Membership Information

MDFAWL is a voluntary bar association dedicated to the professional advancement of women lawyers and the promotion of women’s rights.  MDFAWL is open to men and women who are members of the Bar in any State, law students, and non-lawyers ‘Affiliates’ approved by the Board of Directors.  MDFAWL offers numerous opportunities for personal and professional development.  MDFAWL members advance the science of jurisprudence, promote reform in law, facilitate the administration of justice, uphold the highest standards of integrity, learning, honor and courtesy in the legal profession, and promote women’s rights and the common interests of women lawyers.  We look forward to your participation and we welcome you as a MDFAWL member!

MDFAWL has many exciting activities and programs planned for this year, including monthly “Meet the Judge” luncheons, “Tables for Eight”, and “Lunch and Learns.”  MDFAWL also offers:

  • Publications and resources for professional advancement;
  • Representation at The Florida Bar through State FAWL;
  • Advocacy for women and women attorneys;
  • Help overcoming gender bias in the profession, workplace obstacles, and unequal treatment;
  • Community involvement outside of the legal profession;
  • CLE opportunities; and
  • Membership benefit discounts.

Additionally, the State FAWL President personally contacts the Governor to advocate for members who seek judicial, JNC or state-level government appointments. The State FAWL Member Advancement and Promotion (MAP) Committee contacts The Florida Bar President to advocate for members who seek Bar Committee and JNC appointments.


Membership Fees through June 30, 2016:*

Attorney (>1 yr) / Affiliate: $95.00
Government / Legal Aid:  $65.00
First-year Attorney:  $45.00
Law Student:  $35.00
Past Presidents:  $0.00

The Membership Period for each member shall begin on July 1st and end on June 30th of each year, irrespective of the date on which such member joins MDFAWL or renews membership.

If you have questions regarding the application or need additional information, please contact the Membership Committee Chair at

To join/renew your membership, please follow the steps below:

STEP 1 – Complete Membership Application

Whether you are a prospective member or renewing your membership, please complete the MDFAWL Membership Application / Renewal Statement by clicking either link below.

The form may be submitted by US mail or online.

To submit by US Mail, click this link to print the application:

Membership Application / Renewal through June 30, 2018


To submit online, click “Join” or “Renew” below to access the application on Statewide FAWL’s website:

JOIN or RENEW for MDFAWL Membership ONLINE through the Statewide FAWL Website.
(You will be redirected to the Statewide FAWL Website).

CAUTION:  !!! When applying online through Statewide FAWL’s Website, be sure to select “Miami Dade FAWL” in the drop down menu for “Select Member Type” !!!

STEP 2 – Payment

If you are applying or renewing your membership online, you may pay by credit card online.

If your are applying by U.S. Mail, please don’t forget to mail in your payment.

Pay by Check or Credit Card through US Mail: Checks should be made payable to Florida Association for Women Lawyers and mailed along with the completed application or renewal statement to:

Florida Association for Women Lawyers
P.O. Box 3228
Lantana, FL 33465