News2019-09-18T13:09:02-07:00

“Women can have far more impact together than separately.”

— Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, Pulitzer Prize-winning Times investigative reporters and authors of “She Said”

Congrats from Women Lawyer’s Association of Los Angeles

Congrats from Women Lawyer's Association of Los Angeles Mary McKelvey, the incoming secretary of the WLALA Executive Committee, was recently named by the Los Angeles Business Journal as one of the Top Litigators in Los Angeles.  She is only one out of seven women to be honored out of 50 litigators named. Mary is a fierce and highly respected trial attorney who is influential in every aspect of her career, i.e. in litigating difficult cases for national and global clients, in handling high stakes pro bono cases, in successfully assuming leadership positions at the state and local bar levels, in supporting the next generation of women lawyers, in mentoring at-risk non-lawyer women, and in proactively volunteering in the community. In addition to extensive [...]

WLALA-Sponsored Resolution Signed into Law

Trial Work WLALA-Sponsored Resolution Signed into Law Have you ever thought, "this law should be changed or amended,” or "it should not exist at all?” Have you ever thought, "this law should be changed or amended,” or "it should not exist at all?” Have you ever thought "there ought to be a law about this” but when you researched the appropriate legal authorities, you found no law existed that addressed the topic you researched? Do you enjoy debating policy and the law as well as meeting interesting people from across the state? WLALA’s delegation to the Conference of California Bar Associations had an opportunity to participate in all of these activities and more at the state-wide Conference of California Bar Associations ("CCBA” [...]

Rachel and Angela M.: A Rare Glimpse Into the Lives of Two Girls Who Fled Danger and Abuse In Search of a Country That Could Provide a Safe Haven

Pro Bono Angela & Rachel Rachel and Angela M.: A Rare Glimpse Into the Lives of Two Girls Who Fled Danger and Abuse In Search of a Country That Could Provide a Safe Haven I was privileged to serve on a team of attorneys from my firm who were able to obtain two rare asylum victories, in a pro bono matter, for two young girls from Honduras who fled horrific abuse and an unbearable existence. The girls will say asylum saved their lives and gave them an opportunity at living the lives they had previously only dreamt of. I will say it allowed me a rare glimpse of the unbelievable courage, perseverance and amazing bond of two pre-teen aged sisters who risked [...]

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