• Our Mission

    • Engage in statewide efforts to support and promote our members.
    • Endorse qualified female attorneys for appointments to the state and federal judiciary.
    • Foster leadership among our membership

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    How To Become a Judge, Commissioner or Board Member: Nuts and Bolts of the Judicial and New Jersey State Appointments Process

    NJWLA and HBA-NJ present their annual program:

    How to Become a Judge: The Nuts & Bolts of the Judicial and New Jersey


    NJWLA’s 11th Annual 

    Women’s Initiative and Leaders in the Law 

    (WILL) Platinum Gala 

    The Grove in Cedar Grove at 5:30 p.m.


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    Thank you for your continued support of NJWLA in 2017.
    Wishing you a Happy Holiday Season and a fantastic 2018!

    Thank you to all who attended NJWLA's Holiday Party and donated items to our charitable partner,
    Girls On The Run,
    Special thanks to our gracious hosts at
    Lowenstein Sandler LLP,
    for a truly delightful night of food, drink, conversation and games!

  • NJWLA Seeks Articles for Gala Journal
    TOPIC DEADLINE: January 5, 2018


    The New Jersey Women Lawyers Association is hosting its 11th Annual WILL Platinum Gala on March 20, 2018 at The Grove in Cedar Grove, New Jersey. Gala attendees will receive a Journal at the event, which will include articles, advertisements and information about our Honorees and our sponsors.

    We are soliciting articles to be published in the 2018 Gala Journal. This is a wonderful opportunity to publish an article or essay. We are seeking articles that relate to NJWLA’s mission (reprinted below), and which would be of interest to our members and Gala attendees.

    Suggested topics might relate to the following:

    • navigating gender politics and how to try to break through the glass ceiling;
    • women’s leadership and sponsorship, leaning in, taking a seat at the table and helping others;
    • diversity and inclusion in the contemporary legal world;
      how the current economic and political climate has impacted women in the profession, and how we will move forward and succeed;
      retirement/rewiring/downsizing: The changing practice of law and changing direction;
    • tips for marketing, networking and developing client relationships, with a focus on unique opportunities or obstacles for women;
    • challenges faced by women lawyers involving caring for aging parents and/or children … and how you have overcome them;
    • ideas for furthering the advancement and retention of women in the legal profession.

    Articles should be between 600 and 1500 words.
    Anyone interested in submitting an article for the Gala Journal must submit their topic with a paragraph outlining their proposal for pre-approval
    on or before January 5, 2018.

    If your topic is approved for publication, the deadline for submitting the
    final article will be February 2, 2018.

    NJWLA reserves the right not to publish and/or to edit all articles submitted.

    Topics and article content must be approved by the Gala’s Journal Committee.

    If you are interested in submitting a topic, please email cskinner@njwla.org.

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