Committees

JOIN A CWL COMMITTEE

We welcome and encourage you to join a CWL committee. Joining a CWL committee gives you additional opportunities to meet fantastic and energetic CWL members while helping to advance our goals and ensure that our voice is a powerful one.

Below is a list of committees. Please choose the committees that most interest you and email our administrator at info@cwl.org or the chair(s) of the committee to see how you can get involved!

AFFILIATES COMMITTEE

DUTIES:To initiate, coordinate and oversee outreach to and communications with potential and current affiliate organizations; encourage coordinated affiliate activities and solicit submissions about them for newsletter and website; organize and oversee certification process for CWL affiliates.

CO-CHAIRS:
Summer Selleck summercselleck@gmail.com
Tara Duester tduester@sheppardmullin.com

AMICUS COMMITTEE

DUTIES: To identify and recommend issues to CWL Board for potential CWL amicus participation; organize drafting of amicus briefs by CWL members; review requests that CWL sign onto the amicus briefs of others and make recommendations to the Board.

CHAIR: Ahtossa Fullerton ahtossa@whfsf.com

ANNUAL CONFERENCE

DUTIES: To plan and conduct the 2017 Annual Conference, offering MCEL credits for members of CWL and its Affiliates.
Tentative date: April 7th, San Diego     

CHAIR:
Michelle Ialeggio michelle.ialeggio@sdcda.org


ANNUAL DINNER AND MEMBERSHIP MEETING COMMITTEE

DUTIES: To organize CWL’s Annual Dinner, the organization’s major fundraising event where the new officers and board are sworn in. This event occurs on the first night of the CA State Bar Annual Meeting.
Date: Thursday, October 8, 2014 in Anaheim.

CHAIR: Renee Galente renee@galentelaw.com

AWARDS COMMITTEE

DUTIES: Publicize the criteria and deadlines for nominations for CWL awards, solicit and evaluate nominations, recommend recipients to the board, publicize award winners; nominate candidates for awards from other organizations.

CO-CHAIRS:
Amee Mikacich (amee.mikacich@sedgwicklaw.com)
Ana Storey astorey@levittquinn.org

COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE (FORMERLY NEWSLETTER)

DUTIES: To manage all communications for CWL including to produce CWL Newsletter and emails news blasts. Solicit content and edit content for final publication. Set communications policies and coordinate communications strategies.

CO-CHAIR:
Amelia Burroughs (Newsletter) aburroughs@janssenlaw.com
Renee Galente (Social Media) renee@galentelaw.com

GENDER EQUITY COMMITTEE

DUTIES: To further CWL’s campaign for gender equity by identifying and addressing instances where women are overlooked or excluded from top lawyers lists, and roundtables or panels of speakers on important continuing legal education topics. In particular, to forward What Is Wrong With This Picture illustrations for publications in the CWL newsletter; send letters to the offenders offering to suggest women for recognition and panelists for future programs, ask for commitments to gender equity and diversity in future lists or for future speakers, and keep the membership informed of status and progress through periodic reports.

CHAIR:
Michelle Philo michellephilo@gmail.com


JUDICIAL COMMITTEE

DUTIES: To work to increase diversity on the bench; evaluate candidates for judicial appointment; review and revise judicial evaluation procedures when necessary; plan and implement and coordinate, along with the Judicial Advisors, CWL’s “So You Want to be a Judge?”TM seminars; initiate So You Maybe Want to be a Judge Someday program for newer lawyers and conduct outreach to law school students to educate them about possible future judicial careers.

CO-CHAIRS: 
Audrey Hadlock awh@kvn.com
Demetria Graves demetria.gravesesq@gmail.com

LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE

DUTIES: To develop CWL’s Legislative Agenda for CWL Board approval; organize evaluation of proposed and pending legislation and recommend positions to CWL Board; lobby legislators to further CWL’s position on proposed and pending legislation; draft inserts to CWL newsletters setting forth CWL’s legislative activities.

CHAIR:
Louinda Lacey lvlacey@lacey-law.com

MEMBERSHIP

DUTIES: To attract new and lapsed members to CWL and investigate additional member benefits.

CO-CHAIRS:
Catherine Bidart bidartca@yahoo.com
Alison Kleaver alisonkleaver@gmail.com

BYLAWS COMMITTEE

DUTIES: To review and revise By-laws as necessary.

CO-CHAIRS:
Susan Formaker (slformaker@aol.com)