LACBA and WLALA Members Take in Sparks Game in Support of #WeAreWomen Empowerment Campaign

The Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) and the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles (WLALA) Joint Task Force on the Retention and Promotion of Women Lawyers teamed up with the Los Angeles Sparks to offer members free tickets to a basketball game at the Staples Center on August 5, 2018. The partnership between the Task Force and the Sparks was created to promote the #WeAreWomen empowerment campaign.

Representatives of the Joint Task Force presented the game ball and were recognized on the court before tip-off.  “It was great seeing our representatives on the jumbotron, with such a lively crowd on hand” said Aaron Estrada, marketing manager at LACBA, who was courtside to take photos of the ball presentation. Over 200 tickets were given out to LACBA and WLALA members helping sell out the game.

Michael E. Meyer, immediate past president of LACBA and partner at DLA Piper LLP; Amy T. Brantly, founding partner of Kesselman Brantly Sockinger LLP and president of WLALA; and Ellen A. Pansky, founding partner of Pansky Markle, were the representatives on hand to present the game ball. The representatives were seen joking with the referee before the game, and the smiles didn’t stop there. The pro-Sparks crowd saw their team take down the Phoenix Mercury 78-75.

The LACBA-WLALA Joint Task Force on the Retention and Promotion of Women was created to explore real, practical solutions to the ongoing phenomenon of women leaving the profession. The committee produces workshops to discuss and share successful programs being conducted by firms to help stymie this troubling trend.


L to R: Michael E. Meyer, Ellen A. Pansky and Amy T. Brantly courtside
before the Sparks vs. Mercury game on August 5.


LACBA and WLALA representatives meet the referree at center court to
present the ball before tip-off.


Sparks players shootaround before tip-off.