5th Annual FORE Ladies Only Golf Outing – A Giving Tradition

New Jersey Women Lawyers Association

Press Release

New Jersey Women Lawyers Association and Essex County Bar Foundation
Continue Tradition of Giving

Since its inception in 2012, The NJWLA & ECBF “Fore Ladies Only” Golf Outing and Clinic has always been more than a day of golf and networking. At the Cedar Hill Golf & Country Club in Livingston, the attendees have done more than learn putting, driving, chipping and course etiquette. Each year, the women provide a selected charity with support, funding and a platform to express its story and mission. This year’s charitable partner was One Simple Wish, a grassroots organization that grants wishes to children in foster care through the social service agencies that support them. NJWLA and ECBF exceeded One Simple Wish’s fundraising goal, and were able to grant the wishes of several children, including simple necessities of clothing, life affirming wishes to celebrate a child’s achievements, and luggage for one child that is newly entering the foster care system.

The first charitable partner, Girls on the Run, is a non-profit that educates and empowers girls at an early age through running games and physical activities in order to prevent the display of at-risk activities in the future. Proceeds of this event funded scholarships for girls between 3rd and 8th grade across Essex County who may not otherwise have been able to enjoy this program. Past charitable partners include The American Heart Association and the Displaced Homemakers Network of New Jersey, an organization that currently has 15 programs in place to make women who have to re-enter the workforce more marketable in today’s job market. Last year’s reception included a pop-up shop featuring jewelry from Operation Bling, a non-profit foundation that provides an assortment of sterling silver cubic zirconium rings, earrings, necklaces and bracelets to oncology patients in area hospitals.

The NJWLA is an independent association of over one thousand attorneys, law students and judges in New Jersey. Its mission is to retain women in the legal profession through education and activism; promote its members to the highest levels of law firm, government, academic, community and corporate positions; and endorse qualified female attorneys for appointments to the state and federal judiciary. More information about the NJWLA, including membership materials, can be found at www.njwla.org.

Established in 1858 and serving as the charitable arm of the Essex County Bar Association, the Essex County Bar Foundation was established with the express purposes of fostering and maintaining the honor and integrity of the profession of the law and facilitating and furthering the science of jurisprudence; studying, improving and facilitating the administration of justice; promoting the study of the law and research therein and the continuing education of lawyers; publishing and distributing legal literature and acquiring, preserving and exhibiting items of historical interest having legal significance or bearing upon the administration of justice; and promoting suitable standards of legal education.

About New Jersey Women Lawyers Association

Our mission is to retain women in the legal profession through education and activism, to promote our members to the highest levels of law firm, government, academic, community and corporate positions and to endorse qualified female attorneys for appointments to the state and federal judiciary. NJWLA will foster leadership among its members by promoting professional activities, mentoring, educational programs and networking functions. NJWLA will create task forces to study and advise our membership on gender equity challenges and other issues unique to women in the profession, including “glass ceiling,” “maternal wall,” “daughter track”, pregnancy, caregiver discrimination, and sexual harassment as well as on additional racial and ethnic barriers that women of color in the legal profession face. NJWLA will be the voice on all issues of importance to women engaged in the practice of law in the state of New Jersey.

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