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.
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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
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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