The Anchorage Association of Women Lawyers ("AAWL") invites you to a summer gathering at Board Member Tonja Woelber's home.
5 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, 2019
1211 F Street, Anchorage
Food from Moose's Tooth Pizza and Wild Scoops ice cream provided by AAWL!
Please RSVP by July 12
This event is open to all current AAWL members as well as summer associates and legal interns. Click here to renew your membership!
The Anchorage Association of Women Lawyers ("AAWL") invites you to a summer gathering at Board Member Tonja Woelber's home.
A Conversation with Women GCs
Join AAWL for a panel discussion and reception with GCs Stephanie Aicher (CIRI), Jessica Graham (Alaska USA), Tina Pidgeon (GCI), and Moira Smith (ENSTAR), moderated by COO Denali Kemppel (McKinley Capital Management). Panelists will discuss their path to becoming General Counsel, what they do, and how they do it.
5:00 - 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, 2019
49th State Brewing Company, 717 West 3rd Ave.
*Approved for 1 general CLE credit*
5:00-5:30 Arrivals, mingling
5:30-6:30 Panel discussion
This event is free and open to anyone with an interest in issues affecting women in the practice of law.
Please RSVP by April 1.
Generously sponsored by Perkins Coie
The Anchorage Association of Women Lawyers ("AAWL") is excited to bring our members a series of brown bag learning lunches. Join us on March 7 for Thinking Thursdays - Immigration Law: Nuts & Bolts & Myths!
What do immigration attorneys do? The types of cases they handle, the agencies they interact with, and info on how to issue spot for non-immigration attorneys - e.g., when a criminal/family law/estate planning attorney should refer a client to an immigration attorney. And myth-busting facts about immigrants.
Julie Fields, Esq.
Lea McDermid McKenna, Esq.
1.0 General CLE Credit (Approved)
Free to attend - bring your own lunch!
12-1 p.m. Thursday, March 7, 2019
Alaska Attorney General’s Office
1031 W. 4th Ave.
5th Floor Conference Room
Join us at noon on January 10 for our learning lunch series ,Thinking Thursday where we discuss attorney wellness. The featured speakers are Nelson Page, Bar Counsel, and Serena Green, LAC Member.
One Ethics CLE Credit!
The Alaska Department of Law
1031 W. 4th Avenue
5th Floor Conference Room
Join AAWL on December 17 for its annual ethics program! As usual, the event will feature a series of hypotheticals to test your ethics knowledge as well as food, drinks, and a door prize. Get your ethics credits before the deadline!
"Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me.... Ethics Opinions!"
Presented by Maria Bahr, Marla Greenstein, and Susan Orlansky
Moderated by Justice Dana Fabe
2 Ethics CLE credits (pending approval)
$35 for non-members
**FREE for members**
Date: Monday, December 17, 2018
Location: 1031 W 4th Ave., 5th Floor Conference Room, Anchorage, AK 99501
Time: 5:00-7:30 p.m. (CLE program begins at 5:30)
Pizza and beverages included.
RSVP by December 14 using this form.
After submitting the form, a prompt for payment (or to renew your membership) will appear. If you are unable to access the form, please respond via e-mail to email@example.com.
Generously sponsored by Perkins Coie.
We want YOU on the AAWL Board of Directors! Apply by 11/19/18!
If you want to join the AAWL Board, help get great programming and mentoring in place for female attorneys and those interested in promoting their development in Anchorage, and generally want to do more for the legal community—let’s see those applications.
Application requirements: (1) a letter of interest (why you want to be on the board), and (2) a copy of your resume.
Deadline for applications is 11/19/18.
Email application materials to Martha Tansik at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
Save the Date! The Anchorage Association of Women Lawyers ("AAWL") invites you to its annual Welcome Reception to open the 2018-2019 season. We are pleased to announce that Attorney General Jahna Lindemuth will attend and make some opening remarks.
All AAWL members, law clerks, recent bar takers and admittees, legal interns, and members of the Alaska Bar with an interest in issues affecting women are invited to attend.
The reception will also serve as AAWL's Annual Meeting of the Membership. Information about AAWL and AAWL's upcoming Board elections will be presented.
This reception is free. Light appetizers, desserts, and non-alcoholic beverages will be served. There will be a no-host bar. To RSVP, click on this this link.
49th State Brewing Company, 717 W. 3rd Ave., Anchorage
AAWL members!!! Please join the Anchorage Association of Women Lawyers and the Pro Bono Service Committee of the Alaska Bar for "Lessons from Loquacious Legal Leaders," a mix-and-mingle event with short lectures from three noted lawyers, in the style of "Nerd Nite." Each loquacious leader will give a 5-7 minute fun and informative presentation on a justice-related topic she or he is passionate about, while you enjoy a bite to eat and a drink on us!
RSVP by Tuesday, May 1 using this link.
Generously sponsored by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP.
Join AAWL for a panel discussion with Judges Marjorie Allard (Alaska Court of Appeals), Leslie Dickson (Alaska District Court), Sharon Gleason (U.S. District Court), and Kari McCrea (Alaska District Court), moderated by Senior Justice Dana Fabe (Alaska Supreme Court). 1 general CLE credit. Sponsored by Perkins Coie. RSVP by April 13. Click for full details and RSVP link.
Hosted by AAWL, ACLU of Alaska, and Anchorage Bar Association's Young Lawyers Section: Pamela Cravez, author of The Biggest Damned Hat: Tales from Territorial Lawyers and Judges, and attorney and legal historian Barbara Hood discuss Alaska's earliest women lawyers and their lives and careers as trailblazers in Alaska's legal community. 1 general CLE credit.
Please join the Federal Bar Association and AAWL for a lunchtime CLE about serving on the Criminal Justice Act Panel in the District of Alaska. 1 general CLE credit. Click for more info.
Please join AAWL for an educational but lively discussion of wills and trusts! Learn how they’re different—and why you should bother setting one up for yourself.
This brown bag lunch will feature a panel presentation by Chelsea Ray Riekkola of Foley, Foley, & Pearson and Alexandra Foote-Jones of Durrell Law Group, moderated by former AAWL Co-President Tonja Woelber of Woelber & Cole.This event is geared toward attendees’ personal estate planning, but panelists will also be prepared to answer practice-related questions.
Save the date for AAWL's annual ethics CLE!
1.5 ethics CLE credits (pending approval). Free for AAWL members; $30 for non-members.
More details coming soon!
The Annual Elections of the AAWL Board of Directors will be held on December 5, 2017, starting at 12:00 p.m. AAWL members interested in serving on the Board of Directors should submit a letter of interest by 5:00 p.m. on November 22, 2017, as outlined in the solicitation notice. Members' submissions must meet AAWL procedural requirements in order be listed on the ballot. Please click to read the full solicitation notice.
Please join us for this year's Diversity Luncheon on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at the Hotel Captain Cook. This dynamic panel will feature Shauna Hegna, President, Koniag, Inc.; Jo-Ann Chung, District Court Judge; Karina Waller, Executive Director, Ted Stevens Foundation; and Mark Kroloff, Principal, First Alaskan Capital Partners, LLC. The panel discussion will be moderated by Senior Justice Dana Fabe, retired from the bench, where she served as Alaska's first female Supreme Court Justice.
RSVPs are requested by Friday, October 27, 2017. To reserve your seat, please send an email to DeniseYancey@outlooklaw.com.
Doors Open: 11:30 a.m.
Lunch Served: 11:45 a.m.
Program Begins: 12:00 p.m.
Please click on the event title for more details.
The Anchorage Association of Women Lawyers invites you to its annual Welcome Reception to open the 2017-18 season.
All law clerks, recent bar takers and admittees, legal interns, and members of the Alaska Bar with an interest in issues affecting women are invited to attend.
Poverty simulations educate everyone-from justice professionals to community leaders-about the daily reality of life with a shortage of money and an abundance of stress as a way to promote understanding and help reduce poverty. Can you help eradicate poverty?
The Alaska Innocence Project Board of Directors is hosting its 8th Annual BBQ Rib Cook-Off Fundraiser. Funds will be used to support the AIP's mission to exonerate individuals who have been convicted of crimes they did not commit.
For the busy practitioner, the question is not whether balancing work and life is stressful, but how stressful it is at any given moment. The practice of law demands a great deal of time and attention, but professional performance can suffer at the hands of such a heavy stress load. With this in mind, we created this event to focus a different type of practice: the practice of yoga! "Focus Your (Yoga) Practice" will be centered around reducing anxiety, controlling stress, and developing your mind-body connection. Our goal is to provide you with tools to find a little more "zen" in your life, and help you carry that into your practice of law.
This one-hour yoga class for AAWL members will be hosted at Spirit Path Yoga & Wellness. There is no cost to attend, and yoga mats will be provided. We recommend work-out appropriate attire--something comfortable--and attendees will need to be prepared to remove shoes and socks for the duration of the session. The class will be suitable for beginners, with modifications available for intermediate or advanced yogis. No prior yoga experience is required!
A brief reception will follow. Because the room has a maximum capacity of 25 students, please RSVP using this Google Form. Spaces will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. We will notify successful registrants and maintain a waitlist if necessary.
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Calling volunteer attorneys! The Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault's 19th Annual Continuing Legal Education conference will take place Feb 20 and 21 in Anchorage. Travel costs, hotel, and per diem are provided for attorneys who pledge 20 volunteer hours for ANDVSA clients in the next year.
Audience members will have the opportunity to participate and interact with the presenters, Marla Greenstein, and Susan Orlansky. AAWL Co-President Tonja Woelber will act as moderator. The cost of attendance is $30 for non-members, and free to AAWL members. Pizza and beverages are included, and attendees will receive 1.5 ethics CLE credits.
The Annual Elections of the AAWL Board of Directors will be held on December 6, 2016, starting at 12:00 p.m., Alaska Standard Time. AAWL members interested in serving on the Board of Directors should submit a letter of interest by 5:00 p.m. on November 19, 2016, as outlined in this solicitation notice. Members' submissions must meet AAWL procedural requirements in order be listed on the ballot.
The esteemed panelists will share their personal experiences and perspective on the importance of diversity in the community and workplace. We are excited to celebrate diversity in Alaska's bench and bar, and engage the community in a discussion of what diversity means for all of us.
The Anchorage Association of Women Lawyers congratulates all who recently passed the Alaska Bar! We were pleased to see eleven women on the passage list, and look forward to having them (and all others on the list) practicing in our community for years to come. Please join us for a celebratory reception to welcome this new wave of Alaska attorneys.
The 2016 Annual Meeting of the Membership of the Anchorage Association of Women Lawyers, LTD. will be held on October 6, 2016, starting at 5:30 p.m. Alaska Standard Time, at Holland & Knight, LLP, 601 W. 5th Ave., Ste. 700, Anchorage, AK 99501. We will have refreshments and door prizes! All members are welcome to attend. Please click the event title for more information and an agenda.
The Anchorage Association of Women Lawyers, together with Judge Morgan Christen and Senior Justice Dana Fabe, invites you to a reception to honor Justice Susan Carney and celebrate her recent appointment to the Alaska Supreme Court.
All law clerks, recent bar takers and admittees, legal interns, and members of the Alaska Bar with an interest in issues affecting women are invited to attend. The reception will also serve as AAWL’s annual Welcome Reception and launch AAWL’s 2016-17 event season.
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Williwaw Social Hall
609 F Street
Light appetizers, desserts, and beverages will be served.
This reception is free. If you plan to attend, please respond by September 15 using this online form or by sending AAWL a message through its website (www.aawl-ak.org/contact/).
Register now for the free CLE, brought to you by AAWL, the Alaska Bar Association, the Alaska Judicial Counsel, the National Association of Women Judges, and Perkins Coie. This presentation will help demystify Alaska's judicial selection process, from the application stage to the Alaska Judicial Council's evaluation to the Governor's appointment, and will highlight the day-to-day lives of diverse judges.
Hosted by the United States District Court of Alaska and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, this event welcomes the visiting Ninth Circuit judges to Alaska. The judges will discuss their various pathways to the bench, as well as life outside of the law. Attorneys are encouraged to come meet the judges and bring questions.
Reception to follow.
The Anchorage Bar Association, together with the Anchorage Association of Women Lawyers and the Alaska Bar Association, invites you to a reception honoring Paulette Brown, President of the American Bar Association, on June 6, 2016, at the offices of Stoel Rives LLP.
Ms. Brown balances her duties as President of the ABA with her position as partner and co-chair of Locke Lorde LLP’s firmwide Diversity & Inclusion Committee. Her career has been marked by a commitment to promoting diversity within the legal profession. Among other accomplishments, she has served on the Commission on Women in the Profession; co-authored "Visible Invisibility: Women of Color in Law Firms”; and chaired the ABA Council on Racial and Ethnic Justice (now Coalition on Racial and Ethnic Justice). More information about President Brown is available on the ABA website: http://www.americanbar.org/groups/leadership/aba_officers/brown.html.
There is no charge for Alaska Bar members and their guests, but space is limited and advance registration is required. RSVP by June 3, 2016 at this site: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reception-honoring-paulette-brown-president-of-the-american-bar-association-tickets-25047897937
This event is not run by AAWL, but may be of interest to our members.
YWCA Alaska's EconEquity Summit is focused on providing support for employers who are trying to enhance gender diversity in their workforce. At the Summit, you will learn how to build a culture of gender equity at work that supports employees and helps your company attract and retain talented professionals. Join us and take action to support gender pay equity!
For more information, including information on sponsorship opportunities for this event, or to register, please visit http://ywcaak.org/womens-economic-empowerment-center/pay-equity-summit/. The event is free, but space is limited.