Committee participation allows HAWL members to volunteer on projects that fit their interests and availability. To join a committee, please update your profile in the members-only area of this website or reach out to the committee chairs listed below.
Awards Committee: Prepare applications for awards and grants for HAWL and its members.
Chairs: Katherine Earle Yanes and Suketa Shah
By Laws Committee: Review the bylaws and propose changes as appropriate.
Chair: Susan Sandler
Community Outreach Committee: Organize HAWL’s outreach programs or charitable events.
Chairs: Lorien Johnson, Yesica Lopinsky, and Melissa Craig
Communications Committee: Maintain HAWL's social media accounts and email communications, including the newsletter.
Chair: Mandi Clay
Diversity Committee: Plan and promote projects related to equality of all types.
Chairs: April Johnson and Elba Martin
FAWL Representative: Jennifer Soberal
Government Attorneys Committee: Develop networking, professional development, and continuing education events for government attorneys.
Chair: Melissa Foss
Judicial Relations Committee: Organize the annual judicial reception held in January, along with other opportunities to promote collegial relations with the judiciary.
Chairs: Alex Palermo and Stacy Yates
Legacy Committee: Collect materials to create and maintain a database of HAWL documents and knowledge to be passed from year to year to each Board of Directors.
Chair: Theresa Androff
Membership Committee: Welcome and recruit new members, and assist the Vice President of Membership and Membership Chair as needed.
Chairs: Dara Cooley and Elaine McGinnis
Mentoring Committee: Mentor students from Stetson University College of Law or WMU Cooley Law School and plan social functions between the mentors and students.
Chairs: Jennifer Corinis and Mary Lou Cuellar-Stilo
Pro Bono Committee: Promote and plan pro bono activities among the HAWL membership.
Chairs: Jena Hudson and Starr Brookins
Programs Committee: Assist the VP of Programs in planning and managing all programs throughout the year, including our monthly membership luncheons.
Chair: Jamila Little
River Run Committee: Organize and manage HAWL's tent and team for the HCBA's annual River Run, which promotes pro bono activities by lawyers in Hillsborough County
Chair: Monique Scott
Scholarship Committee: Meet in Spring to review scholarship applications and select student winners for the annual HAWL scholarships.
Chairs: Caroline Johnson Levine and Ashley Grant
Strategic Partners Committee - Recruit and manage strategic partnerships with relevant businesses
Chair: Debra Davis
Solo & Small Firm Practitioners Committee: Organize networking, professional development, and continuing education events for solo or small firm practitioners.
Chair: Shaina Thorpe
Take Your Child to Work Day Committee: Coordinate HAWL’s Take Your Child To Work Day program each April.
Chairs: Sarah Kay, Roberta Kohn, Judge Anne-Leigh Moe, and Judge Frances Perrone
Voluntary Bar Leadership Committee Representative - Alison Stevenson
Website Committee: Ensure that the HAWL website maintains current and relevant information and content.
Chairs: Mandi Clay & Marisol Ruiz
Young Lawyers Division Committee - Organize networking, professional development, and continuing education events for young lawyers.
Chairs: Ciara Willis & Hannah Becker