Northern Nevada Women Lawyers Association

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 2015, NNWLA will continue to offer continuing legal education programs for members and non-members in a variety of areas including working with general counsels’ offices, ethics and substance abuse, sex trafficking, and international law. In March, we have the honor of presenting Judge Deborah Schumacher with this year’s Outstanding Woman Lawyer Award. In April and July, we will be holding social and networking events. In December, we look forward to our annual holiday party and our annual charitable shopping event with students from Veterans Memorial Elementary School.

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!

--Kimberly L. Goodnight, 2015 NNWLA President