NATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION

Women Lawyers Division

Philadelphia Chapter

WELCOME TO WLD

The National Bar Association, Women Lawyers Division, Philadelphia Chapter (WLD) was formed to address the challenges to advancement in the legal profession faced by women of color in the Philadelphia area, including minimized opportunities to form networks and find mentors with similar interests and backgrounds. While strides have been made since 1927 when Sadie T. M. Alexander became the first black woman to become a member of the Pennsylvania Bar, the organization continues to be relevant as women of color still find themselves facing unique obstacles to career advancement in the legal profession. The WLD continues its efforts in advancing diversity in the city's law schools, law firms and corporations through its scholarship programs, continuing legal education seminars, community service projects and networking opportunities.​

A message from the:


Foundation of the
National Bar Association
Women Lawyers Division
Philadelphia Chapter 

Applications for the 2018 Juanita Kidd Stout Tuition Scholarship and the Dr. Sadie T. M. Alexander Book Scholarships are available.  

2018 Scholarship Applications

Deadline:  July 1, 2018
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​​Dechert LLP
Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law 
​​​​Asian Pacific American Bar Association of  PA
Barristers Association of Philadelphia
​Gay and Lesbian Lawyers of Philadelphia
Hispanic Bar Association of PA
​National Association of Women Lawyers
South Asian Bar Association of Philadelphia

​​Ballard Spahr LLP
Cozen O'Connor PC
Fox Rothschild LLP
Reed Smith LLP
Tucker Law Group