Who is WLASLO?

Founded in 1981, the Women Lawyers Association of San Luis Obispo County assists in the advancement of women in the legal profession and in the community at large. WLA SLO is an unincorporated association, and members meet on the first Wednesday of each month to enjoy lunch, networking, and educational presentations offering MCLE Credit. Membership is open to men and women. 

Please see our Monthly Meetings page for upcoming meeting information and reservations.
Below is a Message from Our New President, Tara Jacobi


WLA Welcomes 2015

The Women Lawyers Association of San Luis Obispo is entering its thirty-fourth year.  We assist in the advancement of women in the legal profession and in the community at large.  As President, I am proud to know the women that make this organization what it is today.  We provide attorneys with an opportunity to meet locally for a friendly lunch while listening to appealing educational topics.
As your newly elected President, my goals are three-fold: deliver quality, pertinent educational programs, serve members and have fun—something we lawyers do not always remember to do!  Membership gives us the opportunity to connect with other women in our community.  I found the Women Lawyers Association of San Luis Obispo to be especially welcoming when I relocated to the area.
Members are encouraged to get involved in one of our many activities by volunteering for a committee.  Lisa Sperow is the Chair of the Scholarship Committee, which gives back to our next generation of San Luis Obispo lawyers.  I currently Chair the Outstanding Women Lawyer Award Committee, which awards the OWL Award to a local female attorney each year for advancing women.  We are also considering creating a Charitable Project Committee to do more to assist local women.  You can learn more about the committees during our Annual Business Meeting at our February meeting. 
The Women Lawyers of San Luis Obispo is an affiliate of the California Women Lawyers and offers members a discount with their membership to participate with the California Women Lawyers.  The California Women Lawyers is a state organization, headquartered in Sacramento, that advocates for the concerns of women at the state level.  It is active in our courts, the legislature and the media.  To learn more about their membership and activities throughout the state contact the CWL Committee Chairperson, Jacqueline Vitti Frederick.
As this year’s President of Women Lawyers Association of San Luis Obispo, I have the opportunity to do something I am most passionate about—helping women succeed.  Most women naturally help one another but sometimes we need to give care and comradery to ourselves—more reason to join us this year! 

Tara Jacobi 


Recent Announcements

  • DECEMBER MCLE Women Lawyers AssociationPresentsWLA's Annual Ethics Update Speakers: Sunny Hawks, Maria Hutkin, Natalie LaackeFULFILL YOUR ETHICS REQUIREMENT BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR. MAKE YOUR RESERVATION NOW ...
    Posted Nov 10, 2015, 10:20 AM by WLA SLO
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  • Supreme Court Review 2014 The Supreme Court Review MCLE9:00 a.m., Tues. July 8, 2014 Union Bank - Community Room, Downtown San Luis Obispo Dean Erwin Chemerinsky of U.C. Irvine School of ...
    Posted Jul 2, 2014, 9:21 PM by WLA SLO
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  • 2014 Outstanding Woman Lawyer Award & 2014 WLA's Rising Star 2014 Outstanding Woman Lawyer Award  & 2014 WLA's Rising Star Congratulations Award Winners! Join us in congratulating WLA's 2014 Outstanding Woman Lawyer and WLA's Rising Star during our ...
    Posted Feb 2, 2015, 9:39 AM by WLA SLO
  • SLO WLA Evening at the Granada Art Bar Please pay and reserve ahead of time.  Reserve your spot by contacting Collette Hillier at chillier@amblaw.com and pay online below.  Proceeds go to support SLO Women Layers Association ...
    Posted Jan 28, 2015, 2:14 PM by WLA SLO
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