On Wednesday, February 22, 2017, the California Women’s Law Center hosted a Distinguished Guest Speaker Series at the Feminist Majority Foundation with UC Irvine School of Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky and UC Irvine School of Law Professor Michele Goodwin. The title of their thought-provoking conversation was “Forecasting Reproductive Health and Rights in the Era of President Trump.”
We thank Dean Chemerinsky and Professor Goodwin for leading an impactful discussion and sharing their valuable insight with us!
Photo: Dean Chemerinsky and Professor Goodwin with CWLC’s Betsy Butler.
Please join us for an inspiring afternoon at our 2017 Pursuit of Justice Awards lunch on May 16th. The VIP Reception will begin at 11:30 a.m. and the program will begin at 12:00 noon. For event details and sponsorship opportunities please go to bit.ly/POJ2017.
The California Women’s Law Center is always proud to recognize the fearless women who shaped our past and on whose sturdy shoulders we now stand in our ongoing fight for fairness and equality.
March is a month of reflection and appreciation for women, but it is also a month of action. Please consider joining us at some of the Women’s History Month events noted here.
In recognition of Women’s History Month, please plan to join CWLC Senior Staff Attorney Amy Poyer on March 14 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. for a panel discussion hosted by the L.A. Law Library titled “Sexual Violence on Campus – Definitions, Rights and Responsibilities.” Sign up to attend this discussion by clicking here.
Amy Poyer will also be co-moderating a discussion about Jon Krakauer’s book titled “Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town” on March 28th from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the L.A. Law Library. The book documents the experiences of five victims of campus rape at the University of Montana, Missoula and investigates a crime that is all too prevalent throughout the nation. Click here to register and join the discussion.
April 18: “The Rights of Pregnant and Parenting Students Under Title IX and California Law”
We are excited to unveil our newly designed website, which highlights our work and shares links to informative resources regarding economic security, gender discrimination, violence against women, and women’s health. We encourage you to check back regularly to stay current on CWLC’s priorities and events through our news and blog sections.
In January, CWLC’s Executive Director Betsy Butler participated in the Human Trafficking Portals Summit at the Los Angeles Trade Technical College. The Summit addressed the growth of human trafficking in the United States and the issues stemming from this global network of exploitation. All forms of sex trafficking were discussed by the panelists as a means to bring awareness of the frequency as well as the broad range of trafficking taking place in Los Angeles, throughout California and across the country.
In 2016, CWLC participated in eighteen amicus briefs addressing a variety of legal issues affecting justice and equality for women and girls. These briefs were filed in the California Court of Appeal, the California Supreme Court, multiple federal District and Circuit courts, and even the United States Supreme Court. The issues addressed by the briefs included women’s reproductive health, domestic violence, LGBTQ employment discrimination, pregnancy discrimination, and discriminatory enforcement of prostitution offenses.
Amy Quartarolo has been with Latham Watkins since 2002 and is a member of the firm’s Litigation and Trial Department and the Insolvency Litigation Practice Group. In her practice, she represents both debtors and creditors in a range of bankruptcy-related and complex commercial litigation, and regularly practices in both state and federal courts. She also serves on the firm’s Women Enriching Business (WEB) committee and the Training and Career Enhancement Committee, and is a member of the EEO Review Board. She graduated from UC Davis and received her law degree from UCLA.
Diana Hughes Leiden is a litigation associate at Winston & Strawn, focusing on trademark, copyright, and antitrust litigation. Ms. Leiden began her career with a year-long fellowship working as a staff attorney at the AIDS Legal Referral Panel in San Francisco, and continues to be dedicated to pro bono work. She has represented several asylum applicants in both San Francisco and Los Angeles Immigration Court, as well as parents seeking to adopt children from the foster care system. Ms. Leiden earned her law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where she graduated cum laude and was the Executive Notes Editor of the Hastings Women’s Law Journal, and her bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
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