Stacy R. Horth-Neubert
WLALA President 2016-2017
In this, my first President’s message, I would like to express how thrilled I am to take the helm as President of this amazing organization, the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles. I would like to thank everyone who attended our September 8, 2016 Awards and Installation Dinner at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel, which by all measures was a smashing success. I would like to extend a very special thank you to all of our dinner sponsors, as well as our inaugural group of Annual Sponsors, without whom our dinner would not have been possible.
It was an extraordinary evening, indeed, in which we honored the Honorable Maria Stratton, Public Counsel, Katherine Forster, Janice MacAvoy and Janie Schulman. We also heard from the Honorable Margaret Morrow (ret.) of Public Counsel, Gail Midgal Title of ADR Services, Beth Parker of Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California, and Marilyn E. Bednarski of Kaye, McLane, Bednarski & Litt, LLP. And we were privileged to receive a special address by Mayor Eric Garcetti, who discussed his administration’s efforts to advance the cause of women. All of the speakers were inspiring, and we are so grateful for their support of women in the legal profession.
Many of you who attended have asked me for a copy of my remarks. I am happy to share them with you (modified slightly for the format, and citations added). I hope we continue this dialogue over the course of the coming year.