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Founders / Life Members

We gratefully acknowledge the women lawyers whose passion for the advancement of women contributed to the establishment and leadership of California Women Lawyers.

CWL FOUNDING MOTHERS

We have listed all those CWL founders of whom we are aware. We apologize to anyone we may have omitted who was responsible for CWL's inception.

  • Carol Agate
  • Edna R. S. Alvarez
  • Dagny Winkler Andreassen
  • Blanche C. Bersch
  • Justice Rose E. Bird (Dec.)
  • Betty Bryant
  • Jeanette Christy
  • Judith E. Ciani
  • Arlene Colman-Schwimmer
  • Hon. Patricia Yim Cowett (Ret.)
  • Georgia Franklin-Shutan
  • Joanne M. Garvey (Dec.)
  • Sue Hone
  • Hon. Barbara Barnhouse Johnson (Ret.)
  • Carolyn Kammler
  • Melodie M. Kleiman (Dec.)
  • Justice Joan Dempsey Klein
  • Judith G. Kleinberg
  • Janice E. Koll
  • Hon. Lucy Kelly McCabe
  • Judith G. McKelvey (Dec.)
  • Olga A. Miller
  • Ruth Rymer Miller
  • Marjory Winston Parker
  • Barbara Price
  • Hon. Roberta Ralph (Dec.)
  • Drucilla Stender Ramey
  • Hon. Louise H. Renne
  • Renee Rubin
  • Beverly Savitt
  • Hon. Lynn Schenk
  • Candis Scott
  • Carol Ruth Silver
  • Mary-Louise Smith
  • Fay Stender (Dec.)
  • Karen Pedersen Stevens (Dec.)
  • Diane Wayne
  • Dr. Elizabeth Yahn Williams
  • Norma Zarky (Dec.)

CWL LIFE MEMBERS

We gratefully acknowledge the lawyers who have chosen to commit to CWL's ideals toward the advancement of women for a lifetime. Each member listed below has been granted or purchased a lifetime membership to CWL.

  • Com. Sue Alexander
  • Amy Anderson
  • Margalo Ashley-Farrand
  • Hon. Judith M. Ashmann-Gerst
  • Stephanie Atigh
  • Nedre Austin
  • Hon. Altea Baker
  • Hon. Patricia Bamattre-Manoukian
  • Lindy F. Barocchi
  • Hon. Betty Barry-Deal (Dec.)
  • Hon. Cathy A. Bencivengo
  • Mary Ellen Berke (Dec.)
  • Blanche C. Bersch
  • Rebecca Birmingham
  • Hon. Glenette Blackwell (Dec.)
  • Hon. Russell A. Bostrom(Ret.)
  • Hon. Angela M. Bradstreet
  • Lisa E. Brandon
  • Ann V. Brick
  • Hon. Nancy C. Brown
  • Barbara S. Bryant
  • Hon. Trena Burger-Plavan
  • Tami J. Buscho
  • Elizabeth J. Cabraser
  • Renee Campbell
  • Andrea S. Carlise
  • Candace M. Carroll
  • Hon. Marjorie Laird Carter
  • Sandra Carter
  • Joanne F. Casey
  • Deborah J. Chase
  • Gertrude D. Chern (Dec.)
  • Pamela G. Chin
  • Frances K. Christiansen
  • Hon. Carol Codrington
  • Hillary Huebsch Cohen
  • Hon. Isabel R. Cohen (Ret.)
  • Hon. Audrey B. Collins
  • Hon. Marie B. Collins
  • Arlene Colman-Schwimmer
  • Carol C. Copsey
  • Joseph Cotchett
  • Mary B. Cranston
  • Christine Curtis
  • Patricia A. Cutler
  • Hon. Frank C. Damrell, Jr. (Ret.)
  • Angela J. Davis
  • Victoria J. De Goff
  • Eileen M. Decker
  • Anita DeFrantz
  • Maria Del Rio Low
  • Helen Diamond
  • Wendy Dier
  • Hon. Marguerite D. Downing
  • Grace E. Emery (Dec.)
  • Pauline Farmer-Koppenol
  • Hon. Sheila Fell
  • Nancy Fineman
  • Alan H. Friedenthal
  • Hon. Catherine A. Gallagher (Ret.)
  • Nancy A. Gee
  • Hon. Ronald M. George(Ret.)
  • Ruth V. Glick
  • Hon. Allan J. Goodman
  • Karen Goodman
  • Jo-Ann W. Grace
  • Elinor B. Grant (Dec.)
  • Hon. Isabella H. Grant(Dec.)
  • Mary Ann Grilli
  • Hon. Adrienne Grover
  • Rebecca Gunn
  • Ruth Church Gupta (Dec.)
  • Mary E. Hackenbracht
  • Jacqueline Harding
  • Nicole Hancock
  • Hon. Brenda Harbin-Forte
  • Sharon Lybeck Hartmann
  • Hon. Nancy Hoffman (Ret.)
  • Marjorie M. Holmes Randolph
  • Hon. Eugene Michael Hyman
  • Hon. Susan Illston
  • Hon. Joan K. Irion
  • Hon. Marianne D. Isaeff
  • Ara Jabagchourian
  • Hon. Barbara J.B. Johnson (Ret.)
  • Marian M. Johnston
  • Com. Jewell Jones(Ret.)
  • Hon. Barbara J. R. Jones
  • Janice Kamenir-Reznik
  • Karen Kaplowitz
  • Elizabeth C.Kaufman
  • Justice Joyce Luther Kennard (Ret.)
  • Hon. Kathleen Kennedy-Powell
  • Charity Kenyon
  • Melodie M. Kleiman (Dec.)
  • Hon. Joan Dempsey Klein (Ret.)
  • Judith G. Kleinberg
  • Adrienne Konigar
  • Vivian L. Kral
  • Hon. Marlene Kristovich (Ret.)
  • Barbara J. Kuehn
  • Hon. Brian Lamb
  • Louise A. LaMothe
  • Lynne R. Lasry
  • Hon. Mary Jo Levinger
  • Audrey Stephanie Loftin
  • Susan Lopez-Giss
  • Hon. Patrick T. Madden
  • Pearl Gondrella Mann
  • Sharon L. Mason
  • Hon. Tomar Mason
  • Niall McCarthy
  • Anne D. McGowan
  • Hon. Joan L. McIntosh (Ret.)
  • Malissa Hathaway McKeith
  • Marsha McLean-Utley (Dec.)
  • Michele Ballard Miller
  • Sydney Minnerly
  • Virginia S. Mueller
  • Anne Marie Murphy
  • Deanna S. Myhre
  • Linda M. Nelson
  • Nanci Nishimura
  • Hon. Kimberly J. Nystrom-Geist
  • Niki Okcu
  • Joan S. Ortolano
  • Ellen A. Pansky
  • Hon. Joanne C. Parrilli
  • Margaret Anne Payne
  • Letitia Pepper
  • Hon. Ramona Godoy Perez (Dec.)
  • Audrey A. Perri
  • Patricia Phillips
  • Wilma J. Pinder
  • Frank M. Pitre
  • Carla Dunham Pittman
  • Hon. Sheila Pokras (Ret.)
  • Trudy Polsky
  • Rebecca L. Prater (Dec.)
  • Roberta Ralph (Dec.)
  • Drucilla S. Ramey
  • Marjorie M. Randolph
  • Tina L. Rasnow
  • Jill L. Ratner
  • Ruth E. Ratzlaff
  • Belynda Reck
  • Robin D. Reisdorf
  • Toni Rembe
  • Rhonda Reaves
  • Anne Rio
  • Com. Jill S. Robbins (Ret.)
  • Donal Ruth Robison
  • Yvette Roland
  • George Ronald
  • Anne M. Ronan
  • Gillian M. Ross
  • Hon. Glenda Sanders
  • Hon. Lynn Schenk
  • Hon. Paula Schlichter (Ret.)
  • Dawn M. Schock
  • Laura Jean Scott
  • Elizabeth Scott-Graham
  • Diane Spencer Shaw
  • Dominique Shelton
  • Patricia A. Shiu
  • Hon. Fern M. Smith (Ret.)
  • Sherry H. Smith
  • Judith Leslie Soley (Dec.)
  • Star S. Soltan
  • Hon. Sheila Prell Sonenshine (Ret.)
  • Patricia V. Spencer
  • Hon. Vaino Spencer (Dec.)
  • Sandra J. Springs
  • Catherine C. Sprinkles
  • Kathryn Cooper Stahnke
  • Paula B. E. Star
  • Anastasia L. Steinberg
  • Susan L. Steinhauser
  • Karen Pedersen Stevens (Dec.)
  • Belinda Stith
  • Susan R. Stockel
  • Hon. Elaine Streger
  • Hon. Alice D. Sullivan (Ret.)
  • Com. Deborah M. Talmage (Ret.)
  • Hon. Meredith C. Taylor (Ret.)
  • Hon. Sandra Thompson
  • Hon. Bobbi Tillmon
  • Hon. Patricia J. Titus
  • Hon. Randa Trapp
  • Harriette Treloar
  • Susan Trescher (Dec.)
  • Diana Sutton Van Cleve
  • Hon. Judith A. Vander Lans
  • Joanne A. Velman
  • Hon. Charlotte W. Walter Woolard (Ret.)
  • Ann Wansley (Dec.)
  • Dorothy L. Washington
  • Diane Wasznicky
  • Hon. Madge Watai
  • Howard K. Watkins
  • Pauline Weaver
  • Hon. Diana M. Wheatley
  • Elizabeth Y. Williams
  • Hon. Carol Coates Yaggy
  • Lynne Yates-Carter
  • Diane C. Yu
  • Rosalyn S. Zakheim
  • Nancy Hoffmeier Zamora