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

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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- Nicole Burns 

Email:   nicole@burnslaw.com

 


WLS Vice President - Mary Jones

Email:   mary@maryjonesfamilylaw.com 

 

 

WLS Secretary - Victoria Barboza

Email:  attorney@victoriabarbozalaw.com

 

 

WLS Treasurer - Jen Grunewald

Email:  jengrunewald@gmail.com 

 

  

WLS Director - Cheryl Powell

Email:  cpowell@carlsonattorneys.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.

 

 

2020-2021 CALENDAR

 

July 25 - WLS Board Meeting - Free Conference Call 9 am

 

August 18 - WLS Meeting & CLE

Time:  Noon

Location:  TBD

Cost:  Buy your own lunch / lunch provided IF at Courthouse

Contact Person:  Nicole Burns

 

September 5 - WLS Board Meeting - Free Conference Call 9 am

 

September 9 - WLS Meeting & Social

Time:  6-8 pm

Location:  TBD

Cost:  Light appetizers and drinks available

Contact Person:  Cheryl Powell

 

October 3 - WLS Board Meeting - Free Conference Call 9 am

 

October 20 - WLS Meeting & CLE

Time:  Noon

Location:  TBD

Cost:  Buy your own lunch / lunch provided IF at Courthouse

Contact Person:  Jen Grunewald

 

October 26 - Kick off Coat Drive

Location:  Coat racks will be located in lobby of WILCO Courthouse

Info:  Donation of NEW coats

Recipient:  Rainbow Room

Contact Person:  Mary Jones

 

November 6 - National Adoption Day

Location:  WILCO Courthouse

Cost:  Donations and Volunteers appreciated

Contact Person:  Nicole Burns

 

November 7 - WLS Board Meeting - Free Conference Call 9 am

 

November 17 - WLS Meeting & CLE

Time:  Noon

Location:  TBD

Cost:  Buy your own lunch / lunch provided IF at Courthouse

Contact Person:  Nicole Burns

 

November 20 - Last day of Coat Drive

 

December 5 - WLS Board Meeting - Free Conference Call 9 am

 

January 19 - WLS Meeting & CLE

Time:  Noon

Location:  TBD

Cost:  Buy your own lunch / lunch provided IF at Courthouse

Contact Person:  Mary Jones

 

February 6 - WLS Board Meeting - Free Conference Call 9 am

 

Februrary 16 - WLS Meeting & CLE

Time:  Noon

Location:  TBD

Cost:   Free if you agree to help with March Pro Bono Clinic

Contact Person:  Victoria Barboza

 

March 6 - WLS Board Meeting - Free Conference Call 9 am

 

March 27 - WLS Meeting & Pro  Bono Clinic

Time:  TBD

Location: TBD

Info:  Volunteers requested

Contact Person:  Victoria Barboza

 

April 3 - WLS Board Meeting - Free Conference Call 9 am

 

April 20 - WLS Meeting & CLE

Time:  Noon

Location: TBD

Cost:  Buy your own lunch / lunch provided IF at Courthouse

Contact Person:  Cheryl Powell

 

May 1 - WLS Board Meeting - Free Conference Call 9 am

 

May - WLS End of year meeting & Social

Date:  TBD

Time 6-8 pm

Location: TBD

Cost:  Free

Contact Person:  Nicole Burns

 

 

 


 

 

 

 



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