Government Action Committee


Aug 7

Welcome to NCAWA's Government Action Committee Blog!

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Why Become a Member of NCAWA? 


Leadership Development 

We encourage our members to become involved in one or more of our committees.  The experience gained is invaluable, and provides a great foundation for further leadership positions.

Professional Development
Each year, through our Chapters and Annual Conference, the NCAWA organizes a wide variety of dynamic programs. Typically held during lunchtime or after work, our programs address topics that include substantive legal issues, practice development, career development, and matters of general concern to all women.  These programs feature experts, authors, dignitaries, and government officials, many of whom are our very own members.

An Instant Network

Membership in the NCAWA opens doors.  Through your involvement in the NCAWA, you have the opportunity to network with women and men who are at the very top of our profession.  Members of the NCAWA support each other, developing mentoring relationships, serving as role models, and creating opportunities for one another.  Throught your membership, you will have access to NCAWA's Membership Directory, which puts the entire NCAWA membership at your fingertips, making networking easier than ever.  Finding fellow members is just a click away.


First-Class Events
Each year, the NCAWA hosts annual events that provide members an opportunity to meet and hear from prominent individuals in the profession. 
Recognition and Visibility
We all know it’s awkward to toot your own horn.  Let the NCAWA promote your accomplishments and achievements in our newsletters and e-blasts, and on our website.  We are committed to advancing women as leaders and role models in the profession.

A Connection to the Community
The NCAWA maintains a commitment to improving the lives of women and children.  Through our members, we support many community service projects and programs to support the community. Among other things, the NCAWA provides scholarships to women law students in North Carolina. 


If you have any questions about how to become an NCAWA Member or the benefits of membership, please contact NCAWA's Executive Director, Alicia Young, at 919-957-0707 or via e-mail at .


What is the Government Action Committee

The Government Action Committee's goal is to promote issues of concern to NCAWA within the legislative and administrative branches of government. Its purposes are to:

  • Study issues related to NCAWA objectives in order to educate its members;
  • Recommend positions on those issues to the NCAWA lobbyist, its members, and the Board of Directors;
  • Organize advocacy to the legislative and administrative branches of government on positions taken by the organization;
  • Maintain the presence of the NCAWA in the legislative process; and
  • Maintain contact with legislative committees of other bar groups and women's organizations.
The Committee works with NCAWA lobbyist, Ashley Parkinson, to further NCAWA's legislative agenda at the General Assembly. Our lobbying efforts focus on proposed legislation in the areas of violence against women; reproductive freedom; maintenance of economic stability through enforcement of child support and alimony; equal treatment of women in the courts; and increasing the numbers of women in the judiciary. For more information about NCAWA issues, see our Resolutions: the text of the Annual Meeting Resolutions through 2010 can be found HERE.   The text of the Annual Meeting Resolutions from 2011 through the present can be found HERE.

Are you interested in seeing NCAWA pursue an active legislative agenda? Are there particular issues you think we should fight to change, or to introduce, in the legislature? If so, please contact Government Action Committee Chair Alyssa Levine.

Are you interested in joining the Government Action Committee?

If you are interested in joining the committee or generally interested in the work of the committee, please contact Government Action Committee Chair Alyssa Levine.

For NCAWA Members

NCAWA members receive regular updates from our lobbyist during the legislative session.  These updates include summaries of legislation related to our objectives and resolutions.  Members can CLICK HERE to access the latest legislative update and CLICK HERE to access the archived legislative summaries.

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Mission Statement

NCAWA's mission is to promote the participation of women in the legal profession and advance the rights and welfare of women under the law.