FROM OUR PRESIDENT
Dear Prospective and Current Members:
On May 25, 2023, I stood before members of this organization, the D.A.W.L. board, my family, and friends as I was sworn in as the 39th President of the DuPage Association of Women Lawyers. I am so excited to be welcoming in another year, and our organization will continue to strive to provide community service in the DuPage County area. With the help of my tremendous Board, we will promote community service and outreach efforts with new ideas while continuing the traditions of the past which have served our community so well.
As many of you know, D.A.W.L. is a bar association focused on promoting and fostering the interests of women lawyers, encouraging a spirit of friendship and helpfulness, and maintaining the honor and dignity of the profession. D.A.W.L. members include all genders, lawyers, judges, students, and other legal and business professionals.
A D.A.W.L. membership provides value to you through discounted admission to D.A.W.L. events, invitations to special “members only” events, and connection to a network of outstanding attorneys and legal professionals. D.A.W.L. events typically include a Veteran’s Day luncheon and Continuing Legal Education co-hosted with the DuPage County Bar Association, a Joint Holiday Party with the DuPage County Bar Association and the DuPage Justinian Society of Lawyers, Judicial Reception, Installation, and networking events like trivia and CLE events. Each spring, we also work with the Girls Scouts of DuPage County for Project Law Track, which is a program that introduces Girl Scouts to legal careers and includes a mock trial. Two years ago, Vicki Kelly added the quarterly Judge’s Lunches featuring different female Judges and various topics of interest discussed in an informal setting, which has proven to be a huge success. This is a unique opportunity reserved for the benefit of members only. D.A.W.L. looks to build on these wonderful events and programs and increase membership.
Your D.A.W.L. membership dues ensure the continuing success of this bar association and provide our association with the ability to bring our members new and exciting events and opportunities. Your membership dues also allow this association to provide valuable outreach to our community. If you have been a member of D.A.W.L., I sincerely hope you will renew your membership. If you are considering joining our unique organization, I hope you will join D.A.W.L. and take advantage of all that we have to offer.