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The FAWL Monthly E-Newsletter
September 2019
Michelle Coughlin, Susan Warner, Jennifer Shoaf Richardson, Lara Bach, and Kyleen Hinkle presented Oral Argument to The Florida Supreme Court on August 27, 2019
Message From Your FAWL Leadership Team
Hello, FAWL! I am Tiffany Love McElheran and I am very honored to serve as your Public Relations Director this year. have been an attorney with Bush Ross, P.A. since 2011 in our Community Associations Practice Group and am a long time FAWL member. I previously served as co-chair of the webinar committee as well as a member of the Awards Committee and Development Committee.
I have immensely enjoyed learning and sharing with so many wonderful women across the State. FAWL has helped me to become more confident, to be inspired to make a bigger difference by pursing more leadership opportunities, and become a better mentor to other young attorneys. I am very passionate about uplifting one another and promoting confidence and skills to help others discover their value. To achieve success, it is imperative that individuals feel that they are supported, valued, recognized for their contributions, and connected. Therefore, I am very excited to share in all of your success and accomplishments over the next year and highlight the amazing members of this incredible organization. If you have events, updates, and content to share and promote, please email me at admin@fawl.org   or tmcelheran@bushross.com  so we can recognize and appreciate our accomplishments and stay connected, focus on leadership opportunities and continued mentorship to help empower our lawyers and to encourage early involvement. On behalf of all of the FAWL Leadership Team, we appreciate your support and commitment, and are looking forward to an incredible year!
FAWL Addresses The Florida Supreme Court by Oral Argument in Support of Parental Leave Rule
HAWL Kicks Off Its Diversity & Leadership Breakfast Series with Melanie Griffin!
The Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers launched its first session of its Diversity & Leadership Breakfast Series, sponsored by The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division. This session featured advice and tips from Melanie Griffin of Spread Your Sunshine on networking and mentoring in a way to help build your brand and expand your network. The event was well attended and offered invaluable guidance for young lawyers and senior lawyers alike!
FAWL Past President Jeanmarie Whalen Named Chair of the AAJ National Trucking Litigation Group
Jeanmarie Whalen has been elected Chair of the American Association for Justice Trucking Litigation Group (AAJ TLG). She is the second woman in the history of AAJ (a 20,000-member national organization) to lead this prestigious group of attorneys who handle complex and catastrophic cases arising from trucking accidents. Ms. Whalen also holds numerous other leadership positions within AAJ including service as a member of the Board of Governors, Public Affairs Committee, Business Litigation Group Executive Board and Co-Chair of the Election Committee. 
ABA Passes Equity Resolutions!
Congratulations GAL!!
Congratulations to Thomasina Moore and the Florida Guardian ad Litem Foundation for being honored with the Productivity Award for efficiency in government by Florida TaxWatch for the second year in a row! The partnership between Guardian ad Litem and FAWL in Love with GAL continues to be a success! Thank you for all your hard work and dedication to GAL and FAWL. We are extremely proud!!
Save the Dates
Pinellas County Law Library's 2019 Annual Open House - October 2, 2020
  • 324 South Fort Harrison Avenue, Clearwater, FL - 8:30 a.m.

Leadership Retreat - October 4-5, 2020

Lobby Days - January 29-31, 2020
  • Host Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton Tallahassee
  • Agenda and Registration TBA

Annual Summit - April 23-25, 2020
  • Host Hotel: Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront
  • Agenda and Registration TBA
Featured Annual Sponsor
Few firms boast the legal expertise and precision demonstrated by Clark, Fountain, La Vista, Prather & Littky-Rubin. The firm has a collective 200+ years of legal experience, has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for past clients, and has been recognized by countless legal organizations. Above all else, they are committed to providing highly individualized representation to each person who walks through their doors. Their injury and accident lawyers strive to address the unique and specific needs of every client, immersing themselves in the case from start to finish.

Clark, Fountain, La Vista, Prather & Littky-Rubin is a proud Silver Annual Sponsor of FAWL.
FAWL Annual Sponsors
Please send your news and direct press inquiries to Public Relations Director Tiffany Love McElheran and Executive Director Kevin Hudson at news@fawl.org .
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