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Spring 2012 Events

1. Congratulations to the new WLS Executive Board for 2012-2013!

The new board will take effect after the last event of the semester: Women in the Law Cocktail Hour on April 5th!


President: Liz Herron & Lyndsay Maier

Vice President: Kylie Madsen

Secretary: Amanda Fickett

Treasurer: Kaylin Gaal

Social Chair: Emily Lippolis & Beth Budnick

Academic Chair: Lindsay Paladino

2. Chief Justice Cynthia Kinser, Virginia Supreme Court, Keynote Speaker at GPWBA Meeting



Greater Peninsula Women's Bar Association Meeting

Wednesday, April 4th

Fords Colony, Williamsburg, VA


Chief Justice Cynthia Kinser of the Virginia Supreme Court will be speaking as the keynote speaker for the GPWBA meeting. This is going to be a great networking and educational event! If you are interested in attending, please email

3. Women in the Law Cocktail Hour - 

Thursday, April 5th
Center Street Grill

Save the date for this great networking and socializing event!

4. Screening of the Documentary, Miss Representation

Sponsored by: Ms. JD with The DC Women's Law Student Initiative, Barbi, and O'Melveny & Myers LLP 
Date: April 13, 2012
Time: 5:30 - 9:00 pm
1625 Eye Street, NW Washington, DC 20006
According to the website, "[t]he documentary Miss Representation, by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival . . . . The film explores how the media’s misrepresentations of women have led to the underrepresentation of women in positions of power and  influence." The screening will be a great networking event.  See attached flyer for more information and RSVP through the link below. Additionally, if you are interested in carpooling to this event, please let me know via and we can try to coordinate.
5. McGuireWoods' Diversity Scholarship for 1Ls


McGuireWoods' Diversity Scholarship will award up to eight $5,000 scholarships to diverse current first-year law students with an expected graduation year of 2014, who are committed to contributing to and supporting diversity within the legal profession. As McGuireWoods, diversity is defined as recognizing and valuing the differences in our workforce. To us, diversity encompasses age, se, gender identity, race, ethnicity, national origin, disability, religion, sexual orientation, marital status and veteran status, as well as educational and professional backgrounds. Applications are due May 15.

6. Colonial Sports' Duke of Gloucester Street Challenge, 3rd Annual Run the D.O.G.

Saturday, April 14th
5K Race & 1 Mile Fun Run Hosted and Timed by Colonial Sports

Love to run? Want to help raise money for Avalon? The 3rd Annual Run the D.O.G. on April 14th will help you accomplish just that! It is $30 to register for the 5k until 3/23 and then the price goes up to $35. Please mail checks payable to: Run the Dog. The address is: Colonial Sports; 513 Prince George St.; Williamsburg, VA 23185. For more information please visit: www.the



UPDATED 3/28/2012