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Who should attend this event?

Corporate counsel of public, private, large and small companies, non-profits, government, and educational institutions. Registration is limited to in-house counsel. Scholarships are available for law students and unemployed/furloughed attorneys through the Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Memorial Fund- see below for more details.

How do I become a NAWL member?

If you are not already a member, simply sign up for the 17th General Counsel Institute full program at the new member rate which includes a 2021-2022 NAWL membership. If you are attending using a complimentary program sponsor pass, you may add membership on to the cost of your registration.

Is this event accredited? Can I earn CLE?

CLE is approved in Washington for 7.75 credit hours and in Illinois for 12 credit hours with reciprocal credit approved in California, Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York. CLE credit is pending in Texas and Washington. NAWL may also apply in other states based on where attendees are licensed. Speaker attendance is not guaranteed and is subject to change without notice.

Are there scholarships available?

Through the Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Memorial Fund NAWL will offer scholarship assistance for this conference to a limited number of in-house attorneys, law students, and unemployed/furloughed attorneys who wish to attend but may not be able to do so due to cost considerations. The financial assistance covers the registration fee for the events on November 10-12, 2021.

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 Chelsea Robinson at Applications are due by Friday, October 22, 2021.

Is there a Code of Conduct for NAWL programs?

Yes. NAWL programs are designed to evoke the spirit of community, curiosity, and consideration. Attendees and speakers are invited to join our programs with an open mind and willingness to learn.

NAWL program participants have agreed to:

  • Be respectful of your fellow attendee’s boundaries
  • Thoughtfully and openly communicate with others and be considerate of a diversity of viewpoints and opinions
  • Approach difficult conversations with grace and empathy
  • Avoid soliciting your own services or products

If you experienced or witnessed any behavior you feel is in violation of this code of conduct, we ask that you fill out this form to anonymously report the incident or email Chelsea Robinson, NAWL's Program Manager, at

What is NAWL's cancellation policy?

Please send cancellation requests to NAWL by November 5, 2021, by email ( Full refunds will be honored before or on November 5, 2021. No refunds will be issued after November 5, 2021.