The National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL)® is a national voluntary legal professional organization devoted to promoting the interests and progress of women lawyers and women’s legal rights. Founded in 1899, long before most local and national bar associations admitted women, NAWL has historically served as an educational forum and an active voice for the concerns of women in the legal profession.

    NAWL continues to support and advance the interests of women in and under the law. Today, members of NAWL represent all areas of legal expertise: public and private sectors; for-profit and not-for-profit; and large and small organizations. Through its programs and network, NAWL provides the tools for women in the profession to advance and prosper in their own careers while also enriching the profession.

    By becoming a Member of NAWL, you unite with women and men throughout the United States to advocate for women in the legal profession. We invite you to join others who, like you, are proud to be engaged in the practice of law and wish to work together to support the social, political, and professional empowerment of women in the law.

    Member benefits include:

    Access to career development and continuing legal education programs at reduced member rates. Programs include regional and national seminars designed to provide women lawyers with the skills and resources needed for long-term careers, including signature events like our Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon, Mid-Year Meeting & Awards Luncheon, and General Counsel Institute.

    Opportunities to Build a National Network via programs that bring women together, both nationally and internationally, opening doors to an array of business development opportunities.

    Leadership Development through NAWL committees, affiliations, and strategic partnerships. There are ample opportunities for mebers to develop and exercise leadership skills.

    Advocacy via NAWL's Amicus Committee, which reviews requests for participation as amicus curiae in cases of interest to NAWL members. A sampling of recent issues includes enforcement of Title IX, employment discrimination, women's health, and domestic violence issues.

    Community Outreach through Nights of Giving. Throughout each year NAWL hosts a series of philanthropic networking events across the country to support organizations whose mission is to empower women and children.

    Continued Learning with the Women Lawyers Journal®. This national publication provides a forum for the exchange of information and presentation of articles about women in the law and society.

     

         Individual Membership Types    

    Regular Member:

    $80

    Law Student:
    Complimentary membership is available for current law students

              $0

    First-Year Associate:
    Complimentary membership is available for lawyers in their first year of practice

    $0

    Junior Lawyer:
    Discounted membership is available for lawyers in their first 5-years of practice

    $45

     Government or Non-Profit Attorney:
    Discounted membership is available for attorneys practicing in government or non-profit

    $45

     Solo/Small Firm Attorney:
    Discounted membership is available for solo practicioners or attorneys working in small firms (10 attorneys or fewer)

    $50

    Attorney with a NAWL Institutional Member:
    Discounted membership is available for attorneys whose law firm, corporation, or organization is an institutional member of NAWL.  See if your organization is an institutional member.

    $55

    Sustaining Member:
    Sustaining Member help NAWL meet financial goals that allows us to provide and improve our programs and services for our members

    $120

    Lifetime Member:
    One-time payment for a lifetime of membership; available to attorneys with at least seven years of membership

    $1,500

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    For more information or to join, please contact NAWL at nawl@nawl.org or 312.988.6186.

    Support and sustain NAWL by becoming an Individual Member today and help continue to pave the way for successful women lawyers!

     


    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 nawl@nawl.org