Chapter Dues

NCAWA is a statewide organization that also currently has eight local chapters throughout the state of North Carolina.  Each local Chapter has its own governing board and bylaws, but chapters are a part of the statewide organization.  Chapter membership is not possible without first/also being a member of NCAWA.  Further, chapter members must be members of NCAWA to vote and participate fully in chapter activities.  Dues, if any, are set by chapter leadership.  At this time, beginning with membership year 2019, there is no additional cost to be a member of any local NCAWA Chapter, except for these four (4): Charlotte Women's Bar (CWB), Fayetteville Women Attorneys (FWA), Piedmont Triad Women Attorneys (PTWA), and Wake Women Attorneys (WWA).  CWB, PTWA, and WWA all require an additional $25 annual fee (except PTWA membership is free for law students).

Chapter Dues can be paid together with your NCAWA annual dues, or separately.  All dues are paid either online or by printing and filling out the paper application with your choice of payment.  Please be sure to indicate which Chapter(s) you would like to join, if any, on your membership application if you send in your payment. 

PLEASE NOTE:  All memberships run for the calendar year.  For checks mailed to NCAWA, please expect a turnaround time of approximately two (2) weeks for payment processing.  If you join or renew on or after September 27, 2018, then your membership will be good through 2019 (i.e. will not expire until December 31, 2019).  *Due to technical restrictions, if you joined or renewed during the time period between the 2018 NCAWA Annual Conference (which began September 27, 2018) and December 31, 2018 and were not a member in 2018, then it is likely that the expiration date on your invoice said 12/31/2018.  Notwithstanding when you pay said invoice, NCAWA must and will manually update your profile after your dues are processed to reflect a membership expiration date of 12/31/2019.  If your profile is not manually updated on the same date that you join or renew then you may receive automatically-generated emails telling you that your NCAWA membership has lapsed as of 12/31/2018 and/or that you have a new/open invoice for 2019 NCAWA membership dues.  Please do not worry about the emails or new/open invoice!  Once your profile is updated with the 2019 expiration date, the new/open invoice should be voided when the system resets and you should not receive another membership dues invoice until it is time to renew for 2020.  Lastly, you may receive previously-scheduled membership renewal emails from our website.  Please disregard such emails if your membership is up-to-date.  Learn more about NCAWA Membership Dues Structure

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

Disclaimer: We are required to notify you that unless stated otherwise on our website, membership application, or marketing materials on or after 9/27/2018, 75% of NCAWA dues are not deductible as a business expense for tax purposes, due to NCAWA's lobbying efforts.  As we are a 501(c)6 organization, NCAWA dues are also not deductible as a charitable donation.  Please check with your tax advisor regarding any questions you may have about your contributions.