Creating connections between women in the law
and the community for over 30 years.
A Word From Our President
Founded in 1978, the Northern Nevada Women Lawyers Association is a voluntary membership organization committed to the advancement of women in the legal profession.
It is my honor to serve as this year’s president. When founded in 1978, there were only twenty-three women practicing law in Northern Nevada. Since that time, in no small part due to the hard work of NNWLA members, the number of women practicing law in Nevada has significantly increased. NNWLA recognizes the advancements that have been made over the last thirty-seven years and continues to be committed to supporting and advancing women in the legal profession.
In 2016 NNWLA has many exciting events planned. In January we have a women’s self defense class planned. In February and June we have social, networking events scheduled. In March, in honor of Women’s History Month we will host a panel of distinguished women lawyers who will speak about their careers. In April we are looking forward to working with the Washoe County District Court Law Library at hosting a large Lawyer in the Library event for the community.
NNWLA always welcomes new members—both male and female. If you are interested in joining NNWLA, please fill out a membership form or join us at our next event. Members and non-members are always welcome at our events. Thank you for supporting NNWLA and we hope to see you soon!
-Lauren D. Berkich, Esq. NNWLA President
NNWLA's mission is to advance women in the legal profession, maintain the honor and integrity of the profession, promote and improve the administration of justice, and encourage a spirit or friendship and trust among our members.