Congrats to Lauren Millcarek, FBA Chapter President
Congrats to our very own Lauren Millcarek, who was just sworn in as the youngest Federal Bar Association, Orlando Chapter president in history, and is one of only six women presidents in nearly 50 years. #runtheworld #girls #FBAorlando
FAWL Features One of Our Own
Congratulations to Heather Meglino for being named FAWL’s next #LeaderintheLaw! Heather Meglino is founder of Heather Meglino, where she practices business and employment law and serves as in-house counsel for several companies. Heather is a Barry University College of Law alum, CFAWL – Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers Board member, an Orange County Bar Association Young Lawyers Board member, AND USF Alumni Association, Orange County Board. Heather also devotes time to the civic community as a Wish Granter for Make-A-Wish America. That’s how you get it done Heather! #WomenWednesday #Firedup4FAWL
So Nice We Gonna Kudos It Twice
#CFAWL’s charity auction raised TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS for A Place for Children, the free daycare center in the Orange County Courthouse (Orlando, Florida)! Last week, our Immediate Past President Kimberly Hosley presented the check to their thrilled reps – AND made the awesome announcement that a portion of the donation will go to refurbishing their nursing room! 🤱👶
$10,000 will go a long way toward ensuring that no child has to be burdened with witnessing litigation involving their parents, that attorneys who need last-minute childcare have extra support if they need it, and that nursing litigators have a convenient place to pump and store milk when they’re not killing it in the courtroom 🎉 HUGE thanks to everyone who came to the auction and donated to support this awesome cause! 👏🙌 #CFAWLcares #CFAWLconnects#anursingroomineverycourthouse
Kudos to Former CFAWL Member Karen Scanlon!
Congratulations to CFAWL alumni Karen Scanlon, Esq. for her diligent commitment to helping to educate the Florida Legislature about the needs of military spouses. As reported in Florida Bar News, the Florida Bar’s proposed rule to allow lawyer-spouses of military personnel stationed in Florida to practice law cleared Supreme Court muster on July 19, 2018.
Karen (who currently heads the national Military Spouse JD Network, a bar association for lawyers married to service members), said the rule approval is especially significant. Florida has several military bases from Key West to Pensacola, is home to around 55,000 service members. “The Bar has been amazing in its support of this initiative, keeping the dialogue open between their efforts and our efforts.”