Board of Governors

NOTICE OF DISTRICT GOVERNOR ELECTIONS

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

DEADLINE: April 30, 2014

 

Elections of several CWL District Governors, for two-year terms from October 2014 to October 2016, will take place in May 2014. CWL is accepting applications of candidates for election to vacant District Governor seats in the following districts.

  

DISTRICT 1:

One position open. (Butte Colusa, Del Norte, Glenn, Humbolt, Lake, Lassen, Mendocino, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, and Yuba Counties)

 

DISTRICT 3:

One position open. (Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties)

 

DISTRICT 4:

One position open. (San Francisco and Marin Counties)

 

DISTRICT 5:

One position open. (Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Mono, Monterey, San Benito, San Joaquin, Santa Cruz, Stanislaus, and Tulare Counties)

 

DISTRICT 6:

One position open. (Riverside, San Bernadino, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties)

 

DISTRICT 7:

Four positions open. (Los Angeles County)

 

DISTRICT 8:

One position open. (Orange County)

 

DISTRICT 9:

One position open. (San Diego and Imperial County)

 

District Governors attend approximately six Board meetings per year in person at locations throughout the state. They also participate in committees, help plan events, recruit new CWL members and sponsors, and assist in running the organization.  CWL membership is required to run and serve.

 

Why you should run:

  • Because CWL's clout and effectiveness grow with every smart, energetic woman who gets involved;
  • Because you will get to know nice, smart, committed women from all over the state;
  •  Because it is important that every district have a representative on the Board of Governors.
  • If you don't run, who will? Don't sit back and wait for other women to run. If you are committed to the future of women lawyers in California, send in your application.

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested candidates should submit a current resume and a candidate's statement of no more than one typewritten page in length via email to: info@cwl.org; or mailed to the: Nominating Committee, CWL , 1215 K Street, Ste 940, Sacramento, CA 95814, no later than April 30, 2014.

 

For further information, or sample candidates' statements, please contact CWL at (916) 930-9020 or  info@cwl.org.

 

 

The CWL Board of Governors works tirelessly to advocate for and advance issues that affect women in the legal profession often taking time away from their families, friends and busy careers.

To join the Board of Governors a CWL member may be elected by voting members of CWL from their respective District or appointed by members from CWL Affiliate Bar Associations. CWL's immediate past president also sits on the Board as do active CWL participants who are appointed by the President.

Below is a list of the members of the 2013-2014 CWL Board of Governors.

Members of the CWL Executive Committee are listed first and names are indicated with an asterisk.

President

 

Neda Mansoorian*
McManis Faulkner
50 W San Fernando Street, #1000
San Jose, CA 95113
E-Mail: nmansoorian@mcmanislaw.com

President-Elect

Wendy Behan *
Casey Gerry Schenk Francavilla Blatt & Penfield, LLP
110 Laurel Street
San Diego, CA 92101-1419
E-Mail: wbehan@cglaw.com

First Vice President

Kelly J. Robbins*
Robbins Family Law
601 California Street, Suite 2100
San Francisco, CA 94108
E-Mail: kelly@robbinsfamilylaw.com
Family Law
Affiliate Governor - Queen's Bench

Second Vice President

 

Naomi Dewey*
Buynak, Fauver, Archbald & Spray LLP
820 State Street, Fourth Floor
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
E-Mail: ndewey@bfsalaw.com
Civil Litigation, General Counsel (Government entity, small business and nonprofit)
District 6 Governor 

Secretary

Christa Anderson*
Keker & Van Nest LLP
633 Battery Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
E-Mail: canderson@kvn.com
District 4 Governor 

Treasurer

Chris Chambers Goodman*
Professor of Law
Pepperdine University School of Law
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263
E-Mail: christine.goodman@pepperdine.edu
Co-Chair Affiliate Commitee

Immediate Past President

Eliza M. Rodrigues*
Sedgwick LLP
333 Bush Street, 30th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104-2834
E-Mail: eliza.rodrigues@sedgwicklaw.com
Risk Management & Professional Liability

Governor At Large
District 3 Governor - Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties


Michelle Abidoye*
Ford & Harrison
350 S. Grand Ave. #2300
Los Angeles CA 90071
E-Mail: mabidoye@fordharrison.com


Governor At Large
District 4 Governor - Marin and San Francisco Counties

Kristen Sagafi*
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP
275 Battery Street, 29th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
E-Mail: klaw@lchb.com

 

District 1 Governor - Butte, Colusa, Del Norte, Glenn, Humbolt, Lake, Lassen, Mendecino, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Sutter, Tahama, Trinity and Yuba Counties

Amelia F Burroughs
Janssen Malloy LLP
730 Fifth Street
PO Drawer 1288
Eureka, CA 95501
E-Mail: aburroughs@janssenlaw.com
Employment law, medical malpractice defense, personal injury, consumer and complex litigation

District 2 Governor - Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Napa, Sacramento, Salona, Sonoma, Tuolomne and Yolo Counties

Jennifer Hartman King
King Williams & Gleason LLP
520 Capitol Mall, Suite 750
Sacramento, CA 95814
E-Mail: jhartmanking@kwgattorneys.com


District 3 Governor - Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties


Amee Mikacich*
Segwick
333 Bush Street, 30th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104-2834
Email: Amee.Mikacich@sedgwicklaw.com


District 3 Governor - Alameda, Cotra Costa, San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties

Toni Mims-Cochran
Law Offices of Toni Mims-Cochran
1814 Franklin St. #907
Oakland, CA 94612
Email: tm@tmimslaw.com

District 4 Governor - Marin and San Francisco Counties

Christa Anderson
Keker & Van Nest LLP
633 Battery Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
E-Mail: canderson@kvn.com

District 4 Governor - Marin and San Francisco Counties

Kristen Sagafi*
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP
275 Battery Street, 29th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
E-Mail: klaw@lchb.com

District 5 Governor - Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Mono, Monterey, San Benito, San Joaquin, Santa Cruz, Stanislaus and Tulare Counties

M. Prudence Hutton
Attorney at Law
Law Office M. Prudence Hutton
Fresno, CA
E-Mail: prulaw@gmail.com

District 6 Governor - Riverside, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties

Naomi Dewey*
Buynak, Fauver, Archbald & Spray LLP
820 State Street, Fourth Floor
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
E-Mail: ndewey@bfsalaw.com
Civil Litigation, General Counsel (Government entity, small business and nonprofit)
District 6 Governor 

District 7 Governor - Los Angeles County

Michelle Abidoye*
Ford & Harrison
350 S. Grand Ave. #2300
Los Angeles CA 90071
E-Mail: mabidoye@fordharrison.com

District 7 Governor - Los Angeles County

Jessie Kornberg
Bird, Marella LLP
1875 Cemtury Park East, #3500
Los Angeles, CA 90067
E-Mail: jck@birdmarella.com

District 7 Governor - Los Angeles County

Susan Long
Office of the County Counsel
350 S. Figueroa St. #602
Los Angeles, CA 90071
E-Mail: slong@counsel.lacounty.gov

District 7 Governor - Los Angeles County
Ann Park
Pond & North, LLP
350 S Grand Ave, #3300
Los Angeles, CA 9007
E-Mail: apark@pondnorth.com

District 7 Governor - Los Angeles County


Sandra Fluke
Social Justice Advocate
c/o Feminist Majority Foundation
433 S. Beverly Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
E-Mail: StandWithSandra@gmail.com


District 8 Governor - Orange County

Jaimi Groothuis
Berman More Gonzalez
2677 North Main St. #225
Santa Ana, CA 92705
E-Mail: Jaimi@Bermanandmore.com

District 9 Governor - Imperial and San Diego Counties

Michelle Ialeggio
330 W. Broadway, Suite 1200
San Diego CA 92101
E-Mail: Michelle.Ialeggio@sdcda.org

At Large Governor


Lara Krieger
Law Office of Lara M. Kriger
2029 Century Park East, Suite 1700
Los Angeles, CA 90067
E-Mail: lkrieger@larakriegerlaw.com


At Large Governor
Cassie Springer
Springer & Roberts LLP
410 12 Street, Suite 325
Oakland, CA 94607
E-Mail: cassie@ssrlawgroup.com

Co-Affiliate Governor - Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles

Chris Chambers Goodman
Professor of Law
Pepperdine University School of Law
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263
E-Mail: christine.goodman@pepperdine.edu
Co-Chair Affiliate Commitee

Co-Affiliate Governor - Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles
 

Pamela Darden
236 West Mountain Street, Suite 110C
Pasadena, CA 91103
E-Mail: attorneydansby@gmail.com

 

Affiliate Governor - Black Women Lawyers of Northern California
Deborah J. Broyles
Reed Smith LLP
101 Second Street, Suite 1800
San Francisco, CA 94105
E-Mail: dbroyles@reedsmith.com

Co-Affiliate Governor - Contra Costa County Bar Association Women's Section

Natasha S. Chee
Law Offices of Natasha S. Chee
P.O. Box 593
Lafayette, CA 94549
Email: nsclaw@gmail.com
Chair Technology Committee

Co-Affiliate Governor - Contra Costa County Bar Association Women's Section

Marta R. Vanegas, J.D., LL.M.
Attorney-at-law
925 L Street
Sacramento, California 95814
E-Mail: vanegas.marta@gmail.com

Co-Affiliate Governor - Fresno County Women Lawyers 

Melissa White
Trinity Fruit
9479 North Fort Washington Rd.
Fresno, CA 93730
Email: melissaw@trinityfruit.com

Co-Affiliate Governor - Kern County Women Lawyers
Janie Chang
Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance
615 California Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93304
Email: jchang@gbla.org

Affiliate Governor - Lawyers Club of San Diego

Renée N. Galente
Galente Ganci, APC
110 West C Street, Suite 712
San Diego, California 92101

Co-Affiliate Governor - Napa County Women Lawyers

Mary A. Luros
Partner at Hudson & Luros, LLP
1436 Second
Street, Suite 280
Napa, CA 94559
E-Mail: Mary@HudsonLuros.com
General Civil Practice

Co-Affiliate Governor - Napa County Women Lawyers
Rebecca Romero-Vigil, Esq.
Marin Law Partners, LLP
563 Jefferson Street
Napa, CA 94559
Phone: (707) 252-9225

Co-Affiliate Governor - Orange County Women Lawyers


Solange Ritchie
Law Offices of Steven R Young
600 Anton Blvd., Suite 650
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
www.SolangeRitchie.com
E-Mail: solangeritchie@hotmail.com
Civil Litigation (Plaintiff)

Co-Affiliate Governor - Orange County Women Lawyers

Sarah Nowels
128 E. Katella Avenue, Suite 260
Orange, CA 92867

Affiliate Governor - Queen's Bench Bar Association

Kelly J. Robbins
Robbins Family Law
601 California Street, Suite 2100
San Francisco, CA 94108
E-Mail: kelly@robbinsfamilylaw.com
Family Law

Affiliate Governor - Santa Barbara County Women Lawyers

Brandie Redman
Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara
301 Canon Perdidio Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
E-Mail: b.redman@cox.net

Affiliate Governor - San Mateo County Bar Association Women's Committee Women Lawyers Section
Jessica Lynn Rowe
Aaron, Reichert, Carpol & Riffle
900 Veterans Road, Suite 600
Redwood City, CA 94063
E-Mail: jrowe

Co-Affiliate Governor - Santa Clara County Bar Association Women Lawyers Section

 

Audra Ibarra
Law Office of Audra Ibarra
530 Lytton Ave., 2ndFlr.
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Email: ai@aiappeals.co
Civil and White Collar Appeals

Co-Affiliate Governor - Santa Clara County Bar Association Women Lawyers Section
Jennifer Johnson
Carr McClellan Ingersoll Thompson & Horn
216 Park Road
Burlingame, CA 94010
E-Mail: jjohnson@carr-mcclellan.com

Affiliate Governor - Ventura County Women Lawyers
Natalie Panossian
Ricoh Printing Systems America
2390-A Ward Avenue
Simi Valley, CA 93021
Email: napanossian@gmail.com

Affiliate Governor - Women Lawyers of Alameda County


Joy Ricardo-Clay
East Bay Children's Law Offices
7700 Edgewater Dr. #210
Oakland, CA 94612
Email: joy.corardo@ebclo.org

Affiliate Governor - Women Lawyers of Long Beach
Robin Diem
Diem Law
295 Redondo Avenue #203
Long Beach, CA 90803
Email: rld@diemlaw.com

Affiliate Governor - Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles

 

Susan L. Formaker
Office of Administrative Hearings
320 West Fourth Street, Suite 630
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Affiliate Governor - Women Lawyers of San Luis Obispo County

Jacqueline Vitti Frederick*
Attorney at Law
267 W. Tefft Street
Nipomo, CA 93444
E-mail: jvflaw@aol.com
Civil Litigation, Personal Injury, Real Estate, Business

 

Affiliate Governor - Women Lawyers of Sacramento

Meghan Covert Russell
Kronick Moskovitz Tiedemann &Girard
400 Capitol Mall, 27th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
Email: mrussell@kmtg.com

Affiliate Governor - Women Lawyers of Santa Cruz County

Christine McGuire
The Christine McGuire Law Office
303 Water Street, Ste. 140
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
E-Mail: cmg@christinemcguirelaw.com
Criminal Defense

Judicial Liaison - Northern California

Judge Diana Becton

Judge Diana Becton
Contra Costa County Superior Court
E-Mail: dbect@contracosta.courts.ca.gov

Judicial Liaison - Southern California

Presiding Justice Kathleen E. O'Leary
Court of Appeal,
Fourth District, Division Three
601 West Santa Ana Blvd.,
Santa Ana, CA 92701
E-Mail: kathleen.oleary@jud.ca.gov