President's Message

Jeannine Taylor

WLALA President 2023-2024

President's Message, November 2023

“You must be the change you want to see in the world.”

-Mahatma Gandhi

To our WLALA membership,

As November unfolds, many of us find ourselves reflecting on gratitude and counting our blessings. Simultaneously, our resiliency and perseverance have been tested by the turmoil in the Middle East, which has taken the lives of entire communities, innocent civilians, and children.

During this time of immense pain and intense polarization, it is more important than ever for our community to emphasize collaboration over confrontation, and compassion over judgment. We encourage all members of our community to continue to see the humanity in one another, recognize and respect each other’s value and dignity, and treat each other as cherished members of our WLALA community. If you have a moment today, join us in creating the community we are all searching for by reaching out to a loved one you haven’t spoken to in a while, or someone in your life who may be hurt or grieving.

I’d like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to Kim Kamkar for composing the following thoughtful words of comfort and encouragement for all affected by recent deadly conflicts and its unfolding aftermath:

“Many in our WLALA community have been left reeling from the extreme violence and bigotry, and the ghastly and cruel images on television, social media, and the Internet.

WLALA stands shoulder to shoulder with you through the heartache of this conflict, and hand in hand with you, as we cope, heal, and grieve the loss of family, friends, and the thousands of innocent lives whose names we may never know. We offer our collective strength as women to serve as your source of power in these challenging times. We offer our faith in the goodness of people for you to fall back on when all feels lost.

Grief and tragedy are too great a burden to carry alone – we hope that you find strength in our membership and hope that peace can be restored.”

In your service,
Jeannine Taylor
President, Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles


Harriet Buhai Center for Family Law

Congratulations to WLALA Past President Stacy Horth-Neubert on her new role as Executive Director of Harriet Buhai Center for Family Law!  The Center protects victims of domestic violence and improves the well-being of children living in poverty. With the help of volunteers, the Center provides free family law assistance and legal education to the poor.  WLALA proudly supports Harriet Buhai Center for Family Law, which strives to empower people in need and assure them meaningful access to the courts.