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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, 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 many 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. 

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.

Renee R. Nawrocki
AWL President

Statement on Violence Against the Black Community

The Association for Women Lawyers unequivocally denounces all racist acts of hatred and violence.  We are saddened and angered by the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and so many others.  We stand with those raising their voices, protesting the injustices and demanding change.  Those who have not had to experience this kind of oppression and injustice have not worked hard enough to end it. 

The appalling reports of the lawyer who spat on a high school student in Shorewood during a protest over the weekend, though not a member of our organization, nevertheless demands the emphatic denunciation of such horrific behavior.  AWL fully supports the right to protest peacefully the racial biases, abuses of power and injustices that continue to plague our community.

We must be a living example of how a community cannot be satisfied with mere diversity, but must work every day to be genuinely inclusive. We recognize that we have work to do, and we must hold ourselves to the highest standards.

Black lives matter.

Shauna Manion
AWL Past President

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