External Resources

Listed below are several resources that work to advance the careers of women in the legal profession.

The American Bar Association Commission on Women in the Profession is the national representative of the legal profession, serving the public and women in the profession by promoting justice, professional excellence and respect for the law.

Catalyst, founded in 1962, is the leading nonprofit corporate membership research and advisory organization working globally with businesses and the professions to build inclusive environments and expand opportunities for women and business.

The National Association of Women Judges is the nation’s leading voice for women jurists dedicated to preserving judicial independence, ensuring equal justice and access to the courts for women, minorities and other historically disfavored groups, providing judicial education on cutting-edge issues, and increasing the numbers and advancement of women judges at all levels to more accurately reflect their full participation in a democratic society.

The National Association of Women Lawyers supports and advances the interests of women in and under the law and works towards the social, political, and professional empowerment of women.

The National Women's Law Center uses the law in all its forms: getting new laws on the books and enforced; litigating ground-breaking cases in state and federal courts all the way to the Supreme Court; and educating the public about ways to make the law and public policies work for women and their families.

The Women’s Bar Association, founded in 1917, works to maintain the honor and integrity of the profession; to promote the administration of justice; to advance and protect the interests of women lawyers; to promote their mutual improvement; and to encourage a spirit of friendship among its members.