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.
2018 will be another productive year for NNWLA. We have a number of continuing legal education programs planned, which will touch on topics such as: sexual harassment, trial practice, and the energy initiative. In 2017 we joined with other local bar associations for CLE and social events and we will continue to do so in 2018. For example, in September we will co-host a CLE luncheon with the Washoe County Bar Association to learn more about Judge Kathleen M. Drakulich. Further, as always, we will ensure that our members have the opportunity to socialize, network, and mentor each other throughout the year. We are kicking off 2018 with a Back on Track Spin Class and Social event at Full Pedal North in January. We also plan to host another family night at the Reno Aces in the summer, as well as our popular Holiday Party in December.
Finally, and most importantly, NNWLA will continue our tradition of providing volunteer opportunities for causes that benefit our local community. In May, we will seek volunteers to staff a “Lawyer in the Library” night in honor of Law Day, and, in December, we will donate our time and money to our annual Veterans Memorial Elementary School Shopping event to ensure that some of the less fortunate children in our community have warm winter clothes.
I hope to see you at our events this year!
Marilee B. Cate, Esq., 2018 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.
April 19th at noon - Legal Writing CLE
May 1st - Lawyer in the Library Event