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By: J. Gigi Soliman, Esq., City of Miami Attorney’s Office

Women’s Chamber of Commerce to host an Equal Rights Amendment Conference

Where? University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
When? September 29, 2015, 6-8pm
Why? Right now the U.S. Constitution does not explicitly state men and women have equal rights under the law. Three more states need to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment for it to become part of U.S. Constitution. Join WCC in learning the history and potential impact of adding the ERA to the U.S. Constitution.

WCC’s President Earns 40 Under 40 Achievement

Congratulations to our President Kadisha Phelps on being named by Legacy Magazine as one of South Florida’s 40 Under 40 Black Leaders of Today and Tomorrow for 2015! Click here for the full article. Join us in celebrating Ms. Phelps and the other leaders at a reception on July 8th, click here for details.

A Privileged Lifestyle Announces Introduction of Epoch® Essential Oils in April, 2015 and Its expansion into Chile the 3Q, 2015

If you would like to know how to take advantage of the new market entry, contact Paula Ehrlich: paula@aplifestyle.net, 305-205-8749

Carlton Fields Jorden Burt Makes Headlines for Diversity and Inclusion

Carlton Fields Jorden Burt is pleased to announce the firm’s recent recognitions on diversity and inclusion:

Ranked #2 for “The Top 25 Best Law Firms for Hispanic Attorneys” by Law360
Ranked #8 out of 220 law firms in the country in the 2015 American Lawyer Diversity Scorecard
Ranked #14 for “The 100 Best Law Firms for Minority Attorneys” by Law360
Ranked #16 for “The Top 25 Best Law Firms for Black Attorneys” by Law360
Ranked #33 for “The 100 Best Law Firms for Female Attorneys” by Law360
Additionally, the firm was recently named a leader in delivering added value to clients in the “BTI Brand Elite 2015: Client Perceptions of the Best-Branded Law Firms.”

First Female and First African-American Miami-Dade County Attorney, Abigail Price-Williams

Miami is known for its diversity and inclusion of many cultures, yet every County Attorney for Miami-Dade County has been male since the position was created. But on April 21, 2015, the Miami-Dade County Commission, in a historic vote, appointed Miami-Dade County’s first female County Attorney. Additionally, Abigail Price-Williams will be the first African-American to hold the top position at the County Attorney’s Office.

To read more on Miami-Dade’s first African-American Female County Attorney, click here.

First African-American Female United States Attorney General, Loretta Lynch

In April, Loretta Lynch was sworn in as the 83rd U.S. Attorney General, the first African-American woman to serve as the nation’s top law enforcement official. Despite Lynch’s stellar qualifications, from U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York to her Harvard law degree, Lynch’s confirmation did not come easy. Due to political gridlock, her confirmation is one of the longest-delayed confirmations in U.S. history.

To read more on U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, click here.

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