A Message from the Maricopa Chapter President, Jebbie Whiteside
Happy 2020! It is my honor to serve as this year’s Maricopa Chapter President alongside our incredible 2020 Steering Committee.
First, THANK YOU to the 2019 Steering Committee members who volunteered countless hours of your time to help organize over 30 amazing events last year! That’s right - over 30 events! It is their dedication and commitment to AWLA that makes us a great Chapter and the momentum continues with our 2020 Steering Committee.
Second, with the new year (and new decade) now underway, the 2020 Maricopa Chapter Steering Committee is working hard to provide the membership with some amazing events this upcoming year. After holding our strategic planning meeting on January 4th at Jones, Skelton & Hochuli P.L.C., I am confident that this will be filled with amazing events and lots of opportunities. Whether you are a long-time member who has attended dozens of events, or a new member who just joined, I challenge each of you to get involved with AWLA. Getting involved enhances your personal and professional life…you really do get out of it - what you put into it!
Your first opportunity to get involved is at our Open House on January 16th, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM at Polsinelli. Come learn more about AWLA, meet new friends, catch up with old friends, enjoy some appetizers, and sign up for a committee. To register or to see a complete list of committees please see visit the AWLA website. If you can’t make it to the Open House but wish to join a committee, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or the designated committee chair (listed on the website).
We will hold our first monthly luncheon of this decade on January 29th, 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM at the University Club. This month’s topic – NEW YEAR, NEW YOU - JOINING BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS AND OPEN MEETING LAWS. Not only do you get a great meal, this luncheon provides 1.0 CLE hours and will give you the knowledge to get more involved in the community. Everyone is welcome to attend. To register please visit the AWLA website.
AWLA’s mission is to promote, and encourage the success of, women lawyers by providing members with information and support, by fostering connections among women lawyers, and by monitoring and celebrating the successes of our members and of women lawyers generally in our communities. I hope that you will join us in promoting the mission and we look forward to seeing you at one of our Chapter’s events in the very near future.