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.
Call to Action #orlandostrong
Leaders from the Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers and the Paul C. Perkins Bar Association have been working diligently to determine the best ways that we can be of assistance to our amazing community in the wake of Sunday morning’s horrific attack. Working together, we believe that we can make a very meaningful impact on those who have lost so much and those who put their lives on the line during this attack.
After surveying the needs of our community, we have put into place a plan which will help the families of the victims and those who are working hard to assist them, as well as express our appreciation for our first responders.
We will be collecting items to donate to the GLBT Community Center of Central Florida (the “Center”), as they are assisting the families of the victims and the first responders through this incredibly tough time.
Items needed are:
- Dry goods (soup, granola bars, Ramen noodles, Easy Mac, & other similar items)
- Bottles of water
- Office supplies (pens, paper, staples, paper clips)
- Gift cards (preferably Visa or American Express)
These items, along with breakfast for the staff and visitors to the Center, will be delivered by members of CFAWL and PCPBA on Tuesday, June 21st. If you would like to assist with the delivery of items, please contact Amanda Perry Carl or Jayde Coleman.
Items can be dropped off at the following locations until close of business on Monday, June 20th:
Holland & Knight – 200 S. Orange Avenue, Suite 2600, Orlando, FL 32801
Meenakshi A. Hirani, P.A. - 2265 Lee Road, Suite 109, Winter Park, FL 32789
A. Duda & Sons. Inc. – 1200 Duda Trail, Oviedo, FL 32765
Additionally, in order to show our appreciation to our first responders, we will be collecting baked goods at the above locations on Monday. When you drop off your supplies and/or baked goods, there will be cards available for you to sign to show our appreciation to our first responders.
We are making this call to action to ask each of you to contribute in any way that you can to assist our community! We know that both PCPBA and CFAWL are full of amazing members and that we can do a lot of good in our community to prove that evil will not win. We are #orlandostrong #oneorlando
Jayde R. Coleman
President, Paul C. Perkins Bar Association
Amanda Perry Carl
President, Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers
Updated: June 15, 2016
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. We will circulate the telephone number as soon as it is available.
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.