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Since its inception in 1972, MWL has worked to address the changing needs of women in the profession by offering a wide-range of activities and benefits. By taking full advantage of your membership, you’ll find that MWL provides ample opportunities to develop as a leader, network with other attorneys, learn in a collegial and supportive environment, and foster greater satisfaction within the practice of law.




Why Join MWL?

Guided by its three values, MWL's mission is to advance the success of women attorneys and strive for a just society. [Click on each image below for a larger view].





Make the Most of Your MWL Membership

about MWL's membership benefits and opportunities to get involved.  Please contact MWL Membership Coordinator for more information ( 


MWL Membership Dues


GENERAL INFORMATION: MWL is an association "by members and for members."  Membership dues provide the foundational support which makes MWL's work possible. Please refer to the MWL Membership Dues Table below for a complete outline of membership levels. All MWL membership dues are based on the fiscal year, July 1st to June 30th. All memberships renew on July 1st of each year. 


Standard membership levels are based on the year an individual was admitted to the bar.  MWL also offers additional membership levels to fit individual situations. 



COMMITTED TO ACCESSIBILITY: MWL's SELECT MEMBERSHIP: MWL is committed to offering dues levels that meet the needs of a variety of circumstances and income levels. In particular, the MWL Select Membership is available to ensure MWL membership is accessible to all those who would like to join. Individuals simply select a dues amount that fits best for them, typically between $20 and $100. The MWL Select Membership is available to all current and prospective members, and particularly aimed towards public, non-profit, solo and part-time attorneys. 


 *To Join as a Select Member: simply contact Hannah Zuercher ( for an invoice with your custom dues amount.  

MWL Premier Members demonstrate their strong commitment to MWL’s mission with an  increased dues amount.  This support not only enhances MWL's ability to offer high-quality programming and networking opportunities throughout the year, but it also helps MWL to offer lower-cost memberships and event scholarships to others in the legal community.  MWL Premier Members also enjoy a selection of exclusive benefits.  Complete details are HERENote: MWL Premier Membership payments may be made in automatic quarterly installments.  


Help Us Reach Our Goal!  During FY19-20, MWL set the goal for 10% of its membership to join or renew as a Premier Member. Your Premier Member support is not only a big step towards this goal, but it also provides a strong message of support to the rest of the legal community.



Please refer to the MWL Membership Dues Table below for a complete outline of membership levels.


 Membership Level  Annual Dues Amount  Pro-Rated Dues Amount (As of January 1, 2020)
 Standard Levels:    
 First year admitted (2018-2019) $35
 Admitted 1-5 years (2013-2017) $85  $42.50
 Admitted 6-10 years (2008-2012)   $125  $62.50
 Admitted 11-15 years (2003-2007) $150  $75
 Admitted 16+ (2002 or prior) $175  $87.50
Specific Categories
 Law Student $20
Greater Minnesota
$55  $27.5
 Income Under $55,000 $25
 Retired $55
 Non-Attorney Associate $85  $42.50
 Select Membership* $20 - $100*  $10-$50
 Premier Membership    
 Diamond $1000  $500
 Sapphire $500  $250
 Emerald $300  $150




*To Join as a Select Member: Please contact Hannah Zuercher ( to join at the "Select Membership" level, and confirm your dues amount.  



Feel free to contact MWL Membership and Communications Coordinator Hannah Zuercher for further information or assistance.   


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