Presidents Message

2017 President‘s Message

Happy New Year! I am very privileged and honored to be your Women Lawyers Association of Jefferson County 2017 President! I am excited about the year ahead and the WLA Board is planning many interesting events for the year to come. Keep on the lookout for our regular lunch meetings as well as social events and community service events that we will be planning for this year. We hope that you consider joining our organization and attending events. A membership application is available for download on this website. We welcome all types of members, from law students to seasoned attorneys, as well women and men! As always we encourage your thoughts and recommendations as to how we can make WLA better. If you have any needs or recommendations concerning WLA, please feel free to reach out to me at Lindsay.cordes@thomaslawoffices.com. Thank you for your continued interest in WLA and we hope to see you at some events this year. Let’s make 2017 one of the best years for WLA to date!

Best Regards,
Lindsay Cordes
WLA President

News

Time to Renew Your Membership

It’s time to renew your membership to the Women Lawyers Association of Jefferson County for the 2017 calendar year!  Join this growing group of leaders in our legal community.  Your annual membership dues allow the WLA to continue its mission to provide a forum for women attorneys, promote the legal profession in Jefferson County, and offer information about the profession and public service to the community at large.  Your paid membership provides you with the opportunity to attend programs of interest sponsored by the WLA at monthly luncheons, including a 2 hour Ethics CLE presented by Professor Grace Geisel in May, free to all paid members (excluding the cost of lunch).  This year, we are offering special incentives for those who join or renew early!  Return your completed membership form (found here) by March 1st and receive $10 off your membership.  Return your membership form by April 1st and receive $5 off your membership.  Don’t miss out on this great deal!  If you have any questions, please contact the VP of Membership, Leslie Cronen, at lcronen@bubalolaw.com or 502-753-1630.

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Board Meeting

The next board meeting will be Tuesday, March 7th, 2016 at 5:00 p.m., at the Bristol Bar & Grill Downtown, 614 West Main Street.  If you have any issue that you want the WLA Board to address, you are welcome to attend and/or contact us.

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February News Letter

You can find the February Newsletter here.

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February Lunch Meeting

Please join the Women Lawyers Association for lunch on Thursday, February 16th, 2017. Our featured speaker will be Dr. Melanie Goan, a professor at the University of Kentucky and specialist in twentieth century US history with a specific interest in gender.  She will be speaking about the Kentucky Woman Suffrage Project, placing our local and state movements within a national context.

The Women Lawyers Association of Jefferson County meets at the Bristol Bar & Grille Downtown, 614 West Main Street.  Registration and the buffet style luncheon begins at 11:45 A.M.  We ask that attendees arrive no later than 11:45 A.M. at which time there will be brief announcements from WLA.  The presentation will start promptly at 12:00 P.M. and end at 1:00 P.M. The event costs $17.00 for WLA members and $42 for non-members ($25 plus the $17 cost of lunch).

To make a reservation, please email womenlawyersassociation@gmail.com or Kate Dunnington with your name and telephone number by noon on Wednesday, February 8th, 2017.

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Now Accepting Nominations for Awards and WLA Board

The Women Lawyers Association is now accepting nominations for the Outstanding Member of the Year award and Achievement in Excellence award. The deadline for submitting nominations is October 1, 2016. A blank copy of the nomination form for each respective award is attached.

Nomination form for Outstanding Member of the Year

Nomination Form for WLA Lifetime Achievement Award

The WLA is also accepting nominations for board members for next year’s board. The deadline for nominations for board members is also October 1, 2016. Please email board member nominations to lindsay.cordes@thomaslawoffices.com.

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September Lunch Meeting

Please join the Women Lawyers Association for lunch on Thursday, September 8, 2016. Our featured speaker will be attorney, Delores Pregliasco, President of the League of Women Voters of Louisville. The League was founded on November 19, 1920, and it encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. The goal of the League is to educate voters on all issues affecting our country, state, and community. Membership in the League is open to women and men of all ages.

The Women Lawyers Association of Jefferson County meets at the Bristol Bar & Grille Downtown, 614 West Main Street. Registration and the buffet style luncheon begins at 11:45 A.M. We ask that attendees arrive no later than 11:45 A.M.at which time there will be brief announcements from WLA. The presentation will start promptly at 12:00 P.M. and end at 1:00 P.M. The cost of lunch is $17.00. Guests are welcome.

To make a reservation, please email womenlawyersassociation@gmail.com or call Leslie Cronen at 502-753-1600 and leave a message with your name and telephone number by noon on Monday, September 5, 2016.

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September Board Meeting

The next board meeting will be Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. at the Bristol Bar & Grill Downtown, 614 West Main Street.  If you have any issue that you want the WLA Board to address, you are welcome to attend and/or contact us.

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Brandeis Medal Presentation and Dinner

The Louis D. Brandeis School of Law will award its 2016 Brandeis Medal to U.S. Supreme

Court Associate Justice Elena Kagan on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at the Seelbach Hilton Louisville at 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. This honor recognizes those whose lives reflect their commitment to Justice Brandeis’ values of individual liberty, public service, and concern for the disadvantaged. Tickets are available at events.louisville.edu.

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June Newsletter

You can find the June newsletter here.

If you wish to share news concerning yourself or another WLA member for
the newsletter, please contact Tacasha Thomas at Tthomas@tilfordlaw.com.

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Next Board Meeting

The next board meeting will be Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. at the Bristol Bar & Grill Downtown, 614 West Main Street.  If you have any issue that you want the WLA Board to address, you are welcome to attend and/or contact us.

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