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Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 1263, Georgetown, TX 78627

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https://www.facebook.com/WomenLawyerSection/

 

WLS MISSION

The mission of the Women Lawyers Section:


1. Foster communication and mentoring among women lawyers;
2. Foster and encourage the involvement and interest of women lawyers in the community;
3. Strengthen the image of women lawyers in the community;
4. Work towards the enhancement of the public perception of the legal profession;
5. Assist and support the Bar Association in furtherance of their goals and projects.

 

ABOUT WLS

HISTORY

In 2009 the Women Lawyers Section “WLS” became the first section approved and created in the Williamson County Bar Association.

 

Prior to 2009 women lawyers would meet for informal networking luncheons. Women lawyers mentored and supported each other in and out of the court rooms. These actions set the foundation for the Women Lawyers Section.

 

In 2009, a small group of women lawyers in Williamson County pursued the formal creation of the Women Lawyers Section. On December 2, 2009, the Williamson County Bar Association approved and created the Women Lawyers Section or "WLS". The founding members included, Laura Gonzalez Taylor, Laura B. Barker, Jackie Borcherding, Kimberly Wisniewski Batrice, Dianne Clark and Blayre Pena. Since its creation, WLS has promoted networking and mentoring among women lawyers, promoted community service projects and has worked towards enhancing the image of women lawyers in the community.

 

OFFICERS

WLS President- Liz Wiggins 
Email:  Elizabeth@legallizforyou.com


                 

WLS Vice President - Kristiana Butler
Email:  Kristiana@sbcafamilylaw.com
     
     


WLS Secretary - Amy Lefkowitz
Email:  Amy@amylefkowitz.com

     

WLS Director - Jennifer Smart
Email: Jsmart@thesmartlawfirm.com

     

WLS Treasurer - Aubrey Morgan
Email: 
aubrey@thelawofficeofalm.com

 


MEMBERSHIP

How to join:

 

>  When you renew your membership with the WCBA, you can select the option to include joining and paying for the Women Lawyers Section.

>  If you are already a current member of WCBA, you can log into your account and select the option to join WLS.

>  Section dues are $25.00

>  Annual Dues run June through May of each calendar year

 

Reasons to join:

 

>  Promoting the professional interests of women lawyers

>  Promoting the interests of women and children in general

>  Networking opportunities

>  A supportive environment

>  Monthly luncheons or Sidebars with interesting speakers, topics and potential free MCLE

>  Community Outreach

>  Opportunity to use your skills and ideas as a committee member

>  We have fun!

 

Need more info?  Contact a board member today or attend a section meeting to learn more.

 

 

2017-2018 WLS EVENTS

 

Happy Hour @ BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse, Round Rock, TX

Date:         September 14, 2017

Time:         6:00 p.m.

Contact:     Amy Lefkowitz   amy@amylefkowitz.com

 

Mentorship Opportunity - Come meet the students at the NEST 

Date:         September 21, 2017

Time:         4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Contact:     Liz Wiggins Elizabeth@legallizforyou.com

 

 

Section Lunch @ George's on the Town, 708 I-35, Georgetown, TX

Date:        September 26, 2017

Time:        Noon to 1:00 p.m.

Cost:         Buy your own lunch

Contact:    Amy Lefkowitz   amy@amylefkowitz.com

 

Brown Bag CLE series - FREE

Date:              September 28, 2017

Time:              Noon to  1:00 p.m.

Location:        277th District Courtroom - Williamson County

Topic/Presenter:   ALR Basics presented by Gabriella Young (CLE credit pending) 

Contact:          Liz Wiggins   Elizabeth@legallizforyou.com

 

 

Coat Drive:  Please help the kids at the Rainbow Room by donating a NEW coat.   Coat racks will be located in the lobby of the Williamson County Courthouse.

Date:      October 10, 2017 to November 21, 2017

Contact:  Kristiana Butler

 

Brown Bag CLE series - FREE

Date:      October 12, 2017

Time:      Noon to 1:00 p.m.

Location:   277th District Courtroom - Williamson County

Topic/Presenter:    Bonds, EPO's and More presented by Magistrate Judges (CLE credit pending)

Contact:      Liz Wiggins   Elizabeth@legallizforyou.com

  

Section Lunch @ George's on the Town, 708 I-35, Georgetown, TX

Date:      October 24, 2017

Time:      Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Cost:  Buy your own lunch

Contact:   Amy Lefkowitz   amy@amylefkowitz.com

 

National Adoption Day 

Date:   November 21 (Tentative)

Time:   TBD

Location:   Williamson County Courthouse

Contact:     Kristiana Butler    kristiana@sbcafamilylaw.com

 

Section Lunch @ George's on the Town, 708 I-35, Georgetown, TX

Date:      November 28, 2017

Time:      Noon to 1:00 p.m.

Cost:      Buy your own lunch

Contact:  Amy Lefkowitz   amy@lefkowitz.com

 

Happy Hour

Date:    December 15, 2017 - Tentative

Time:    TBD

Location:   TBD

Contact:  Amy Lefkowitz  amy@amylefkowitz.com

 

Section Lunch @ George's on the Town, 708 I-35, Georgetown, TX

Date:      January 23, 2018

Time:      Noon to 1:00 p.m.

Cost:       Buy your own lunch

Contact:  Amy Lefkowitz   amylefkowitz.com

 

 

Section Lunch @ George's on the Town, 708 I-35, Georgetown, TX

Date:      February 27, 2018

Time:      Noon to 1:00 p.m.

Cost:      Buy your own lunch

Contact:  Amy Lefkowitz   amylefkowitz.com

 

Section Lunch @ George's on the Town, 708 I-35, Georgetown, TX

Date:      March 27, 2018

Time:      Noon to 1:00 p.m.

Cost:      Buy your own lunch

Contact:  Amy Lefkowitz   amylefkowitz.com

 

CLE & Luncheon - FREE

Date:      April 6, 2018 (Tentative)

Time:      TBD

Location: TBD

Contact:  Jennifer Smart   jsmart@thesmartlawfirm.com

 

Murder Mystery Fundraiser & End of Year Party - FREE

Date:      May 5, 2018 (Tentative)

Time:      TBD

Location:  TBD

Contact:   Jennifer Smart  jsmart@thesmartlawfirm.com




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