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The Florida Association of Women Lawyers (FAWL) and the Statewide Guardian ad Litem Program (GAL) have launched a partnership in which attorneys will be mentors for young women aging out of foster care.

FAWL president Jennifer Shoaf Richardson says her members are excited about volunteering one hour monthly to mentor teen girls who are close to aging out of the child welfare system.

"I think many people – and especially foster youth – just need to be pointed in the right direction as far as the questions they need to ask and getting connected to the wonderful resources that already exist," Richardson says.

Margie Menzel

The Florida Association of Women Lawyers (FAWL) is holding its annual Lobby Days in Tallahassee this week. Members are hearing from policymakers and visiting lawmakers, and they’re looking to expand their good works.

On Monday, FAWL members heard from Attorney General Ashley Moody, Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, Department of Juvenile Justice Secretary Simone Marstiller, and Senate Minority Leader Audrey Gibson.