Directory of Associations for Women Lawyers

The ABA Commission on Women in the Profession is pleased to offer the Directory of Associations for Women Lawyers online. The directory contains listings of national, state, local, international, and multicultural organizations for women attorneys. The directory also includes information on gender bias task forces and committees, where available.

For each organization listed, we have provided the most current URL of the group's web site that we could locate. If no web site link appears, then the web does not exist, insofar as we could determine.

If you have updated information for your association - or if your organization is not listed - please contact Barbara Leff at

United States Legal Associations
-- National Associations
-- State/Local Associations
International Legal Associations
-- Africa
-- Asia
-- Australia/New Zealand
-- Canada
-- Central and South America
-- Middle East
-- United Kingdom


United States Legal Associations

National Associations

Association of Black Women Lawyers
Legal Momentum: Advancing Women's Rights
Lex Mundi, Women in the Law
Ms. JD
National Asian Pacific Women's Forum
National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms
National Association of Women Judges
National Association of Women Lawyers
National Bar Association Women's Division
National Conference of Women's Bar Associations
National Women's Law Center

State/Local Associations

Alabama || Alaska || Arizona || Arkansas || California || Colorado || Connecticut

Delaware || District of Columbia || Florida || Georgia || Guam || Hawaii || Idaho

Illinois || Indiana || Iowa || Kansas || Kentucky || Louisiana || Maine || Maryland

Massachusetts || Michigan || Minnesota || Mississippi || Missouri || Montana

Nebraska || Nevada || New Hampshire || New Jersey || New Mexico || New York

North Carolina || North Dakota || Ohio || Oklahoma || Oregon || Pennsylvania

Puerto Rico || Rhode Island || South Carolina || South Dakota || Tennessee || Texas

Utah || Vermont || Virginia || Washington || West Virginia || Wisconsin || Wyoming


International Legal Associations


International Association of Women Judges
Women's Competition Network


African Women Lawyers Association
Association des Femmes Juristes du Bénin AFJB
Association des Femmes Juristes du Niger
Association des Femmes Magistrats du Congo (AFEMAC)
Association of Uganda Women Lawyers - FIDA U
Ethiopian Women Lawyers Association
Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA Kenya)
Internation Federation of Women Lawyers in Cameroon (FIDA Cameroon)
International Federation of Women Lawyers in Ghana
Lesotho Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA)
Mauritanian Women Lawyers Association
Zimbabwe Women Lawyers Association (ZWLA)


All India Federation of Women Lawyers
Association of Women Lawyers (Selangor and Federal Territory, Malaysia)
Bangladesh National Women Lawyers Association
Foreign Women Lawyers Association
Mongolian Women Lawyers Association
Pakistan Women Lawyers Association (PAWLA)

Australia/New Zealand

Australian Women Lawyers
Law Institute of Victoria - Victorian Women Lawyers
National Women's Justice Coalition Incorporated
New Zealand Law Society Women Consultative Group
Otago Women Lawyers Association (OWLS) (New Zealand)
Wellington Women Lawyers, New Zealand
Women Lawyers of New South Wales


Canadian Bar Association, Women Lawyers Forum

Central and South America

Asociación de Mujeres Juristas ( Bolivia)
Associação Brasileira de Mulheres de Carreira Jurídica
Associação das Mulheres de Carreira Jurídica - Comissão do Amazonas
Oficina Juridica para la Mujer (Women's Legal Office) Bolivia

Middle East

Afghan Women Lawyers and Professionals Association (AWLPA)
Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights

United Kingdom

Association of Women Solicitors
United Kingdom Association of Women Judges