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In 1977, an informal group of five women trial attorneys assembled to talk about issues that affected them as women in law. The group quickly grew, developing political, educational, and outreach activities within AAJ. AAJ officially established the Women Trial Lawyers Caucus in 1979.


The purpose of the Women’s Caucus is to advance the admirable and selfless philosophy in AAJ's Mission, to strive to provide positive role models as women trial lawyers, to broaden the membership base of AAJ to include women by informing them of AAJ's membership services and Mission, to provide a support system of women lawyers to network, socialize, form professional relationships and develop female leadership for AAJ, to provide fellowship and mentorship to newly-licensed female lawyers who embark on a career of trial law, and to uphold the honor and dignity of the legal profession.


Any female lawyer who is a member in good standing of AAJ is automatically a member of the Women’s Caucus. To check on your enrollment status, please contact Jennifer Rafter, AAJ Caucus Group Manager, at (202) 684-9585, or Jennifer.Rafter@justice.org.

We invite you to take advantage of your WTLC membership and become active today. As a member, you have free access to the Women's Caucus List Server and Newsletter, and are welcome to participate in all our upcoming events and activities, including our mentorship program. Members are encouraged to take on leadership roles within the WTLC and AAJ.

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