Stefanie Mederos is one of Sheril Colombo's associates and mentees at Wilson Elser.
So when Colombo was sworn in as the president of the Miami-Dade chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers on Thursday, Mederos was at the front table — even though she just gave birth to her first child five days before.
"It was important for me to be here," Mederos said. "I wasn't supposed to give birth until this week. My daughter came early."
Nearly 200 people attended the annual installation and awards luncheon. Among the guests were Colombo's 5-year-old daughter, Giada.
Colombo, a Miami partner, plans to push for equity for women in the legal profession as president, help promote women for judgeships and serve as lobbyist on legislative matters that affect women, such as the recently vetoed alimony bill opposed by FAWL.