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NAWJ is committed to diversity in its membership and welcomes both men and women, as well as judicial clerks, attorneys and law students. NAWJ members include federal, state, tribal, military and administrative law judges at both the appellate and trial levels from every state in the nation. Everyone who shares NAWJ’s vision of justice for all is welcome to membership. 


Membership Sign-up Options

Persons seeking to become a member of NAWJ can:

  1. Join or renew online and have instant access to the members only section of our web site. (Credit card payments only.)
  2. Contact the NAWJ National Office.
  3. Print and fill out the membership application. Mail your completed application to:

    NAWJ Membership Office
    c/o National Center for State Courts
    300 Newport Avenue
    Williamsburg, VA 23185

Benefits of Membership

As a member of NAWJ, you will enjoy opportunities to connect with others who share your goals and concerns. NAWJ provides a unique forum for members to enrich their professional lives, network, stay up-to-date on issues affecting the judiciary, and contribute to social justice. As an NAWJ member you can:

  • Participate in cutting-edge educational programs on human trafficking, immigration, access to justice, domestic violence, issues facing incarcerated women and their families, tribal courts, strategies for creating a more diverse judiciary, implicit bias, informed decision making and much more;
  • Attend national conferences featuring renowned jurists and scholars, regional and local NAWJ meetings as well as activities throughout the year.
  • Receive NAWJ's national Directory of Members, the Counterbalance newsletter, and the electronic Monthly Update.
  • Gain access to the superior support and research services provided by the National Center for State Courts and the United Nations.
  • Affiliation: All members of NAWJ are automatically granted membership in the International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ), an organization dedicated to improving the legal and judicial status of women worldwide.
  • Networking: Make valuable connections with people who think as you do, and who are committed to social justice.
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Membership Categories


SITTING JUDGE

Sitting Judge members currently hold judicial positions. They may vote, hold office, and share in all the privileges of membership.


RETIRED JUDGE

Retired judge members include those who have taken senior status. They may vote, hold office, and share in all the privileges of membership.


LIFE MEMBER

Life Members are current or retired judges who make a one time financial contribution, and are not obligated to pay future dues.


ASSOCIATE MEMBER

Associate members are those who hold judicial positions not requiring bar membership (e.g., Municipal Judges in some states.) They share in all the privileges of membership, but may not vote or hold office.


AMICUS JUDICII

Amicus Judicii members are friends of NAWJ. This includes attorneys and other individuals who support NAWJ goals. They receive NAWJ mailings and publications, and share in all other privileges of membership, except are ineligible to vote or hold office.


LAW CLERKS and LAW STUDENTS 

Law Clerk and Law Student members receive NAWJ mailings and publications, and share in all other privileges of membership, except are ineligible to vote or hold office.

Membership Types and Annual Fees

Life Member - $3,0001    
Sitting Judge - $245
Associate Member - $220
Retired Judge - $220
Amicus Judicii - $220    
Law Clerk - $80    
Law Student $55    
First Time New Member Special - $130
Subscriber - $50

1. One-time only fee, may be made in 3 annual installments.

Membership Renewal

Current NAWJ members, click here to renew your membership.

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