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Mentoring Circles

GAWL Mentoring Circles accept new members each year. We are accepting new members through January 5, 2024.  

If you have never been a part of a mentor circle, it is a chance to bond with a small group of women and is very rewarding! 

Mentoring Circles are limited to practicing attorneys with a valid bar license in any state. 

If you are currently in a mentoring circle, but would like to change circles for whatever reason, please notify your mentoring circle leader, and fill out a new Statement of Interest during the application period. Current circle members who want to remain in their current circle do not need to fill out another application.

We are accepting Statements of Interest for Mentoring Circles NOW through January 5, 2024 for Circles beginning in late January/ February.   Click  here to complete your 2024 Statement of Interest..     

Questions? Email



This practical and informative program eases new lawyers into the practice of law and fosters a sense of community amongst the group of newer lawyers. Participants take part in twelve monthly sessions over the course of a year.  Each session features four different speakers on topics ranging from how to deal with nasty emails and difficult clients, to explorations of specific practice areas such as litigation, estate planning, criminal defense, and in-house practice.  The participants learn about litigation strategies involving filing complaints, taking depositions and mediation, as well as about transactional practices, time management, billing and collections, malpractice avoidance and insurance, and more. The speakers are women leaders in the Atlanta bar who have been practicing for 10 or more years. is undergoing a refresh. Look for applications and programming in late Spring 2024.

The GAWLedu program is open to all female attorneys who have been practicing for 4 years or less. You do not have to be a GAWL member to apply for GAWLedu, but if selected, you will need to be a GAWL member to attend.  For additional information or with any questions, please contact



“GAWLedu helped me to meet my peers and more seasoned attorneys in a setting that was fun, collaborative and educational. You’ll learn a lot about the business side of practicing law, but what was most helpful were the subtle nuances we were able to take in during each speaker’s talk. These helped me to get a better idea of not only how to communicate with other lawyers and clients but also what the day-to-day life of these speakers actually looked like. It was so helpful to understand what I was doing well and what I could improve upon. GAWLedu is a perfect fit for anyone looking to break out of the norm and join a smaller or solo firm— it’s the access to the profession I wish law school would have given us.” - Christina Scalera- GAWLedu Class 3 participant

“GAWLedu was a fantastic experience.  Every month the program provided interesting speakers who brought unique perspectives to varied aspects of the law and the legal profession.  The class also provided opportunities to meet other new attorneys and share experiences.  GAWLedu not only enhanced my professional development, but it also fostered relationships that have continued beyond the end of the class. I would definitely recommend GAWLedu.”  – Erika Pitzel- GAWLedu Class 2 participant

“GAWLedu has been instrumental to advancing my career. Having attended an out-of-state law school with few alumni in Atlanta, it was so important to me to find a group of newer attorneys with whom I could grow and develop close relationships. GAWLedu  has given me a sense of camaraderie and friendship that I had  been missing. It has provided me with an abundance of professional resources and has even positioned me for a highly fulfilling new job. Being an attorney has its unique challenges, and I believe that the relationships I developed through GAWLedu will help me rise to meet them.“ – Elizabeth Lawrence- GAWLedu Class 1 participant.

2020 GAWLedu Class

Beverly Lucas

Chanel Marie Patrick

Jambah A Sele Kollie

Katrina Williams

Marissa (Missy) Torgerson

Misty Gann

Pamela Bratton

Phyllis Talley

Rachel DiSanto

Regina M. Taylor

Saira Shakir

Shanna Howard Pasley



GAWLedu Graduates

2014 Class

Aisha Success
Ami Manik Koldhekar Rodrigues
Amy Chalmers Durham
Andrea Wood
Annie Jordan
Daniella Duxbury
Jennifer Feld
Jennifer Gore- Cutherbert
Jessica Long
Kinda Abdus-Saboor
Kristi North
Lauren Simons
Lindsey Cambardella
Lisa Anderson
Mandy Moyer
Elizabeth Osborne Lawrence
Megan Hodgkiss
Meredith Parrish
Pamela Palmer
Ryan Harbin
Sheldon Slimp

2018 Class

Alaina Reukauf

Caroline Harwell

Eufemia Cabrera-D'Amour

Rachel Zisek

Jessica Guevara

Sana Rupani

Julia Spitler

Yesenia Muhamad

Mandisa Styles

Stace Burke

Liliana Ramirez Tristani

Courtney Broussard

Christina McCoy

Sarah Moskowitz

2015 Class

Jenny Sewell

Kristy Zimmerman

Morgan Bembry

Sumita Dalmia

Teri Freinkel

Ansley Evans

Kareemah Lewis

Jennifer Thomas

Rhonda Thomas

Kasey Chow

Sheronn Harris

Erika Pitzel


2019 Class

Angela Tompkins

Ashley M. Bowcott

Bridget Cardinale

Germani Hunt

Hermise Pierre

Katera H. Nelson

Kathryn B. Reddy

Lucy Aquino

Samantha Embry

Sharon Phillips-Biondini

Shelby A. McKenzie

2016 Class

Sherri Marie Carr

Gloria Wright

Lilia Kim

Ashley Shattles

Jessi Patton

Christina Scalera

Chinny Law

Yane Park

Amelia Grubbs

Faith Lynn

Crismeily Alburquerque

Christina Peterson

Beth Young

Abi Oyegun

2017 Class

Kathlyn Kashan-Womack

Janet Cantrell

Kimberly Wakefield Aiken

Kelley Napier

Megan Jones

Dene Matthews

Tamorra Boyd

Talis Trevino

Virginia Montgomery

Dana Dickson

Baylie Fry

Tiffani Smith

JoAnna Smith

Laura Akins

Joy Smith

Sarah Kelsey

Mary Lynn Paulson

Jennifer Cornelius