June 12: BP Women’s Dinner Featured Speaker, Phuong Phillips

Wednesday, June 12

Business & Professional Women’s Dinner

Featured Speaker, Phuong Phillips


Save the date for our annual Business & Professional Women’s Dinner on the evening of June 12, 2019, at the Spinnaker in Sausalito.  This year’s dinner will feature Phuong Phillips, Chief Legal Officer of Zynga!


Registration details to follow.


May 13th:1-Hour MCLE Featured Speaker Elizabeth Estes

Monday, May 13

1-Hour MCLE

Legal Issues in Education: Title IX Discrimination on the Basis of Sex in Schools

Featured Speaker, Elizabeth Estes


Sexual harassment and sexual assault are an increasing topic of discussion and concern for children across the nation.  This presentation will discuss the application of Title IX in K-12 California public schools as it relates to discrimination on the basis of sex, including sexual harassment and sexual assault.  We will explore the related entitlements and protections for children and youth under Title IX, and the administrative processes and procedures that apply.


Advokids is seeking a Fellow!

Advokids is looking for strong candidates for a fellowship with our office. Do you know anyone with a passion for fighting for children’s rights? Preventing further trauma to foster children? Interested in getting as much information as possible to lay advocates to empower them to protect children?

Please consider anyone you might know who is in their 3rd year of law school, or an attorney who wants to focus for the first time on public interest law. This is an Equal Justice Fellowship and the final candidate will receive a salary and benefits as well as training and support from Advokids’ highly trained legal and social work staff. This is a special opportunity to learn from some of the best child welfare attorneys in the country.

The position is near San Francisco in Corte Madera, and is full time for two years. The Fellow will have the opportunity to implement their own equal justice project, or work with us on one of our current priorities. The deadline to apply to Advokids is June 15, 2018.

Please contact Sarah Rock, Director of Strategy, (srock@advokids.org) with any questions or to make a referral. See Advokids’ website for more information. https://www.advokids.org/about/pro-bono-attorney-opportunities/career-opportunities/


Judge D’Opal’s Bench

MCWL is pleased to have contributed to the “bench” in appreciation for Judge Faye D’Opal’s years of service at the Marin County Superior Court and support for MCWL.  If you have a chance to take a walk along Corte Madera Creek, you will find this bench, with a great view of Mt. Tam, located along the creek behind Bon Air Shopping Center.