Coastal Women Attorneys (CWA)


The Coastal Women Attorneys chapter was formed in July, 2013, to serve women attorneys in southeastern North Carolina, including New Hanover, Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Duplin, Pender, Onslow, and surrounding counties. 

2016 Officers:


 President Linda Dolan
 Vice President Linda Sayed
 Treasurer Kara Gansmann
 Secretary Nancy Guyton
 Immediate Past President Pamela Butler
 NCAWA Liaison Paula Kohut
 4th Judicial District Rep. Hon. Sarah Seaton
 5th Judicial District Rep. Miriam Thompson
 13th Judicial District Rep. Tamika Jenkins-Rice


September 2015 EVENTS


"Overruled!" by the District Court Judges of the 4th & 5th Districts

Featuring The Honorable Sarah Seaton, The Honorable Lindsay Luther, The Honorable Robin Robinson

Friday, September 11, 2015

Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Hotel Tarrymore: 102 N. 2nd Street, Wilmington, NC


This panel of District Court judges from the 4th and 5th judicial districts share their perspectives on courtroom protocol, best practices for success, and stories from the trenches.


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October 2015 EVENTS



OCTOBER 16 & 17

Blockade Runner Beach Resort

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The North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys (NCAWA) is the organization where women lawyers in North Carolina come together to build important personal and professional relationships. The NCAWA is about women helping women. When you join the NCAWA, you can expect leadership opportunities, rewarding work on our committees, a networking forum for business development, and more.  

Mission Statement

NCAWA's mission is to promote the participation of women in the legal profession and advance the rights and welfare of women under the law.