Jil earned her J.D. from the Santa Clara University School of Law in 1986 and her B.A., magna cum laude, in Political Science and Pre-Law from Albright College in 1983.
Seminar and Teaching Activities
Jil provides sexual harassment prevention and investigation training (AB1825), and frequently conducts seminars and lectures for clients, human resources professionals, attorneys, and professional organizations. Her past topics include harassment and discrimination prevention, investigation and liability; hiring and firing; effective record keeping; wage and hour compliance; and effective performance evaluations. She lectures to groups of business owners on litigation prevention techniques and related topics.
In 2012 and 2013, Jil was a presenter with the California State Bar Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee’s MCLE program, “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly,” concerning mediation techniques, and is on this year’s Alternative Dispute Resolution lecture panel.
Bar Association and Community Activities
Jil was the 2009 President of the Santa Clara County Bar Association, presiding over its Executive Committee and Board of Trustees, and was a trustee for attorneys in the City of Santa Clara from 2010 through 2012. Jil is immediate past Chair of the Santa Clara County Bar Association’s Strategic Planning Committee, past chair (and current member) of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Executive Committee, and Fee Arbitration Executive Committee. Jil also sits on the Board of Trustees for the Santa Clara County Bar Association’s Women Lawyers Section Executive Committee.
Jil is a Trustee of the Santa Clara University School of Law’s Alumni Association.
Jil has served as Treasurer and President-Elect of the Santa Clara County Bar Association, and is a long-standing member of its Employment Law and Business Litigation Sections, and Civil Practice Committee. Jil is a member of its Women Lawyers Executive Committee.
Jil serves as a member of the California Judicial Council’s Rules Committee and Temporary Judges’ Working Group. She is a founding member of the Assisted Settlement Conference Pilot Program for the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. Jil is current appointee on the California State Bar’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Executive Committee, and is one of its regular lecturers.
Jil is a sponsoring member of the Santa Lucia Highlands Wine Artisans and Women for Wine Sense (Napa/Sonoma chapter). Jil is also a trained coloratura soprano.