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Posted by: Maggie Schroedter on Jul 29, 2021

The news this week has been dominated by Simone Biles’ decision to withdraw from the team competition in the “2020” Tokyo Olympics. I admit, my initial reaction was one of disappointment. After all, she is the GOAT, and I was excited to see her compete and win a gold medal for our country. 

After I had time to reflect, however, I realized that the pressure placed on Biles as a single member of an incredibly talented team was untenable, unfair, and in fact diminished the talent and contributions of the rest of the team. The entire country—if not the entire world—looked to Biles, and Biles alone, to secure the gold medal. In doing so, we bought into the paradigm that team USA could not win without Biles. But that was not the reality. As Biles courageously made the decision to withdraw to protect both her mental and physical health, Biles’ teammate, Sunisa Lee, won gold in the individual all-around competition.

Posted by: Maggie Schroedter on Jul 15, 2021

During the early morning hours of June 28, 1968, New York City police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay club in Greenwich Village in New York City. Officers forced customers and workers into police vehicles. Rather than dispersing the crowd as had occurred during past raids, those remaining starting cheering and the crowd mushroomed. According to several accounts, a clubgoer shouted at onlookers, “Why don’t you guys do something!” And they did. The Stonewall Riots, also called the Stonewall Uprising, sparked six days of protests and clashes with police officers. Leaders among this crowd included prominent trans women such as Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera. The Stonewall Riots served as a catalyst for the gay rights movement in the United States and around the world.

Posted by: Maggie Schroedter on Jul 1, 2021

As I embark on the biggest leadership role of my career, I have been reflecting upon how I got here. Largely, I listened and followed the advice and counsel of numerous people who encouraged me along the way. Their advice included to join Lawyers Club of San Diego in order to gain leadership skills, volunteer my time to a mission about which I was passionate, and step outside my comfort zone. Those people—whether they know it or not—are my mentors, and I am grateful for their advice and encouragement. 

Posted by: Yahairah Aristy on Jun 24, 2021

As your president, I have been deeply honored and humbled for the privilege to share messages with you since July 1, 2020 in a year like no other for each of us and for Lawyers Club. Together we have lived through a global pandemic and also witnessed an increase in awareness of the inequities for women and people of color to heights not seen for decades. And we  saw women continue to shatter glass ceilings when the first woman—a woman of color became Vice President of the United States. 

Posted by: Bridget Grimes on Jun 22, 2021

Wealth management for female lawyers will have specific challenges in 2021. With the help of a financial planner, understand the impact that the coronavirus pandemic had on finances in 2020.

Posted by: Yahairah Aristy on Jun 17, 2021

Finally, after more than 15 months, this week on June 15, 2021, California reopened. A cause for celebration indeed! 

This reopening marks the start of a new beginning for all of us - as individuals, legal professionals, and citizens - because none of us were spared the harmful effects of the pandemic. The degree of which varies, but none of us were spared. 

Posted by: Bridget Grimes on Jun 15, 2021

Wealth management for female lawyers will have specific challenges in 2021. With the help of a financial planner, understand the impact that the coronavirus pandemic had on finances in 2020.

Posted by: Yahairah Aristy on Jun 10, 2021

Although the Stonewall Uprising that led to the gay rights movement occurred in 1969, it was not until 44 years later that the first Asian-American member of the LGBQ+ community was confirmed to be an Article III judge. Judge Pamela Chen, a woman, a lesbian, was appointed in 2013.

Posted by: Alexandria Hopson on Jun 8, 2021

If you are looking to never worry about a 40-year tax (rough estimate of how long women menstruate), then look no further than Scotland.

Posted by: Yahairah Aristy on Jun 3, 2021

In 1999, a presidential proclamation declared June as Pride Month to recognize the struggles and achievements of the LGBTQ+ community in the fight for equality and inclusion. Using Pride Month to look closer at the history of the LGBTQ+ legal community, we learn that the late United States District Judge Deborah A. Batts was the first openly gay Article III federal judge in the nation. 


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