A collective voice to advance women in the legal profession

The Sarasota Chapter of the Florida Association For Women Lawyers, Inc. was established in 1984 to provide educational monthly meetings; promote networking among female and male lawyers in the community; provide mentoring for women lawyers through members and other resources; establish a referral base, and to encourage cooperation, support, and friendships among attorneys.

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Vanda Yvonne Bayliss, 67, passed away March 3rd, 2019, in Sarasota, Florida after a brief battle with cancer. Her Celebration of Life will be Vanda Yvonne Bayliss, 67, passed away on March 3rd, 2019, in

I am often introduced as the sixth woman president of The Florida Bar. When will we stop counting how many women have been president of The Florida Bar? How many women are in the judiciary?

FAWL congratulates the unanimous election of the Honorable Kimberly C. Bonner to serve as the next Chief Judge of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court beginning July 1, 2019. Judge Bonner will be the first woman

Court asks for comments on proposed parental leave rule Florida Bar members are being asked their opinions about whether a Rule of Judicial Administration is needed to guide judges when lawyers request a continuance because