Welcome to the National Association of Women Judges

The National Association of Women Judges’ mission is to: Promote the judicial role of protecting the rights of individuals under the rule of law through strong, committed, diverse judicial leadership, fairness and equality in the courts, and equal access to justice.

NAWJ is the nation’s leading voice for women jurists dedicated to preserving judicial independence, ensuring equal justice and access to the courts for women, minorities and other historically disfavored groups, providing judicial education on cutting-edge issues, and increasing the numbers and advancement of women judges at all levels to more accurately reflect their full participation in a democratic society. We provide unique opportunities for members to enrich their professional lives, keep abreast of important issues, and network while contributing to social justice. NAWJ welcomes both men and women, as well as judicial clerks, attorneys and law students. Our members include federal, state, tribal, military and administrative law judges at both the appellate and trial levels from every state in the nation. Read more about NAWJ.

 
Effective August 1,
the National Association of Women Judges’ address is
1001 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 1138,
Washington, D.C. 20036.
Telephone: (202) 393-0222. Fax: (202) 393-0125.
2016 IAWJ Biennial Conference
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Latest News Upcoming Events (see the full calendar)
10/24/2014 - NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN JUDGES CELEBRATES ITS 36TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE “PROTECTING AND ADVANCING MEANINGFUL ACCESS TO JUSTICE
The National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ) 36th Annual Conference — “Protecting and Advancing Meaningful Access to Justice” — held in San Diego, California from October 15-19, 2014, was extraordinarily successful with over 400 women judges in attendance, including forty international judges representing twenty nine countries.   READ MORE

1/15/2014 - EDUCATION CRITICAL TO MAINTAINING FAIR AND IMPARTIAL COURTS, VIDEO FEATURING FORMER U.S. SUPREME COURT JUSTICE SANDRA DAY O'CONNOR IS CENTERPIECE OF NATIONAL CAMPAIGN
A groundbreaking civics education campaign led by the National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ) addresses what organizers see as a growing gap in civic literacy in our nation.   READ MORE

11/5/2013 - NEW ORLEANS' ADVOCATE SHOWS ‘GOOD JUDGE-MENT’ ON NAWJ 2013 ANNUAL CONFERENCE
The always-fun theme of Mardi Gras prevailed at the reception for the National Association of Women Judges during its recent conference.   READ MORE

10/13/2013 - NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN JUDGES ANNOUNCES 2013-2014 BOARD OF DIRECTORS, OFFICERS
The National Association of Women Judges swore in officers for its 2013-2014 year at its Annual Gala Banquet and Business Meeting on Saturday October 12th in New Orleans.   READ MORE

10/12/2013 - DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COURT OF APPEALS JUDGE ANNA BLACKBURNE-RIGSBY SWORN IN AS 34TH PRESIDENT OF NAWJ
Judge Anna Blackburne-Rigsby was sworn in as the 34th President of the National Association of Women Judges at its 2013 Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana on October 12, 2013.   READ MORE

California Women’s Lawyers Retirement Celebration for Presiding Justice Joan Dempsey Klein
January 22, 2015 • 5:00 pm - 7:30pm
Los Angeles, California

2015 NAWJ Midyear Meeting and Leadership Conference
April 23-24, 2015 
Chicago, Illinois

NAWJ 37th Annual Conference
October 8-11, 2015 
Salt Lake City, Utah