Welcome to a New Year of CFAWL!

Welcome to the 2019-2020 CFAWL year!  Our Installation Luncheon was a packed house as we paid tribute to our outgoing Board of Directors and Leadership Team and welcomed our new Board of Directors and Leadership Team. CFAWL’s Leadership is already working very hard to make this a fabulous year.  If you were at the Installation Luncheon (or if you’ve been around me lately), you heard our theme for this year is #CFAWLROCKS.

So, why is that?  CFAWL has always held a special place in my heart.  CFAWL has always been my safe place.  A place where I could go and know that those in attendance knew what it was like to be a female practitioner: what we face on a daily basis, what we struggle with at home, and why being a woman in this profession has unique challenges.  For me, #CFAWLROCKS!  So, that’s my theme for the year.  I hope it “rocks” for you too!

We have a lot planned this year to build on this theme.  Our lunches and programming will all be driven by what makes CFAWL an asset to our profession.  We’ll have luncheon speakers who address issues women face in the practice of law.  We’ll have Tables for Eight hosted by power house members and judges. Our anticipated programs include: an 80s roller skating night with SFAWL, a movie night, a “yappy hour,” a Versona shopping event, a finances workshop, a members reception, and a volunteering event, to mention a few.  Our Annual Judicial Reception will be November 7 at Casa Feliz in Winter Park and our scheduled guest of honor will be Florida Supreme Court Justice Barbara Lagoa.

Finally, we will host a “Women of Distinction” event in the Spring to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the 19th Amendment and the 40th year of CFAWL.  At this event, we will honor women in the law: lawyers, judges, educators, law enforcement, and government.  We will celebrate and honor what women bring to the law.  Please reach out to Ani Rodriguez Newbern (anirodrigueznewbern@gmail.com) if you’d like to be a part of planning this fabulous event!

Like I said, we have a lot in the works already to benefit our membership and to show you #CFAWLROCKS.  Membership has its benefits!  Please renew your membership today and encourage a colleague to join CFAWL.  This year promises to rock.  Are you ready to rock?

– Jamie

P.S. special thanks to our July Luncheon Sponsor and our Annual Sponsor: