Mission and Achievements

Our mission is

(a) to encourage and facilitate the active and effective participation of women — both in the legal profession and in the community.

(b) to address women’s current needs and the issues affecting them.


Established in 1980, our achievements include the following:


Helping women lawyers to build strong professional networks across the state.

Professional Environments

Participating in ongoing efforts to create professional environments that promote success for new generations of women lawyers.

Diversity and Inclusion

Advocating for diversity and inclusion in the legal community.


Cultivating leadership through section council and committee involvement.


Highlighting expertise through publication and presentation opportunities.


Educating members through continuing legal education programs, newsletters, and other initiatives.

Law School Students

Incentivizing Texas law school students to tackle legal and societal challenges through a writing competition named in honor of Harriet E. Miers.

Recognizing Excellence

Recognizing excellence in the women’s bar with awards named in memory of Barbara Culver Clack, Sarah T. Hughes, and Louise B. Raggio.

Historic Legislation

Supporting historic legislation, including (a) Texas’ first alimony law, (b) punishing sexual predators, and (c) prohibiting gender discrimination in private clubs.