Membership

JWLA Membership Benefits:

  • Member appreciation gift

  • Members-Only receptions, events, and enrichment activities, including "Tables for 8" dinners, Stepping into Connections, and other events

  • Free admission to Opening Reception and Holiday Reception

  • Local and statewide networking opportunities

  • Assistance, support, and advocacy for appointments to JNCs and for judicial interviews before the JNC

  • Eligibility for JWLA awards & other JWLA-sponsored recognition and award nominations

  • Reduced CLE luncheon pricing

  • Leadership opportunities

  • Opportunities for involvement through committees: Judicial Reception, JNC Oversight, Events, Special Projects and more!

  • Opportunity for free tickets to special events at JWLA-sponsored tables, including events like the D.W. Perkins Bar Association Gala, Jacksonville Business Journal Awards, and FAWL Awards Celebration at The Florida Bar Convention

  • JWLA is a chapter of the Florida Association of Women Lawyers (FAWL). Attorney and Law Student membership in JWLA includes state FAWL membership.

 

FAWL Membership Benefits:

 

  • Advocacy for appointment to Florida Bar Committees, JNCs, and judicial appointments through the local chapter and the FAWL MAP Committee (Member Advancement & Promotion)

  • Eligibility for prestigious award nominations

  • Leadership opportunities at statewide FAWL level

  • Publication opportunities in the FAWL Journal

  • Reduced pricing for National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) membership

  • Representation on Florida Bar Board of Governors 

  • Mentoring in practice areas statewide

  • Access to and inclusion in statewide FAWL referral and membership database

  • Free online CLE library and resources for professional development

  • Lobbying non-partisan issues important to women and women lawyers and providing members access to local representatives and bringing issues to forefront in Tallahassee at the Capitol and The Florida Bar

  • Connect with over 3,500 fellow FAWL members at FAWL signature events, such as the FAWL Annual Meeting and Gala during The Florida Bar Convention, FAWL Summit, and Lobby Days

MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS

Attorney Members:

 

JWLA offers the following two options for attorney membership:

Option 1 - Pay-As-You-Go (attorney member):


$100 for members of the Bar ($65.00 for government attorneys).  Our Pay-As-You-Go membership option includes payment of local JWLA membership dues and statewide Florida Association for Women Lawyers (FAWL) membership dues.  Membership benefits include access to exclusive members-only events, and free admission to the Opening Reception (does not include the Judicial Reception).  Monthly luncheons at the River Club, for which you must RSVP, cost $30.00 each for members ($35.00 for non-members and guests).

 

Option 2 - All-Inclusive (attorney member):

$250 for members of the Bar. Our All-Inclusive membership option includes all of the membership benefits in Option 1 above PLUS prepayment for all seven (7) monthly CLE luncheons at The River Club, for which you must RSVP. This is a $60 savings when you attend all of the luncheons!

 

Law Student Members:

$35 Pay-As-You-Go for law students in good standing. Our Student membership includes payment of local JWLA membership dues and statewide Florida Association for Women Lawyers (FAWL) membership dues.  Membership benefits include access to exclusive members-only events, and free admission to the Opening Reception (does not include the Judicial Reception).  Monthly luncheons at The River Club, for which you must RSVP, cost $30.00 each for members ($35.00 for non-members and guests).

 

Affiliate Members (non-attorneys):

$350 for non-attorney members who are not otherwise eligible for membership, who are dedicated to supporting the purposes of JWLA, and who are approved by JWLA's Board of Directors. An Affiliate member is not a member of FAWL. Our Affiliate membership includes payment of local JWLA membership dues.  Membership benefits include access to exclusive members-only events, and free admission to the Opening Reception (this does not include the Judicial Reception), PLUS prepayment for all seven (7) monthly luncheons at The River Club, for which you must RSVP. To join as an Affiliate Member please contact Membership Director Brandi Holton at bholton@sgrlaw.comAffiliate application available here.

Strategic Partner Members (non-attorney executive director, clerk of court, judicial assistant, paralegal, or similar type of position):

$100 Pay-As-You-Go for any non-attorney executive director, clerk of court, judicial assistant, paralegal, or other similar type of position, who is not otherwise eligible for membership, who is dedicated to supporting the purposes of JWLA, and who is approved by JWLA's Board of Directors. A strategic partner member is not a member of FAWL. This Pay-As-You-Go membership option includes payment of local JWLA membership dues.  Membership benefits include access to exclusive members-only events, and free admission to the Opening Reception (does not include the Judicial Reception).  Monthly luncheons at the River Club, for which you must RSVP, cost $30.00 each for members ($35.00 for non-members and guests). To join as a Strategic Partner Member please contact Membership Director Brandi Holton at bholton@sgrlaw.com

HOW TO JOIN OR RENEW

 

To enroll as a new member of the JWLA (Attorney & Law Students only), please go the FAWL website (www.FAWL.org): 

  • Click on "Register" on the top of the page and follow the instructions. Select "Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association" as your primary chapter. 

To renew your membership (Attorney & Law Students only), please go to the FAWL website (www.FAWL.org):

  • Click on “Sign In” on the top of the page and follow the instructions. You must be logged-in.

Payment Methods:

  • You can pay by credit card using the secure online option. 

Committee Sign-Up

  • JWLA gives its members the opportunity to join a committee which plans events, projects, and more!

  • Committee attendance strengthen relationships within JWLA and the community. 

  • Click here to join a committee today! 

MEMBERSHIP "BONUS" MONTHS START MARCH 1ST! JOIN OR RENEW ON OR AFTER MARCH 1ST AND YOUR MEMBERSHIP IS GOOD THROUGH THE END OF THE NEXT MEMBERSHIP YEAR! THE MEMBERSHIP YEAR IS JULY 1ST - JUNE 30TH ANNUALLY.

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