Letter From the Chair
By Sabrina L. Green
Sabrina L. Green is a managing partner of Stratton & Green, ALC and focuses on labor & employment, complex business litigation. Besides being the Chair of the California Lawyers Association Solo and Small Firm executive committee, member of the CLA Board of Representatives, she is the Attorney Coordinator for the Thomas Jefferson School of Law Employee Rights Public Clinic, member of the executive committee for the Thomas Jefferson Alumni Board of Directors, Vice President of Executive Women’s Council and a member of the Board of Directors of the Hong Kong Business Association of Southern California, San Diego. Sabrina can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is hard to believe we are already in the middle of summer. Being locked down since March has made time fly and stand still somehow at the same time. June saw COVID-19 take a back seat with the death of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and other African Americans at the hands of law enforcement, reigniting the Black Lives Matter movement in earnest. This led to a month of civil unrest and protests forcing the United States to finally deal with the severe racial and economic inequality that has been embedded in the very foundation of the United States since its creation.
June was also Pride month and even though many of the parades to celebrate Pride were cancelled, "Can’t Cancel Pride" took off and was celebrated virtually around the world. The Supreme Court lended to the cause with its landmark ruling in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, which held that the language of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits sex discrimination, applies to discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. This was a hard-fought win for the LGBTQIA+ community and a real reason to celebrate.