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The Mission of Fresno County Women Lawyers

 

The purpose of FCWL is to promote the interests of the legal community in general and women in particular.  FCWL does this by offering monthly luncheons on legal topics of interest and providing MCLE credits, coordinating charitable fundraising events focused on women’s issues, honoring and celebrating legal professionals who advance women’s issues, and by offering an opportunity for legal professionals to learn leadership skills by participating on the board and committees.

 

The primary membership area shall include Fresno County, and surrounding Counties, including, but not limited to Madera, King, Tulare, Kern and Merced.

 

 

 

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Picture of FCWL President Melissa Marsh.Message from the President

 

Welcome to the Fresno County Women Lawyers website!

 

My name is Yesenia Carrillo, and I am the President of the Fresno County Women Lawyers (FCWL) for 2019.  During my tenure as President, my focus will be on expanding FCWL's presence in our community, to support women in the legal field, and increase our membership.

 

For over 40 years, FCWL has been a mainstay in the Fresno Legal Community. We host a variety of events throughout the year which seek to strengthen the role of women within our legal community… and beyond. Here is a glimpse of what we offer:

 

MCLE luncheons — FCWL hosts monthly luncheons which offer participants one hour of MCLE credit. The luncheons are typically held on the last Wednesday of every month at the The Palms Restaurant. If you are interested in being a speaker at any of our upcoming MCLE luncheons, please do not hesitate to email me directly or contact any of the FCWL's members.

 

Judicial Reception — In the late Spring, we host a catered reception honoring Fresno County women who have acceded to the state and federal benches in the past year.

 

Hanson Awards Banquet and Dinner — In the Fall, we host the Justice Pauline Hanson Dinner. The Hanson Dinner is in honor of the first woman (Justice Hanson) appointed to the 5th District Court of Appeals. At our Dinner, now in its 30th year, we honor one local female attorney for her efforts in progressing women’s issues in Fresno, and we invite a keynote speaker to speak to issues affecting our local and state-wide communities.

 

Social and Happy Hours — Throughout the year, we host Social and Happy Hours at various bars and restaurants. This is a great way to mingle, network, and relax!

 

Volunteer Activities — We participate in numerous volunteer events throughout the year. Keep an eye on our calendar for upcoming opportunities.

 

If you would like to be included on our listserve, please email your name and contact information to fcwlpresident@gmail.com and to fcwl.secretary@gmail.com and follow us on Facebook and  instagram @fresno_county_women_lawyers.

 

I look forward to an exciting and productive year as your President.

 

Yesenia Z. Carrillo

 

Calendar Events

 

MCLE Luncheon Dates:

 

June 26

August 28

September 25

FCWL Mixer Benefiting Marjaree Mason Center:

 

July 18

To Sponsor this FCWL website contact fcwlinfo@gmail.com.

P.O. Box 3084, Pinedale, California 93650

The Mission of Fresno County Women Lawyers

 

The purpose of FCWL is to promote the interests of the legal community in general and women in particular.  FCWL does this by offering monthly luncheons on legal topics of interest and providing MCLE credits, coordinating charitable fundraising events focused on women’s issues, honoring and celebrating legal professionals who advance women’s issues, and by offering an opportunity for legal professionals to learn leadership skills by participating on the board and committees.

 

The primary membership area shall include Fresno County, and surrounding Counties, including, but not limited to Madera, King, Tulare, Kern and Merced.

 

Picture of FCWL President Melissa Marsh.

The Mission of Fresno County Women Lawyers

 

The purpose of FCWL is to promote the interests of the legal community in general and women in particular.  FCWL does this by offering monthly luncheons on legal topics of interest and providing MCLE credits, coordinating charitable fundraising events focused on women’s issues, honoring and celebrating legal professionals who advance women’s issues, and by offering an opportunity for legal professionals to learn leadership skills by participating on the board and committees.

 

The primary membership area shall include Fresno County, and surrounding Counties, including, but not limited to Madera, King, Tulare, Kern and Merced.

 

Picture of FCWL President Melissa Marsh.

P.O. Box 3084, Pinedale, California 93650