Where have we been and where are we now? Join our distinguished panel as they discuss what it was like to be the first woman in a particular role in the
law. Our panelists also will provide us their insights into how things have (or have not) changed.
Hon. Johnnie B. Rawlinson: Judge Rawlinson is the first female Nevada judge to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.She was also the first female judge to serve on the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada.
Hon. Gloria Navarro: Judge Navarro is the Chief Judge of the District Court for the District of Nevada. She was the second female judge appointed to the U.S. District Court in Nevada.
Franny Forsman: After becoming the first female shareholder of a storied Nevada law firm, Franny Forsman was the first woman appointed as the Federal Public Defender for Nevada, a position she held for 22 years, after which she received a Masters in Creative Writing, and is finishing a novel.
Becky Harris: Ms. Harris is the first woman chair of the Nevada Gaming Control Board and a former Nevada State Senator.
Prof. Anne Traum: Boyd School of Law and former trial attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice and Assistant Federal Public Defender.
YOU ARE ALSO INVITED TO STAY FOR A COMPLIMENTARY LUNCH AND FOR THE FREE AFTERNOON CLE PROGRAM ON APPELLATE PRACTICE IN THE NINTH CIRCUIT (SEE EVENTBRITE SIGN UP FOR FURTHER DETAILS)
UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law
Thomas and Mack Moot Courtroom
4505 South Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89154
The NJCHS gratefully acknowledges our host, the Boyd School of Law and the generous support of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
The NJCHS and the Northern District Court Historical Society invite you to join us on March 27, 2019, as we honor Louise Renne as the inaugural recipient of the Bill Edlund Award for Professionalism in the Law.
In addition to having served as a member of the Board of Supervisors, Ms. Renne was also the indefatigable City Attorney for the City and County of San
Francisco, and the first woman to serve in that position; a position she held from 1986 to 2001.
We will celebrate both Bill Edlund and Louise Renne with a short program, and a reception to follow.
Wed, March 27, 2019
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM PDT
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
95 7th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
The program is free, but reservations are required.
Where have we been and where are we now? Join our distinguished panel as they discuss what it was like to be the first woman in a particular role in the law. Our panelists also will provide us their insights into how things have (or have not) changed.
Hon. Carolyn Dimmick: Judge Dimmick’s more than 50-year tenure as a judge has spanned county, state and federal courts. She served as Washington’s first woman Supreme Court justice
Mayor Jenny Durkan:Mayor Durkan, a former prosecutor, was elected Mayor of Seattle in 2017, becoming the city's first female mayor since the 1920s and the city's second consecutive openly LGBT elected mayor.
Kellye Testy:Kellye Testy was the first woman Dean of Seattle University School of Law, and the first woman Dean of the University of Washington School of Law. She now serves as the president and CEO of the Law School Admission Council.
Loria Yeadon: Loria Yeadon is the first woman, as well as the first person of color, to serve as CEO of the YMCA of Greater Seattle in its 143-year history.
Hon. M. Margaret McKeown: Among her many accomplishments before and after her appointment to the Ninth Circuit bench, Judge McKeown was the first female partner with the law firm of Perkins Coie in Seattle.
Time: 4:00-5:30, reception to follow
Location: United States District Court, 19th Floor
700 Stewart St, Seattle, WA