NAWL offers a variety of resources for our members. From our quarterly journal to our weekly e-letter, NAWL keeps our members apprised of current issues that affect women in and under the law. The majority of our publications are available in print and online. All NAWL membership types include online access.

    Women Lawyers Journal | Surveys | Special Reports | Weekly E-Letters


    Women Lawyers Journal (WLJ)

     

    Current Issue:

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    The Women Lawyers Journal (WLJ), a quarterly NAWL publication dating back to 1911, provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and information for NAWL members. The WLJ prints the news and views of the membership, promotes association programs, discusses substantive issues affecting women in the law and women in society, and promotes the agenda and objectives of NAWL.

    Call for Papers:

    Four volumes of Women Lawyers Journal are published annually and we accept queries and submissions throughout the year. Your article or query should target our sophisticated, well-educated, career-focused female association membership.

    We are always looking for fresh angles on bread-and-butter stories about career development, self-promotion, work-life balance, retirement planning, office etiquette and generational issues as they pertain to employee and peer relationships within law firms. We encourage profiles from organizations with successful programs for recruiting, promoting and retaining women. We welcome profiles of successful women lawyers, particularly those who would serve as inspiration to our readers. And we also look for analysis of legislation that affects women.

    Other topics of interest include managing technology (for example, how lawyers use Twitter in daily practice; how tweets, Facebook, LinkedIn or other social media may have been used as evidence or to enhance a practice). How firm recruiters use social media in decisions to hire or not hire. How education debt affects career and life decisions made by young attorneys.

    WLJ’s member news section is a good venue for keeping our readers informed about what is going on in your firm.

    We also accept reviews of books with a broad interest to our Women Lawyer members.

    With a few exceptions, WLJ follows the Associated Press Stylebook. Researched articles should be submitted with endnotes, as opposed to footnotes. Article length is dependent on topic. The editor reserves the right to edit or rewrite any article to suit the magazine’s needs; however, major alterations will be discussed with the author.

    You may submit your queries or articles via email to williamslaura2000@hotmail.com or by mail to 5055 Carnoustie Dr., Reno, NV 89502. Do not, under any circumstances, send unsolicited original slides or other artwork as we will not guarantee their return. You may also call the editor at 775-250-3352 to discuss article submissions between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Pacific Time.

    Deadlines for the remainder of 2014 are as follows:
         - 4/21 Annual Meeting Issue
         - 7/20 Selma Moidel Smith student writer competition; new officers and awards coverage
         - 9/20 Women’s workplace issues
         - 11/20 First issue of 2015

    WLJ Editor: Laura Williams WLJ Writer/Copy Editor: Kristin MacIntosh WLJ Art Director: Holly Moxley

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    National Surveys 

    NAWL and the NAWL Foundation provide leading and innovative research about women in the law. The Foundation’s cutting-edge work includes the highly regarded NAWL National Survey on Retention and Promotion of Women in Law Firms, the first-ever National Survey of Women’s Initiatives, and a planned National Survey on Advancement of Women in Corporate Legal Departments.

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    February 25, 2014
    Report of the Eighth Annual
    NAWL National Survey on
    Retention and Promotion of
    Women in Law Firms

    Press Release (PDF)
    Survey Report (PDF)

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    November 15, 2012
    Report of a National
    Survey of Women's Initiatives:
    The Strategy, Structure and Scope of
    Women's Initiatives in Law Firms

    Press Release (PDF)
    Survey Report (PDF)

     

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    October 22, 2012
    Report of the Seventh Annual
    NAWL National Survey on
    Retention and Promotion of
    Women in Law Firms

    Press Release (PDF)
    Survey Report (PDF)

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    November 10, 2011
    Report of the Sixth Annual
    NAWL National Survey on
    Retention and Promotion of
    Women in Law Firms

    Press Release (PDF)
    Survey Report (PDF)

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    November 9, 2010
    Report of the Fifth Annual
    NAWL National Survey on
    Retention and Promotion of
    Women in Law Firms

    Press Release (PDF)
    Survey Report (PDF)

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    October 26, 2009
    Report of the Fourth Annual
    NAWL National Survey on
    Retention and Promotion of
    Women in Law Firms

    Press Release (PDF)
    Survey Report (PDF)

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    November 17, 2008
    Report of the Third Annual
    NAWL National Survey on
    Retention and Promotion of
    Women in Law Firms

    Press Release (PDF)
    Survey Report (PDF)

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    November  15, 2007
    Report of the Second Annual
    NAWL National Survey on
    Retention and Promotion of
    Women in Law Firms

    Press Release (PDF)
    Survey Report (PDF)

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    October 25, 2006
    Report of the First Annual
    NAWL National Survey on
    Retention and Promotion of
    Women in Law Firms

    Press Release (PDF)
    Survey Report (PDF)



    Special Reports 

    NAWL provides special reports such as our Summit Reports, which provide action steps and recommendations to continue to promote ways in which women lawyers can advance. These reports serve as a valuable resource for law firms, corporate law departments, and others committed to ensuring that all leadership reflects the diversity of the profession.

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    July 31,  2013: Report on Second Summit
    In separate meetings in Chicago, San Francisco, and New York, these Summits brought together law firm leaders, including managing partners and chairs of Women’s Initiatives, General Counsel, bar association presidents, and consultants to review the progress on the advancement of women lawyers into leadership positions at law firms and in corporate law departments. Read Report.

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    July 17, 2008: National Summit Report
    The National Association of Women Lawyers released the report of its National Leadership Summit: Actions for Advancing Women Into Law Firm Leadership. Read Report.



    Weekly E-Letters 

    NAWL’s weekly e-letter keeps our members informed of upcoming programs, the latest news, reports and initiatives that affect women in the profession. NAWL members receive our e-letter every Friday.


    National Association of Women Lawyers®

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