Women Lawyers of Franklin County: Celebrating 75 Years!

Women Lawyers of Franklin County is a bar association for women attorneys in Central Ohio. Established in 1942, WLFC has grown from a few members to over 200 today. Throughout this time, WLFC has continued to strive to address the professional needs and concerns of women lawyers in the Greater Columbus area.

WLFC September Luncheon

Are You Doing Enough: Diversity + Service in the Community: We all recognize the importance of diversity and inclusion in the legal profession, but it can be difficult to figure out how to improve diversity and make an impact in our community. Our panel will discuss practical ways to contribute to diversity in the workplace, to reach out and serve those in need of legal services, and combat each of our own implicit biases to help make a real difference.

Panelists include Jocelyn Armstrong the Diversity Coordinator for the CBA, Stephanie Hanna the Senior Manager of Member Outreach and Engagement for the OSBA, Trent Stechschulte the Compliance Officer & Legal Counsel for EquitasHealth, and Anna Sanyal the Member Liaison for the Asian Pacific American Bar Association. The panel will be moderated by Hannah Botkin-Doty the Founding Partner of Doty & Obenour LLC and Diversity Chair of WLFC.

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Upcoming Events

WLFC's 75th Anniversary Soiree a Smashing Success

On February 24, 2017, in recognition of our 75th anniversary, the Women Lawyers of Franklin County held a Soirée to honor our past and celebrate our future. Thank you to all who attended and sponsored this exciting event. Click here to view a video recap of the Soirée.


Dining Circle Initiative

The Women Lawyers of Franklin County, in conjunction with the Columbus Bar Association, will again offer the "Dining Circle" Initiative for 2017-2018. The Dining Circle is a mentoring and networking program that provides members with an opportunity to meet other women attorneys in the community and to share experiences in a comfortable environment.

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2017-18 Board of Trustees

President: Katrina Thompson
President-Elect: Katherine "Kitty" Ivan
Secretary: Rachel Sabo
Treasurer: Gina Piacentino
Trustee at Large: Megan Gonzalez
Immediate Past President: Ashley Oliker

Committee Chairs

Bylaws: Michalea Delaveris
Community Service: Ann Hancock
Diversity: Hannah Botkin-Doty
Events: Jenny Schiller & Meghna Rao
Judicial Campaign/Legislative Action: Jolene Griffith
Law School Liaison: Bridjette Brown
Membership: Lisa Messner
Networking: Lori Keating
Public Relations: Lia Meehan
Social Media: Kailee Goold
Women in the Profession: Celia Kilgard

WLFC Member Roster

WLFC Past Presidents