Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers (CFAWL)
CFAWL is a professional organization devoted to actively promoting the advancement of women in the legal profession and expanding the leadership role of its members in the community at large.
To achieve these goals, CFAWL will further the common interests of its members and encourage camaraderie and learning among its members. CFAWL will promote women's opportunities and rights, uphold the highest standards of integrity, honor and courtesy in the legal profession, promote reform in the law and facilitate the administration of justice.
October 7th Luncheon
Please save the date to join us on Friday, October 7, 2016, for CFAWL's October luncheon at the Citrus Club. You do not want to miss this "CFAWL Talks About It" luncheon, as we welcome Michelle Suskauer, Past President of the Palm Beach County Bar Association, Past President of Palm Beach County FAWL, Legal analyst for TV and Radio, and candidate for Florida Bar President-Elect, as our guest speaker. Michelle, with the help of CFAWL's own Barbara Leach, will lead a very open and honest conversation about the current state of women in the practice of law. We will address many of the hard-hitting topics and provide very frank answers to many questions that you might have been afraid to ask before! Topics of conversation will include things such as work-life balance, bar service, career advancement, and the results of the Florida Bar YLD Gender Bias Study. This is sure to be an awesome conversation!
We would also like to thank Suzanne Magee Fleming, Magee, Stanford & Associates/Merrill Lynch, for sponsoring this luncheon.
Message from Orange County Bar Association
Dear OCBA Members:
The staff and executive council members of the Orange County Bar Association extend our deepest condolences to the friends and families of the victims of this weekend's tragic attack. We express our thanks to the first responders, law enforcement, and medical personnel who assisted and continue to provide critical services. We know that our city's leaders are working around the clock to coordinate efforts and we are grateful for their leadership.
Many of you have reached out to see how we, as a legal community, can assist in this time of need and we stand ready to do so.
Former Florida Bar president Mayanne Downs, Esq., is working with the City of Orlando, which is establishing a central telephone number for those who wish to make a financial contribution to assist families of the victims. The hotline number is 407-422-4537.
Additionally, the OCBA is asking for interested attorneys to volunteer their time by taking pro bono cases for what will be the myriad legal issues faced by families. If you would like to assist in this capacity, please complete the Volunteer Attorney Form below. You need not be a member of the OCBA to assist. We ask our members to forward this email to their colleagues.
Attorney Volunteer Form (http://tinyurl.com/zdxb6wj)
Please send completed forms to Candice Maull at email@example.com.
On behalf of the OCBA, I thank you for your generosity in this time of great need.
Wiley S. Boston, Esq.