The Women Lawyers’ Section was established in 1986, first named the “Women in Law Committee.” Its stated mission is “to support women in the legal profession and to promote the legal interests of women in society.” The Section’s goals and priorities include: increased membership, active involvement of all members, education to the legal community and the public, philanthropy (time/money), advocating judicial appointment of individuals who are supportive of women, advancing legislation furthering women’s interests, and, last but not least, networking and social functions.
The Women Lawyers’ Section has established the Section’s Educational Foundation, a non-profit fundraising organization, which establishes scholarships for needy law students who have ties to San Mateo County. The Foundation holds an annual fundraiser to support these scholarships. For more information regarding the Educational Foundation, for more information, please contact the Women Lawyers’ Section Chair, Sumble Manzoor.
The Section generally meets the 1st Monday of every other month. Especially popular are the Spring Judges’ Luncheon and the December Holiday Luncheon, which features a raffle and door prizes. Check the Here-Say and calendar for upcoming meetings.
The remaining WLS board meetings for this year are on the following dates:
May 8, 2023
July 10, 2023
September 11, 2023
November 6, 2023
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For more information, please contact the Women Lawyers’ Section Chair, Sumble Manzoor.
Chair: Sumble Manzoor
Corey Luzaich De Ghetaldi & Riddle LLP
700 El Camino Real
Millbrae, CA 94030
Co-Chair: Marian FitzGerald
Law Offices of Marian FitzGerald
P.O. Box 441
Burlingame, CA 94011
Treasurer: Still seeking volunteers
Secretary: Ilana P. Mandelbaum