CWLLogoCalifornia Women Lawyers (“CWL”) is an independent state-wide organization of attorneys. Member benefits include a listing in the CWL professional Network Directory that lists members by area of practice and county location. CWL actively applies itself to increase judicial diversity through its judicial evaluation program and its “So You Want to be a Judge” seminars. CWL also conducts a dynamic grassroots legislative program on behalf of women’s rights with the help of its Legislative Committee. If we have a sufficient percentage of concurrent QB/CWL members, QB is able to have a voting member on the CWL Board of Directors, and Queen’s Bench has a say in the bills which CWL supports and a stronger voice in statewide public policy debates which shape standards for women’s rights in the workplace and society. Queen’s Bench members are entitled to a $50.00 discount on CWL membership dues. Connect with CWL at

    The Queen’s Bench Liaison to California Women Lawyers is:

    Sarah M. King
    Tufts, Stephenson & Kasper, LLP
    235 Montgomery Street, Suite 1035
    San Francisco, CA 94104-3008
    415-835-2207 (T)
    [email protected]


    Queen’s Bench is an affiliate member of the National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations (NCWBA). The NCWBA, “the voice of the women’s bar,” is an organization of women’s bar associations, for women’s bar associations, representing approximately 35,000 women lawyers. It provides a national forum for exchanging ideas and information vital to organizational growth and success in today’s profession. Connect with the NCWBA at

    The Queen’s Bench Liaison to the NCWBA is:

    Andrea Carlise
    Patton Wolan Carlise, LLP
    1814 Franklin Suite 501
    Oakland, CA 94612-3744
    (415) 987-7500
    [email protected]


    San Francisco Bay Area Minority Bar Coalition
    Queen’s Bench is a member of the San Francisco Bay Area Minority Bar Coalition (“MBC”). This coalition of over 20 independent minority bar associations works in a unified manner to advance the cause of diversity in the San Francisco Bay Area legal profession and share best practices in bar association programming and other organizational matters.
    Visit the San Francisco Bay Area Minority Bar Coalition Website


    Other Queen’s Bench Resources:
    Below is a link to Senator Dianne Feinstein’s speech from the 2006 Queen’s Bench Annual Judges’ Dinner. The Senator’s stunning and enlightening keynote speech, that was covered by many members of the press and reported on network news and in the San Francisco Chronicle, described how President George W. Bush is expanding his Executive Branch Power.


    iangel-logoIANGEL harnesses the power of pro bono legal services and connects it to those working to promote gender equality and justice locally, nationally, and around the world. IANGEL seeks lawyers willing to volunteer their time to work on these issues. From nonprofit organizations, we seek women’s rights projects on which volunteer lawyers could provide assistance. Connect with us at or email to [email protected].The Queen’s Bench liaisons to IANGEL are:


    Nancy Newman, Founder and President
    Hanson Bridgett LLP
    425 Market Street, 26th Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94105
    [email protected]

    Rebecca Hooley, IANGEL Secretary
    Contra Costa County Counsel’s Office
    651 Pine Street, 9th Floor
    Martinez, CA 94553
    [email protected]