M.A.W.L. was established in 1905; making it the oldest women’s bar association in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. M.A.W.L. was established at a time when women were not even allowed to vote. The Association grew out of dinner meetings held several times a year by Boston’s few women attorneys, who met to exchange and offer support to each other. The Association has certainly grown since that time and has enjoyed great success over the past one hundred years thanks to the dedication of its past presidents and members.
Today, M.A.W.L. remains an important part of the Massachusetts bar associations. While abstaining from any political affiliations or positions, M.A.W.L. continues to serve as a unique organization wherein attorneys can find support from one another and expand their professional network through banquets, lectures, meet and greets and formal meetings.