Dining Circle Initiative

The Women Lawyers of Franklin County will again offer the "Dining Circle" Initiative for 2018-2019. The Dining Circle is a mentoring and networking program that provides members with an opportunity to meet other women attorneys in the community and to share experiences in a comfortable environment. Each Dining Circle Group will consist of approximately 7 to 10 women with varying professional backgrounds who will meet once a month during the program year. All interested attorneys are welcome to participate-from experienced attorneys to new associates, government lawyers to in-house counsel, firm-based attorneys to solo practitioners, and judges as well!

Several group options are available to meet members' wide-range of scheduling needs: Early Breakfast (before 8:30 a.m.), Late Breakfast (after 8:30 a.m.), Lunch, Happy Hour, and Playgroup. For the Playgroup option, monthly activities are scheduled during traditional work-time hours and include the group members' children (such as a picnic at a playground or a trip to the zoo). Although the Dining Circle Playgroup is designed for attorneys who either practice part-time or currently do not work outside of the home, any attorney is encouraged to sign up for the group.

There will be a "Kick-Off" lunch for participants to meet one another at 12:30 pm, October 26, at the Columbus Bar Association. Lunch will be provided.

Any attorney may participate in the Dining Circle by becoming a member of WLFC. Annual dues are only $65, and membership provides a year of high-quality networking, mentoring, and educational opportunities.

Download an Application

To access the form to join a Dining Circle, click here. Please send your completed form by regular mail or email to Lori Keating, WLFC Networking Chair.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Lori L. Keating, Esq.
Executive Director
Ohio State Bar Foundation
(614) 487-4443

2018-19 Board of Trustees

President: Katherine "Kitty" Ivan
President-Elect: Rachel Sabo
Secretary: Gina Piacentino
Treasurer: Lisa Messner
Trustee at Large: Ashley Oliker
Trustee at Large: Katrina Thompson

Committee Chairs

Bylaws: Michaelea Delaveris
Community Service: Jolene Griffith
Data & Information Historian: Ashley B. Watson
Dining Circle: Lia Meehan
Diversity: Hannah Botkin-Doty
Events: Zeboney Barranada & Alexis Preskar
Judicial Campaign: Anna Sanyal
Law School Chair: Bridgette Brown
Law School Rep, Capital: Sara Valentine
Law School Rep, OSU: Kimberly Despas
Membership: Meghna Rao
Public Relations: Ann Hancock Gradisek
Scholarship: Megan Gonzalez
Social Media: Kailee Goold
Women in the Profession: Celia Kilgard-Schnupp
Website: Lina Abbaoui

WLFC Member Roster

WLFC Past Presidents