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Georgia Association for Women Lawyers Records
Georgia Association for Women Lawyers Records

The Georgia Association for Women Lawyers (GAWL) was founded by Mrs. Minnie Hale Daniel officially in 1928 as a non-profit corporation to serve women in the legal profession. She was the first woman in Georgia to receive a law degree and the first of three women to be admitted to the State Bar. The mission the organization has always been to enhance the welfare and development of women lawyers and to support their interests, with a vision of being the "go-to" organization for women lawyers. GAWL is a statewide organization with chapters throughout Georgia. The organization actively seeks input from chapter members in creating policies, planning of events and as a valuable resource for the growth and representation of women lawyers in Georgia. It is a strong, bipartisan voice on issues such as the judicial nominating process, legislative affairs and work-life balance. GAWL seeks to enhance the education, training, and sponsorship of women lawyers through mentorship and other programing so as to assist them in finding their rightful place as leaders in Georgia. Signature events include the Annual Dinner, the Leadership Academy, and the Annual Art Auction. GAWL has played a strong and decisive role in the evolution of not only the role of Georgia's women lawyers, but in the legal history of Georgia as well. Today, GAWL has chapters in Blue Ridge, Columbus, Douglas-Paulding, at the John Marshall Law School in Atlanta, Gwinnett, and Savannah.

The Georgia Association for Women Lawyers (GAWL) records, 1916-2016, consists of the organization's bylaws, annual reports, board minutes, certificates, correspondence and membership directories. Booklets, invitations and other programing materials represent GAWL's many activities such as retreats, luncheons, annual dinner and art auction. Eight scrapbooks illustrate the history of the organization extensively.

Copyright to items in this collection is owned by the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers. Items may be used for scholarship, educational, and personal use. Additional uses will require permission of the rights holder.

 
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