TWL has numerous committees on which members can participate and get involved!
TWL membership is open to lawyer members in good standing with the Florida Bar, student members enrolled in an accredited law school, and affiliate members dedicated to supporting the mission of TWL, subject to majority board approval. The Membership Committee is tasked with recruitment and retention of all eligible members. To serve on the Membership Committee, please contact the TWL President-Elect at membership@….
Public Relations Committee
TWL’s Public Relations Committee is responsible for spreading the word about TWL events, member announcements and opportunities to the legal community and the community at large. PR Committee members work with our Public Relations Director to focus on development of TWL’s social media presence and outreach. To serve on the PR Committee, please contact publicrelations@…
Judicial Reception Committee
TWL’s Judicial Reception is held every year in October and celebrates local members of the judiciary. The Reception is a large event requiring a lot of planning and coordination. If you are interested in serving on the Judicial Reception Committee, please contact judicialreception@…
The Development Committee engages with the community at large to secure sponsorship opportunities. Local businesses can sponsor TWL meetings or events and promote their business or service to a diverse, and well connected group of potential clients and customers. To serve on the Development Committee, please contact development@….
The Mentoring Committee collaborates with the Women Law Symposium at the Florida State College of Law in matching local attorneys with law students for the purpose of mentoring. The matching usually commences in September after the law students are settled in for the new school year and kicks off with a fall mixer at a local restaurant. There is also a spring mixer to bring all the mentors and mentees together again. The remainder of the school year, the mentor and mentee connect on their won terms and schedule. Committee members host a table at the law school orientation for new and returning law students to learn about TWL and the mentorship program.
The Mentoring Committee also organizes several Table of 8 events where an attorney or member of the judiciary host a lunch or dinner event and 8 attorneys or students gather for a meal to discuss careers. Every Table of 8 has at least one judge who attends. To serve on the Mentoring Committee or to sign up to be a mentor, contact mentoring@….
JNC Monitoring Committee
Members of TWL’s Judicial Nominating Commission Monitoring Committee monitor the various JNC interviews of judicial applicants. The Committee attempts to switch out TWL and Committee members to accommodate busy schedules, and monitors can stay for as long as they like. To serve on the JNC Monitoring Committee, please contact jncmonitoring@….
Young Lawyers Committee
Any member of TWL under the age of 36 at the beginning of the fiscal year or within the members first 5 years of practice in any jurisdiction, regardless of the member’s age, automatically qualifies for membership in the Young Lawyer’s Section. No additional payment of dues is required for membership. The Young Lawyers Committee hosts numerous events and programs throughout the year, open to all members of TWL. If you are interested in serving on this committee, please contact younglawyers@…
Social and Charitable Events Committee
TWL believes in doing good while enjoying it! This Committee focuses on connecting TWL members to the community through fun and philanthropic activities throughout the year. Past and annual events include the Legal Aid Foundation Annual Chili Cook-off, a donation-based barre class benefiting Hang Tough Foundation, a Women Build event with the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity, and a festive Holiday Party raising awareness and collecting donations for local community projects. The goal is to coordinate between 5 and 10 social or charitable events each calendar year. To join this Committee, please contact communityservice@…