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About NAWL

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.

NAWL Letter to Biden Administration on the Appointment of Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

NAWL believes a strong intellectual property system requires strong leadership, which starts with the appointment of a qualified executive to serve as the Director of the USPTO. The Director position should be filled with a top-caliber, knowledgeable, intellectual property professional who has demonstrated the ability and commitment to encourage innovation and economic growth in the United States. In addition to being a champion of innovation and creativity, we believe the Director must also be able to demonstrate a dedicated commitment to, and track record of, encouraging women and under-represented minorities to participate in the innovation economy, through embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion ideals for both inventors and practitioners. Read the full letter here. 

ABA Releases National Report on Practice in the Pandemic & Moving Forward

Based on extensive data, the ABA's report recommends a set of best practices to assist legal employers as we all emerge from the pandemic and to develop effective approaches to create cultures of diversity, equity, inclusion, and transparency. Read the full report here.


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 programming; 
  • Opportunities to build a national network; 
  • Leadership development;
  • Advocacy;
  • Continued learning.

NAWL welcomes individual attorneys and groups, including law firms, corporate legal departments, law schools, and bar associations. 

Thank You To Our 2021 Sustaining Sponsors

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NAWL Conference

2021 Annual Meeting
July 21st - 22nd, 2021


NAWL Conference
17th General Counsel Institute
November 10th - 12th, 2021




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