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, 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.
Community involvement opportunities are available through the Community Outreach Committee, which supports the Hunger Taskforce, among its other projects.
As a women's bar association, we understand the importance of networking, for personal and professional reasons. We have something to interest everyone, from spa nights 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.
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. We are also excited to bring back our When There Are 9k walk/run, in an effort to fund more scholarships.
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.