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Founded in 1978, the Northern Nevada Women Lawyers Association is a voluntary membership organization committed to the advancement of women in the legal profession.  

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.  Recognizing the many advancements that have been made over the last thirty-four years, NNWLA continues to be committed to supporting and advancing women in the legal profession.  NNWLA is always excited to welcome new members, both male and female, who share in this same commitment.

During 2012, we will continue to offer informative and interesting programs for members and guests.  We hope that the programs we offer will not only provide our membership with valuable substance, but we also hope to present programs that cannot be found anywhere else in Northern Nevada.  In addition to our informational programs, we will continue to provide events at which our members can network with each other and other members of the community.  Event information will be made available on this website and through our monthly newsletter.

In addition to our monthly programs, NNWLA will continue to be active in the community.  Historically, NNWLA has supported a number of community organizations through participation in various fundraisers.  During 2011, through member donations we were able to sponsor holiday shopping for children from Veterans Elementary School and anticipate collecting donations again in 2012.  Opportunities to participate in pro bono activities and other community activities will also be offered.

If you are interested in joining NNWLA, I encourage you to fill out a membership form or join us at one of our events.  Members and non-members are always welcome at our events.  Thank you for your interest in NNWLA and we look forward to meeting you soon!


--Alicia L. Lerud, NNWLA President 2012

Northern Nevada Women Lawyers Association

Creating connections between women in the law and the community for over 30 years.