Pinellas County Chapter of the Florida

Association for Women Lawyers (PFAWL)

The inaugural Women’s Week at Stetson will take place from March 13, 2017 through March 16, 2017.  Events include one hour of pro bono, the Vagina Monologues, a panel discussion, and a networking mixer.  For further information, please contact Chloe Wells at cwells2@law.stetson.edu and Natalie Yello at nyello@law.stetson.edu, and also check the Florida Association for Women Lawyers at Stetson Facebook page.  Way to go, ladies!

Our parent organization, the Florida Association for Women Lawyers, will be holding its annual Lobby Days from April 3, 2017 through April 5, 2017 at Hotel Duval, Tallahassee.  Please check their website – www.fawl.org – for further details.  Hope to see you there!

PFAWL is also hosting its monthly Social on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at 6:00.  There will be a brief presentation on the Florida Bar Foundation by its President-Elect, Jewel White.  Please check our website – www.pfawl.org – and Facebook for more details.  Thank you to our Event Sponsor, Clarity Finances.

On Tuesday, March 7, 2017, PFAWL hosted a Social and Technology CLE entitled Cyber Liability, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly with Michael Halfast of Risk Avoidance Management, Inc.  This CLE was approved for two technology CLE credits and was free for PFAWL members.  Thank you to our Event Sponsors, Hamilton Law, Imagine Home Organization, and the Container Store.

The Florida Bar honored several attorneys, several of whom are PFAWL members, for their dedication to volunteer work on January 19, 2017.  The Immigration Law Group of Florida, founded by Kathlyn Mackovjak and Adriana Dinis, received the 2017 Law Firm Commendation, Katherine Yanes received the President’s Pro Bono Service Award, and Jennifer Perez Edwards received the YLD Pro Bono Award.  Your commitment to public service is inspiring, ladies!

PFAWL President, Regina Kardash, was reappointed as Chair of the Pinellas County Legal Planning Agency, and PFAWL Past President, Jennifer Codding, was appointed to serve another term as Trustee of the 6th Judicial Circuit Law Library Board of Trustees.  PFAWL Public Relations Director, Shavarne Dahlquist, was also promoted to Vice President and Sales & Service Support Manager of Raymond James Trust, N.A.  Great job, ladies!

We wish Will Slicker safe travels as he journeys to Kenya to assist in opening a medical clinic.

It is time to renew your membership or if you would like to join PFAWL, please visit www.fawl.org/. For membership inquiries, please contact Laura Jo Lieffers at pfawlmembershipdirector@gmail.com.