OAKLAND, CA – The Women Lawyers of Alameda County (WLAC) recognized Oakland City Attorney Barbara J. Parker as the 2016 “Woman Lawyer of Distinction” this month.
Parker received the award at WLAC’s annual Judges’ Dinner and Scholastic Fundraiser which was held on October 13 at the Grandview Pavilion in Alameda.
WLAC also recognized Hon. Tara M. Desautles, Supervising Judge of the Wiley W. Manual Courthouse in Oakland, as the 2016 “Woman Jurist of Distinction.”
The “Woman Lawyer of Distinction” award recognizes Parker for her service as Oakland City Attorney, and her more than 40-year career as an attorney in both the private and public sectors.
Barbara published an op-ed in the East Bay Times about protecting renters in the affordability crisis of the area this week. It's a challenge that is threatening the unique and extraordinary character of Oakland.
On July 19, the Oakland City Council unanimously passed an ordinance that makes it illegal for so-called crisis pregnancy centers to misrepresent themselves as medical clinics or objective health care counselors when in reality they are fronts for anti-abortion activists. The vote makes Oakland the second city in the nation to proactively ban false advertising by CPCs after San Francisco passed a similar ordinance in 2011.
PLEASE SAVE THE DATE AND PLAN TO JOIN
Valerie D. Lewis & Otis McGee, Jr.
for a Fundraising Campaign Kick-Off on behalf of their friend
Oakland City Attorney Barbara Parker
Sunday, March 13, 2016
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Home of Valerie & Otis
5708 Balmoral Dr, Oakland
Sponsors: $700 * $500 * $250
$125 suggested minimum contribution
You are invited to an event supporting Oakland City Attorney Barbara Parker's officeholder account, on Friday May 31, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the home of John and Melissa Russo, 6647 Forestland Way, in Oakland.