EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Welcome to the Santa Barbara Women Lawyers website. SBWL is a non-profit organization that promotes the diverse interests of women lawyers in Santa Barbara. To join the Santa Barbara Women Lawyers’ Mailing List, simply send an e-mail to the SBWL Communications Chair with the word “subscribe” in the subject.
FOOD FROM THE BAR
“The 2017 Food From The Bar drive has officially begun! SBWL is partnering with legal firms, organizations, and YOU to support the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County’s campaign to End Summer Hunger. All proceeds from Food From The Bar support Picnic in the Park, a Foodbank program that offers FREE and HEALTHY lunches to children across Santa Barbara County in the summer. In 2016, over 38,000 meals were distributed to kids through this program! Check out our website & consider donating your own lunch money: https://donate.foodbank
SBWL ATTORNEY OF THE YEAR
Do you know a woman who is a stand out among legal professionals in Santa Barbara County? SBWL is seeking nominations for the Deborah Talmage Attorney of the Year Award, to be presented during SBWL’s Annual Dinner, December 11, 2017. The Award annually honors an outstanding legal professional who is dedicated to the advancement and success of women; who mentors her colleagues and other women; who personifies professional excellence and a commitment to the highest level of ethics; who has shown a commitment to the community; or who has achieved professional excellence. The awardee’s name is engraved on a permanent plaque displayed in the Santa Barbara Superior Court. Application attached and may be found at http://www.sbwl.org/news/. Nominations are due September 15, 2017. If you have questions, please contact Shannon DeNatale Boyd at email@example.com.
ONWARD & UPWARD DONOR RECEPTION
Santa Barbara Women Lawyers Foundation proudly presents the Onward & Upward Donor Reception at Carr Winery. For more information, please see our Event Flyer.
A special thank you to our sponsors
We are also accepting sponsorships. To learn more about sponsorships, please contact Lisa Franklin.
Date: October 18, 2017
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
RSVP: SBWL Foundation
Tickets: $45/member; $55/nonmember; $35/student
You can pay through www.venmo.com/SBWLF, on your Venmo app by searching @SBWLF, or through Paypal below.
SBWL ANNUAL DINNER
Please save the date for our annual dinner on December 11, 2017. More details to come.
Santa Barbara Women Lawyers Foundation’s Scholarship Awards Luncheon & MCLE Presentation, awarding scholarships to the 2017 law student recipients followed by presentation on “Dealing with Implicit Bias” by Edwina Barvosa, Associate Professor at UCSB.
See our Event Flyer for more information.
Date: March 22, 2017
The Santa Barbara Pro-Choice Coalition, in honor of the 44th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, presents: #Shout Your Abortion - An evening with Amelia Bonow @ The New Vic Theater, 33 W. Victoria St.
Amelia’s social activism and abortion disclosure sparked a viral outpouring of abortion stories on social media and helped broaden the existing cultural discourse around abortion. Learn more at shoutyourabortion.com. Join us for Amelia’s presentation and to connect with other activists who are committed to preserving Roe and promoting reproductive justice for all. Ms. Bonow’s presentation will be followed by a no-host reception in the New Vic courtyard. Tickets onsale now.
The deadline for the coalition’s annual Roe v. Wade advertisement is Tuesday, January 10! Sign-up online to place your name in the ad to show your support for Roe. http://bit.ly/
Santa Barbara Women Lawyers is pleased to invite you to our
December 12, 2016 at the Santa Barbara Club
SBWL Foundation Pizza Day/Night at Patxi’s
Monday, December 5th
Do you love Chicago style pizza? Support the SBWL foundation by visiting Patxi’s on Monday, December 5th. 10% of all food sales from the day will be donated to the SBWL Foundation. Includes dine-in, carry-out, and delivery.
SBWL is proud to host a networking reception with the
California Women Lawyers Board of Governors.
WHEN: Friday November 4, 2016 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: Corks n’ Crowns
32 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, California 93101
Strategies for Success: Overcoming Bias to Grow Your Practice
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 from noon-1:00pm
A panel discussion will be led by United States Magistrate Judge, Louise A. LaMothe; Empowered Women Coach, Kate McGuinness; and Naomi Dewey, Partner, Buynak, Fauver, Archbald & Spray; Moderated by SBWL President Elvia P Garcia.
$20 for students and new admittees;
$30 for members of SBWL;
and $40 for all others
Lunch from 3 Pickles
When: Wednesday, September 14 from noon-1pm
Where: Santa Barbara & Ventura Colleges of Law,
20 E Victoria St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Food From the Bar Kickoff Event
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
2026 De La Vina Street
20% of proceeds for in person and call-in orders will benefit the Foodbank
Make sure to mention Food From the Bar!
Santa Barbara Women Lawyers Foundation is pleased to invite you to our
ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS LUNCHEON AND MCLE
Date: February 16, 2016
Location: University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara Street
Time: Noon to 2 p.m.
Presentation of 2015 Scholarships
Followed by Competence MCLE by Kate McGuinness, certified career coach Empowered Women Coaching
“LESS STRESS - MORE SATISFACTION”
December 14, 2015
Santa Barbara Women Lawyers Invites You to Attend Our 2015 Annual Dinner
Presentation of the Deborah M. Talmage Attorney of the Year Award to
The Honorable Joyce Dudley, District Attorney for the County of Santa Barbara
Guest Speaker: Justin Connolly, Director, Human Rights Watch Los Angeles, “Sexual Assaults in the Military”
Dinner: SBWL Members & Government/Nonprofits $85, $95 after November 30
Non-Members $105, $115 after November 30
VIP Package includes Private Reception with Guest Speaker
SBWL Members & Government/Nonprofits $110, $120 after November 30
Non-Members $130, $140 after November 30
November 20, 2015
Santa Barbara Women Lawyers Foundation (SBWLF) is looking for law students who are interested in applying for our annual scholarship. SBWLF’s awards scholarships to outstanding law students who have and continue to promote and advance women’s rights and gender equality in the community. To apply, please submit your completed Scholarship Application to firstname.lastname@example.org by 6pm on November 20, 2015. The winner(s) will be revealed at our annual scholarship luncheon. The application can be located on www.sbwl.org click under the Foundation tab.
Monday, October 26, 2015 - 12:00 - 1:30pm
Food for Thought Luncheon – California Equal Pay Act
Santa Barbara Club, 1105 Chapala Street
Co-Hosted by Santa Barbara Hadassah and the Women’ts Division-Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara
Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson will be discussing the new California Equal Pay Act
Sponsored by Santa Barbara Women Lawyers
(MCLE credit offered to attending attorneys)
$36 per person, + $10 for MCLE Credit
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Santa Barbara Women Lawyers Foundation invites you to attend our 2015 Annual Donor of the Year Awards Dinner
This year Judge Pauline Maxwell will receive this year’s Founding Mother Award. In addition, this year’s Casino Night sponsors will be honored, with a special recognition to Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck and Hollister & Brace, as key supporters of the organization. Please join us in celebrating those who have long championed SBWLF’s mission at one of Santa Barbara’s most legendary restaurant since 1968.
Where: Harry’s Plaza Café (Ranchero Room) 3313 State Street
Time: Wine Reception at 5:30 p.m., Buffet Dinner at 6:30 p.m.
Price: $50 per member/ $60 per non-member
September 12, 2015
Casino Night! An evening of fun, food and gaming to support the activities of Santa Barbara Women Lawyers Foundation. Money raised goes toward academic scholarships, support for Girls Inc. and other programs enriching girls’ lives. Celebrate carnival a la Rio in Santa Barbara for $100 a person and $175 a couple.
June 24, 2015
Food from the Bar. A mixer at Intermezzo (819 Anacapa St.) from 5 – 7 pm to support the Foodbank ‘s Picnic in the Park program which provides food during the summer for children who will not receive their free or reduced cost lunch while school is out of session. Help the hungry children in our county!
June 3, 2015
The annual mixer of the Santa Barbara Women Lawyers Association and the Women Lawyers of Ventura County will be held Wednesday June 3, 2015 at the Carpinteria Women’s Club from 6 – 8 PM. Edwina Barvosa, associate professor in the department of feminist studies at UC Santa Barbara, will speak on unconscious bias and strategies toward potential remedies. The cost is $10 MCLE plus $30 for members, $35 for non-members.Wine, hors d’oeuvres, networking and MCLE!
April 21, 2015
Reception and MCLE credit
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schrek hosted a reception featuring a presentation by Drs. Nancy O’Reilly and Lois Phillips on unconscious bias. All proceeds of the event were donated to the Santa Barbara Women Lawyers Foundation.
December 8, 2014
Renee J. Nordstrand was honored as 2014′s Deborah Talmage Attorney of the Year.
Since she was sworn-in to the California State Bar, Ms. Nordstrand has been a constant presence in our legal community. She promptly joined Consumer Attorneys of California, followed closely by Santa Barbara Women Lawyers, and has been a contributing member of multiple other legal organizations. Ms. Nordstrand has anchored mentoring circles since 2000, and opened up a third circle just this year. From 1998 to 2011, Ms. Nordstrand initiated the evaluation and then the establishment of the Children’s Waiting Room at the Santa Barbara Courthouse, following the project through to completion. Ms. Nordstrand served on the SBWL Board of Directors for multiple years, and is responsible for many improvements in our organization.
Our guest speaker was Beth H. Parker, Chief Legal Counsel of Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California. Ms. Parker discussed two recent Supreme Court cases, Burwell v. Hobby Lobby (contraception and religious accommodation) and McCullen v. Coakley (buffer zones at abortion clinics).
Speakers from left to right: Nancy Leffert, President of Antioch University Santa Barbara; Heather Georgakis, Dean of the Santa Barbara and Ventura Colleges of Law; Sue McCollum, principal at Hollister and Brace; and SBWL President Shannon DeNatale moderating.
SBWL Mentoring Circle
The group is seeking SBWL members to join the Circle, and particularly experienced members to act as mentors. For more information please contact SBWL at email@example.com.
The group is also seeking students to mentor. Please contact SBWL (above) if you are interested.
SBWL invites members to submit announcements for future editions of the newsletter. Email upcoming announcement information to the SBWL Communications Chair.