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The only way to improve...

... improve on being a Smart Girl in the construction industry is to be a Smart Girl in the construction industry with connections. And with the Smart Girls' in your corner, you are well on your way.

We at the Smart Girls' Guide are here to educate, connect, and advocate for professional women in the construction industry..

Kathlynn Smith is a California lawyer with keen legal skills and a passion for justice to match. Kathlynn's tenacity and creativity are an unbeatable combination that allow her to create innovative, successful legal strategies for her clients at all stages of construction. From contract formation through judgment, Kathlynn does it all with killer instincts and a killer fashion sense.

As a Smart Girl, Kathlynn has co-authored the Smart Girls' Guide To Construction Law, given numerous presentations, and connected hundreds of women and men in the construction industry who are committed to the advancement in construction.

She has been featured in both national and regional publications and blogs and was nominated for the Women Making A Difference Award by the Los Angeles Business Journal. But Kathlynn's proudest accomplishment is the growth in size and strength of the Smart Girls' network of over 1,200 of the construction industry's best and brightest.

Our mission is to advance and support the success of women in the construction industry; out of this mission The Smart Girls' Guide to Construction Law was born. The Smart Girls' Guide is a practical tool for the construction professional with legal tips and understandable breakdowns of legal principles. We hope The Smart Girls' Guide to Construction Law provides you with some useful information. We also hope that The Smart Girls' mission inspires you to collaborate even more with other women in our industry. At the end of the day, the Smart Girls are in your corner.

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Kathlynn Smith is an attorney at Hunt Ortmann, one of the foremost authorities on California construction law providing complete legal services to the construction industry, including project procurement, drafting and negotiating contract documents, construction litigation and assistance with project closeout.

The Smart Girls know how to throw a mean party!

But when there's a message behind the party, you can expect it to be off the charts! That said, The Smart Girls along with Industry Speaks and the Los Angeles Chapter of NAWIC are hosting a networking event to celebrate National Women in Construction Week. Please join us for hor d'oeuvres and bellinis (ooh, how fancy) at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on March 20, 2012 from 6 to 8 in the evening. Let's raise a glass to strong women building strong connections!

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