The Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City (AWL) is an organization that promotes the equality of women within the legal profession and an excellent organization to become familiar with. Their website can be found at awl-kc.org and has a wealth of information for women interested in practicing law in Kansas City.
There are several tabs across the top of the home page to navigate the site. The first tab is the “About Us” tab, which includes general information and community outreach projects. AWL was recently recognized for their work with the Step Up program, which provides free legal assistance to women in shelters.
The next tab has CLE information. AWL consistently offers two annual CLE programs and several other opportunities to earn CLE credits. Traditionally, AWL offers ethics CLEs over lunch. The CLE tab is followed by the Events tab. Since 1995, AWL has annually hosted a golf tournament!
Awards & Scholarships is the next tab and quite possibly the most exciting tab for a law student! AWL has a process whereby they nominate members for awards. Furthermore, every spring the organization awards a scholarship to a female law student. Visit the website for information on how to apply.
The final two tabs are the Career Center and Resources. Under the Career Center, you will find job postings created by members of AWL. The Resources tab contains a list of helpful organizations for public interest, lawyer directories, government agencies and many more. The listing also includes a link to each respective organization’s website.
Overall, the website for AWL-KC contains a wealth of useful information. I would recommend checking out the Resources and Scholarship information contained in the website. I would also recommend that female students who are interested in practicing law in Kansas City reach out to the organization.