A Word From Our President
Founded in 1978, the Northern Nevada Women Lawyers Association is a voluntary membership organization committed to the advancement of women in the legal profession.
Welcome to the Northern Nevada Women Lawyers Association! It is my honor to serve as the 2020 President of this distinguished organization. I am privileged to serve our group of acclaimed legal professionals alongside with the talented women on the 2020 Board. Our 2020 Board is committed to continuing NNWLA’s legacy of advancing women in the legal field, supporting the professional development of our members, and engaging in community service to benefit our local community.
Every month, NNWLA hosts an event to provide options for our members to earn Continuing Legal Education credit, network, or volunteer. This year, we are focusing our events on promoting professional development and providing community services opportunities. We will start out the year with a Vision Board event, led by a motivational speaker, to learn how to focus our goals to make them more attainable. Our February event will be an ethics CLE on Settlement Conferences with panelists Judge Drakulich, Senior Judge Schumacher, and Professor Jean Sternlight. In recognition of the centennial celebration of the passage of the 19th amendment, we will host a social event at the Governor’s Mansion featuring prominent women. Stay tuned for more information about our phenomenal guest speakers for this event! In addition to those events, our 2020 Board is working on planning a Lawyer in the Library volunteer night, social event with the Washoe County Bar Association, substance abuse CLE, and a Jury Selection CLE lead by Judge Simons. You will not want to miss those interesting events!
I am excited to also announce that we are partnering with The Children’s Cabinet, a local non-profit organization that aims a keeping children safe and families together by providing services and resources to our community members in need. Stay tuned by reading out blog about the different ways that you can volunteer throughout the year!
Finally, I want to thank all of our members for their continued support. We look forward to an educational and enjoyable 2020!
Kendra G. Bertschy, Esq., 2020 NNWLA President
NNWLA's mission is to advance women in the legal profession, maintain the honor and integrity of the profession, promote and improve the administration of justice, and encourage a spirit of friendship and trust among our members.