The Massachusetts Association of Women Lawyers (M.A.W.L) is committed to promoting activities directed toward the advancement of women in the profession of law and in society. To that end, we present educational programs and host social events where members have the opportunity to network with others in a professional and collegial atmosphere. In addition, membership in M.A.W.L entitles you to a membership in the College Club, located in a brownstone in Boston’s historic Back Bay.

M.A.W.L hosts two signature events every year: our Annual Banquet in June and our Holiday Toast in December. At both the Annual Banquet and the Holiday Toast, the M.A.W.L Scholarship Foundation proudly presents scholarships to accomplished second and third year law students in financial need to enable them to complete their legal education. Please click here for further information about the M.A.W.L Scholarship Foundation or M.A.W.L at

The M.A.W.L Scholarship Foundation was created in 1973 at which time the Honorable Barbara Hassenfeld was president. Due to the tireless effort and enduring support of The Honorable Mary Muse, Barbara Senecal (President 1989-1990), Maria A. Luise (President 1997-1998), Juliane Balliro (President 1991-1992), and the donations of MAWL’s members and friends, the Massachusetts Association of Women Lawyers’ Scholarship Foundation still continues to assist women in becoming lawyers.

In addition, M.A.W.L members often partner with the community to give back to those who need of some assistance. After the 2013 Boston Marathon Tragedy, M.A.W.L organized a raffle to raise money to benefit the One Fund Boston. Thanks to our quick-acting members and very charitable donors, M.A.W.L was able to donate almost $2,000.00 to the One Fund Boston.

M.A.W.L would again like to recognize and thank those who generously donated prizes for our very successful raffle including:


The Kinsale Irish Pub & Restaurant

The Barnstable Restaurant and Tavern

Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises

Old Yarmouth Inn

Town of Yarmouth

Blue Rock Resort & Golf Course

Inn at Cape Cod

Cape Cod Beer

Mitchell John Salon

Ultimate Bootcamp, LLC

Bruegger’s Bagels

The Cellar Fine Wines & Beers

Clevergreen Dry Cleaners

Flat of the Hill

Funny Bones Party Supply Store

Dolce Med Spa & Boutique


A special thank you to all those who attended the event and made it such a successful evening.