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Joint OCBA and CFAWL Luncheon: Domestic Awareness & Advocacy ( Virtual Option ) – October 28, 2021 – Title Sponsor: Veritext


OCBA Luncheon Virtual Option

Joint OCBA and CFAWL Luncheon: Domestic Awareness & Advocacy

Thursday, October 28, 2021 | 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. | Embassy Suites Downtown Orlando

Title Sponsor: Veritext

The OCBA and the Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers (CFAWL) invite you to attend an open conversation between Harbor House of Central Florida CEO, Michelle Sperzel, and author of Unintentional Hero: From Domestic Violence Victim to Survivor to Advocate Rania Arwani, Esq.

Michelle Sperzel

With nearly 20 years in leadership and nonprofit experience, Michelle Sperzel currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Harbor House of Central Florida. During the past two years, she’s focused on improving processes for survivors; started conversations within our community around the epidemic; opened the new temporary housing facility on the Harbor House campus; and implemented youth programs to stem the tide of violence. Prior to Harbor House, Sperzel led several nonprofit organizations through administrative and direct service program development. She came to Harbor House by way of Girls in the Game in Chicago, IL, which empowers all girls to be gamechangers; but her experience with domestic violence within Florida came when she led Shelter House in Ft. Walton Beach.

Rania Arwani, Esq.

Rania Arwani currently practices family law at Arwani Law Firm. Rania acted as a Research Assistant at Barry University School of Law and a Certified Legal Intern for the Children and Families Clinic. She trained with the Florida Center for Child Welfare to handle a variety of family law matters, including domestic violence, substance abuse and sexual abuse of children. Prior to co-founding Arwani Law Firm Rania was a Certified Legal Intern with the State Attorney’s Office in the Ninth Judicial Circuit in Orange County where she gained valuable courtroom experience. On a bigger scale, her mission is to make a difference in the fight against domestic violence. She is driven by this mission in all aspects of her life and seeks to inspire others to do the same. Adamant to use her knowledge in the fight against domestic violence, she volunteers for the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association in representing abused women and children. Her goal is to educate women in abusive relationships to identify the signs of abuse, and motivate them to speak-up, not only for themselves but also for their children.

Attendees will receive an email 24 hours prior to event with the Zoom login and passcode.

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Please register by Tuesday, October 26, 2021.

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