Durham/Orange Women Attorneys (DOWA)

Durham/Orange Women Attorneys (DOWA)

The Durham Orange Women Attorneys (DOWA) has been a chapter of the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys since 1998, originally as two separate chapters which later merged into one. Although most DOWA members are either small firm or solo practitioners, DOWA has the most law student members of any chapter since its service area includes the law schools of Duke University, North Carolina Central University, and the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.
In addition to special events, DOWA meets monthly on the third Thursday of the month at 1pm.  The usual meeting location is Sitar Indian Restaurant  in Durham, which has a buffet available.  Notice of events is always provided through the DOWA yahoo groups listserv and often in the Durham Docket newsletter published by the Durham Bar Association.

2016 DOWA Board 

President: Sonya Linton
Treasurer: Maggie Davis

Secretary: Carena Lemons
Director of Programing: Jennifer Anderson
Past President and coordinator for DOWA's Trafficking Committee: Sheri Zann Rosenthal


DOWA By-laws



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The North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys (NCAWA) is the organization where women lawyers in North Carolina come together to build important personal and professional relationships. The NCAWA is about women helping women. When you join the NCAWA, you can expect leadership opportunities, rewarding work on our committees, a networking forum for business development, and more.  

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.