The mission of the National Association of Women Lawyers is to provide leadership, a collective voice, and essential resources to advance women in the legal profession and advocate for the equality of women under the law. Since 1899, NAWL has been empowering women in the legal profession, cultivating a diverse membership dedicated to equality, mutual support, and collective success.
Mark Your Calendar
July 17-18, 2019 | Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon | New York, NY
November 7 - 8, 2019 | Fifteenth General Counsel Institute | New York, NY
March 11-12, 2020 | Mid-Year Meeting | Chicago, IL
Sarretta C. McDonough
A Message From NAWL's 2018-2019 President
I am honored to serve as NAWL’s President for the coming year.
In 1899, the hurdles facing equality for women, much less equality for women lawyers in their chosen profession, must have looked insurmountable. Women could not vote; most women did not have access to education; those who had access had very confined and limited options for work—for most, the only real career option was marriage and motherhood. Beyond these practical limitations, society resisted change to traditional gender roles. Amazing then, that even in the face of these realities, a group of women lawyers refused to accept the status quo and had the vision and determination to effect change.
Women Lawyers Journal
A NAWL membership offers you the opportunity to join a diverse group of professionals and enjoy a variety of benefits, including:
- Access to career development and CLE programing
- Opportunities to build a national network
- Leadership Development
- Community Outreach
- Continued Learning
NAWL welcomes the individual attorneys, including private practice, corporate, academic, government and non-profit attorneys, and groups, including law firms, corporate legal departments, law schools, and bar associations.
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