Founded in 1974, the California Women Lawyers (CWL) is a non-profit organization headquarters in Sacramento, CA. As the only statewide bar association for women in California, CWL promotes the professional advancement of women in the legal profession and beyond.
Over the years, CWL has represented the interests of more than 30,000 women in the legal profession including lawyers, educators, students and judges. By providing a high level of support and commitment to their individual career goals, CWL advances the collective goals of women in law and society.
The organization helps new lawyers expand their client base while helping more experienced attorneys in securing positions on the bench or in other leadership roles within the legal community.
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Members of CWL are encouraged to take on leadership roles within the organization including joining the following standing committees:
The different membership levels of the DWL include:
The CWL Annual Conference and Dinner provides a full day of networking and presentations on hot topics including panels on the status of women in the legal profession, business development, legal ethics issues, and advocacy lobbying.
The 2019 CWL ANNUAL CONFERENCE & DINNER, Rise: Lifting As We Climb, took place in Downtown Sacramento, CA.
The California Women Lawyers has many affiliate organizations organized at the region, country, or city level including:
This article was last updated on Friday, February 26, 2021.