WLA Events


2014 Outstanding Woman Lawyer Award & 2014 WLA's Rising Star

posted Feb 2, 2015, 9:39 AM by WLA SLO

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 March MCLE meeting at San Luis Obispo Country Club.

WLA is awarding the 2014 OWL Award to Alicia Valdez Wright.  Ms. Wright is being recognized for advancing women in the community through her work as the Family Law Facilitator for the SLO County Superior Courts.

WLA is awarding the 2014 Rising Star Award to Janet Wallace.  Ms. Wallace is being recognized for advancing women in the legal profession through her work with Ms. JD.    





SLO WLA Evening at the Granada Art Bar

posted Jan 28, 2015, 2:14 PM by WLA SLO

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 Scholarship Fund.

OWL Award 2013 - Jacqueline Frederick

posted May 27, 2014, 10:16 PM by WLA SLO   [ updated May 27, 2014, 10:18 PM ]


Congratulations to Jacqueline Frederick - WLA Outstanding Woman Lawyer 2014!

       Hon. Theresa Estrada-Mullaney & Jackie Frederick                    2012 OWL Award Winner Angie King & Jackie Frederick

                                                                                             Jackie shares her 4 rules for "leaning in" 

2013 CWL Joan Dempsey Klein Award Judicial Reception

posted Jun 21, 2013, 9:12 AM by WLA SLO   [ updated Jun 21, 2013, 9:41 AM ]

Please Join Us for the CWL's 25th Annual Judicial Reception 
honoring the 2013 Joan Dempsey Klein Award Recipient: 

The Honorable Judge Teresa Estrada-Mullaney, 
Judge of the San Luis Obispo Superior Court (Ret.) 

Friday, July 26, 2013 
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
at The Dana -Powers House
535 Mehlschau Road, Nipomo

 Co-Sponsored by: Women Lawyers Association of San Luis Obispo
                            San Luis Obispo County Bar Association
                            Santa Barbara Women Lawyers Association

Please Reserve Your Tickets using the attached Form, and Mail to: CWL 925 L Street, Ste. 110, Sacramento, CA 95825
Please Consider Being an Event Sponsor:
Sponsorship Levels:
Bronze - $250.00 (includes 1 Reception ticket)
Silver - $500.00 (includes 2 Reception tickets)
Gold - $1,000.00 (includes 3 Reception tickets)
Platinum - $1,500.00 (includes 5 Reception tickets)
Benefactor - $2,500.00 (includes 8 Reception tickets)

Sponsors will also receive a special discount price of $50.00 (reg. $55.00) for additional event tickets. 

If you or your firm, group, or organization are interested in becoming a sponsor for this exciting event, please register prior to July 6, 2013 - You can register online at www.joandempseyklein2013.eventbrite.com, or download the sponsorship form,  make your check payable to California Women Lawyers, and mail to CWL, 925 L. Street Ste. 110, Sacramento, CA 95825. 

If you have any questions, please contact the CWL Executive Office at 
(916) 930-9020, or by e-mail at info@cwl.org

Save the Date for Upcoming Events (July-Sept. 2013)

posted Jun 14, 2013, 4:40 PM by WLA SLO


posted May 28, 2013, 11:55 AM by WLA SLO   [ updated May 28, 2013, 11:57 AM ]

The WLA Outstanding Woman Lawyer (OWL) Award is given annually to honor a local woman lawyer promoting the advancement of women within San Luis Obispo County. The recipient will be honored at the WLA March 2014 meeting during Women's History Month. 

If you know a female attorney in SLO County, who promotes the advancement of women with the community, please consider nominating her for this award. (*The recipient need not be a practicing attorney but should be a law school graduate).

Nomination Forms are available for Download here

Now Accepting Scholarship Applications for 2013

posted Mar 21, 2013, 2:52 PM by WLA SLO   [ updated Mar 21, 2013, 2:58 PM ]

Women's History Month and Presentation of OWL Award

posted Feb 25, 2013, 10:56 PM by WLA SLO   [ updated Feb 26, 2013, 5:33 PM ]

Women's History Month and Elimination of Bias
Outstanding Woman Lawyer Award ("OWL") Presentation

March 6, 2013 - 12:00 Noon at the Madonna Inn, Round Room

The SLO WLA invites you to come celebrate Women's History Month at our March 6th meeting where we will honor long-time WLA member and community icon, ANGIE KING, with our first Outstanding Woman Lawyer Award!

Not only will we have the opportunity to celebrate ANGIE's selection as the embodiment of WLA's mission, we will introduce you to a panel discussion of elimination of bias in the legal field. The three outstanding lawyers that make up our panel will discuss how it was, what it is like now, and our vision for the future of women in the legal field. 

  • JoAnn Glidden, an L.A. Deputy D.A. from 1977-2003 who filed a gender discrimination action against a former L.A. District Attorney's office in 1983, will give a look at where we've been, 
  • Beth Marino, former associate at Keesal, Young & Logan and former partner of Andre, Morris & Buttery, now in-house counsel to Santa Maria Energy will provide us with insight into the modern woman lawyer with a variety of experiences; and
  • Andrea Visveshwara, Assistant City Attorney, will provide a look at what we can do to make a better future. 

This program offers 1-hour credit of elimination of bias MCLE credit. We are expecting a large turn out for this great program, so please make your reservation early. 

Reserve by this Friday, March 1.

Questions? Contact womenlawyersslo@gmail.com or Collette Hillier at 543-4171. 

Please send checks, payable to:

WLASLO, PO Box 3918, SLO, CA 93403

or click below to reserve early using a credit, debit, or PayPal.

County Counsel, Rita Neal

posted Feb 6, 2013, 3:13 PM by WLA SLO   [ updated Feb 6, 2013, 3:15 PM ]

Women Lawyers Association of San Luis Obispo 
San Luis Obispo County Bar Association
County Counsel, Rita Neal

Rita Neal will give us a historical retrospect on the creation of the Office of County Counsel in San Luis Obispo through the current operations of the Office of County Counsel, and the case that started it all: Bob Tait, D.A. vs. Lindholm, County Counsel.

Please Join Us! 
Thursday, February 21, 2013  
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. 
The Madonna Inn
100 Madonna Road
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

Reserved Members - $25.00
Non-Members and Walk-Ins - $35.00

Please make your reservations by Noon on Monday, February 18th to the SLO County Bar.
Reservations can be made online at www.slobar.org or by mail to:

SLO Co. Bar
P.O. Box 585
San Luis Obispo, CA 93406

The OWL Award

posted May 24, 2012, 9:29 PM by WLA SLO   [ updated May 24, 2012, 9:30 PM ]

WLA is now accepting nominations for the annual Outstanding Woman Lawyer Award. Nominations are open to women lawyers who are promoting the advancement of women in the legal profession and women in San Luis Obispo County. Nominees need not be currently practicing attorneys, but should be law school graduates. Please download the nomination form below.

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