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Welcome to the Association for Women Lawyers! Whether you're new to our organization or a current or returning member, we hope you will find encouragement, education, support, and friendship through our programs and events.

AWL is a southeastern Wisconsin-based organization with members of all ages and all types of legal professionals. Our members range from  public to private practitioners, solo shops to large firms, members of the judiciary, along with in-house counsel, educators, and lawyers practicing non-traditional careers.

AWL offers a variety of opportunities for professional development, community involvement, and personal support. Whether you choose to attend one of our CLE programs, a discussion group luncheon, or develop your referral base by connecting with other members at a networking event, you'll find that AWL provides quality programming on current legal issues with respected speakers. Helpful practice tips are also available in our monthly newsletter.

As a women's bar association, we understand the importance of networking, for personal and professional reasons. We have something to interest everyone, from our 9K run/walk and happy hours to holiday lunches and impromptu member get-togethers. Our networking and social events are the perfect opportunity to make those important connections and build relationships. Further, AWL provides opportunities for its members to be truly hands on in the organization by leading a discussion group or becoming involved in one of our committees.

Our premiere event, Women Judges' Night, celebrates the achievements of women in the judiciary and is generally held in late winter or early spring each year.  We announce the date and speaker in late fall. As part of our mission to promote women in the law, we are also proud that the proceeds from Women Judges' Night fund scholarships awarded by the AWL Foundation to female law students at Marquette University Law School and the University of Wisconsin Law School. AWL, through the AWL Foundation, has extended these scholarships for the past 25 years, and we hope to continue to extend them for many more.

AWL has something to offer everyone at every stage of their career. Please explore our website to learn more about our organization and all of the fantastic events and opportunities we have to offer. I invite you to attend one of our events and see for yourself what an amazing group we are. Check back for news on upcoming events throughout the year. I look forward to meeting you and introducing you to our organization and its fabulous members.

Jesica Ballenger
AWL President

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