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.
Support the NAWL Resolution in Support of Pay Equity!Join the National Association of Women Lawyers in advocating for and advancing pay equity in the legal profession and beyond and actively support, promote, and advocate for pay equity under the law. Support NAWL's Resolution here.
NAWL Resolution in Support of Pay EquityOn November 5, 2021, the National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) approved a resolution affirming NAWL’s steadfast support and advocacy for pay equity and equal economic opportunity in the legal profession and beyond. Read the full resolution here.
NAWL Supports the #PregnantWorkersFairnessActNAWL supports the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act! The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act would enable necessary workplace protections, economic security, encourage healthy pregnancies and advance gender equity. Contact your lawmakers and urge them to vote YES on the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act here.
Pay Equity: Recent Developments and A Further Call to ActionWritten by NAWL members, Josh Fougere and Kathleen Geyer, "We write to highlight some recent developments on pay equity, to reiterate NAWL’s commitment to the issue, and to again urge our members to do their part to create an equal and inclusive workplace for everyone." Read the article here.
NAWL Pay Equity TaskforceNAWL convened its Pay Equity Task Force to provide resources on the key issues that entities in the legal profession must consider as they work to identify and close any pay gaps that exist between their male and female attorneys.
- NAWL joined the National Women’s Law Center, the Women’s Sports Foundation, 60+ additional organizations, and our law firm partner Selendy & Gay PLLC, in an amicus brief in support of the professional soccer players on the United States Women’s National Team (“USWNT”) and their equal pay claims pending in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The USWNT is one of the greatest and most celebrated sports teams of all time. But for years, the U.S. Soccer Federation paid players on the USWNT less than the male soccer players on the U.S. Men’s National Team. The district court made several legal errors in analyzing plaintiffs’ claims under the Equal Pay Act (“EPA”) and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Principally, the court overlooked the disparate rates of pay offered to the women’s and men’s teams for international games. Read the Brief>>
- Originally shared at the 2021 Annual Meeting.
- Originally published in the Women Lawyers Journal Vol. 104, No. 1 - 2 in 2019.
- Originally published in the Women Lawyers Journal Vol. 103, No. 2 in 2018.