Community Involvement

Orange County Bar Association (“OCBA”) Young Lawyers Section, elected, 2012-2017

  • President, 2014-2015
    • Organized 22 committees for a membership of 750+ young lawyers in Orange County, FL
    • Served on the Executive Committee for the Orange County Bar Association
    • The OCBA YLS was named Young Lawyer Affiliate of the Year by The Florida Bar, 2015
  • Secretary, 2013-2014: records monthly minutes, sends weekly emails to 750-person membership, liaises with three event committees: Evening with the Judiciary, Gator Bus Trip, and WRCC Halloween Party; served as lead organizer of Holiday Party/toy drive benefiting local foster children
  • Board Member At-Large, 2012-2013

Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors, elected, 2013-2017

  • Annual Convention, Chair, 2016-17
  • President’s Executive Council, Member, 2015-17
  • Local Affiliate Committee, Chair, 2015-16
  • Long Range Planning Committee, Member, 2014-16
  • Awards Committee, Co-Chair, 2014-15
  • Affiliate Outreach Conference, Co-Chair, 2013-14
    • • Organized a weekend-long conference, including a CLE, 200-person dinner reception, and grant and award presentations, wherein more than $45,000 in grant money was awarded to Young Lawyer affiliates throughout the state for their charitable and pro bono endeavors
  • Practicing with Professionalism CLE Committee, 2013-2016
    • • Organizes CLE for nearly 200 incoming attorneys in Orlando annually
    • • Moderated Judicial Panel

Florida Bar Legal Needs of Children Committee, appointed, 2012-2015

Central Florida Family Law American Inn of Court, invited, 2015 – present

Society for Ethics in Egg Donation and Surrogacy, member, 2016

American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Attorney Member, 2014-present

American Bar Association Family Law Section, Assisted Reproductive Technologies Committee, 2013-present

RESOLVE, Law Professional Member, 2013-present

OCBA YLS Evening with the Judiciary Event Chairwoman, 2009-2013

  • • Organized a 300+ person party each year for young lawyers to meet and mingle with, on average, 60 state, appellate, federal, and administrative judges

Women’s Residential and Counseling Center Halloween Party, 2009-2013

  • • Organized a Halloween party for the children at the women’s shelter, wherein 40+ children received free, new Halloween costumes and had a safe trick-or-treat each year
  • • The party, which was largely self-funded and self-organized from 2010-2012, received a grant from the Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division in January 2013, and is now a reoccurring event for the Young Lawyers Section of the Orange County Bar
  • • In 2013, a mock trial component was added so that the children could learn how the judicial process works, in addition to celebrating Halloween

OCBA Joint Happy Hour Chairwoman, 2011 and 2012

  • • Organized a Happy Hour for all local voluntary bar associations in an effort to raise canned good donations for the Second Harvest Food Bank and cash donations for the OCBA Foundation, wherein hundreds of pounds of food were donated each year before Thanksgiving

Girls Advocacy Project Board of Directors, 2009-2011

  • • Served on a statewide Board for the project, which provided mentoring and diversion programs to girls in juvenile detention centers throughout the state

Central Florida Gator Club President, 2008-2010

  • • Organized Gator Gathering with Urban Meyer for 600 attendees, which raised money for the club’s scholarship program
  • • Oversaw and organized a variety of fundraisers, speakers and volunteer events for membership
  • • Created and co-organized first CFGC Gator Gala to raise money for the Florida Opportunity Scholarship program

Junior League of Greater Orlando, 2006-2014

  • • Corks for a Cause, Special Advisor, 2013-2014
    • • Advising special events committee regarding annual fundraiser benefitting Second Harvest Food Bank and Junior League programs relating to childhood hunger and obesity
  • • MAGIC (Mentoring Adolescent Girls to Inspire Change) Committee Member, 2011-2013
    • • Mentored teenaged girls in the Orange County Detention Center twice a month
  • • Public Affairs Chairwoman, 2007-2008
    • • Served as representative to Junior League’s State Public Affairs Committee
    • • Advocated for League issues such as booster seats, HPV vaccines, and human trafficking
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