Our next WLALA Westside Mentoring Circle meeting will take place on Tuesday, May 14 at 7 p.m. at a new location: Khon Ten, a Vietnamese restaurant located at 11520 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064. Fellow Board Member, Elaine Chang, has made special arrangements for us to have a private outdoor patio that seats up to 20 guests. Please RSVP directly to Christine Page at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are pleased to have USC Law School Professor Catherine Coleman speak briefly about the “Critical Steps on a Young Lawyer’s Path to Competency.” She will talk about the most important professional competencies and legal skills young lawyers need to develop in their first years out of law school, with an emphasis on legal writing skills. The balance of our dinner will be devoted to follow-up discussion on this or other topics of interest to the group, as well as socializing over great Vietnamese food and drinks (separate checks provided).
Professor Coleman earned her A.B. in History from Stanford University in 1975 and her J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1979. She clerked for a federal district court judge in Baltimore for a year, worked at the Justice Department in Washington DC for four years, and practiced litigation in Los Angeles for fifteen years before joining the law faculty at USC in 2004.
Some housekeeping matters: (1) this is a WLALA group, so please make sure you are a member of WLALA; and (2) this mentoring circle is for attorneys, not law students. If you are a law student, let me know and we will give you the information about WLALA's student mentoring.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Christine Page and Gail Killefer
WLALA Career Mentoring Committee Co-Chairs