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CMCP eBulletin - April 10, 2013


CMCP Executive Director, Marci Rubin, Selected as one of
2013 Most Powerful & Influential Women of California
Congratulations to our very own Executive Director,
Marci Rubin!

Selected by the National Diversity Council as one of California's Most Powerful and Influential Women in 2013.

This award is given to women who:
Provide leadership excellence in the public and/or private sectors
Sustain a record of accomplishments and/or contributions to field of work throughout the scope of her career
Has clout within her organization in terms of significant impact on revenues, profitability, and/or direction of the organization
Demonstrates leadership and commitment to community well-being and/or high visibility in the community
Exhibits and demonstrates a commitment to the highest ethical standards and professional excellence
Marci is passionately committed to moving diversity and inclusion forward in the legal profession and is dedicated to pursuing access and business opportunity for attorneys of color through her work at the California Minority Counsel Program. Prior to taking on the Executive Director role at CMCP, Marci served as Deputy General Counsel at Wells Fargo, and was with the bank for almost 30 years. She is Emeritus Board Member at Equal Rights Advocates, Director & Past Board Chair of the Freight & Salvage in Berkeley, and has served on CMCP's Steering Committee.
Marci will be formally recognized for her leadership excellence at the 2013 California Diversity and Leadership Conference awards breakfast on Thursday, April 18, 2013 in Concord, CA.

Welcome New Members!
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

CMCP Board Member and Gordon & Rees Partner
Patricia Lee-Gulley Delivers APALSA Keynote Address;
Receives Outstanding Community Service Award

On March 23, Gordon & Rees partner Patricia Lee-Gulley of Orange County delivered the keynote address at the inaugural banquet for the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (APALSA) of Western State College of Law in Fullerton. Lee-Gulley stressed to the students the importance of raising the profile of Asian Pacific American attorneys, who comprise only 7.7 percent of lawyers in California. Lee-Gulley commended APALSA for its successful year and encouraged the audience to maintain their passion as they transition into the legal profession.

In recognition of her service to the community, APALSA presented Lee-Gulley with its Outstanding Community Service Award. In 2012, during her year as president of the Orange County Women Lawyers Association, Lee-Gulley worked with local women and Asian Pacific law student associations to encourage them to engage in their own community service projects.

On May 9, Lee-Gulley will be installed as the 20th president of the Orange County Asian American Bar Association, the only Pan-Asian bar association in Orange County. She also will be inducted into Western State College of Law’s Alumni Hall of Fame on May 18.

Thank You 1st Quarter Program/Event Sponsors!
We would like to thank the following sponsors for their support in
delivering great CMCP programming during the first quarter of 2013!


Building a Better Justice
System for all Californians

The California Bar Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2013
Diversity Scholarship.

As California grows even more diverse, the California Bar Foundation delivers on our commitment to build a California legal profession more representative of the communities it serves to better serve the communities it represents.

This is the sixth year we will award more than 20 students with $7,500 Diversity Scholarships.

The Diversity Scholarship financially supports law students from groups historically underrepresented in the legal profession and matriculating to a California law school in 2013.

Incoming first-year law students should apply by June 5, 2013. We invite you to distribute this notification through your organization and forward this e-mail to potential applicants.

For more information on applications, contact Natalia Merluzzi or download the application form and checklist.


180 Howard Sreet
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 856-0780


Asian Law Caucus
41st Anniversary Dinner

Thursday, April 25, 2013
6:00 - 9:30 pm, Hilton San Francisco

Tickets are now on sale!Click here to purchase tickets
41st Anniversary Dinner

The Appreciating Diversity Film Series, DiversityWorks, and the Piedmont League of Women voters proudly present:
OUT in America is a collection of unique, transformative stories and inspiring personal narratives told through the lens of the country’s most prominent LGBT figures and pioneers, as well as many average, yet extraordinary, citizens from Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender communities. The program weaves together diverse stories – from urban and rural America, from the heartland to

New England, from San Francisco to Harlem. Deeply moving and often humorous, viewers will get a glimpse of awakenings, first crushes, unlikely soul mates, intimacy and liberation. Against the backdrop of historical events, each also traces their own hopes, struggles, influences and contributions..towards advancements in equality and broad social change.

FREE Screenings!
Wednesday, April 24 and Tuesday, April 30, 2013

"Out In America” delivers a compelling, multi-layered portrait of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Americans through their own words and experiences. The film connects common themes running through numerous personal stories about growing up, coming out, nurturing relationships, overcoming social and familial challenges, fighting discrimination and HIV and achieving individual status and respect in America.

What: "Out in America”, a documentary film
When: April 24, 2013
6:30 pm reception
7:00 pm film showing
8:20 pm facilitated community discussion
Where: Ellen Driscoll Theater / Frank Havens School / 325 Highland Ave, Piedmont, Ca 94611 (near the corner of Oakland Ave. & Highland)
For more information:; Or call 510 835-9227.

There will be a second free showing on April 30 at The New Parkway / 474 24th Street, Oakland, Ca 94612 at 6:30 pm FREE FREE FREE (AND you get to experience The New Parkway — a terrific new venue in Oakland — Check it out -- 510 658-7900)

Premier SABA-NC Matching Donation Mixer
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 6:00pm • San Francisco
On a warm Spring evening in San Francisco, catch up with friends, meet other Bay Area professionals and students, listen to some good music, and enjoy complimentary appetizers at a trendy venue all while supporting a great cause ... 100% of the proceeds from ticket sales will go towards creating video clips that will be used as a resource for survivors of domestic violence. The South Asian Bar Association will match donations dollar for dollar up to $1500! This will be the first joint event co-hosted by SABA-NC, Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach, Bay Area Legal Aid, Maitri and Narika, agencies that strive to address and prevent domestic violence.

Tickets are $15 for students and $20 for all others in advance, and $25 at the door. No host bar. Email questions to
Purchase tickets or donate at: register?id=bbnry

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