The Association of Women Attorneys, or AWA, Foundation will recognize four Houston attorneys for leadership in their practice areas during the 8th AWA Foundation Premier Women in Law Luncheon on March 20 in Houston.
Association of Women Attorneys Foundation Premier Women in Law 2019 honorees are, from left, Burke Butler, Betsy Kamin, Amanda McMillan, and Phyllis Young.[/caption]
Being honored this year are Burke Butler, special counsel to nonprofit law practice Phillips Black; Betsy Kamin, member in Clark Hill Strabsurger; Amanda McMillian, executive vice president and general counsel to Anadarko Petroleum; and Phyllis Young, global energy and transactions partner in Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld.
The foundation will also award six scholarships to women who are in their second or third years of law school and attend one of Houston’s three law schools—South Texas College of Law Houston, the University of Houston Law Center, and Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law. The AWA Foundation Pro Bono Fellowship Program was created in 2017 in partnership with Houston Volunteer Lawyers and the Tahirih Justice Center to provide a paid fellowship with one of the partnering organizations.
The luncheon will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. For more information, go to awahouston.org/awa-foundation/pwil.