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From partners and associates of large, medium and small firms to solo practitioners, government attorneys and judges, virtually everyone who joins the Black Women Lawyers Association of Northern California receives some benefit from her membership. It’s where you belong. The BWLNC is Northern California’s premier legal professional organization for Black women and your connection to the most influential attorneys and brightest legal minds in the San Francisco Bay Area. Join today and become a part of the a legal network and knowledge resource that is not only a professional organization, but also a sisterhood. Join or renew your membership today!  Benefits of membership include:

Education and Continued Learning: BWLNC sponsors events that focus on fostering the continued learning of our membership, including legal forums and conversations with distinguished members of our community.

NetworkingBWLNC organizes networking events to provide our members with opportunities to get to know the attorneys, judges, and law students that make up our organization.

Mentorship:  BWLNC provides opportunities for law students and junior attorney to learn from practicing attorney members utilizing the concept of “reaching forward and reaching back.”

BWLNC Electronic Newsletter:  BWLNC sends out electronic newsletters to members identifying job and internship opportunities, promoting BWLNC events and those of our sister organizations, and highlighting the accomplishments of our members.

BWLNC Black Book Online Directory:  BWLNC provides members with exclusive access to its password-protected online membership directory, which is an invaluable resource in connecting with the phenomenal women who make up our organization.

BWLNC offers several categories of membership:


You may complete the online application form by clicking HERE or you can download the BWLNC Membership Form, print and mail it to us at:
Black Women Lawyers Association of Northern California
P.O. Box 442
Santa Clara, CA 95052-0442

BWLNC reserves the right to verify eligibility for membership in BWLNC and to deny or revoke membership where appropriate.

If you do not receive an introductory email within 2 weeks of the mailing of your membership form or online submission, please let us know by leaving a message on BWLNC’s CONTACT US page.