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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. Since 1899, NAWL has been empowering women in the legal profession, cultivating a diverse membership dedicated to equality, mutual support, and collective success.

NAWL’s initiatives and activities include:

  • National and regional year-round programming focused on giving women lawyers the legal and business skills to succeed in the legal profession.
  • National networking and leadership opportunities for women lawyers at all levels.
  • Amicus support in the Supreme Court of the United States and in other federal courts on issues of concern to women.
  • Signature events bringing together NAWL members in all practice areas to celebrate successes, share best practices, inspire the leaders of the legal profession, and develop future leaders of the profession.
  • Liaison relationships and partnerships with other professional organizations.
  • Publications of interest to women in law and opportunities for NAWL members to publish scholarly articles.

If you are not already a member, please considering joining. NAWL welcomes the membership of individual attorneys, including private practice, corporate, academic, government and non-profit attorneys, and groups, including law firms, corporate legal departments, law schools, and bar associations. NAWL relies on membership dues and sponsorship funds to help achieve its mission and goals.