2018-2019 HAWL Membership Meetings
For our membership meetings this year, I have chosen a theme of “understanding” in an effort to increase the inclusiveness of HAWL. I’m focusing on all kinds of diversity – race, religion, sexuality, disability, family situations, ages, types and areas of practice – everything. I am hoping to have only female speakers this year, because I think that it’s important for people who come to HAWL to see successful, smart women showcased. I also think it’s the best way to make sure we are supporting each other. I’m looking forward to an awesome year and welcome input on how to make it more awesome!
Mandi Clay, VP of Programs
Except as noted, Regular Membership Meetings are held at the University Club, One Tampa City Center, 38th Floor
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
September 12, 2018 – Understanding Each Other
The format of this event will be a bit different. We have invited a diverse group of discussion leaders and will have one at each table to foster discussion on diversity and inclusiveness issues. We will provide some conversations starters to the leaders in case they need them to get things started. Discussion leaders include: Monica Williams Harris; Erin King; Jo Ann Palchak; Meredith L. Gaunce; Dori Foster-Morales; and Sumayya Saleh.
Florida Bar President Michelle Suskauer
Tammy Briant, the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs at Stetson University College of Law. Briant is also an adjunct professor at Stetson, teaching an experiential learning course on constitutional law and the civil rights movement. She speaks on transformative learning, leadership, and the connection of civil rights movement history with social justice issues.
December 12, 2018 – Understanding Ourselves
Nora Bergman, Esq., author of 50 Lessons for Lawyers: Earn More. Stress Less. Be Awesome. Nora is a Certified Practice Advisor and attorney. Nora brings a deep understanding of the practice and business of law to her work with lawyers, law firms and bar associations. She has practiced as an employment law attorney and certified mediator and has served as an adjunct professor at both Stetson University College of Law and the University of South Florida, teaching courses in alternative dispute resolution and negotiation. Nora has been a speaker at conferences for the American Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, the National Association of Bar Executives, The Florida Bar and other national and regional legal organizations.
Three free copies of Nora Bergman’s book 50 Lessons for Lawyers: Earn More. Stress Less. Be Awesome will be given away to meeting attendees!
January TBA, 2019 – HCBA Diversity Luncheon
This HCBA program is not included in your HAWL membership dues and is held at a special date, time, and location as announced by the HCBA
February 13, 2019 – TBD
March 20, 2019 – International Women’s Day Celebration
April 24, 2019 – Take Your Child to Work Day
Normally held at the George Edgecomb Courthouse, 6th Fl., 800 E. Twiggs St., Tampa, FL 33602
May 15, 2019 – Scholarships & Awards
*We are always looking for volunteers to help with check-in and set-up for our meetings. Please contact Mandi Clay if you are interested. It’s a great way to get to know people!*