Friends of NAWL Events | Past NAWL Programs


    Working Together in a Post #MeToo World
    Legal Leadership Summit & Meeting the Challenge Conference

    Thursday, October 4 - Friday, October 5, 2018
    Hilton Minneapolis | 1001 Marquette Ave

    The Meeting the Challenge Conference is NAWL's distinctive forum during which attendees learn from thought-leaders, share best practices, and forge the meaningful and lasting connections necessary to meet NAWL's One-Third by 2020 Challenge. Issued in March 2016, the 2020 Challenge urges the legal profession to increase the representation of women, particularly diverse women, in every branch of the legal profession. This conference will offer attendees skills to develop their own leadership potential as well as strategies for making systemic change. NAWL will also unveil the results of its 2018 Survey on the Promotion and Retention of Women in Law Firms, administered by Professor Destiny Peery of Northwestern University's Pritzker School of Law at the conference. 

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    Fourteenth General Counsel Institute 
    Thursday, November 8 - Friday, November 9, 2018
    InterContinental New York Barclay

    Mark your calendars to join more than 350 of your in-house colleagues at the General Counsel Institute, the premier event offering senior in-house women a unique opportunity to build top-tier professional and management skills in a relaxed and collaborative environment.

    Why should you attend?
         - Get the most up-to-date information available from leading experts
         - Network in a collegial and open environment
         - Participate in frank discussion on what it takes to succeed in-house
         - Attend CLE workshops on cutting edge topics


    Friends of NAWL Events

    National Women's Law Center: What Is at Stake for Women in the SCOTUS Nomination

    Join the National Women's Law Center on Tuesday, August 14 at 2:00pm ET for a call with experts concerning the effect on those rights if Judge Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed to the Supreme Court. The call will cover what is at stake in this Supreme Court nomination, what we know about Judge Kavanaugh’s legal record, and how interested lawyers can engage.  This call is off-the-record and closed to the press.


    NAMWOLF 2018 Annual Meeting & Law Firm Expo

    In September, NAMWOLF will host its Annual Meeting in Chicago. Over 900 attorneys are expected to attend this three-day event featuring CLEs, panel discussions, and lively networking events. 

    A highlight of the NAMWOLF Annual Meeting will be its Law Firm Expo where you can informally meet senior partners from member firms to get a better idea of their practices and capabilities and, hopefully, consider for a future engagement. There is no charge for in-house counsel to attend and no limit to the number of attendees from each company. The only requirement is that you pre-register. 


    Diversity & Flexibility Alliance's Annual Conference 

    The Annual Conference of Diversity and Flexibility Alliance will be held on Thursday, September 27, 2018 in Washington, D.C. The one-day event will be delivering the latest trends and best practices in diversity and flexibility.



    Ms. JD Hosts the LaddHer Up Retreat in Napa, California

    The National Association of Women Lawyers is pleased to be a Partnering Organization of Ms. J.D. inaugural LaddHer Up Retreat on Thursday, October 18 - Friday, October 19, 2018. This retreat will create a unique opportunity for women law firm associates in the earlier stages of their careers to personally engage with women general counsel for transparent 2:1 career strategy discussions, as well as professional development on expanding personal networks, effectively pitching to potential clients, and building skills for a general counsel role in the future.



    Understanding Workplace Experiences of Legal Professionals: Project Survey

    The American Bar Association is partnering with the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University on this project to examines the opportunities and challenges facing individuals in the legal profession of the 21st century, with consideration of women, minorities, people of differing sexual orientations and gender identities, people with disabilities, and others. 


    Time's Up Legal Defense Fund Seeks Attorneys to Join Legal Network for Gender Equality

    The National Women’s Law Center ("NWLC") is seeking attorneys to join its Legal Network for Gender Equity. The NWLC’s Legal Network will provide access to legal representation, resources, and information to those facing sexual harassment and/or sexual discrimination on the job, at school and in the health care system.

    The NWLC has already recruited more than 200 attorneys from across the country who stand ready to provide an initial free legal consultation and, when appropriate, representation. The recently announced Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund will be providing financial support to the Network and will support some of the cases brought by attorneys in the Network.

    The NWLC is recruiting additional attorneys to join the Network from all states and in particular from following: Alaska, Arkansas, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming. If you or someone you know is interested in joining the Network, learn more & sign-up here>>

    For questions, please contact NWLC's Legal Director, Sunu Chandy (

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