Women Lawyers of Franklin County: Celebrating 75 Years!

Women Lawyers of Franklin County is a bar association for women attorneys in Central Ohio. Established in 1942, WLFC has grown from a few members to over 250 today. Throughout this time, WLFC has continued to strive to address the professional needs and concerns of women lawyers in the Greater Columbus area.

WLFC Mock Interview Program

Please join us and volunteer to serve as an interviewer for the 2018 WLFC Mock Interview Program! Interviews will be held during January or February 2018 at the volunteer's place of business.

Last year, in its inception, the program provided law students from Ohio State and Capital Law Schools with the opportunity to schedule practice interviews with legal practitioners and receive direct feedback about their interview responses from women lawyers in the community. There were a total of 17 law students and 10 lawyer volunteers who participated in the first WLFC Mock Interview Program. This year with your help we hope to provide more practice interview opportunities to additional students! Law students must be WLFC members in order to participate in the program.  

If you are interested in serving as a volunteer or desire additional information about the program, please contact Bridjette Brown (Law School Liaison) at 614-233-2391 or bbrown@fcdjfs.franklincountyohio.gov. Please volunteer to participate no later than 12/31/17.

Upcoming Events

WLFC's 75th Anniversary Soiree a Smashing Success

On February 24, 2017, in recognition of our 75th anniversary, the Women Lawyers of Franklin County held a Soirée to honor our past and celebrate our future. Thank you to all who attended and sponsored this exciting event. Click here to view a video recap of the Soirée.


Dining Circle Initiative

The Women Lawyers of Franklin County, in conjunction with the Columbus Bar Association, will again offer the "Dining Circle" Initiative for 2017-2018. 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.

Click here for details and an application.

Stay Connected

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WLFC Survey Results

Click here to view the results of WLFC's recent "Women in the Profession Survey." A more comprehensive presentation of data will be completed by WLFC and available in the future.

2017-18 Board of Trustees

President: Katrina Thompson
President-Elect: Katherine "Kitty" Ivan
Secretary: Rachel Sabo
Treasurer: Gina Piacentino
Trustee at Large: Megan Gonzalez
Immediate Past President: Ashley Oliker
Student Representative: Kimberly Despas (Ohio State University)
Student Representative: Sara Valentine (Capital University)

Committee Chairs

Bylaws: Michalea Delaveris
Community Service: Ann Hancock
Diversity: Hannah Botkin-Doty
Events: Jenny Schiller & Meghna Rao
Judicial Campaign/Legislative Action: Jolene Griffith
Law School Liaison: Bridjette Brown
Membership: Lisa Messner
Networking: Lori Keating
Public Relations: Lia Meehan
Social Media: Kailee Goold
Women in the Profession: Celia Kilgard

WLFC Member Roster

WLFC Past Presidents