The North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys (NCAWA) is the organization where women lawyers in North Carolina come together to build important personal and professional relationships. The NCAWA is about women helping women. When you join the NCAWA, you can expect leadership opportunities, rewarding work on our committees, a networking forum for business development, and more.

At the NCAWA, our vision is to build a strong community of women lawyers who make a difference in the profession and in society at large. We believe a strong community of women lawyers is essential to the administration of justice.

The NCAWA's goals are to increase the effective participation by women in the justice system, in public office, and within the legal profession; to promote the rights of women under the law; and to promote the welfare of the women attorneys of North Carolina. 

We have been promoting the participation of women in the legal profession and advancing the rights and welfare of women under the law since 1978.

In addition to our interactive website, the NCAWA publishes a newsletter (“Self-Evident”) and sends e-blasts regarding relevant topics and opportunities several times a month. Also, on an annual basis, the NCAWA hosts a fall conference that offers timely educational seminars, continuing legal education credits, and a chance to network with other women attorneys from across the state. Additionally, the NCAWA offers members a mechanism to influence legislation, case law and the selection of judges in the state through its Government Action Committee, Lobbyist, and Judicial Endorsements Committee (a registered PAC). 

If you have any questions, please contact NCAWA at (704) 940-1707 or via email at

Why Become a Member of NCAWA? 

Leadership Development 

We encourage our members to become involved in one or more of our committees.  The experience gained is invaluable, and provides a great foundation for further leadership positions.

Professional Development

Each year, through our Chapters and Annual Conference, the NCAWA organizes a wide variety of dynamic programs. Typically held during lunchtime or after work, our programs address topics that include substantive legal issues, practice development, career development, and matters of general concern to all women.  These programs feature experts, authors, dignitaries, and government officials, many of whom are our very own members.

An Instant Network

Membership in the NCAWA opens doors.  Through your involvement in the NCAWA, you have the opportunity to network with women and men who are at the very top of our profession.  Members of the NCAWA support each other, developing mentoring relationships, serving as role models, and creating opportunities for one another.  Throught your membership, you will have access to NCAWA's Membership Directory, which puts the entire NCAWA membership at your fingertips, making networking easier than ever.  Finding fellow members is just a click away. 

First-Class Events

Each year, the NCAWA hosts annual events that provide members an opportunity to meet and hear from prominent individuals in the profession. 

Recognition and Visibility

We all know it’s awkward to toot your own horn.  Let the NCAWA promote your accomplishments and achievements in our newsletters and e-blasts, and on our website.  We are committed to advancing women as leaders and role models in the profession.

A Connection to the Community

The NCAWA maintains a commitment to improving the lives of women and children.  Through our members, we support many community service projects and programs to support the community. Among other things, the NCAWA provides scholarships to women law students in North Carolina. 

If you have any questions, please contact NCAWA at (704) 940-1707 or via email at