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About us

The Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association (JWLA) was founded in 1982 to provide support and networking for women lawyers in Jacksonville, Florida. JWLA membership is open to all attorneys, male or female, in Jacksonville, Florida and surrounding counties.  JWLA is a Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers. 

JWLA’s mission is to actively promote gender equality and the leadership roles of its members in the legal profession, judiciary and community at large.

JWLA strives to accomplish its mission through CLE Luncheons addressing issues of importance to women and focused on achieving gender equality, networking receptions, supporting members for appointments to Florida Bar Standing Committees and JNCs, providing oversight of the JNC process, nominating deserving members for awards and recognition, and lobbying local and State government on non-partisan issues that align with the mission.  Our Bylaws can be found here

JWLA PAST presidents

1983-1984

Ann Finnell

1984-1985

Vickie Elder

1985-1986

Barbara Bost McGriff

1986-1987

Erin L. Denny

1987-1988

Janet E. Davis

1988-1989

M. Lee Fagan

1989-1991

Pat Vail

1991-1992

Tonia Yazgi*

Florida Association for Women Lawyers President 1995-1996

1992-1993

Kathy Sands

1993-1994

Kathy Wilson

1994-1995

Leslie Davies

1995-1996

Hon. Eleni Derke / Jeanine Sasser

1996-1997

Sarah Sharp

1997-1998

Tracy Tyson Miller

1998-1999

Leslie Wickes

1999-2001

Margaret Means Calvin

2001-2002

Cheryl Lynn Virta

2002-2003

Amy Sullivan Croft

2003-2004

Paola Parra Harris

2004-2005

Paula Brice

2005-2006

Deborah L. Greene

2006-2007

Patricia M. Dodson

2007-2008

Susan Haag

2008-2009

Anita Pryor (Clark)

2009-2010

Mary Scott

2010-2011

Lindsay Tygart

2011-2012

Stephanie Harriett Wartenberg

2012-2013

Kathryn Naugle

2013-2014

Kate Mesic

2014-2015

Susannah Collins

2015-2016

Joanne Fakhre

2016-2017

Amelia Henderson

2017-2018

Jennifer Shoaf Richardson*

Florida Association for Women Lawyers President 2018-2019

2018-2019

Jamie W. Karpman