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Committee Opportunities

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


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