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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.

Will there be any COVID safety protocols at the event?

As GCI18 nears closer, NAWL will determine specific COVID safety protocols based on local health and safety recommendations. At previous in-person NAWL conferences, we have implemented testing, masking, health screening questions, and a way for attendees to visually identify their socializing comfort level. 

How do I become a NAWL member?

If you are not already a member, simply sign up for the 18th General Counsel Institute full program at the new member rate which includes a 2022-2023 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?

NAWL will apply for CLE credit in New York, Illinois, Texas, and Washington, with reciprocal credit in California, Connecticut, and New Jersey. 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 9-11, 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 Chelsea Robinson at Applications are due by Friday, October 7, 2022.

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 7, 2022, by email ( Full refunds will be honored before or on November 7, 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.