CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Board of Directors of the National Association of Women Lawyers® (“NAWL”), a nonpartisan 501(c)(6) dedicated to advancing women in the legal profession, has joined with the Board of Directors of Ms. JD, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to the success of aspiring and early career women lawyers, to form mentoring partnerships between members of each volunteer Board.
“One group that is passionate about its mission can initiate a great deal of change,” said Leslie Richards-Yellen, President of NAWL. “Two groups with similar goals, in this case, advancing women under the law, can maximize their impact through collaboration.”
Ms. Richards-Yellen commented that NAWL Board members were eager to foster stronger bonds with Ms. JD Board members through mentoring partnerships.
Similarly, Raychelle Tasher, President of Ms. JD, believes that the Ms. JD and NAWL mentorship program will be a great way for the two organizations to continue their missions and truly be stronger together.
“This innovative program will provide opportunities for both organizations to learn from each other and impact a broader audience of women in the legal profession,” Ms. Tasher said.
Mentoring partnerships will be based on geographic location and practice area of each Board member, with an in-person get-together at NAWL’s 2017 Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon on July 20, 2017 in New York City.
The mission of the National Association of Women Lawyers is to provide leadership, a collective voice, and essential resources to advance women in the legal profession and advocate for the equality of women under the law. Since 1899, NAWL has been empowering women in the legal profession, cultivating a diverse membership dedicated to equality, mutual support, and collective success. If you are not already a member, please considering joining. NAWL welcomes the membership of individual attorneys, including private practice, corporate, academic, government and non-profit attorneys, and groups, including law firms, corporate legal departments, law schools, and bar associations. Learn more at www.nawl.org.
Ms. JD is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to the success of aspiring and early career women lawyers. Ms. JD is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of law students and legal professionals. Founded at Stanford Law School in 2006 by a group of female law students from Boalt Hall (UC Berkeley), Cornell, Georgetown, Harvard, NYU, Stanford, UCLA, UT Austin, the University of Chicago, the University of Michigan, the University of Virginia, and Yale, Ms. JD is a 501(c)(3) incorporated in California. Serving as a unique nexus between the profession and the pipeline of diverse attorneys, Ms. JD’s online community provides a forum for dialogue and networking among women lawyers and law students. Ms. JD’s programs provide law student fellowships, public interest scholarship and international scholarships for foreign women law students. With campus chapters throughout the nation, Ms. JD is also home to the National Women Law Students’ Organization. Learn more at www.ms-jd.org.