Law students Laura Taylor (Harvard), Rochelle Ellenburg (McGeorge), and Lindsay Rasmussen (Univ of Utah)
Approximately 35 women attended the WIL Breakfast Friday morning, despite the early 7:00 am hour. Special kudos to those who flew in from the East Coast the night before. Several mentioned having received a personal email invitation to the breakfast from Nan Barker, WIL Vice-Chair, alerting all of the time and place. Intangibles made the introductions perhaps the best part of the day--warmth, eagerness to learn about others' lives in the law, acceptance, relief to be able to share experiences: all were part of the breakfast ambiance. The great diversity in age, geography, time of coming to the law, current job/no job, and new babies all helped shape the congeniality in the room.
The four speakers at the breakfast also reflected a bouquet of experience and emotions: Mary Hoagland, assistant dean at BYU Law School, on professionalism and career options; Rochelle Ellenberg, third-year student at McGeorge Law School near Sacramento, on what the JRCLS has done for her and what she hopes it will do for her; Angel Zimmerman, WIL Committee member from Topeka Kansas, mother of four, seminary teacher, president of the Kansas Women Lawyers Association, on work-life balance and involvement in the non-LDS legal community; and Heather Takahashi, Los Angeles WIL leader and future LA-chapter chair, on the LA WIL activities and organization.
Jeanne Young (Sacramento, CA) and
Sheri Sudweeks (Los Gatos, CA)