OUR MISSION

Advocating for Women
in the Legal Profession

Professional Advancement

Texas Women Lawyers has hosted its Annual Meeting and CLE for more than 20 years. This program always offers presentations of interest for lawyers of all disciplines and stages in their careers. Check out the programming for the latest one here.

TWL annually honors a Pathfinder — an individual who has been a champion promoting the advancement of women in the law and who exemplifies professionalism, leadership, and commitment to the public interest. Past recipients of the Pathfinder Award have been heavily involved in their legal communities, giving back through programs such as for mentoring young women attorneys and increasing the number of women and minorities in the judiciary.

TWL aims to provide resources specially tailored to the professional advancement efforts of its members and women attorneys in the State of Texas. There is also a comprehensive library of resources offered by TWL affiliate, National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations, which has compiled links to workplace statistics, job boards, judicial programs, and more.

Public Outreach

Texas Women Lawyers has worked closely with the Tahirih Justice Center for Women for many years. Tahirih, which has three offices nationwide, including Houston, collaborates with pro bono attorneys to protect immigrant women and girls and to promote a world where women and girls enjoy equality and live in safety and dignity.

TWL annually honors a Pathfinder — an individual who has been a champion promoting the advancement of women in the law and who exemplifies professionalism, leadership, and commitment to the public interest. Past recipients of the Pathfinder Award have been heavily involved in their communities, giving back through programs such as for immigrants, abuse victims, and teens graduating from foster care.

For many attorneys, pro bono work and community involvement is as important to their personal fulfillment as professional advancement, and TWL aims to provide resources specially tailored to the public outreach efforts of its members and women attorneys in the State of Texas. There is also a comprehensive library of resources offered by TWL affiliate, National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations, which has compiled links to nationwide projects like Food From the Bar, tips for setting up bar foundations, and more.

 

 

Local Organizations

Texas Women Lawyers is proud to serve as a an umbrella organization for TWL member organizations.

There are also a number of other bar organizations from across the state with which TWL may collaborate and share common members. Please contact us if you know of an organization that should be added to this list.

Statewide Bar Organizations

State Bar of Texas – Women & the Law Section
State Bar of Texas – Women in the Profession Committee
Texas Young Lawyers – Texas Young Lawyers Association

Local Women’s Bar Organizations

Amarillo – Amarillo Area Women’s Bar Association
Bell County (Killeen) – Bell County Women’s Bar Association
Bexar County (San Antonio) – Bexar County Women’s Bar Association
Coastal Bend (Corpus Christi) – Coastal Bend Women’s Bar Association
Collin County (McKinney/Plano/Richardson) – Collin County Women Lawyers Association
Dallas – Dallas Women Lawyers Association
El Paso County (El Paso) – El Paso County Women’s Bar Association
  Houston – Association of Women Attorneys
Hidalgo County (Edinburg/McAllen) – Hidalgo County Bar Foundation Women’s Law Section
Tarrant County (Fort Worth) –Tarrant County Bar Association, Women Attorneys Section
Travis County (Austin) – Travis County Women Lawyers Association

Women Law Student Organizations

University of Texas – Women’s Law Caucus at the University of Texas School of Law
University of Houston – The Association of Women in Law
Texas Tech University School of Law – Organization of Women Law Students
St. Mary’s Law School – St. Mary’s Women’s Law Association
Southern Methodist University – SMU Dedman School of Law Women in Law
Baylor – Baylor Law Women’s Legal Society

National Organizations

Texas Women Lawyers is proud to be a member of the National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations, an umbrella organization for women’s bar organizations around the country. NCWBA meets semi-annually (in connection with the American Bar Association’s Annual and Mid-Year Meetings) to bring together its member organizations for CLE, networking, and discussion.

There are also a number of other national women’s bar organizations across the country that share TWL’s purpose of advocating for women in the legal profession and the law. Please contact us if you know of an organization that should be added to this list.

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