Idaho Women Lawyers was formed in 1986 by a group of women who saw an opportunity to create an organization that would allow women to work toward a collective purpose of improving the legal profession for women lawyers.

Today, IWL has more than 200 members throughout the state of Idaho and is a dynamic group supporting a variety of projects and activities consistent with our mission to advance diversity through the promotion of equal rights and opportunities for women in the legal profession.

IWL members enjoy opportunities to gather once a month for educational and professional networking lunches, and our members can utilize IWL’s support and assistance when applying for judicial positions. IWL’s mentorship program partners 3rd year law students and newer lawyers with more senior attorneys to share experiences and form a connection with someone who has blazed their own trail in the profession. IWL hosts several events throughout the year for members to network with one another. Members can be added to our 200+ referral directory to identify opportunities and promote fellow members with the growth of their own practices. In 2012, IWL rolled out its “Positions and Pipelines,” an elaborate tracking mechanism to see where leadership or new professional opportunities will be opening in the future and to identify opportunities for our members to achieve their professional goals.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, 
committed citizens can change the world.”

–Margaret Mead

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Our Mission

Advancing diversity in Idaho through the promotion of equal rights and opportunities for women in the legal profession.

In furtherance of its mission, IWL shall:
  • Create and promote opportunities
  • Build a community
  • Educate

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Idaho has the only state seal designed by a woman. Learn more about Idaho's Great Seal.