February 8, 2016: Chili Cook-Off!
- Presented by the student chapter of the AWA at the University of Memphis Law School
- 12:00 pm at the U of M Law School student lounge
- $10 individual entry, $25 team of up to 4
- For entry bring 1 large crockpot full of the best chili anyone's ever tasted -- made the way only you know how.
- Sign up and pay by Friday, February 5 by emailing Madison Patey.

Thank you for joining us for our AWA Annual Banquet on January 21!
Thank you for joining us for a fabulous evening honoring a very special member of our organization and the Memphis legal community: Maureen Holland, our 2016 recipient of AWA's Marion Griffin-Frances Loring Award.

Lisa Gill
The Association for Women Attorneys is a bar association of Memphis and Shelby County founded in 1979. Its members are dedicated to supporting each other as attorneys, educating themselves and others in the law, and being of service to the community with particular reference to the legal needs of women.

There are many reasons to have a bar association that caters specifically to women. In the AWA, women with experience act as role models and mentors to women with new careers and/or demanding young families. The AWA understands that women new to the legal profession need encouragement for professional and personal development. Also, the AWA provides invaluable networking and Continuing Legal Education opportunities for all its members. AWA members enjoy contributing to our community and business through outreach programs such as scholarships, new lawyer swearing-in ceremonies, and the Mentor Program. AWA is committed to the welfare of its members and the sustained presence of female leadership in the legal realm.

AWA Member News
[12.28.2015]: AWA Board Member Frances M. Riley was appointed as the Memphis City Clerk's Chief Administrative Officer/Senior Chief Deputy Clerk. Congratulations, Fran!

[11.11.2015]: Former Tennessee Chief Justice Janice Holder is featured in Memphis | The City Magazine: 901 Health: Janice Holder Stays Focused in her Sixties

[11.10.2015]: On November 10, 2015, founding member Judge Karen Williams' portrait was unveiled at the Shelby County Courthouse.

[10.2015]: AWA Board Member Estelle Winsett, Director of Professional Development with Butler Snow, was featured in the October issue of Memphis Magazine as a Woman to Watch. Check it out!