We have been invited to share the following letter from President Willis of the SC Women Lawyers Association with our membership
June 19, 2015
Dear SCWLA members and friends,
This is a personal letter to the women lawyers of South Carolina, and to women lawyers everywhere.
The senseless massacre in Charleston this week has stunned, and saddened, all of us. Many of our members knew the people, good people, who were gunned down in what is being called, I fear correctly, a “hate crime.” I knew Reverend Pinckney myself.
As lawyers, this event calls us to rise up as defenders of equality, to stand up as protectors of liberty, and to speak up as crusaders against hatred. In a profound way, this unspeakable tragedy summons us to be our very best selves. So today, the women lawyers of South Carolina say to all involved, “We will not tolerate this conduct -- not here, not now, not ever.”
But, my friends, long before we ever opened a book to read the rule of law, there was another book written on our hearts. It is the book that teaches us, in this transitory life, to love our neighbors as ourselves. And it is this rule, above all others, that will carry us through this valley of the shadow.
In closing, I urge you to keep your hearts open. The survivors of this tragedy, the members of the historic church where the unthinkable happened, are setting this example for all of us. I, for one, am humbled by their forgiveness and strengthened by their faith.
With best personal wishes,
Thanks for Making our 2014 Annual Banquet & Awards Ceremony a Huge Success!
WWL’s sold-out Annual Banquet and Awards Ceremony occurred October 10, 2014 at the Foundry by Herban Feast in Seattle. This year’s event focused on “Expanding Our Reach,” and featured a keynote address by Chief Judge Marsha J. Pechman of the Western District of Washington and Chief Judge Rosanna Malouf Peterson of the Eastern District of Washington.
Please take a look at the photos of this wonderful event. Thank you to Martina Machackova Photography & Design for the beautiful photos.
As of January 1, 2013, chapter dues are reduced by $10 for government and non-profit employees. And for all others, no increases in dues!
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