FAWLS again honored as Outstanding Student Chapter

(L-R): Brittany Showalter, Kaitlyn Konecny '18, FAWLS President Kimberly Lopater, Casey Burns '18, Julia Alley '18, Michelle Moretz, FAWLS advisor Joann Grages Burnett.

(L-R): Brittany Showalter, Kate Konecny, FAWLS incoming president Kimberly Lopater, Casey Burns, Julia Alley, Michelle Moretz, FAWLS advisor Joann Grages Burnett.

Stetson’s chapter of the Florida Association of Women Lawyers was again honored by FAWL, receiving the 2018 Outstanding Student Chapter Award for the fourth year.

FAWLS, which recently hosted the second annual Women’s Week at Stetson this year, with programming to help support and advance women, was also named Student Organization of the Year.  Kimberly Lopater, FAWLS incoming president, was named Rising Star during Stetson’s student organization award on April 23.

Stetson’s chapter will receive its award during the summer FAWL Annual Gala during the Florida Bar’s annual convention on June 13 in Orlando.

“FAWLS has a history of strong and passionate leadership and this year is certainly no exception,” said Joann Grages Burnett, Associate Director of Career and Professional Development. “FAWLS continues to provide creative, timely, and thoughtful programming to the Stetson Law community. I am thrilled that their hard work and dedication to FAWL’s mission continues to be recognized.”

Established in 2014, the award is presented annually to the FAWL student chapter that has most effectively created new programs, events, or services and/or expanded on traditional programs, events or services that further FAWL’s mission; provided programs, events or services that encourage and assist members to become leaders in the law school and in the community; sought and gained exposure and recognition in both the law school community and the community as a whole; promoted diversity in law school and/or in the community; successfully recruited new members; and consistently participated in the state FAWL organization by paying dues in a timely manner, having an active chapter representative, attending meetings and functions, encouraging volunteers for committees and offices, working well with other local chapters, and assisting with FAWL projects.