Women Lawyer’s Section – Networking, Marketing, and Rainmaking: Diving Back In After COVID-19
Thursday, June 2, 2022
Please join the Women Lawyers’ Section on Thursday, June 2, 2022 for our next Power Hour as we share our experiences and talk about different ways we can “dive back in” to networking, marketing and rainmaking as the world opens back up after COVID-19. All levels of legal experience are welcome!
Power Hours are open forums for our section members to connect, share and learn from one another’s experiences, facilitated by moderators to encourage conversation. Please feel free to submit discussion points in advance of the event to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Cost: Free for members and nonmembers.
Consistent with our prior virtual presentations, all attendees must register online prior to the event. Online registration will close on the morning of the event.
Registration: Please log in on the SMCBA website to register for this event.
Bay Area Women Lawyers’ Retreat 2022
Friday, March 25, 2022-Sunday, March 27, 2022
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Silverado Resort Napa
1600 Atlas Peak Road
Napa, CA 94558
In conjunction with other local Bar Associations, SMCBA will help host this year’s BAWLR (Bay Area Women Lawyers’ Retreat) event scheduled for Friday, March 25-Sunday, March 27, 2022 at the Silverado Resort in Napa! You do not want to miss this spectacular event. Speakers include Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye and Honorable LaDoris Cordell, among other well-respected women in the legal field.
Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye was born in Sacramento, California as Tani Gorre Cantil and was raised in the Land Park neighborhood of Sacramento. In 1977 she earned her high school diploma form C.K. McClatchy High School and in 1978 her Associate of Arts from Sacramento City College. In 1980, Chief Justice Tani graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Davis. In 1984, she received her J.D. degree from UC Davis School of Law. In 1984, Deputy District Attorney Russell Hom recruited Cantil to come to the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office. Chief Justice Tani has also advocated for additional court funding, has supproted civil discourse education for students, and has cautioned people about the unintended consequences of arrests of undocumented immigrants by federal agents at California state courthouses.
Honorable LaDoris Cordell is an American retired judge of the Superior Court of California. She is an advocate for improving transparency into charges of police misconduct. She was the first female African-American judge in Northern California and the first female African-American Superior Court judge in Santa Clara County, California. She Honorable LaDoris Cordell received her BA from Antioch College in 1971 and her JD degree from Stanford Law School in 1974. In 1975, she was the first person in the Western United States to serve as the Earl Warren Intern at the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund. From 1976 to 1982, she practiced as a private attorney in East Palo Alto, CA, specializing in criminal defense law, personal injury law, family law, and federal civil rights law. She has received numerous awards and prizes for social activism and breaking race and gender barriers, including the Rose Bird Memorial Award from the California Women Lawyers and the Rosa Parks Ordinary People Award from the NAACP.
$3,000.00 Cabernet Sponsor
$2,000.00 Merlot Sponsor
$850.00 Chardonnay Sponsor
Registration: Please register at For more information, please visit the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association’s webpage at https://www.sftla.org/?pg=events&evAction=showDetail&eid=241053&evSubAction=listAll
Cancellations must be received at least 48 hours prior to the event for a full refund of the registration fee. If you do not cancel within 48 hours or do not show up to the event, you will be charged the full amount.
For more information, please visit the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association’s webpage at https://www.sftla.org/?pg=events&evAction=showDetail&eid=241053&evSubAction=listAll
Women Lawyer’s Section – Work Life Balance Revisited in the Era of Covid!
Thursday, March 3, 2022
Please join the Women Lawyer’s Section on Thursday, March 3, 2022 for a presentation where we will explore topics such as working from home versus the office, Zoom fatigue, balancing non-work responsibilities such as child care and caring for sick family members, and self-care while maintaining billable hours, maintaining attorney-client relationships and sustaining/generating new business. Please join us for an interesting discussion, where we can learn from each other, share tips, and commiserate.
Power Hours are open forums for our section members to connect, share and learn from one another’s experiences, facilitated by moderators to encourage conversation. Please feel free to submit discussion points in advance to Lauren Greenberg Wanderman, Esq at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost: Free for members and nonmembers!
Consistent with our prior virtual presentations that have qualified for MCLE credit, all attendees must register online prior to the event. Online registration will close on the morning of the event.
Registration: Please log-in on the SMCBA website to register for this event. The Zoom invite and materials for the webinar will be emailed to attendees the day before and morning of the event.
Logistics: Your Zoom credentials will automatically be emailed to you shortly after you register online, as well as the day and hour before the event. The written materials for the webinar will be emailed to attendees the morning of the event.