Affinity Groups

GAWL strives to represent a wide range of working and social interests for women attorneys in Georgia. One of the ways that GAWL addresses these interests is by supporting a number of Affinity Groups designed to meet the specific needs and interests of our members. As our organization has grown, Affinity Groups have become a great vehicle for member networking and support. Affinity Group meetings can be found on GAWL’s Upcoming Events page on our website.   


Alternative Practice Affinity Group: for women lawyers who have left or are thinking of leaving the traditional law practice setting. The group has discussions about nonlegal careers and the flexibility of a law degree. They also share stories about successfully making the transition to a non-traditional practice. Contact us for more details, the lunch location, or to join the email list.

Meetings: Second Monday of every other month, 12:00pm - 1:15pm; please see Event Calendar for location and updates

Contacts: Cristen Dutcher

Feminist Affinity Group: a resource for GAWL members who believe that women and men are entitled to equal rights, and that women lawyers have a special obligation to work for the human and civil rights of all people. This group meets regularly for lively discussions and speaking presentations.  

Meetings: Third Monday of every month, 6:30PM; please contact Ave Mince-Didier for location and updates 

Contact: Ave Mince-Didier   

Newer Lawyers Affinity Group: provides attorneys new to the practice of law with great networking opportunities and powerful legal resources. This group is formed by and for female attorneys who have practiced five or fewer years. Previous discussion topics have included finding your niche within the law, how to make meaningful connections in the legal community and successfully negotiating salaries.   

Meetings: Third Thursday of every month, 6:30 PM; please see the Event Calendar for location and updates 

Contacts: Ansley Evans 


Solo and Small Firm Affinity Group: a community for those who practice in firms no larger than 10 attorneys. This attorneys-only affinity group provides a forum for discussion of personal, business, and practice issues specifically tailored to small firm challenges. Topics include: "best" practices, building relationships with other small firm attorneys, as well as personal growth and support. 

Meetings: Last Friday of each month, lunch; please see the Event Calendar for location and updates  

Contacts: Tashia Zeigler

Working Moms Affinity Group: a forum for working moms to share their parenting and professional experiences and to provide support and advice for one another. Regular meetings include open and lively discussion on topics including work-life balance, child care arrangements and creative networking.   

Meetings: Third Friday of each month, lunch; please see the Event Calendar for location and updates  

Contact: Jennifer Jakob-Barnes, Ellen Taylor, Mande Moyer