By Lucy Dollens, Quarles & Brady LLP
There are currently positions available on the Women and the Law Division Executive Committee for 2015 and statements of interest are due by Monday, November 10. We talked to current committee member Lucy Dollens of Quarles & Brady LLP to learn more about her role.
IndyBar: How long have you been on the Executive Committee and what is your role?
Dollens: This has been my first year serving on the Women and the Law Division Executive Committee, and I have been amazed at how much the WLD achieves in a given year. I currently serve as an At Large Member.
IndyBar: What is your favorite part about being on the Executive Committee?
Dollens: The Executive Committee is made up of a dynamic group of women with whom I enjoy working to continually assess, develop and implement programs and events that benefit all members of the Women and the Law Division. I love that the Executive Committee is open to new ideas for moving the Women and the Law Division forward and meeting the division members' needs. I especially love the Executive Committee's focus on philanthropic activities.
IndyBar: What are your responsibilities as a member of the Executive Committee?
Dollens: To be actively engaged in planning and carrying out the objectives of the division, including holding and attending CLEs as well as philanthropic, networking and social programs.
IndyBar: How has your involvement impacted you as a professional?
Dollens: It has connected with me with amazing women within the legal community.
IndyBar: What advice would you give to anyone who is considering joining the Executive Committee?
Dollens: To be prepared to actively give of your time and efforts, which has been more than rewarding for me. I count myself fortunate to have been selected to serve on this committee and look forward to continuing to do so in 2015.
If you would like to be considered for next year's Executive Committee, please reply to Chris Walsh at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, November 10 with a brief statement about yourself and why you would like to serve. The current Executive Committee will vote at its November 12 meeting, and new members will be notified soon thereafter.