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October 2017 - CWL Nominations
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California Women Lawyers Award Nominations and District 7 Governor Position


Award Nominations:

California Women Lawyers (CWL) will be accepting nominations for its four major awards through December 15.  Here is a link to the CWL website page with information about each award:

District Governor responsibilities:

District Governors attend at least six Board meetings per year (typically on a Saturday) at locations throughout the state. They also participate in committees, help plan events, recruit new CWL members, and assist in running the organization. The District 7 Governor would be one of five District Governors representing Los Angeles County on the CWL Board of Governors.   

Why should you 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 complete representation on the Board of Governors.
  • If you don't serve, who will? Don't sit back and wait for other women to apply. If you are committed to the future of women lawyers in California, send in your application.

Who is eligible to apply:

A District Governor must have her or his principal place of business or residence in the geographical District the Governor represents.  A District Governor’s term is two Board years.  (Each Board year commences on the date of CWL’s Annual Dinner—October 5 in 2017—and ends on the date of the next Annual Dinner.)  A candidate for a District Governor position must be an active member of the State Bar of California, in good standing, or a judge of a court of record in the State of California, and must be a paid member in good standing of CWL.  

Here is information about CWL:

California Women Lawyers promotes the advancement of women in the legal profession and is an active advocate for the concerns of women in society.

Since 1974, CWL has represented the interests of more than 30,000 women in all facets of the legal profession, influencing lawyers, educators, students and judges. CWL has consistently provided a high level of support and commitment to their individual career goals, and to the collective goals of women in law and society.

As the only statewide bar association for women in California, California Women Lawyers maintains a primary focus on advancing women in the legal profession. CWL provides unique resources and support to its members. Whether it is helping new practitioners expand their client base or assisting experienced attorneys in securing positions on the bench, CWL is an invaluable resource for the professional advancement of women lawyers.

CWL’s mission is "to advance women in the profession of law; to improve the administration of justice; to better the position of women in society; to eliminate all inequities based on sex; and to provide an organization for collective action and expression germane to the aforesaid purposes."

To apply for the vacant District 7 Governor position:

Interested candidates should submit a current resume and a candidate’s statement of nor more than one-half typewritten page in length via email to  Because this position became vacant after District Governor elections were held, the position will be filled by appointment as soon as possible. Please contact Vanessa Gonzales with questions at (916) 930-9020 or

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