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 Melina Garcia
By Laws Committee: Review the bylaws and propose changes as appropriate.
Chairs: Anne McDonough and John Schifino
Community Outreach Committee: Organize HAWL’s outreach programs or charitable events.
Chairs: Linda Anderson Stanley and Nicole Del Rio
Diversity Committee: Plan and promote projects related to equality of all types.
Chairs: Starr Brookins and Jamila Little
Government Attorneys Committee: Develop networking, professional development, and continuing education events for government attorneys.
Chair: Jane Rose
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, Sara Peacock, Leslie Schultz-Kin and Monique Scott
Membership Committee: Welcome and recruit new members, and assist the Vice President of Membership and Membership Chair as needed.
Chairs: Erin Jackson and Melissa Murphy
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 and represent HAWL at the annual Pro Bono 5K Run.
Chairs: Daniela Carrion and Lexie Larkin
Public Relations and Website Committee: Ensure that the HAWL website, emails, and social media sites maintain current and relevant information and content.
Chairs: Mandi Clay and Leslie Sammis
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
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, Sara Peacock, Roberta Kohn, and Judge Frances Perrone