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Posted by: Elvira Cortez on Jun 12, 2020

As many of you know, Lawyers Club’s Annual Dinner is the largest Lawyers Club event, and a must-attend event for the legal profession.  In the past two years, we welcomed over 800 attendees and this year with Ms. Stacy Abrams as our speaker we expected another exciting and successful event. 

As you know, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the dinner had been previously moved from May 14 to July 29, 2020.  However, given the current uncertainty regarding COVID-19, the health and safety of our members, and the directives by our health officials, Lawyers Club has made the difficult decision to cancel the Annual Dinner.

Lawyers Club remains committed to our mission as the issues affecting women in the law and society remain, and in many respects, they have been exacerbated by the pandemic. The theme chosen for this year’s dinner, Driving Change, has been our inspiration during these trying times and pushed us to remain committed to our mission. We continue to serve the needs of our members by providing valuable virtual programming for networking and connecting, joining amicus briefs for important cases, and ensuring that our organization remains inclusive and diverse.

Imperative to our mission of Driving Change has been the support of our sponsors and volunteers.  I would like to thank all of our sponsors, including Casey Gerry, the title sponsor for our Annual Dinner, for their continued partnership in advancing our mission.  I would also like to thank our Annual Dinner co-chairs Kim Ahrens and Amanda Singer and the Annual Dinner Committee for all of their hard work in planning our dinner.  I look forward to seeing you all at our future events.

Elvira Cortez practices business and commercial litigation and employment defense at Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP and is the 2019-2020 president of Lawyers Club.