NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. – Women Lawyers of Pasco today announced its official launch as one of the newest chapters of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers (FAWL). Initially started in 2007 by Jenny Sieg, an area attorney with a private practice in New Port Richey, Women Lawyers of Pasco began as an informal networking group for female attorneys throughout Pasco County that met to discuss new business opportunities, legal techniques and industry trends.
“Pasco County has two courthouses located on opposite ends of the county,” said Jenny Sieg, president of Women Lawyers of Pasco. “The distance can be difficult for attorneys to practice on both sides of the county and to connect with their peers and local legal community. For this reason, members of Women Lawyers of Pasco will have the opportunity to attend monthly networking events in east, west and central Pasco locations.”
Women Lawyers of Pasco meets the third Tuesday of each month for either a lunch or evening event. The association will hold its next meeting at noon on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at River Ridge Golf Club in New Port Richey.
“Women Lawyers of Pasco sprang from a strong demand,” Sieg said. “We have a growing and diverse lawyer population across our county, and this group of new professionals propelled me and my fellow WLP board members to apply as a new chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers. I’m very excited to be a part of this new chapter in the future of the legal profession here in Pasco County.”
Founded in 1951 FAWL strives to propel women lawyers in economic, social and leadership spheres of power. Like FAWL, membership in Women Lawyers of Pasco is open to female and male lawyers, and law students also are eligible for membership at reduced rates.
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The mission of Women Lawyers of Pasco is to actively promote and recognize the leadership roles of its members in the legal profession, judiciary and community at large. For more information on membership and events visit www.mywlp.org.