NAWL, through its members and committees, functions as the voice of women in the law®.  NAWL provides a collective voice in the bar, courts, Congress, and workplace to make women's concerns heard.  By becoming a member of NAWL, you join and support women throughout the United States to advocate for women in the legal profession.  NAWL invites you to join others like you, who are proud to be engaged in the practice of law and wish to work together for the continued progress of women in and under the law.  As a member, you will benefit from NAWL's programs and publications, as well as from networking and leadership opportunities.  Please take a moment to join the National Association of Women Lawyers.  NAWL, as an ABA affiliate, welcomes men and women lawyers as members, as well as law firms, corporate law departments, bar associations, and law school members.

    NAWL is a not-for-profit professional organization which relies on membership dues and sponsorship to help us achieve our goals of supporting women by providing networking, career resources, research, programming and advocating for diversity for women in all stages and sectors of the legal profession.

    THANK YOU to our members for your continuous support of advancing women in and under the law!

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    Member Benefits

    • Access to career development and continuing legal education programs at reduced member rates.  Programs include regional and national seminars, panels, workshops, webinars, mentoring programs, and roundtables designed to provide women lawyers with the skills and resources needed for long-term professional success regardless of where their career may lead them.

    • Ability to serve as delegates and liaisons to other major organizations and affinity groups.  Examples include the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession, The United Nations, the International Bar Association, the Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession, the DRI Women in the Law Committee, and the National Association of Women Judges. 

    • Advocacy for women and children through pro bono opportunities to help protect the rights of women and children through partnerships with KIND (Kids in Need of Defense), Wal-Mart Medical-Legal Partnership Pro Bono Project, and the American Bar Association Children's Rights Litigation Committee and amicus curiae briefs.

    • Connect with fellow members through online Practice Affinity Groups. Practice Affinity Groups allow NAWL members in similar practice areas to communicate, exchange information, and network.
    • Join lawyers from across the country at NAWL's signature events, such as our Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon, Mid-Year Meeting, and Annual General Counsel Institute.

    • Leadership Development through NAWL committees, affiliations, and strategic partnerships.  Members have numerous opportunities to develop and exercise leadership abilities at the national and regional levels.

    • Networking Opportunities which bring women together, both nationally and internationally, opening doors to an array of business development opportunities.  NAWL's philanthropic National Night of Giving events bring lawyers together who want to give back to their communities.

    • Subscription to the Women Lawyers Journal®.  This national publication provides a forum for the exchange of information and presentation of articles about women in the law, women in society, and issues affecting our membership and women generally.

    • Receipt of the National Survey on Retention and Promotion of Women in Law Firms and additional special reports and surveys focusing on women in the legal profession.

    • Support and Sustain NAWL and help continue to pave the way for successful women lawyers.



    Membership Rates

    Individual Membership


    Institutional Membership

    First-Year Associate or Law Student


    Bar Association Membership


    Junior Lawyer


    Law School




    Corporate Legal Department (1-99 Attorneys)


    Solo/Small Firm


    Corporate Legal Department (100-300 Attorneys)


    Firm Member of NAWL Affiliate Member


    Corporate Legal Department (300+ Attorneys)


    Regular Member


    Law Firm (1-99 Attorneys)


    Sustaining Member


    Law Firm (100-300 Attorneys)


    Life Member (After 7 Years of Membership)


    Law Firm (300+ Attorneys)


    Gift Membership

    Prices start at $45 depending on status and seniority. 

    A postcard will be sent to the recipient acknowledging your thoughtful gift.

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    If you have any questions, please contact Liza Booker, Membership Coordinator, at 312-988-6186 or

    National Association of Women Lawyers®

    American Bar Center MS 19.1, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654 T: 312.988.6186 F: 312.932.6450