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RISE and SCCLA jointly present the RISE Fourth Anniversary Celebration and IN-HOUSE ENTERTAINMENT PANEL

Networking, complimentary CLE, and special guest speakers:

Zeina Grenier Head of Music Publishing Business Development, North America | Facebook

Jackie Hayes General Counsel and SVP, Legal & Business Affairs | Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc.

Amy Ruskin VP, Assistant General Counsel | CBS Television Studios

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 | 6-8 pm

Venable LLP | 2049 Century Park East, Suite 2300, Los Angeles, CA 90067

1.0 hour Elimination of Bias CLE | RSVP by 9/26 at http://www.sccla.org

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Photos from Inaugural Judges Night

On August 8, 2018, RISE held its Inaugural Judges Night, co-sponsored with the Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association (SCCLA) as a CLE provider.

Judges Brazil, Fujie, and Nagle told stories of their paths to the bench and shared empowering and insightful advice on succeeding in the profession. As an added bonus, attorneys received one hour of CLE Elimination of Bias credit.

Thank you to Kasdan LippSmith Weber Turner LLP for hosting the event at their beautiful new office in Little Tokyo.

Learn more about RISE at https://riselawyers.com/
Photos courtesy of Lana Von Haught: http://lanavonhaught.com/

For additional photos, please visit http://lanavonhaught.com/klwt-rise/

An evening of professional networking, complimentary CLE, and featured speakers:

Hon. Deborah Brazil | Hon. Holly J. Fujie | Hon. Margaret A. Nagle (Ret.)

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 | 6-8 PM

Kasdan LippSmith Weber Turner LLP

360 East 2nd Street, Suite 300 | Los Angeles, CA 90012

 

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RISE Celebrates Third Anniversary with Special Guest Speaker Amy Brantly

Amy Brantly

 

 

On November 2, 2017, RISE celebrated our third anniversary with Amy Brantly, Founding Partner at Kesselman Brantly Stockinger LLP, and President of the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles. We were honored to have Amy with us to share her insights and celebrate another successful year.

 

We have a number of exciting events in the works for 2018, including the following:

  •  April 11, 2018 | Communications Coaching | Dentons | Downtown Los Angeles
  •  May 2018 | In-House Counsel Panel Discussion | Polsinelli | Century City
  •  August 2018 | Judges Event | Kasdan LippSmith Weber Turner | Downtown Los Angeles
  •  October 2018 | 4th Anniversary Celebration | Venable | Century City

For more information, contact: Celeste Brecht Partner, Venable LLP at cmbrecht@Venable.com or +1 310.229.9974

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Why Your Diversity Initiative Is Irrelevant . . . and How to Fix It

By Joanne Cleaver, Melissa McClenaghan Martin and Dr. Anne Perschel

“Let me close my office door,” said the firm managing partner. That’s when we knew the truth was going to come out.

“Women keep leaving our firm,” he said into the phone. “We can’t figure out why. Everyone gets the same opportunities. We have a women’s initiative so the women can get together and hear from women partners. We give them extra business development and leadership training. None of it seems to make a difference. Women quit anyway. This can’t continue. What are we doing wrong?”

As consultants with complementary practices, we often collaborate to help professional firms diagnose and address vexing problems with retaining and developing women and diverse talent. We’ve seen too many misguided initiatives doomed from the start. They’re doomed because the initiatives are seen as add-ons: programs ancillary, not necessary, for the firm’s future. Continue reading

Photos from Women in Trial – A Criminal Justice Perspective

On November 15, 2018, RISE hosted Women in Trial – A Criminal Justice Perspective, featuring the following distinguished guest speakers:

  • Hon. Michelle C. Kim | Los Angeles Superior Court, Formerly with the Alternate Public Defender’s Office
  •  Allyson Ostrowski | Deputy District Attorney, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office
  •  Hilary Potashner | Federal Public Defender, Central District of California
  •  Sarika Kim | Deputy District Attorney, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office

The panelists provided tips and advice about how to succeed as a female trial attorney while maintaining a healthy work-life balance.  Civil litigators as well as those in criminal practice found the event helpful and inspiring.

Thank you to Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP for hosting the event at their beautiful office in Downtown Los Angeles.

Learn more about RISE at https://riselawyers.com/

Hon. Michelle C. Kim | Los Angeles Superior Court

Hilary Potashner | Federal Public Defender, Central District of California

Allyson Ostrowski | Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office photography by http://www.hannaharista.com

Upcoming Event of Interest – True Grit and a Growth Mindset: The Secrets of Success for Women Lawyers

Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018
6 pm • Registration, Light Dinner
7:15 pm • Program
POLSINELLI, 2049 Century Park East
Suite 2900, Los Angeles, CA 90067

$25 Registration for AMEC, WLALA, LAIPLA, and ABA Women in IP Action Group members      $35 nonmembers
RSVP by Nov. 1: Member code: (Growth)
https://amec.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_mc&view=mc&mcid=form_257602

Grit and growth mindset – characteristics that many successful women attorneys have in
common – may matter more than other measures such as IQ, class rank, or law school. This
program educates participants about the science behind these traits, provides attendees with
tools to assess their levels of grit and growth mindset, and gives practical advice to incorporate
these concepts. We will discuss grit and growth mindset as applied to situations such as
engaging in negotiations, making a pitch, motion practice, and handling a heavy workload.
Ultimately, these traits can be taught and leveraged to enhance the quality and effectiveness
of women lawyers. Come learn from our esteemed panelists as they discuss how they have
utilized grit and growth mindset to overcome obstacles and achieve success.
Speakers: Blair Berk, Tarlow & Berk • Mary Craig Calkins, Kilpatrick Townsend, Moderator
• Julie Shapiro, Endeavor Content • Hon. Jean Rosenbluth, U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S.
District Court, Central District of California
MCLE: One hour of CA State Bar elimination of bias credit.
Parking in the building for $15.00 after 5 p.m. Westfield Century City Mall parking, one block
away ($3.00 for 1.5 hours, $1.00 every 30 minutes thereafter).

Sponsoring Organizations:

  • American Bar Association – Section of Intellectual Property Law, Women in IP Action Group
  • AMEC – Media & Entertainment Counsel, Women Who Lead
  • Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association, Women in IP
  • Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles