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Chapter Dues

NCAWA is a statewide organization that also currently has seven 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.  Charlotte Women's Bar (CWB), Fayetteville Women Attorneys (FWA), Piedmont Triad Women Attorneys (PTWA), Wake Women Attorneys (WWA), and Durham Orange Women Attorneys (DOWA) require an additional $25 annual fee (except PTWA and DOWA memberships are free for law students).  There is no additional cost to be a member of Coastal Women Attorneys (CWA) or Western North Carolina Women Attorneys (WNC).

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.  *Although PTWA chapter membership is free for law students, due to technical restrictions NCAWA must manually adjust invoices to reflect the same.  As such, law students wishing to join PTWA should select "Invoice me" when presented with payment options and then contact NCAWA to adjust the invoice prior to any necessary payment.  Otherwise, law students will be required to pay the total due by credit card, including the $25 PTWA chapter membership fee, and then will need to contact NCAWA to coordinate any reimbursement owed.

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 October 4, 2021 (unless you join as a one-time Half-Year member or unless you renewed earlier through an automatically-generated invoice you received), then your membership will be good through 2022 (i.e. will not expire until December 31, 2022).  *Due to technical restrictions, if you join or renew during the time period between October 4, 2021 and December 31, 2021 and were not a member in 2021, then it is likely that the expiration date on your invoice will say 12/31/2021.  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 12/31/2022.  You may receive automatically-generated emails telling you that your NCAWA membership has lapsed as of 12/31/2021 and/or that you have a new/open invoice for 2022 NCAWA membership dues.  Please do not worry about the emails or new/open invoice!  Once your profile is updated with the 2022 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 2023.  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

Disclaimer:  We are required to notify you that unless stated otherwise on our website, membership application, or marketing materials, any dues paid in 2021 should be reduced by 43% as non-deductible lobbying expenses for tax purposes. 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. Look for updated disclosures each January.

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