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WOL Region Recap: Washington, D.C.

The DC region of Women Owned Law has been active in 2019.  On April 26th, the President of WOL, Nicole Galli, the WOL DC Regional Steering Committee members, WOL members and GALCON2019 participants gathered together for a Meet & Greet at Smith Commons located in the Atlas Arts District.  It was  well attended, fun and successful event for members and non-members within the region. 

On the evening of May 16th,  the region held it's annual Spring Networking event hosted by Ballard Spahr LLP. Food and drinks were provided courtesy of Legalinc Corporate Services which also made a short educational presentation titled, Intro to Corporate Entity Protection: How to Reduce Risk & Increase Revenue

On June 5th, the region held its first lunch-time Table Talk, Free Resources to Start, Run & Grow Your Law Firm. This brown bag event featured Carolyn Elefant,  a veteran energy and eminent domain attorney, as well as a WOL Advisory Board member,  who has been running her own law firm, the Law Offices of Carolyn Elefant PLLC, since 1993. She has been blogging about solo and small firm practice at MyShingle.com since 2002.

On the evening of July 11th, a lively group met for ice cream and an interactive session on How to 10x Your Networking Introduction. The session was led by Lisa R. Ealy, known as the “Six-Figure Mentor” who guided attendees through tools to help them craft their own introduction to help them attract their ideal clients.

After a break in August, WOL-DC events will resume in September. All events are, so far, free, and open to WOL-DC members and non-members. Join us! Contact Andrea Ewart at [email protected] or Kristal Morris at [email protected] to learn more about WOL-DC and share your ideas for programming and other activities.

Web Exclusive: Women lawyers find freedom owning law firms

Indianapolis Attorney and WOL Member Paula Finch and Philadelphia Attorney and WOL Founder and President Nicole Galli comment on women lawyers finding freedom owning law firms.  Check out the article ... https://www.theindianalawyer.com/articles/48796-web-exclusive-women-lawyers-find-freedom-owning-law-firms

Fran Griesing, Advisory Board Chair for WOL, was featured in Huffington Post’s list of “99 Limit Breaking Female Founders”

Fran Griesing, Advisory Board Chair for WOL, was featured in Huffington Post’s list of “99 Limit Breaking Female Founders” where she shared the most important lessons learned from her experience as the founder and Managing Member of Griesing Law, a full service woman-owned firm in Philadelphia.  Read more

WOL Founding Partner Member, Fran Griesing on How to be an Effective Leader in a Boutique Firm.

  

Francine Griesing, Manager Member at Griesing Law, LLC recently published, “Don’t Take it Personally: Creating Boundaries in a Boutique Firm” in Law Practice Today on being an effective leader in a boutique law firm.  

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Women Owned Law Board Member and Membership Committee Chair, Manuela Morais is featured in South Jersey Magazine

“The organization not only supports women who may be thinking about going out on their own, but also promotes and unifies women who already
have established law firms.” says Manuela Morais, Women Owned Law Board Member and Membership chair in South Jersey Magazines October 2017 Business Spotlight.  In just three years, the Law Offices of Manuela Morais has grown to a 10 person immigration law practice.   Read more.

Members of Women Owned Law: Why They Left Big Law to Start Their Own Firms

In this Bloomberg Article, Founding Sponsors and Women Owned Law Members Nancy Mertzel, Nicole GalliSusanne T. Jones, Virginia McMichael, Peggy McCausland, Stephanie Scharf,  and Laura Solomon provide their accounts of why they left Big Law and started their own firms.   Read more at https://bol.bna.com/10-accounts-of-women-who-left-big-law-to-run-their-own-firms/.