SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 2, 2007 –Weintraub Genshlea Chediak, a Sacramento-based business law and business litigation firm was proud to host “Celebrating Differences” reception on June 28, 2007.
This reception celebrated the diversity programs sponsored by the No Glass Ceiling Task Force of Sacramento and the Sacramento County Bar Association’s Diversity Hiring and Retention Committee. The keynote speakers, the Honorable Tani Cantil-Sakauye, Third District Court of Appeal; Stacy Boulware-Eurie, Office of the Attorney General; and Louis Gonzalez, Jr., Shareholder with Weintraub Genshlea Chediak were all warmly received by over 80 enthusiastic law students and attorneys. These three exceptional speakers shared their stories of challenges and successes in the legal profession.
Judge Cantil-Sakauye inspired the audience with her story of overcoming her traditional Fillipino background of quiet respect to law school graduate, strong prosecuting attorney and presiding judge of the Third Court of Appeal.
Stacy Boulware-Eurie, supervising deputy district attorney and recently named as Sacramento County Superior Court judge gave an
Louis Gonzales, Jr. shareholder with Weintraub Genshlea Chediak offered his encouragement to the audience that you can achieve your goals and overcome adversity even as a minority. He spoke on his experience as a first-generation American and first-generation
The mission of the No Glass Ceiling Task Force is to encourage local law firms, corporate legal departments, governmental agencies to make work environments more family-friendly and promote more women up the ranks. For more information about the task force, please visit www.womenlawyers-sacramento.org/noglassceiling.cfm.
The Sacramento County Bar Association established the Diversity Hiring and Retention Committee in 1990 with the mission of our encouraging firms to introduce first-year minority and disadvantaged law students to the work and culture of private law firms. For more information about the committee, please visit www.sacbar.org.
CONTACT: Brenda Applegate