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Association for Women Lawyers Discussion Groups

The Association for Women Lawyers has several Discussion Groups which meet regularly to discuss legal and non-legal issues affecting members practicing in a particular specialty or who share a particular area of interest. Information about group meetings is regularly carried in the AWL Newsletter.

The current AWL Discussion Groups are as follows:

Litigation (Civil and Criminal) - Discuss current litigation topics and "hot tips" during lunch meetings.

Estate Planning - Discusses subjects of interest to its members. Topics are chosen in June and are sometimes modified during the year to address changes in the law or group interests. The group is a wonderful place for practitioners to ask real world questions and get real world answers. A good portion of the lunch meetings consists of questions and answer sessions with our presenters and other group members.

Health Law - The Health Law Discussion Group meets to discuss business/strategy, regulatory, clinical and operational issues that impact the health care industry and the clients that the Group's members serve. The Group consists of both in-house and law firm attorneys.

Mothers & More - Are you a working mom, a soon-to-be or new mom, an attorney who has made the decision to work part-time, or a mom taking a break from active practice while you raise your kids? This discussion group is a support and advocacy network for those who face the challenge of being both attorneys and mothers. Potential topics may include flexible work arrangements, maternity leave, day care for AWL functions, remaining marketable and others.

Solo Practitioners - The discussion group of solo and small firm practitioners meets monthly over lunch. The topics are varied, always interesting, and include both practical management ideas and substantive areas of law that are particularly important when starting a firm, going solo, and surviving out there "on your own." The group provides a great opportunity for networking with lawyers in different practice areas and building a referral source for bouncing tough questions off someone else.

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