Bar News - May 4, 2007
Association of Women Lawyers Launches Mentor Program
The National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) has launched a mentoring program which will bring together law students and attorney mentors from various legal fields and locations across the country. The program is geared toward the social and professional advancement of female attorneys.
NAWL was founded in 1899, the first nationwide association for women lawyers in the United States. It has been a longstanding advocate for women’s legal rights, including aiding in the suffrage movement and creating the initiative to give women the right to serve on juries.
During the coming months, mentors will be recruiting and then given guidance on how to best help their law student protégées. They will be formally paired in September 2007 for long-term mentoring.
For further information on the program, contact Dr. Stacie Strong at 312-988-6186 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.