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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 Stands with the ABA in Condemning Violence at the U.S. Capitol

NAWL echoes the American Bar Association’s statement condemning the criminal violence that befell Capitol Hill on January 6, 2021. The 2020 election was decided freely and fairly, and Congress must do its constitutional duty to certify the results. The rule of law must stand.

The 2020 NAWL Survey Report is Here!

In these unprecedented times – including a global pandemic, an unfolding economic downturn, and a renewed focus on racial injustice in the United States – the NAWL Survey on the Promotion and Retention of Women in Law Firms (NAWL Survey) is more important than ever. The goal of the NAWL Survey has always been to provide objective statistics regarding the position and advancement of women lawyers in law firms in particular, and the NAWL Survey remains the only national survey that collects this industry benchmarking data in such detailRead 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 2020 Sustaining Sponsors

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NAWL Women in Corporate Transactions+
NAWL Women in Start-Ups
Privacy in Global Transactions
January 20th @ 12PM EST


NAWL Conversations on Change Event
Tackling Transition 
January 27th @ 1 PM EST


NAWL All-Affinity Group
Sponsored Networking Event 
January 28th @ 5 PM EST


NAWL Challenge Club Event
Work On Your Personal Brand
While Working From Home
February 11th @ 12PM EST


NAWL Conference
2021 Mid-Year Meeting
March 25th - 26th, 2021



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