Foundation Events

TCWLA/TCWLF Annual Grants & Awards Luncheon (VIRTUAL)

Please join us for the annual TCWLA/TCWLF Grants and Awards Luncheon held virtually on May 21, 2021, at which we will honor deserving Austin attorneys and award grants to local non-profits. We are proud to announce that this year’s keynote speaker is Emily Ramshaw, journalist and co-founder of The 19th*, a nonprofit, nonpartisan newsroom reporting at the intersection of gender, politics, and policy. Mayor Pro Tem Natasha Harper-Madison will also be joining us.

Due to the event being virtual this year, TCWLA/TCWLF is not selling tickets, but is instead collecting tax deductible donations through the Foundation. Donations of $75 (the cost of a ticket in a normal year) or more entitle the donor to receive a link to the virtual luncheon.

Additionally, the following sponsorship levels are available for the event on May 21:

PLATINUM: $2,500 (10 attendees)

GOLD: $1,200 (8 attendees)

SILVER: $600 (4 attendees)

BRONZE: $300 (2 attendees)

Sponsorships, individual tickets, and tickets for the raffle can be purchased here. Be sure to check out the raffle items and purchase tickets – TCWLF is famous for finding fun and exciting raffle items!

Sponsors who wish to pay by check (which is appreciated) should contact the Foundation Chair, Sarah Glaser, at sglaser@lglawfirm.com or 512-322-5881 with questions or for additional information.

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Emerald

Travis County Women Lawyers’ Association

Corporate

Morehands Maid Service

Platinum

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

Gold

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.

Silver

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

Bronze

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

Judicial Stars

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

Grant Recipients

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!

2020 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

2021 Attorney Award Winners

  • 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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