Women Lawyers' Division
The Women Lawyers’ Division (WLD) provides an open forum to discuss issues facing women in the legal profession, sponsors programs that focus topics relating to the careers and advancement of women who practice law in Bucks County, and offers social, educational and professional networking opportunities. WLD is open to all members of the Bucks County Bar Association who are interested in helping us achieve our goals while getting support in achieving their own.
WLD Mentor Program: The WLD Mentor Program was developed to help newer attorneys succeed by pairing them with more experienced attorneys who can guide them through the channels of practicing in the legal profession. More experienced attorneys provide newer attorneys with opportunities to learn and grow. The Mentor Program is administered by the Women Lawyers’ Division and is open to all members of the Bucks County Bar Association. This is a one-year commitment, although a mentor and mentee may extend this term to suit their needs.
For more information about the WLD, its mission and its programs, please contact the 2013 WLD officers:
Kyong Ha Growney, Esquire
Curtin & Heefner LLP
Catherine Nguyen, Esquire
Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC
Jennifer Gould, Esquire
Stark & Stark
Upcoming WLD Events/Meetings:
August Meeting: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 – 5:00 PM (Location: Bar Association building)
WLD/YLD CLE: "Smartphone and Tablet Basics for Lawyers, Part II” – Speakers are Hugh Algeo and Kelly Eberle August 22, 2013 from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM (Location: Bar Association Building)
September Meeting: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 – 5:00 PM (Location: Bar Association building)
3rd Annual Women’s Power Summit – Thursday, October 10, 2013 – 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM (Location: Bar Association building). Panelists: Judge Anne Covey – Commonwealth Court Judge, Judge Susan Gantman - PA Superior Court Judge, Janet Mintzer – Pearl S. Buck President & CEO, Jean Keeler - New CEO of Grand View Hospital, and Julie Baines - Co-founder of Think Communications Group. Guest Moderator: Linda Bishop, Senior Vice President, Specialty Markets of MileStone Bank. Sponsors: MileStone Bank and Curtin & Heefner LLP Click Here for more information!
October Meeting/Guest Speaker: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 – 5:00 PM (Location: Bar Association building). We will have a guest speaker Susie Beiler of Sectrum Health Consulting to speak on nutrition
Ladies Night Out – Thursday, November 7, 2013 – 5PM to 8PM – our __ annual shopping event. (Location: Bar Association building). A portion of the proceeds will go to Christ’s Home for Children
November Meeting/Elections: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 – 5:00 PM (Location: Bar Association building). This will be our final meeting in 2013 and we will hold our elections during this meeting.
Recent WLD Events/Meetings:
February Meeting: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 – 5:00 PM (Location: Bar Association building). CLICK HERE for Meeting Agenda
Suit Drive – March, 2013 – Collected professional clothing (e.g. suits, blouses, skirts, dress shirts, etc.) and accessories (e.g. ties, jewelry, shoes, etc.) for both women and men. Donations were made to PA CareerLink Bucks County Second Time Around Store. CLICK HERE for flyer
March Meeting: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 – 5:00 PM (Location: Bar Association building). CLICK HERE for Meeting Agenda
Texas Hold’ Em Poker Tournament – was held on April 4, 2013. We had a fantastic turnout and fun was had by all who attended. The winner and runner-up of the tournament were Corryn Kronnagel and Dave Keightly, Jr. MileStone Bank was the generous sponsor of this event. CLICK HERE for Flyer
WLD/YLD CLE: "Smartphone and Tablet Basics for Lawyers” was presented by Catherine Nguyen and Hugh Algeo on April 16, 2013
Christ’s Home for Children Initiative – Gifts cards, childcare items and cash donations were collected to benefit this non-profit. CLICK HERE for flyer.
May Meeting: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 – 5:00 PM (Location: Bar Association building). CLICK HERE for Meeting Agenda
WLD Team for Race Judicata – June 19, 2013 – Team Captain was Maria McGinty-Ferris, Esq. 8 out of 35 WLD team runners placed in their age divisions and the WLD team won the team competition this year!
June Meeting: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 – 5:00 PM (Location: Bar Association building). CLICK HERE for Meeting Agenda