About Queens Bench
Mission and Vision Statement
Mission of Queen’s Bench is to foster
professional and social relationships among women
lawyers and to promote equality and opportunity
for all women through education,
Statement can be expanded and clarified with further
detail extracted from our Bylaws and
other historical documents in appropriate situations.
policies and priorities will guide our Queen’s Bench leadership
team decisions and detailed planning:
1. Service to Queen’s Bench Members.
- We will strive for continued moderate upward growth
in our membership numbers.
- Continued and improved quality of our services to
members (i.e., camaraderie, networking, mentorship,
programming) is a higher priority than expanding
the quantity of our member base
or the services we offer to members.
- We will focus on recruiting new members, and
retaining existing members, with the following priorities:
recruit diversity candidates and improve the diversity
mix of our membership on a broadly defined basis;
i.e., race, sexual orientation, type of practice,
» To improve our process of bridging the gap from initial
recruitment of new members by actively welcoming
them and encouraging their immediate assimilation
2. Service to and Role in the Legal Profession.
- We will focus our resources on supporting the interests
of women in the following major issues currently
facing the legal profession at large:
» Retention of women in the profession;
» Work/life balance;
» Upgrading/modernizing the business and marketing
management sophistication of law firms and other
legal service organizations;
» Sustaining high ethical standards in the practice
of law; and
» Continued elimination of bias in the legal profession.
- Our tools
for accomplishing this will include a combination of committee
work, MCLE and other programming,
building alliances with other bar associations.
- Our alliance-building efforts will
primarily focus on the following organizations:
Association of San Francisco, including Barristers
Conference of Women’s Bar Associations
3. Services to and Role in the San Francisco
Bay Area Community.
- We will continue to offer our members the
opportunity to perform public/community
service through Queen’s Bench in the areas of domestic violence, support
to the girls’ unit of Juvenile Hall, and scholarships.
- We will promote a positive profile for Queen’s Bench in the San Francisco
Bay Area community at large by:
» Disseminating information about the collective strength and connections of
our member network (especially our Past Presidents);
» Emphasizing our wealth of mentoring and positive role modeling opportunities;
» Highlighting the many and varied professional accomplishments of our members.
- We will periodically assess and discuss public
perceptions of Queen’s
Bench to decide if such feedback indicates a need to revise our plans.