Founded in 1899, the mission of the National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) has been to advocate for the equality of women under the law and advance women in the legal profession. The group was originally called the "Women Lawyers' Club." In 1914, the group was renamed the "Women Lawyers Association." In 1923, the organization changed its name to the "National Association of Women Lawyers."
NAWL is a national voluntary legal professional organization that continues to promote the interests and progress of women lawyers and women’s legal rights.
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The initiatives and activities of NAWL include:
For membership purposes, NAWL’s year runs from August 1 to July 31. The individual membership types in the National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) include:
NAWL's quarterly publication is called the Women Lawyers Journal (WLJ). The publication features articles relating to women in the law.
The National Directory of Women-Owned Law Firms and Women Lawyers® also published his directory each year to help in-house counsel with locating women lawyers and referring legal work.
Directory of Associations for Women Lawyers - Visit the website of the American Bar Association to find the Commission on Women in the Profession's online directory of associations for women lawyers. The directory includes local, state, national and international organizations for female attorneys and information on various gender bias task forces and committees. Legal associations listed in the directory include the Association of Black Women Lawyers, National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms, National Bar Association Women's Division, National Conference of Women's Bar Associations and the National Women's Law Center.
This article was last updated on Friday, May 5, 2017.