National Association of Women Lawyers Board of Directors Announces Mentoring Partnership with Ms. JD Board of Directors

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Board of Directors of the National Association of Women Lawyers®
(“NAWL”), a nonpartisan 501(c)(6) dedicated to advancing women in the
legal profession, has joined with the Board of Directors of Ms. JD, a
nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to the success of aspiring
and early career women lawyers, to form mentoring partnerships between
members of each volunteer Board.

“One group that is passionate about its mission can initiate a great
deal of change,” said Leslie Richards-Yellen, President of NAWL. “Two
groups with similar goals, in this case, advancing women under the law,
can maximize their impact through collaboration.”

Ms. Richards-Yellen commented that NAWL Board members were eager to
foster stronger bonds with Ms. JD Board members through mentoring

Similarly, Raychelle Tasher, President of Ms. JD, believes that the Ms.
JD and NAWL mentorship program will be a great way for the two
organizations to continue their missions and truly be stronger together.

“This innovative program will provide opportunities for both
organizations to learn from each other and impact a broader audience of
women in the legal profession,” Ms. Tasher said.

Mentoring partnerships will be based on geographic location and practice
area of each Board member, with an in-person get-together at NAWL’s 2017
Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon on July 20, 2017 in New York City.

The mission of the National Association of Women Lawyers is to
provide leadership, a collective voice, and essential resources to
advance women in the legal profession and advocate for the equality of
women under the law. Since 1899, NAWL has been empowering women in the
legal profession, cultivating a diverse membership dedicated to
equality, mutual support, and collective success. If you are not already
a member, please considering joining. NAWL welcomes the membership of
individual attorneys, including private practice, corporate, academic,
government and non-profit attorneys, and groups, including law firms,
corporate legal departments, law schools, and bar associations. Learn
more at

Ms. JD is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to the
success of aspiring and early career women lawyers. Ms. JD is governed
by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of law students and legal
professionals. Founded at Stanford Law School in 2006 by a group of
female law students from Boalt Hall (UC Berkeley), Cornell, Georgetown,
Harvard, NYU, Stanford, UCLA, UT Austin, the University of Chicago, the
University of Michigan, the University of Virginia, and Yale, Ms. JD is
a 501(c)(3) incorporated in California. Serving as a unique nexus
between the profession and the pipeline of diverse attorneys, Ms. JD’s
online community provides a forum for dialogue and networking among
women lawyers and law students. Ms. JD’s programs provide law student
fellowships, public interest scholarship and international scholarships
for foreign women law students.
With campus chapters throughout
the nation, Ms. JD is also home to the National Women Law Students’
Organization. Learn more at


Caitlin Kepple
Raychelle Tasher