. JD ion Monday, June 22, 2015 for an engaging conversation with Professor Scott Westfahl, Faculty Director of Harvard Law School Executive Education.

The event will be held live in the New York office of Paul Hastings LLP from 12:30 - 2:00 pm EDT and broadcast to viewing parties in its offices in the following locations: Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, Orange County, Palo Alto, San Diego, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.

RSVP here

Please note that registration will close on June 18th!

In an event hosted by National Sponsor Paul Hastings LLP, Professor Westfahl is offering his advice to the Ms. JD community and will spend an hour answering your questions on how taking on leadership roles now, whether you’re in law school or already practicing, can translate into career success.  This national event will be moderated by former Ms. JD Board Member Noorain Khan, who serves on the Boards of the Girl Scouts of the USA and the Association of American Rhodes Scholars and was most recently Chief of Staff to Wendy Kopp, CEO and Co-Founder of Teach for All. 

Professor Westfahl joined HLS from the law firm Goodwin Procter LLP, where he served from 2004-2013 as the firm's Director of Professional Development. Prior to his work at Goodwin Procter, Professor Westfahl spent six years leading professional development for the Washington, D.C. office of McKinsey & Company. He is also an experienced business and federal regulatory attorney, having practiced law with Foley & Lardner's Washington, D.C. office from 1988 to 1998. Professor Westfahl earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1988, and graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth College in 1985.

Click here for more information on this event!

Jun
18
5:00 pm17:00

Battle of the Bands: Banding Together to End Domestic Violence

The Family Violence Appellate Project, the only only nonprofit in California dedicated to appealing cases in favor of domestic violence survivors invites you to our annual fundraiser, Battle of the Bands: Banding Together to End Domestic Violence, occurring on June 18th at 1015 Folsom in San Francisco, 5-10PM. 

How it works: Law firms and corporations send representative bands to compete in a classic Battle of the Bands. Members of the audience cast their votes for $1 a vote throughout the evening and the band with the most votes wins! 

We're so happy to offer discounted tickets with a student ID - only $20 - so that law school student can attend and have a great time for a good cause. Representatives from major law firms as well as legal aid non-profits will be present, so it'll be a great chance for students network and have fun at the same time. 

You can buy tickets HERE and voting is open for bands HERE

Jun
17
6:00 pm18:00

Good Ol' Girls Presents Women@Work: Putting Your Feminist Foot Forward

Join Ms. JD, Good Ol' Girls & special guests to celebrate Good Ol' Girls 8th anniversary on June 17th from 6-8pm at Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP in Oakland, CA. We'll celebrate and talk success as Women@Work, discuss lessons learned from our special guests' survival and success as women in the workforce, and have a chance to connect with fellow empowered women in the Bay Area.

To get more information, or register for the event, click here!!

Jun
12
Jun 14

(UN)BRIDALED

(UN)BRIDALED

Marina Magalhães & collaborators

CounterPulse
1310 Mission St @ 9th, San Francisco

(UN)BRIDALED is Marina Magalhães’s new dance theater experience that redefines performance with its seamless blend of Bossa Nova and Brazilian Funk music, Afro-Latin and Contemporary dance, live song and interactive theater. At the intersection of woman, bride, and immigrant, (UN)BRIDALED tells the deeply moving and hilariously defiant stories of women at the precipice of change.

See the calendar and ticket availability online here

Jun
4
4:00 pm16:00

Root & Rebound: Open House & Roadmap to Reentry Launch

Root & Rebound is hosting an Open House/ Roadmap to Reentry launch this Thursday, June 4th, from 4:00 - 6:00pm at our office in downtown Oakland. You can get to know our team, ask questions, purchase or receive a copy of the guide, and sign up for trainings. 

Root & Rebound is a Reentry Advocacy Center that provides direct legal and social services, legal education, and policy advocacy to increase access to justice and create pathways to success for people in reentry from prison and jail, helping them fulfill their greatest potential as engaged members of families and communities.  Find out more about our work here: www.rootandrebound.org/roadmap

The event is for anyone interested in our work: people in reentry and those who support them--community service providers, government agency reps, advocates, and family and friends are ALL welcome to come and get to know us and our work. This event is also a great opportunity to network/connect with others who are involved in/care about issues of reentry.

Refreshments will be served. We hope to see you there!

Where:
1730 Franklin Street, Suite 300, Oakland, CA 94612

When: 
This Thursday, June 4th, 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1649675448599840/

RSVP if you know you will be attending: http://goo.gl/forms/AUD1hoIPzv

Jun
3
11:00 am11:00

National Association of Women Lawyers' Pipeline to Equity Partnership Program

National Association of Women Lawyers' Pipeline to Equity Partnership Program

Queen's Bench is proud to co-sponsor the National Association of Women Lawyers' Pipeline to Equity Partnership (P2P) program, which offers an opportunity for firms to provide additional support to promising senior associates and junior partners who the firm believes are on the path to equity partnership. This year's P2P Program: The Skills, Strategies, and Stumbling Blocks Women Lawyers Encounter on Their Path to Reach Equity Status, will take place on Wednesday, June 3, at UC Hastings College of Law in San Francisco.
 
Learn more and register at www.nawl.org/p2psanfrancisco 

Jun
2
5:30 pm17:30

Still Blazing Trails: 30th Anniversary of the USF Women Lawyers Committee

Queen's Bench invites you to join the
USF Women Lawyers Committee for
Celebrating 30 Years -- Still Blazing Trails

Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 5:30 p.m.
Nixon Peabody 
One Embarcadero, Suite 1800
San Francisco 

Join us in celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the USF Women Lawyers Committee with a panel of dynamic USF alumnae, followed by a networking reception. 

Click here to register and more information

May
29
5:00 pm17:00

TEDxUCLAWomen: MOMENTUM

MOMENTUM
 
Calling all those who aren’t afraid to get the ball rolling and keep it going, those who never fake it until they make it, who value innovation, exploration and creativity above all else.
 
We are bringing the movement to you. Join us for this inaugural alumni TEDx event, and the launch of TEDxUCLAWomen beginning with a conversation on this year's theme, Momentum, with inspiring women who are not afraid to shake things up.
 
The evening will feature talks from four UCLA alumnae that have taken great strides in their professional lives. Follow their trajectories from growing companies from the ground up to facing personal challenges head on and making a lasting impact.   
 
A reception and viewing of the national TEDWomen 2015 conference will kick off the night followed by a special performance and the chance to connect with fellow passionate and driven Bruins.
 
TEDxUCLAWomen | Momentum
UCLA Campus
Friday, May 29
5–8 p.m.
 
 
TEDXUCLAWomen is looking to create an engaging dialogue. Space will be limited to those who are ready to join the discussion. Get started and apply for a spot today.

May
20
5:30 pm17:30

International Action Network for Gender Equity & Law: The State of Human Rights in Zimbabwe

The International Action Network for Gender Equity & Law (IANGEL)
is honored to present a San Francisco briefing by our Zimbabwean partner 

The State of Human Rights in Zimbabwe

Kuda Chitsike, Director - Research Advocacy Unit

Wednesday May 20th, 2015 
5:30-7PM 

Graciously hosted by Hanson Bridgett LLP
425 Market Street, San Francisco CA 94105
 

REGISTER NOW


This week, RAU will release a report on Early/Child Marriage in Zimbabwe, with a detailed at the Goromonzi District. Kuda Chitsike will discuss the findings and implications of the report, and will additionally discuss other initiatives of the Research Advocacy Unit, including the documentation of sexual violence, engaging women in governance, and innovative uses of technology to improve community monitoring of parliament.  

Kudakwashe (Kuda) Chitsike became the Director of the Research and Advocacy Unit (RAU) in 2013 having jointly developed the organisation in 2006 and serving as the Programme Manager for the Women’s Programme for seven years. A highly experienced and committed lawyer, Kuda has over 15 years of experience working on human rights, democracy and governance issues in Zimbabwe. Well-respected in the human rights and the women’s movements, Kuda has determinedly pioneered the documentation of gross human rights violations against women, enabling broader engagement with the issue. Kuda led a team that produced a documentary entitled Hear Us: Zimbabwean Women Affected by Politically Motivated Violence Speak Out in 2009. This innovative work has facilitated the opening of public discussion about politically motivated sexual violence. Kuda Chitsike has written extensively on transitional justice, democracy and governance with special emphasis on women's issues. Kuda holds an LLM in International Public Law from the University of Stellenbosch. She is on the boards of several Zimbabwean organisations - the Adult Rape Clinic, Tree of Life Trust and Zimbabwe Women Lawyers Association – and also sits as a Curriculum Advisory Committee member of the Institute of Security Studies' African Centre for Peace and Security Training based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
 
The Research and Advocacy Unit (RAU) of Zimbabwe is an independent, non-partisan, non-governmental organisation with a mission to provide high-quality research on human rights and governance issues, particularly those pertaining to women and children as empirical evidence for advocacy to influence relevant and appropriate policy change. 

The International Action Network for Gender Equity and Law (IANGEL) is an international network of lawyers who believe in gender equality and justice for all people.  A new concept in pro bono work, we harness the power of volunteer lawyers, and use it to promote and help security equity and rights for women and girls worldwide. 
 

May
20
5:30 pm17:30

“Be Smart Out Loud”: Transforming ‘Showing Up’ into Seizing the Moment and the Day

Leading Women in Technology and Women in Security and Privacy would like to invite you to the “Be Smart Out Loud” event on May 20th, 2015, from 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm at UC Hastings in San Francisco.

Register online here.

Event Details:
In a world of short attention spans and brief encounters, standing out requires the ability to be Smart Out Loud in real time. The Smart Out Loud know that first impressions are 80% visual and have the presence, attire, and body language of leaders and influencers. They don’t necessarily know all the right answers; but do know the right thing to say, when to say it, how to say it, and how to turn every interaction into an opportunity. The future belongs to them because they own the present – and the memory they create.  Award-winning executive coach and leadership expert, Fran Zone, will join us to share her proven tools for transforming ‘showing up’ into seizing the moment and the day.

May
14
5:30 pm17:30

Minority Bar Coalition Mixer

Queen's Bench Proudly Co-Sponsors
Minority Bar Coalition Mixer
 
Join MBC organizations on May 14, 2015 for
great barbeque, heavy appetizers, and drinks.

Free admission for members of co-sponsoring organizations.
Catch up with your mentors, mentees, and meet members
of the sponsoring bar organizations.

May 14, 2015
5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
at Everett & Jones
126 Broadway near Jack London Square
Oakland, California

Click Here to Register

May
13
5:30 pm17:30

Annual Impact Fund Gala: Opening Doors

Annual Impact Fund Gala
Opening Doors
Honoring the American Immigration Council, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, and 
Abby Ginzberg.

Now is the time to join us for an evening of cocktails, delicious hors d'oeuvres, live jazz and inspirational awards celebrating another successful year of advancing social justice.
When
WEDNESDAY
May 13, 2015
From 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Where
Westin St. Francis
Union Square, San Francisco

Details and Tickets online here. 

Honorees
Every year, thousands of people flee persecution in their home countries and seek safe haven in the United States. Many of them spend their entire savings on the journey, travel under life-threatening conditions, and arrive on our shores with not much more than the clothes on their backs. This year we are delighted to honor the legal team at American Immigration Council and the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project for their recent work in B.H. et al v. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, et al. Join us to hear their story and about the impact of the case.

Abby Ginzberg, founder of Social Action Media has been producing award-winning documentaries about race and social justice for the past 30 years. Her films Soul of Justice: Thelton Henderson’s American Journey and Cruz Reynoso: Sowing the Seeds of Justice have aired on public television and been screened at film festivals across the United States and abroad. Her most recent award-winning documentary, Soft Vengeance: Albie Sachs and the New South Africa was funded in part by a grant from the Impact Fund and just won a prestigious Peabody Award. Abby was one of the founding board members of the Impact Fund in 1993 and continues to serve on the board to this day. We celebrate her service and honor her commitment to our movement.

May
8
8:30 am08:30

California Women Lawyers 2015 Annual Conference

Queen's Bench invites you to join
California Women Lawyers for their 

2015 Annual Conference
May 8, 2015
Pathways to Equality and Success 

Featuring Keynote Speaker

Michele Coleman Mayes
Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
of the New York Public Library

Click here for more information

Panels to include:

  • The Grit Project: Using Grit and Growth Mindset to Advance Women Lawyers (MCLE)
  • Transgender Issues: Discrimination Based on Gender Identity and Expression (MCLE)
  • Effective Negotiating Strategies for Women in the Legal Profession (MCLE)
  • Lawyers Have Rights Too: Pregnancy, Lactation, and Related Accommodation Issues Female Attorneys Face in the Workplace (MCLE)
  • Mentors, Sponsors, Coaches: How to Enhance Your Career Trajectory
  • What In House Counsel Really Want from Outside Counsel (MCLE)
  • Building and Leveraging Your Own Book of Business
  • Sexual Harassment and Implicit Bias Toward Female Attorneys: Interactive Case Studies (MCLE)

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm - Cocktail Reception

May
2
10:00 am10:00

Grand Opening: All Options Pregnancy Resource Center

Most likely, you've been hearing a lot about Indiana in the news lately.
 
Indiana has been in the national spotlight for some very distressing reasons - an HIV outbreak, laws enabling discrimination against GLBTQ people, the sentencing of a woman to 20 years in prison for feticide, and allegations of compromised prenatal and birthing care for low-income women.
 
At Backline, we know that these bleak headlines do not tell the real story of Indiana values and attitudes. We know many Hoosiers are deeply frustrated and want to see less judgment from politicians and policymakers, and more open-minded listening and compassion for all the people in their state.
 
That's why we are so thrilled that All-Options Pregnancy Resource Center is opening in Bloomington THIS SATURDAY!!
 

If you're in the area, we hope you'll come see what we're all about!

Saturday May 2nd
10am to 1pm
1014 S Walnut St
Bloomington IN 47401

Join us for light refreshments, tours, and a great community of people. Remarks and prize drawing at 11am.

All-Options Pregnancy Resource Center will be a place where Hoosiers can find open-hearted and open-minded support through every pregnancy and parenting turning point. At All-Options, people will get connected with care and resources that support their needs, including free pregnancy tests, peer counseling, diapers, baby clothes, abortion funding, adoption information, support groups, and referrals to all kinds of local providers. 

All-Options is a secular, client-centered organization where everyone is welcome, and all services are confidential and available free of charge.

Not in Indiana? Don't miss out! 

We'll also be celebrating and live tweeting the launch party on Twitter so that everyone can participate!

@AllOptionsPRC  @YourBackline
#alloptions #openheartedIN #alloptions4allhoosiers

Follow All-Options on Facebook and Twitter for all the updates and photos from the launch!

No matter where you live, you can be part of this new model of support. 

Your donation makes it possible for All-Options Pregnancy Resource Center to provide free pregnancy tests, peer counseling, and material resources to all the people who visit us:
$10 pays for 6 pregnancy tests or safer sex kits
$25 makes an abortion or pregnancy loss comfort package
$40 provides a week's worth of diapers & wipes
$75 buys an all-in-one cloth diapering starter kit
$100 gives a Finnish-style baby box to a new parent!
And, offer your personal message of support and we will include it as a handwritten note. Don't wait - donate today!
Now more than ever, people need radically open-hearted support. Backline and All-Options are thrilled to be working with our Bloomington community to build a more just and compassionate Indiana for all Hoosiers.

Apr
30
6:00 pm18:00

Negotiation: Show Me the Money and So Much More

Join Ms. JD for a negotiation workshop to honor Equal Pay Day! 
Join Ms. JD, Queen's Bench and the Bar Association of San Francisco together with Ms. JD's National Sponsor O'Melveny & Myers LLP on April 30th for a very special moderated panel and reception in honor of Equal Pay Day. Attendees will have the opportunity to network and learn from a panel of experienced attorneys and industry experts, who will discuss the intricacies of  negotiating critical career points. While monetary compensation is extremely important, women and more and more men attorneys are often negotiating for far more than just dollars. The discussion will provide attendees with practical skills to negotiate many other common but traditionally difficult career areas, including parental leave, reduced hours, higher quality assignments, practice group changes, transition in-house or to a different firm, profile-raising opportunities, and more. Hosted wine & beer reception and light bites to precede and follow the panel presentation. The panel will include industry experts such as Susan van Keulen, Partner at O’Melveny & Myers, LLP, and Amy Ross, Partner-in-Charge of Orrick’s San Francisco office.

April 30, 2015
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
O'Melveny & Myers LLP
Two Embarcadero Center, 28th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111

RSVP Here!

Apr
25
6:00 pm18:00

National Abortion Access Bowl-A-Thon!

What do bowling and abortion access have in common? The National Abortion Access Bowl-a-Thon, of course! And each spring, we aim to strike Hyde...nationwide!

For the 6th year in a row, abortion funds from across the country raise money to make reproductive rights a reality for women who can't afford to pay for an abortion—and this year we plan to break the fundraising records!

What is the Bowl-a-Thon? 
The Bowl-a-Thon is a nationwide series of local events that allow community members (you!) to captain your own bowling teams, participate in a kickass national event – and raise money to help women and girls pay for abortions they couldn’t otherwise afford.

When is the Bowl-a-Thon?
Throughout the month of April. Find an event in your community, recruit your team, choose a brilliant and punny team name, and start fundraising -- registration is open now!

The Bay Area local event supports California's only abortion fund, Access Women's Health Justice.

Sign up or donate online here!  

Apr
22
6:00 pm18:00

Queen's Bench Cocktails & Couture

The Queen's Bench Business Development Committee
invites you to our 9th Annual

Cocktails & Couture
a networking event for professional women

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
6 to 8 p.m.
Wine and Appetizers Provided

 
569 Valencia Street Street
San Francisco

$10 Donation at the door is suggested to support Queen's Bench 2015 activities.
 

Directions: The store is between 16th and 17th Streets. 16th Street BART station is .2 miles (5 min.) walk. Limited, metered street parking available. 

Apr
11
10:00 am10:00

Bay Area Lifer School 2015, Presented by UnCommon Law and the Post-Conviction Advocacy Project of the University of California, Berkeley Law

Join us for Bay Area Lifer School 2015!

Presented by UnCommon Law and the Post-Conviction Advocacy Project
of the University of California, Berkeley Law

 
Earn MCLE Credit and learn how to represent prisoners appearing before the California Board of Parole Hearings.   You will learn the latest and best practices for:

  • Understanding Prison Files, Classification, Custody and Programming
  • Identifying New Categories of Prisoners Eligible for Parole Release
  • Client Preparation and Determining “Readiness”
  • Special Proceedings (“Youthful Offender,” Elderly and Medical Parole Hearings, Rescission Hearings)
  • Term Calculations pursuant to In re Butler (First. App. Dist., No. A139411)
  • Working with Client Families and Other Supporters
  • Understanding and Challenging Psychological Evaluations (Risk Assessments)
  • An UnCommon Relationship between Attorney and Client in Lifer Cases
  • Building an Administrative Record to Support Judicial Relief
  • Planning for Return to the Community after Prison

Saturday, April 11, 2015
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
(lunch provided)
 
UC Berkeley School of Law
Boalt Hall, Room 100 
 
Immediately Followed by
A Reception for Berkeley’s Post-Conviction Advocacy Project
 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Fee:    $125 for attorneys; $50 for all others, but students and former Lifers attend for free.  (For hardship circumstances, please email us at events@uncommonlaw.org)
Questions:    Email events@uncommonlaw.org
Register:       By clicking HERE

Apr
2
12:00 pm12:00

Working Attorney Mothers' Mixer

The Queen's Bench Bar Association Mentorship Committee invites both current and future attorney mothers to join us for a networking mixer and an interactive discussion about the unique challenges that attorney mothers face. Participants will be invited to share their experiences so that we can problem solve as well as learn from and support each other.

Thursday, April 2, 2015
Noon to 1 p.m.   
 
Trucker Huss
One Embarcadero, 12th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104
 
FREE event 
 
Bring a brown bag lunch. Refreshments and dessert will be provided.
  
Please RSVP by March 27, 2015 to qbmentorship@gmail.com
If you are unable to attend this event, but are interested in participating in similar events in the future, please let us know by emailing us at qbmentorship@gmail.com.

Mar
26
7:00 pm19:00

Film Screening: Anita - Speaking Truth to Power

Please join Women Lawyers of Alameda County and the Contra Costa County Bar Association Employment Law Section, Women's Section, and Diversity Committee for a screening of:

Anita - Speaking Truth to Power
March 26, 2015

7:00 p.m. to 8:47 p.m.

Landmark Piedmont
4186 Piedmont Avenue
Oakland, CA 94611
$12.00

A landmark movie about a young, brilliant African American, Anita Hill, who accuses Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of unwanted sexual advances during explosive Senate Hearings in 1991 and ignites a political firestorm about sexual harassment, race, power and politics that resonates some 20 years later. For the first time on film Anita Hills speaks about her experience in the Senate Hearings, her impact on issues of sexual harassment, workplace rights for women and men, social justice and equality.

After the movie join us for discussion on elimination of bias (and ice cream at Fenton's up the street). Guests are welcome, but keep in mind, there is graphic actual testimony of Justice Thomas's alleged sexual harassment of Anita Hill.
Here is the link to register for tickets: https://www.tugg.com/events/13466

Mar
19
2:30 pm14:30

Policing on Trial: Community, Race, Protest and Reform

Recent events nationwide have brought police-community relations into the limelight, raising serious questions about accountability, overenforcement, and abuse of force, particularly in the context of race. As communities, police departments, lawmakers, advocates, and activists struggle to make sense of recent casualties of police abuse--Oscar Grant, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and others--serious questions about policies and practices become important. What are the limits of discretion in law enforcement? To what extent can racial biases be addressed through legal processes? What are the boundaries of exclusion and apprehension in public space? Do different spaces—public transit stations, the street, neighborhoods—differ in the ability to exclude and profile people in them? Should policing power be extended to neighborhood watches and private patrols? Is increased visibility--lapel cameras, cellular phones, and social media--a viable solution? How to make sense of accountability and enforcement mechanisms?

These issues beg for a knowledgeable, high-quality conversation, which Hastings is uniquely positioned to host. The conference will feature academics, law enforcement agents, civil rights organizations, lawyers and community activists, in conversation about the future of policing in the aftermath of tragedy, community outrage, and calls for reform. It is the kind of conversation that the Bay Area, and the nation, needs and deserves.

View schedule and panelists, and register online here.

Mar
19
11:00 am11:00

20th Anniversary San Francisco Power of Choice Luncheon with NARAL Pro-Choice

On Thursday, March 19, NARAL Pro-Choice America and our San Francisco Leadership Council are thrilled to invite you to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the San Francisco Power of Choice Luncheon. NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue and Cosmopolitan Sr. Political Writer Jill Filipovic will join us to honor 20 years of Bay Area commitment to reproductive freedom.

What: The 20th San Francisco Power of Choice Luncheon
When: Thursday, March 19, 2015 ~ 11:00 a.m. Reception, 12:00 p.m. Luncheon
Where: The Westin St. Francis, 335 Powell St., San Francisco

This year we give special thanks to event founder Dagmar Dolby. What began in Dagmar’s living room has grown to fill ballrooms and raise millions of dollars to ensure that reproductive freedom is preserved for the next generation. We hope you will join us to applaud Dagmar’s leadership and continue supporting our vital work to mobilize the 7 in 10 Americans who consistently say they believe abortion access should be legal.

Online registration is now available, so RSVP online today or click here to RSVP by mail.

Mar
18
5:30 pm17:30

Generations of Inspiration featuring Dolores Huerta

Please join IANGEL for a joyous celebration of International Women's Day and IANGEL's Second Anniversary

Generations of Inspiration 

Featuring

Dolores Huerta 
Renowned organizer, feminist, labor leader, and civil rights activist
Co-founder of the United Farm Workers
Winner of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
 

Highlighting IANGEL Partnerships with
The Hague Domestic Violence Project and Equal Rights Advocates 
~~~
Honoring Inspirational Activists: 
Ioana Tchoukleva and Andrea Carlise
~~~
Live Music by MUSE CROSSING
 
 Register online here.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
5:30 - 7:30 pm

Graciously hosted and sponsored by
Kaye Moser Hierbaum, LLP
One Embarcadero Center, 18th Floor
San Francisco, California 

IANGEL is an international network of lawyers working for gender equality and justice. A new concept in pro bono work, we harness the power of volunteer legal services, and use it to help secure and defend the rights of women and girls locally, nationally, and around the world.  Connect with them at www.iangel.org.

Mar
17
6:00 pm18:00

ACS Sixth Annual Gala Reception - Griswold at 50: Reproductive Rights in Peril

The Bay Area Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society presents

BAY AREA LAWYER CHAPTER: SIXTH ANNUAL GALA RECEPTION - GRISWOLD AT 50: REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS IN PERIL
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
The City Club of San Francisco
155 Sansome Street
San Francisco, CA

Featuring Linda Greenhouse, in conversation with Professor Melissa Murray.

In recognition of their contributions in the field of reproductive rights and justice the Bay Area Lawyer Chapter will honor:

  • Representative Jackie Speier
  • Law Students for Reproductive Justice
  • CoreAlign, a project of the UCSF Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health
  • National Center for Youth Law

View details and register online here.

Mar
14
8:00 am08:00

Empower Me, Invest In All: 2015 Women in Leadership Conference

For 18 years now, the Women in Leadership Conference at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, has brought together more than 400 women and men annually to connect and learn from each other and develop the skills that can help women advance their paths to leadership.

Their aim is to inspire through example, by connecting leaders to other leaders, and provide opportunities to gain the tangible leadership skills necessary to move forward as a leader in any industry.

Join more than 400 women and men on the UC Berkeley campus on March 14, 2015 for a day of networking, skill building and learning. This year's theme, Empower Me, Invest In All, invites attendees to:

  • Celebrate the diversity in female leadership today across various industries even outside business
  • Connect leaders across different industries to start building a strong community
  • Challenge the ongoing and new issues that rising women leaders face today
  • Empower women with real skills they need to become effective leaders in today's increasingly diverse workplace

For more information, please visit the 2015 Women in Leadership Conference website at www.wilconference.org, or register online here.

Mar
13
5:30 pm17:30

CWL 15th Annual Northern California Judicial Reception & Rose Bird Memorial Award

Join California Women Lawyers for their 

15th Annual Northern California Judicial Reception 
and 
Presentation of the 
Rose Bird Memorial Award
to 
The Honorable Clare Maier
Contra Costa County Superior Court 

Friday, March 13, 2015 
John F. Kennedy University
100 Ellinwood Way
Pleasant Hill, CA
5:30 to 7:30

CWL is extremely proud to honor Judge Clare Maier, Contra Costa County Superior Court, with the Rose Bird Memorial Award.  Judge Maier exemplifies the qualities of compassion and courage in a field that is, still, largely dominated by men. She has worked with purpose to improve the legal process and profession, and has become not only a role model to female attorneys and judges, but also an asset to the community due to her outstanding service.
 
California Women Lawyers instituted the Rose Bird Memorial Award in 2000 in honor of Chief Justice Rose Elizabeth Bird (1936-1999).  Chief Justice Bird was a trailblazer.  She was the first woman deputy public defender in Santa Clara County, the first woman to hold a cabinet-level position in California, and the first female Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court. She was a founding mother of California Women Lawyers.  The award honors judges for judicial excellence, public service and inspiration to women lawyers.
 
Please join us as we celebrate Judge Maier.  Wine and appetizers will be served. 
 
Download registration form here or register online here.

Mar
10
11:00 am11:00

National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: HIV Is Not a Crime

HIV Is Not a Crime: Criminalizing It Is!

How do laws criminalizing HIV exposure and non disclosure impact women?  What implications do they have for our sexual and reproductive health, rights, and safety? 

This National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, join the Bay Area Positive Women's Network - USA chapter for a community forum on HIV disclosure & transmission laws, and a lively discussion about upholding the human rights and dignity of people living with HIV. 
 
Learn about HIV criminalization, how HIV criminalization laws harm communities, and what we are doing to make a change in California and other states
 
Tuesday March 10, 11am-2pm
Office of AIDS Administration,
Suite 310 a&b
1000 Broadway, Oakland

Lunch will be providedPlease spread the word! 
Contact with any questions and to RSVP: Cynthia (415) 317-1568

Read about how HIV criminalization impacts women: https://pwnusa.wordpress.com/policy-agenda/criminalization/

For more information about Positive Women's Network - USA please visit www.pwn-usa.org