CFAWL Young Lawyers Wins Recognition by Florida Bar
On January 15, 2014, the Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division hosted an Affiliate Outreach Conference in Tampa, Florida, to connect affiliates from across the state and encourage beneficial programming. As part of this effort, the Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division offered a grant for programs that benefit both affiliate members and the public at large. This year, CFAWL Young Lawyers chose to partner with PACE Center for Girls and its Central Florida arm, PACE Center for Girls Orange, a not-for-profit organization that provides a non-residential delinquency prevention program to at risk girls. As part of a program called “Empowering Present and Future Legal Leaders,” Young Lawyer Chairperson Mary Walter and Co-Chairperson Charity Johnson proposed CFAWL Young Lawyer volunteers to assist the PACE Center by providing classrooms and offices with a much needed coat of paint. After volunteering their time, CFAWL Young Lawyers would return to mentor the PACE Center Girls, through presentation, small group discussion, and a joint community service project completed by both organizations together.
The program was well-received by the Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division. CFAWL was selected for the “Best Grant Application” for the merit of the written grant proposal and the “Gold Award” for the merit of the program itself. Ms. Walter and Ms. Johnson anticipate implementing their proposal before the summer.
UPCOMING AMAZING, FUN, SOCIAL PROGRAMS!!!!
Come join Team CFAWL at the SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK on WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. located at 411 Mercy Drive, Orlando, Fl 32805. Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida is a private, nonprofit organization that collects, stores and distributes donated food to more than 500 partner agencies in six Central Florida counties: Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia. We will be sorting donations to be distributed throughout the state. For more information, please visit www.foodbankcentralflorida.org.
To reserve a spot for this awesome project, email CFAWL’s Co-Program’s Director, Kayla Mudge at email@example.com by 5:00 p.m. on March 12, 2014.
GET READY FOR CFAWL's Signature Event - Runway for Justice! APRIL 10, 2014
Join CFAWL’s Mentoring Program, in conjunction with Barry Law’s Women Lawyers Association and the Career Services Office, as we present Great Expectations for Female Lawyers: Conversations about Women in the Law on Monday, March 10th, 2014 at Barry Law School (6441 E Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32807). Join us as we have an in-depth discussion about issues facing women lawyers and the advantages we have as practitioners. The program will be moderated by Barbara Leach, CFAWL President, and Jayde Coleman, Barry WLA President. Featured panelists and table captains include The Honorable Faye Allen, Ava Doppelt, Sherry Eisele, Christene Ford, The Honorable Leticia Marques, Marilyn Moran, Patricia Strowbridge, and Esther Whitehead. The courtesy of your RSVP is requested but not required by March 6, 2014 to firstname.lastname@example.org. The program will begin with a dessert and wine reception at 5:15, with the program beginning at 5:45pm. CLE has been applied for and is currently pending (ethics credit requested). For more information, contact CFAWL Mentoring Chairs, Kelli Murray or Mallory Widgren, at email@example.com.
Submit your idea for a title of the new CFAWL on-line legal publication!
CFAWL is spoiled to have so many members who practice law at the top of their field.
CFAWL is spoiled to have so many young attorneys who are thirsty to learn and improve their advocacy or transactional skills.
CFAWL is spoiled to have so many creative, artistic, and well-rounded members.
CFAWL wants to show off just how spoiled we are to the rest of the great state of Florida!
In an effort led by Professor Heather Kolinsky (Barry Law) and supported by CFAWL Board of Editors including, Ruth Singer and Chrissie Scelsi, CFAWL will launch its first on-line publication of legal articles. The on-line publication will provide a forum for our members to publish their writing and offer insights on the legal challenges facing our Courts, clients, and community. Each article submission will be subject to a blind review and selected accordingly.
CFAWL is calling upon all members to submit titles for this on-line publication. The winning name will be announced at a luncheon in the Spring. Members can submit more than one name and they can either submit names anonymously or take credit. Please email your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before January 31, 2014.
CFAWL thanks you for your participation and interest in this new endeavor!
next upcoming CFAWL Monthly Luncheon...
March 7, 11:30 - 1:00 p.m. Citrus Club, downtown Orlando
Please join us Friday, March 7, 2014 for CFAWL's March Luncheon at the Citrus Club (located at 255 South Orange Ave., Suite 1800, Orlando, FL 32801). Judge Heather Pinder-Rodriguez will moderate a judicial panel discussion featuring Judges Sally Kest, Bob LeBlanc and Faye Allen.
All luncheon reservations must be received by Noon on Wednesday, March 5th .
Cost for CFAWL members is $20 per person if you RSVP by Noon on the Wednesday before the luncheon. Cost for CFAWL members who do not timely RSVP is $25 per person. Cost for members of the judiciary is $20 per person. Cost for non-members of CFAWL (other than members of the judiciary) is $25 per person.
Payments are collected at the luncheon. Due to the cost of the luncheon to CFAWL, members who RSVP but do not attend will be invoiced by CFAWL.
Please RSVP by clicking here.
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