Image

In 2009, a group of women in San Bernardino County came together to form the Inland Empire Legal Association of Women (IE LAW). It was created as a way for women lawyers to network, provide community service and mentor each other. IE Law is on the way to making a significant impact in the Inland Empire.

INLAND EMPIRE LEGAL
ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN (IE LAW)


Phone: (760)963-0953
Email:  patricia.staples@laverne.edu

Facebook: IE LAW/Inland Empire Legal Association of Women

MENTORING

IE LAW is committed to advancing the skills of our younger members through mentoring. IE LAW co-hosted a seminar on achieving life-work balance with California Women Lawyers at the University of La Verne College of Law. Many of our Board members and Officers were pioneers in attending law school and working on a part-time basis, which was largely unheard of in the 1980's and 1990's.

Image
NETWORKING

IE LAW utilizes tools of the 21st century for professionals to network. IE LAW created a way for members to refer cases and conflicts with each other. We have a central database listing each member's practice area for cross referrals. Job openings and opportunities are posted on our Facebook© page. Upon request, resumes for job applicants have been electronically distributed to members. IE LAW is a small enough group so that each member can take a leadership position and gain the skills that will further her career. We have had speaking events for the entire legal community featuring a former State Bar President and a United States District Court Judge.
Image
GOALS

Membership in IE LAW is a way for a group of Lawyers and non lawyers to come together and form a cohesive unit. IE LAW seeks to more actively involve Riverside and the desert areas of both counties so we can truly become the Inland Empire Legal Association of Women.
LOCAL COMMUNITY SERVICE 
 

Our most successful goal thus far is our implementation of community service. We provided speakers for Law Day at various local schools. IE LAW is a big sponsor of “Operations SafeHouse”, a shelter for run-away and abandoned teens. We coached mock trial teams for eight graders at a San Bernardino school. We hosted a Holiday Party with pizza, ice cream and gifts for the teens. We collected toiletries and basic necessities to be distributed to the residents. IE LAW also had a Thanksgiving food drive for a food bank in Rancho Cucamonga. Our members judged The Western Regional Championships for the National Black Law Students Association moot court team and assisted the team that was selected to go to the nationals.