Dining Circle Initiative

The Women Lawyers of Franklin County will again offer the "Dining Circle" Initiative for 2016-2017. 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. Each Dining Circle Group will consist of approximately 7 to 10 women with varying professional backgrounds who will meet once a month during the program year. All interested attorneys are welcome to participate-from experienced attorneys to new associates, government lawyers to in-house counsel, firm-based attorneys to solo practitioners, and judges as well!

Several group options are available to meet members' wide-range of scheduling needs: Early Breakfast (before 8:30 a.m.), Late Breakfast (after 8:30 a.m.), Lunch, Happy Hour, and Playgroup. For the Playgroup option, monthly activities are scheduled during traditional work-time hours and include the group members' children (such as a picnic at a playground or a trip to the zoo). Although the Dining Circle Playgroup is designed for attorneys who either practice part-time or currently do not work outside of the home, any attorney is encouraged to sign up for the group.

There will be a "Kick-Off" lunch for participants to meet one another at 12:30 pm, October 27, at the Columbus Bar Association. Lunch will be provided.

Any attorney may participate in the Dining Circle by becoming a member of WLFC. Annual dues are only $50, and membership provides a year of high-quality networking, mentoring, and educational opportunities.

Download an Application

To access the form to join a Dining Circle, click here. Please send your completed form by regular mail, fax, or e-mail to Rachel Sabo, WLFC Networking Chair.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Rachel A. Sabo
The Friedmann Firm LLC
1457 S. High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43207
Telephone: (937) 834-0069
Facsimile: (614) 737-9812

2016-17 Board of Trustees

President: Ashley Oliker
President-Elect: Katrina Thompson
Secretary: Katherine "Kitty" Ivan
Treasurer: Allison Haedt
Trustee at Large: Caitlin Anderson
Trustee at Large: Kelli Stiles
Immediate Past President: Megan Gonzalez

Committee Chairs

Bylaws: Diane Goderre
Community Service: Ann Hancock
Family: Lori Keating
Judicial Campaign/Legislative Action: Hannah Botkin-Doty
Law School Liaison: Bridjette Brown
Membership: Lisa Messner
Networking: Rachel Sabo
Newsletter/Calendar: Jenny Schiller
Social Media: Kailee Goold
Soiree: Gina Piacentino
Women in the Profession: Celia Kilgard

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