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Women judges and lawyers toast two milestones

By Alexandra Applegate | Oct. 28, 2019
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Oct. 28, 2019

Women judges and lawyers toast two milestones

The National Association of Women Judges hosted a reception during its annual conference to celebrate its 40th anniversary as well as the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles’ 100th anniversary.

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From left: Polsinelli LLP Principal Mary T. McKelvey; Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles President and Robins Kaplan LLP Of Counsel Jennifer W. Leland and Elvia Soukup, the vice president and senior relationship manager at Manufacturers Bank.

The National Association of Women Judges hosted a reception during its annual conference to celebrate its 40th anniversary as well as the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles' 100th anniversary.

The celebration featured a performance by the Los Angeles Big Band of Barristers, conducted by attorney Gary S. Greene.

"Looking Back, Looking Forward: A Century of Women's Progress" was the conference theme and a few of the speakers were California Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye, UC Berkeley School of Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky and Piper Kerman, who authored the memoir "Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison," which was later adapted into the Emmy Award-winning Netflix series.

Topics such as DNA testing, immigration policy, elder abuse, homelessness, restorative justice, human trafficking, conviction integrity and ethics were discussed during the conference from Oct. 15-19 in Los Angeles.

The National Association of Women Judges said its mission is protecting individuals' rights through diverse judicial leadership as well as through fairness and equality in the courts.

-- Alexandra Applegate

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