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Who should attend this event?

Attendance at this event is open to all attorneys from public and private companies, firms, non-profits, government, and educational institutions.

Will there be any COVID safety protocols at the event?

As this is out first in-person conference since the pandemic, we have a number of COVID protocols in place to help our guests feel comfortable. 

Testing & Health Screening Questions: We will be using CrowdPass for you to upload an at-home COVID test and answer health screening questions 24 hours prior to the start of the conference. Keep an eye out for email communications directly from CrowdPass. If you are receiving Annual Meeting communications on behalf of a guest please email so we can change the email listed on the registration. As a reminder, please stay home if you are not feeling well. NAWL is happy to credit your Annual Meeting registration to the 2023 Mid-Year Meeting or Annual Meeting.

Masks: Please wear a mask unless eating or drinking.

Wristbands: For those attendees who aren't ready for a hug or a handshake, be sure to pick up a red wristband at check-in to let other guests know of your socializing comfort level.

How do I become a NAWL member?

If you are not already a member, simply sign up for the Annual Meeting at the non-member rate which includes a 2022-2023 NAWL membership. If you are attending using a complimentary program sponsor pass, you may add membership to the cost of your registration.

Is this event accredited? Can I earn CLE?

The Annual Meeting was approved for 5 credit hours in Illinois with reciprocal credit expected in California, Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey. NAWL has applied for 5 CLE credit hours (included 2 Professional Responsibility hours for Mental Health and Diversity & Inclusion) in Texas and Washington. Additional CLE applications may be submitted based on attendee location. Speaker attendance is not guaranteed and is subject to change without notice.

Are there scholarships available?

NAWL will offer scholarship assistance for this conference to a limited number of attorneys who wish to attend but may not be able to do so due to cost considerations. Those attorneys who are actively employed in non-profit, government, educational institutions, or small companies, or those now in transition, are eligible for assistance.  The financial assistance covers the registration fee for the events on July 20 - 21, 2022.

The application process requires the applicant to demonstrate their eligibility and to provide a short essay setting forth the reasons why she/he believes she/he is an appropriate candidate for receiving scholarship funds, including how the conference will benefit her/him, and information regarding financial need.

Applicants should send materials to Isabell Retamoza at Applications are due by Friday, June 24, 2022.

Who do I speak to about my special dietary needs?

You may include this information during online registration. If you have already registered, please e-mail us at with a request at least two weeks prior to the conference so that we can accommodate any special dietary requirements.

What is the dress code?

Typical attire is business but there is no dress code for this program. Please consider going fragrance-free as your fellow attendees may be sensitive to scents or perfumes.