Meet the Current CMCP Board of Directors & CMCP Staff
Hear from CMCP Members about the value of CMCP
Catch up with old friends
Meet new people & expand your network
Monday, May 19, 2014 • 5:30 - 8:00pm; program at 6:00pm
Wells Fargo History Museum • 333 South Grand Avenue • Los Angeles 90071
APPLICATION DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, MAY 16, 2014!
The California Commission on Access to Justice was established in 1997 to pursue long-term fundamental improvements in our civil justice system so that it is truly accessible for all, regardless of income, geography, or language ability.
The 26-member commission of lawyers and judges, as well as academic, business, labor and community leaders, was instrumental in establishing the $10 million Equal Access Fund for civil legal services to poor people; since its inception, over $170 million has been granted to legal services programs across the state.
The commission seeks attorneys and public members who are committed to improving access to justice for all Californians, and have some education or expertise as well as some prior involvement with the need or delivery of legal services to the poor, the near-poor, or the middle income. Members are appointed by the Board of Trustees to serve a 3-year term. The State Bar values diversity and broadbased representation in appointments. You may view the roster of 2013-2014 California Commission on Access to Justice members by visiting: http://cc.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/11/ documents/accessJustice/2014_ AccessJusticeMembers012414.pdf.
Prospective members should be willing to prepare for and participate in commission meetings, and be involved in commission activities between meetings as appropriate. Members also serve on one or more subcommittees, which may include working on projects and participating in conference calls. Full commission meetings are held in-person and/or via video-conference 5-6 times a year at the State Bar’s offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Travel time is in addition to the scheduled meeting time. Approved travel expenses are reimbursed in accordance with the State Bar’s travel policy for volunteers.
If you believe you are an appropriate candidate for the California Commission on Access to Justice and have the time and energy to be an active commission member, please consider submitting an application for appointment. The application deadline is May 16, 2014. For more information about the appointments process, go to the State Bar’s website at http://cc.calbar.ca.gov or call the State Bar’s Appointments Office at 415-538-2299.
WHERE JW Marriott San Francisco 500 Post Street San Francisco, CA 94102
Books available for $25 each when registering, and will be available for pick-up at the event.
What Works for Women at Work:
What Women and their Sponsors Need to Know
(1.0 Hours of Elimination of Bias CLE Credit) Hear Professor Joan Willaims discuss her new book.
Join us for a dynamic conversation with Professor Joan C. Williams, one of the nation’s most cited experts on women and work, about her latest book – What Works for Women at Work. The book offers savvy advice, based on extensive research and interviews with 127 highly successful women, to help women navigate office politics and thrive in high-powered careers. Please join us for an engaging discussion about the challenges women face in today’s workplace, and learn about data-driven strategies that will help women succeed.
Joan C. Williams has played a central role in reshaping the debates over women’s advancement for the past quarter-century. Described as having "something approaching rock star status” by The New York Times.
Join CMCP and Keker & Van Nest for a Screening of and Discussion About
WALK THE WALK
a new film by Abby Ginzberg | written by AJ Kutchins
Walk the Walk is a dramatic half hour film about the ongoing challenges of diversity within the legal profession. The film is designed to jump start a conversation about how to confront and overcome the current obstacles to creating a truly diverse work force.
WHEN Thursday, June 19, 2014 6:00 - 8:30pm
DETAILS 6:00pm - Registration & Networking 6:30-7:30pm - Walk the Walk screening & discussion moderated by Khari Tillery of Keker & Van Nest 7:30-8:30pm - Networking Reception Special Guest - film writer AJ Kutchins
MCLE: 1.0 hours of Elimination of Bias Credit
COST CMCP Members: No Charge All Others: $25.00
WHERE Keker & Van Nest LLP 633 Battery Street San Francisco, CA 94102
Congratulations to CMCP members who made the Daily Journal’s Annual List of 100 Leading Women Lawyers in California
Kudos to CMCP member firm Allen Matkins for 4 New Partners, All Women and Minorities!
Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP has elevated four attorneys to partner in Los Angeles, effective July 1. Joshua del Castillo, Marissa Dennis and Erin Murphy will move up in the firm's downtown Los Angeles office, while Crystal Lofing will assume her new role in Century City.
When we see our members moving & shaking, we like to brag about it!
We take pride in seeing CMCP members getting promotions, named to top lists, winning big cases, and making positive contributions to their communities.
Let CMCP know of your achievements and the achivements of your colleagues, firm, company or organization and we’ll let the world know about it!
Welcome New Members
CMCP is looking for members to join our eNewsletter Committee:a great way to get more involved in CMCP and maximize your membership.
Participating in the committee provides enhanced visibility with an opportunity to demonstrate legal expertise in your chosen area(s) of practice, and to be recognized by clients, potential clients and colleagues for your proficiency in the field. Participation also helps to develop and refine skills in legal content writing, and provides access to networking and business relationship building activities.
If you have an interest in and enjoy writing, editing or coordinating substantive legal content for publication, conducting interviews and writing profiles of attorneys, and promoting the expertise of your colleagues, the CMCP eNewsletter Committee is for you!
Be a current CMCP member attorney
Have the expertise and time commitment necessary to carry out responsibilities
Have an interest in writing substantive legal content, conducting interviews and coordinating editorial duties
Have an enthusiasm for CMCP and its mission
Actively participate in and contribute to the creation of newsletter content
Write content or seek out & coordinate with writers from your network
Review content submitted to the newsletter
Attend scheduled committee teleconference calls (4-6 per year)
Actively participate in idea generation and content deliberations during committee calls
Attend CMCP events in your area, talk with participants, and write-up event summaries
Promote the CMCP eNewsletter and its content via social media
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