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PFAWL’s Mission
The Pinellas County Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers (PFAWL) is one of 35 chapters of FAWL, a voluntary bar association that provides a statewide voice for Florida’s women lawyers. PFAWL is devoted to actively promoting the advancement of women in the legal profession and furthering common interests of its members by encouraging camaraderie and learning. Membership in our organization is open to every attorney and law student that supports the organization’s mission, and we encourage both men and women to participate in and attend our socials and events. For membership inquiries contact Membership Director Laura Jo Lieffers at

Attorney Membership $75.00
Law Student Membership $20.00

Pay-online (strongly preferred):
To join PFAWL, visit and click “Join FAWL Now”

Pay by check:
Mail application and payment to: FAWL P.O. Box 731685 | Ormond Beach,  FL  32173-1685

Monthly Socials
PFAWL Monthly Socials are held on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm at locations throughout Pinellas County. Our Socials are open to all attorneys and law students. Please visit our Facebook page for more details.

Member Benefits

  • Advocacy for members who seek appointment to Bar Committees and Judicial Nominating Commissions (JNC) with the benefit of institutional knowledge on the most effective means of supporting applicants for these statewide positions
  • Recognition of member’s professional accomplishments in statewide E- Newsletter and through social media, as well as eligibility for prestigious awards
  • Leadership Opportunities and Development for members at the statewide level through FAWL Committees and the Executive Board
  • Publication Opportunities in substantive areas of the law through contribution to the FAWL Journal
  • Representation on The Florida Bar Board of Governors, The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors, the National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations, and the National Association of Women Lawyers
  • Connect with over 3,000 fellow members and develop statewide referral network at FAWL signature events, such as the Annual Meeting, Leadership Retreat, Mid-Year Meeting, and Lobby Days
  • Mentoring in practice areas statewide
  • Championing non-partisan issues important to women and women lawyers and providing members access to local representatives and bringing the issues to the forefront in Tallahassee
  • Access to statewide database of FAWL membership, free on-line continuing legal education library, publications and re- sources for professional development



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