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AWLA Categories and Qualifications
$120 Sustaining Member (receives special recognition at events)
$95 Regular Member earning $50,000 per year or more
$70 Private Attorney earning less than $50,000 per year
$70 Public Attorney
$50 Northern Arizona Member
(Member rate applies to Members living in the Northern Arizona Counties)
$50 Western Arizona Member
(Member rate applies to Members living in the Western Arizona Counties)
$45 First Year Lawyer Admitted in Arizona less than 12 months
$10 Law Student – One year
$20 Law Student – Two Years
$25 Law Student – Three Years
MEMBERSHIP IS ROLLING, SO YOU RECEIVE A FULL YEAR OF MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS FROM THE DATE YOU JOIN.
AWLA welcomes as members men and women who pay applicable dues and meet one of the following qualifications: (1) has been licensed to practice law in any jurisdiction and is not currently under suspension or disbarment; (2) is a Justice of the Peace currently in good standing and sitting in any Arizona Justice Court; (3) is a Judge currently in good standing and sitting in any Tribal Court in Arizona; (4) is a Dean or faculty member of any law school located in Arizona; or (5) is a student at, or a graduate of, an ABA accredited law school.
Non-Members are invited to attend some of our events. Check out our Event Calendar to see what is happening in your local chapter.
Please note: Opinions expressed by guest speakers are the views of the speaker only and are not necessarily the views of the Arizona Women Lawyers Association or its members.
WHO CAN BECOME A MEMBER?
AWLA permits individuals who are not authorized to practice law in Arizona to join as members, such as law students, inactive or retired lawyers, and lawyers admitted to practice only in other states. If you are a prospective client, and someone tells you they are an "AWLA member," that does not necessarily mean they can provide you with legal representation in Arizona. If you want to find out if someone is authorized to represent you in Arizona, you should contact the State Bar of Arizona, How to Find a Lawyer.
If you are an AWLA member who is not authorized to practice law in Arizona, it is your responsibility to make sure that you do not communicate your AWLA membership in a way that would lead others to believe that you are in fact authorized to practice law in Arizona, because doing so could constitute the unauthorized practice of law under Rule 31(a)(2)(B) of the Rules of the Arizona Supreme Court. The State Bar has resources to help you understand what kinds of communications would constitute the unauthorized practice of law, and we recommend that you consult them with any questions. Their website is Regulation of Non-Lawyers.