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Johanna Schiavoni elected president of Lawyers Club

Johanna Schiavoni. Photo courtesy of Lawyers Club of San Diego

Johanna Schiavoni, an appellate attorney with the Law Office of Johanna S. Schiavoni, has been elected to serve as the president of Lawyers Club of San Diego for 2013-2014.

Her one year-term began July 1.

Schiavoni is a former Lawyers Club vice president of public relations, three-year member of its board of directors, and chair of several committees, including the equality committee and leadership development committee.

As president, in addition to leading the 15-member board, Schiavoni will make appointments to more than 30 committee and liaison positions, oversee the organization’s activities and events, and work with representatives from similar organizations regionally and nationally to advance Lawyers Club’s overall mission. She will work alongside Lawyers Club’s executive director, Elaine Lawrence.

Schiavoni previewed her agenda for the year at Lawyers Club’s annual dinner in May.

“To build power, we must collaborate, network, make ourselves visible and our voices heard,” she said. “Lawyers Club is doing this by identifying barriers that continue to impede women’s advancement and working to overcome them.”

In the coming year, Lawyers Club will address pay inequity for women, including women attorneys; strategies for conducting salary and fee negotiations; effective leadership and management practices; rainmaking and using diversity as a way to build business; and self-advocacy as a mechanism for gaining recognition and advancement.

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