Association for Women Attorneys

Welcome to the AWA of Memphis Website!

Updated January 7th, 2015

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.

2015 Marion Griffin-Frances Loring recipient

Posted Jan 12, 2015

The Association for Women Attorneys cordially invites you to their Annual Banquet on January 29th at The Holiday Inn at The University of Memphis honoring Holly Kirby as the 2015 Marion Griffin-Frances Loring recipient!

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2014 Judicial Forum!

Posted June 24, 2014

The AWA cordially invites you to 2014 Judicial Forum!
3030 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38053

2014 AWA Golf Tournament!

Posted February 24, 2014

The AWA cordially invites you to the 2014 AWA Golf Tournament at Mirimichi (Friday, May 30th)!
6195 Woodstock Cuba, Millington, TN 38053

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Posted Feb 2, 2014

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2014 Marion Griffin-Frances recipient

Posted Jan 4, 2014

The Association for Women Attorneys cordially invites you to their Annual Banquet on January 23rd at Clark Tower honoring Linda Warren Seely as the 2014 Marion Griffin-Frances recipient!
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Among the diverse silent auction items are safari packages donated by Ezulwini Game Lodges and the Saad Family and include a five-night safari for two and a nine-night, multi-city South African Experience package for two. Also expect gift cards to select area restaurants such as Jim’s Place East, Lucchesi’s Pasta, McEwen’s, Miss Cordelia’s, Houston’s and the Rendezvous. For the arts lover, there will be tickets to Ballet Memphis, IRIS Orchestra, a membership to the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, tickets to STAX Museum, and pottery by Mama Moon and McCarty Pottery and a painting by Betsy Brackin. Look to bid on a luxury suite at the Memphis Redbirds and a weekend getaway at Homewood Suites by Hilton; individual photo sitting and high-quality portrait by Jim Plylar Photography; a Thai massage by TN Massage & Bodywork; gift cards to James Davis, Book Traders and Epic Total Salon, AutoZone, Carol Anderson by Invitation, and Plato’s Closet, as well as gift baskets of knitted baby clothes, BeautiControl, Maggie’s Pharm, University of Memphis Alumni Association and Memphis Farmers Market goodies. Choose also to browse wines from Buster’s Liquors, organizational services by Kate’s Klosets, a catered dinner for 8 by Your Redheaded Chef and a membership to Fogelman YMCA.

2013 AWA CLE

Posted Nov 14, 2013

(CLE offering) Ethics and Professionalism in Legal Writing
Shelby County Courthouse


Association for Women Attorneys
• Address: P.O. Box 770186, Memphis, TN 38177 •

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