Foundation Events

2022 TCWLF Annual Fellows Appreciation Gathering

Please join us for the annual Fellows Appreciation gathering. We will have wine, cheese, fun, and fellowship over happy hour on October 18, 2022, from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. We will again gather at the Vazquez Law Firm, located at 608 W. 12th Street in Austin.

This event is free to Fellows—and any Fellow is welcome to invite someone who is interested in becoming a Fellow.

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2022 TCWLA / TCWLF Annual Grants and Awards Luncheon

We are pleased to announce that the annual TCWLA/TCWLF Grants and Awards Luncheon will be returning, in person, to the Fairmont Hotel on May 6, 2022, Third Floor Ballroom, from 11:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m.  Join us to as we present TCWLF grants to local non-profits serving women and children in the legal system and honor deserving and dedicated Austin attorneys with the TCWLA attorney awards.

This year’s keynote speaker is Chandler Baker, local attorney and New York Times bestselling author of Whisper Network and The Husbands.  We will also be joined by Sally Hernandez of KXAN News.

Of course, we will also have our famous RAFFLE with amazing gift baskets chock full of wonderful goodies!

      2022 Grant Recipients

  • American Gateways
  • Asian Family Support Services of Austin
  • Casa Marianella  (Special Donor Grant)
  • Family Eldercare
  • Jane’s Due Process
  • Lone Star Justice Alliance
  • Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid: Foster Youth Project
  • VECINA
  • Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas
  • Women’s Storybook Project

      2022 Attorney Award Recipients

  • Public Interest – Laurel Holland
  • Contribution to Minority Community – Dominique McLeggan-Brown
  • Advancement of Women’s Interests – Jenny Jackson
  • Government Service – Lynn Carter
  • Pro Bono – Rachel Ekery
  • Litigation/Appellate – Natasha Martin
  • Corporate/Transactional – Pam Madere
  • Criminal Justice – Jana Ortega
  • Firm/Organization/Government Entity – Wittliff Cutter
  • Outstanding Achievement – Sheila Gladstone

Many thanks to these generous organizations that have already pledged their support as sponsors:

In-Kind Sponsors

Layla Hall Photography
Rainmaker Document Technologies

EMERALD

Susan Morrison
Fowler Family Foundation
Jackson Walker LLP
Travis County Women Lawyers’ Association

PLATINUM

Alexander Dubose Jefferson LLP
DLA Piper
Duane Morris LLP
Laurie Eiserloh/Laurel Holland
Enoch Kever, PLLC
Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody
Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP
Lloyd Gosselink Rochelle & Townsend, P.C.

GOLD

Allensworth
Austin Bar Association
Baker Botts
Law Office of Becky Beaver
Bollier Ciccone, LLP
City of Austin
Cokinos | Young
Duggins Wren Mann & Romero, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Hutcheson | Bowers LLLP
Lyttle Law Firm, PLLC
McGinnis Lochridge
Norton Rose Fulbright
Velva Price
Reid Collins & Tsai, LLP
Scott Douglass & McConnico LLP
Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons, LLP
Wittliff Cutter, PLLC

SILVER

Almanza, Blackburn, Dickie & Mitchell LLP
Burgess Law PC
Butler Snow LLP
Dorothy Butler Law Firm
Maria Luisa “Lulu” Flores
Frost Bank
Hanna & Plaut, L.L.P.
Jackson Lewis
Littler Mendelson P.C.
Law Office of Valerie Luessenhop
Martens, Todd & Leonard
McKool Smith
Ortega Law, PLLC
Ruffner Schoenbaum Murphy Banaszak PLLC
Vaught Law Firm, P.C.
Vinson & Elkins LLP
Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP
Weaver

BRONZE

Culhane Meadows PLLC
Davis Kaufman PLLC
DISCO
Falk Family Law
Fritz, Byrne, Head & Gilstrap, PLLC
Gray Becker PC
Jennifer Hopgood
Ikard Law PC
Kaplan Law Firm, PLLC
Kemp Smith LLP
Kim Tindall & Associates
Lincoln-Goldfinch Law
Maples | Jones, PLLC
The Morris Law Firm, PLLC
Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C.
Nielsen Law
Reeves & Brightwell LLP
Law Office of Amie Rodnick/Law Office of Diane Hebner
Lesley Varghese
Veritext Legal Solutions

JUDICIAL STARS

Judicial Stars
Justice Thomas Baker
Judge Dayna Blazey
Chief Justice Darlene Byrne
Judge Karin Crump
Judge Maya Guerra Gamble
Judge Maria Cantu Hexsel
Judge Nancy Hohengarten
Judge Sylvia Holmes
Judge Aurora Martinez Jones
Justice Chari Kelly
Judge Julie Kocurek
Judge Lora Livingston
Judge Jessica Mangrum
Judge Brandy Mueller
Justice Edward Smith
Judge Jan Soifer
Judge Kim Williams
Judge Todd Wong

Previous Events

Fellows Appreciation Event 2021

November 16, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Fellows Appreciation Event - November 16 Each year the Travis County Women Lawyers’ Foundation issues grants to non-profits dedicated to protecting the legal rights of local women and children. The Foundation is able to do so through the financial commitments made by the Foundation's Fellows. On November 16 from 5:30-7:00 p.m., we will hold an appreciation event at the Vazquez Law Firm (608 W. 12th Street) to express our [...]

TCWLA/TCWLF Annual Grants & Awards Luncheon
May 2021 (Virtual)

TCWLA/TCWLF Grants and Awards Luncheon was held virtually on May 21, 2021 honoring
deserving Austin attorneys and award grants to local non-profits.

2021 Gala Sponsors

Travis County Women Lawyers’ Association

Morehands Maid Service

Duane Morris LLP
Enoch Kever PLLC
Jackson Walker LLP
Locke Lord LLP
Lloyd Gosselink Rochelle & Townsend, P.C.
Loewy Law Firm
Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons, LLP

Fritz, Byrne, Head & Gilstrap PLLC
Law Office of Becky Beaver
McGinnis Lochridge
Reid Collins & Tsai LLP
Scott, Douglass & McConnico, LLP
Streusand, Landon, Ozburn & Lemmon LLP
Vaught Law Firm, P.C.

Alexander Dubose & Jefferson LLP
Austin Bar Association
Burgess Law PC
Hawkins Parnell & Young LLP
Hutcheson Bowers
Justice Chari L. Kelly
Lazar Law
Ruffner Schoenbaum Murphy Banaszak PLLC
Susan Morrison
Velva Price
Vinson & Elkins LLP

Andrews Meyers, P.C.
Boulette Golden & Marin LLP
Susan Burton
Davis Kaufman PLLC
Kim Tindall and Associates
Law Office of Amie Rodnick / Law Office of Diane Hebner
Law Office of Nikki Hudman
Maples Jones, PLLC
Martens, Todd & Leonard
Judge Amy Clark Meachum
Reeves & Brightwell
The Morris Law Firm
Judge George C. Thomas & Jolsna John ThomasWeaver

2021 Judicial Stars and Grant Recipients

Judge Selena Alvarenga
Judge Dayna Blazey
Judge Clifford Brown
Judge Maria Cantú Hexel
Judge Madeleine Connor
Judge Karin Crump
Judge Elizabeth Earle
Judge Raul A. Gonzalez
Judge Guy Herman
Judge Nancy Hohengarten

Judge Sylvia Holmes
Judge Julie Kocurek
Judge Lora Livingston
Judge Jessica Mangrum
Judge Aurora Martinez Jones
Judge Catherine Mauzy
Judge Jan Soifer
Judge Kimberly Williams
Judge Todd Wong

American Gateways
Asian Family Support Services of Austin
Casa Marianella
Catholic Charities of Central Texas
Family Eldercare
Jane’s Due Process
Lone Star Justice Alliance
Texas Fair Defense Project
Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid—LASA
Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid—Foster Youth
Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas
Women’s Storybook Project

Attorney Awards

TCWLA and TCWLF were unable to host the Annual Grant & Awards Luncheon in 2020 due to Covid-19.
As such, this year, we will be honoring both the 2020 and 2021 Attorney Award Winners!

Public Interest – Hon. Tamara Needles
Contribution to Minority Community – April Glass Griffin
Advancement of Women’s Interests – Jolsna John Thomas
Government Service – Justice Chari Kelly
Pro Bono – Caitlin Haney Johnson
Litigation/Appellate – Melissa Lorber
Corporate/Transactional – Natalie Lynch
Criminal Justice – Krista Chacona
Firm/Organization/Govt Entity – Ruffner Schoenbaum
Outstanding Achievement – Diane (DeDe) Hebne

Public Interest – Laura Bates
Contribution to Minority Community – Pooja Sethi
Advancement of Women’s Interests – Lessie Gilstrap
Government Service – Sarah Holland
Pro Bono – Ifeoma Ibekwe
Litigation/Appellate – Alessandra Ziek Beavers
Corporate/Transactional – Laura Frederick
Criminal Justice – Beth Payan

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