Community Outreach Committee identifies or plans projects through which AWL members may provide non-legal assistance to community charities. The Committee has coordinated AWL’s volunteering at Special Olympics, food and clothing drives. The Committee also identifies and recognizes members who are involved in community service work outside of AWL’s projects.Judges’ Night Committee plans all aspects of AWL’s annual Women Judges’ Night, held in spring. The Committee meets often between November and March, and its work typically is completed in mid-April.
Membership Committee serves as AWL’s primary liaison with law student associations, prepares mailings for recruitment of new attorneys, updates the membership application and renewal forms as necessary, and compiles and oversees the printing of AWL’s membership directory.Pro Bono Committee explores opportunities for AWL members to provide pro bono legal services to indigent individuals and to organizations which serve the needs of the poor. The Committee also gives recognition to members for their pro bono contributions.
AWL has a host of wonderful discussion groups. From Moms in the Bar -- dedicated to discussing and addressing the issues that attorney moms confront -- to more practice-focused groups. These discussion groups provide not only professional and, at times, emotional support for our members but are also a great way for lawyers in Southeastern Wisconsin to network with other lawyers in the same field or encountering the same issues. Most of the groups hold free monthly or quarterly meetings over the lunch hour at various firms throughout Milwaukee and Waukesha. Meetings are announced in the AWL newsletter and will be posted on the calendar.If you would like to join one of the Discussion Groups listed below, or for more information, contact the Discussion Group Leader directly: