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AWL Committees

If you would like to join one of the committees listed below, or for more information, contact AWL Administrator Dana Robb.

Communications Committee
determines the needs of the membership through surveys and conversations with the AWL Board. From these resources, the Committee is charged with recommending to the Board any changes, additions or deletions in member benefits. The Committee will also review the current methods of communicating with the members, including the establishment of a website, Facebook and Linked In pages, and other social media as determined by the Committee or the Board.

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.

Leadership Development Committee
identifies openings in leadership positions in local and state bars and on the bench, and solicits members to apply for these openings. The Committee will explore the establishment of an ongoing group to help members in management-related activities at work (i.e., supervision of others, dealing with male-only partnerships, etc.). The Committee also identifies Community Awards and solicits nominees for law-related awards.

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.

Program Committee
plans CLE luncheon programs for AWL’s membership meetings. The Committee typically meets once in the fall to plan the programs for the year.

AWL Discussion Groups

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:
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