Contact Us   |   Sign In   |   Register

  Welcome to WLALA!

   Renew or Join Online and RSVP and Pay for Events Online


Give the Gift of WLALA Membership


President's Message

Jennifer S. Romano
WLALA President 2014-2015

Have you ever tried “power poses” before making an important court appearance, going into a client pitch, or entering a job interview? After watching a TED Talk by Amy Cuddy, a professor at Harvard Business School, I am persuaded to give this a try.

In her TED talk, Dr. Cuddy explains that by engaging in “power poses” for two minutes before an important event, you can make yourself feel more powerful and be perceived by others as more powerful as well. Click HERE for the link to the full TED talk. I will leave the science to Dr. Cuddy and her colleagues, but the general finding is that by outstretching your arms, standing or sitting tall, and generally taking up space, you can increase your testosterone levels and decrease cortisol levels. You can do this in private, before you walk into your important meeting. And, after your poses, you will appear more authoritative, comfortable, confident and passionate. This of course may be particularly helpful for women, whose stature and voice often seem weaker compared to their male counterparts or adversaries.


Upcoming Events



April 1, 2015 - WLALA Cooking Club at DWC

April 7, 2015 - Litigation and Legislation Surrounding Crisis Pregnancy Centers

April 9, 2015 - In-House Counsel Happy Hour

April 9, 2015 - Networking Lunch


April 14, 2015 - 20th Annual Litigators Forum: Topics in Privacy and Data Protection

April 15, 2015 - Downtown Career Mentoring Circle Dinner

April 24, 2015 - Torrance Courthouse Power Lunch

April 30, 2015 - Van Nuys Courthouse Power Lunch


April 30, 2015 - An Urban Kitchen Experience to Benefit Food from the Bar

April 30, 2015 - Van Nuys Power Lunch

May 5, 2015 - Rainmaker Roundtable

May 7, 2015 - Strategic Networking: How to Set Yourself Apart from the Competitors 

May 8, 2015 - Compton Courthouse Power Lunch

May 13, 2015 - In-House Counsel Event, Save the Date!

May 14, 2015 - Young Lawyers Section Event, Save the Date! 

May 21, 2015 True Grit 2


June 11, 2015 - WLALApalooza, Save the Date! 

June 24, 2015 - Stanley Mosk Courthouse Power Lunch


August 25, 2015 - Polish Your Image, Save the Date!

To view the Local Bar Calendar of Events, please CLICK HERE

Community Search
Sign In

Forgot your password?

Haven't registered yet?


In-House Counsel Happy Hour

Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles
634 S. Spring St., Ste. 617
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Phone: (213) 892-8982
Fax: (213) 892-8948