West Hollywood City Council Chambers & Autocourt
625 N. San Vicente Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
The event is FREE and OPEN to the public! Free Parking with Validation in the 5-story parking structure.
Join the West Hollywood City Council and the West Hollywood Women's Advisory Board for an empowering and inspirational event commemorating the 95th anniversary of the certification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which granted women the right to vote in the United States. The celebration will feature an address by special guest speakers Gloria Allred, Attorney, Women's and Civil Rights Activist and founding partner of Allred, Maroko & Goldenberg (AM&G) and Lisa Bloom, Attorney, NBC News Legal Analyst, and founding partner of The Bloom Firm. The event will also include featured video shorts, a raffle, and an interactive photobooth and be followed by a reception.
Featured Guest Speakers
Gloria Allred, is a founding partner of the law firm of Allred, Maroko & Goldberg (AM&G). Her firm handles more women’s rights cases than any other private firm in the nation and has won hundreds of millions of dollars for victims. Over the course of her 39 year legal career, Gloria Allred has won countless honors for her pioneering legal work on behalf of women's rights and rights for minorities. AM&G represents victims who have been discriminated against on account of their sex, race, age, physical handicap or sexual orientation. Her firm also represents victims of AIDS discrimination; sexual harassment and wrongful termination. AM&G is also well-known for its work on behalf of victims in civil rights, rape, child sexual abuse and murder cases.
Ms. Allred has won the President’s award from the National Association of Woman Lawyers and the President's Award for Outstanding Volunteerism, presented to her by President Ronald Reagan at the White House. She has been voted by her peers as one of the best lawyers in America. Gloria is also a three-time Emmy nominee for her commentaries on KABC television in Los Angeles. Her nationally syndicated television show “We the People, with Gloria Allred” was also nominated in 2012 for a Daytime Emmy Award.
In 1998, the Los Angeles Business Journal named her "One of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Los Angeles Law". In 2000, The Daily Journal named her "One of the 100 Most Influential Lawyers in California". In January 2014 Gloria received the Lifetime Achievement Award from The National Trial Lawyers for her trailblazing and pioneering role in combating injustices and winning new rights especially for women and minorities. Ms. Allred is also the author of “Fight Back and Win, My Thirty-Year Fight Against Injustice- And How You Can Win Your Own Battles”.
Recently President Obama introduced Ms. Allred as "one of the best attorneys in the country."
Lisa Bloom, is the founder and managing partner of The Bloom Firm, a general practice law firm that handles family, civil and criminal matters. Admitted to practice in all state and federal courts of California and New York, Lisa and other attorneys in her practice partner with local attorneys nationwide to bring justice to clients all over the U.S. Lisa is The Today Show’s legal analyst and appears frequently on NBC Nightly News, Morning Joe and The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell. After earning Avvo.com’s top rating, 10.0 “superb,” Lisa was selected as legal analyst for the legal advice site, and she was recently named one of the top six celebrity attorneys in Los Angeles byTheWrap.com. A bestselling author of Think and Swagger, and a popular award-winning speaker to business, student and women’s audiences, Lisa has been interviewed by Barbara Walters, Oprah Winfrey, Larry King, Rachael Ray, Piers Morgan, Montel Williams, Julie Chen, Harry Smith, Matt Lauer, Diane Sawyer, Charlie Gibson,Tony Danza, Star Jones, Anderson Cooper, Wolf Blitzer, Bill O’Reilly, Shawn Hannity, Joe Scarborough, Tina Brown, Nancy Grace and hundreds of others in the United States, England, Ireland, Australia and throughout the English-speaking world.
Lisa is a 1986 graduate of Yale Law School, consistently ranked the #1 law school in America. At Yale, Lisa won first place in the Moot Court (oral advocacy) competition. Lisa graduated Phi Beta Kappa from UCLA in 1983, where she was in the top 4% of her class and was National College Debate Champion, winning first place in a year-long competition against thousands of competitors from hundreds of colleges nationwide.
Over the last decade, Lisa has become the nation’s premiere television legal analyst. She frequently appears as a legal analyst on The Today Show, as well as numerous shows on CNN, CBS, HLN and MSNBC and others, such as Dr. Drew, The Insider, Dr. Phil, Rachael Ray, Wolf Blitzer, Piers Morgan, Jane Velez-Mitchell and many others. An award-winning TV legal expert, Lisa has made thousands of television appearances over the last decade, on every major crime story, from OJ Simpson to Scott Peterson to Tiger Woods, and is one of the most sought-after voices in American law.
At The Bloom Firm, Lisa and her associates have represented celebrity clients like Insider host Lara Spencer, Lindsay Lohan’s father, Michael Lohan, and Michaele and Tareq Salahi, as well as CEOs of multibillion dollar companies in personal matters. “But 99% of our clients are not celebrities, just ordinary people seeking justice, whether in a business setting, a relationship, in the media, or their families. We are proud to represent each and every one of our clients.” Never afraid of a fight, as a trial lawyer Lisa has taken on David-and-Goliath battles on behalf of the vulnerable against some of the most powerful forces in our culture, including suing the Boy Scouts of America on behalf of a girl who wanted to become a Scout; the Los Angeles Police Department on behalf of a use of force expert in the Rodney King beating trial; one of the largest churches in the world for a boy who was abused at a church summer camp; a powerful Fortune 500 company on behalf of a wheelchair-bound employee who had been harassed because of his disability; and many celebrities and prominent figures in business and politics in sexual harassment cases, including a sitting Los Angeles judge. Lisa’s work has set legal precedent on important social issues from some of the first cases involving the rights of AIDS patients to cases of repressed memory of child sexual abuse survivors. Currently, Lisa represents individuals and companies in employment, family law, business, media and all manner of civil cases and negotiations.
This is a free community event open to all!
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