CORE VALUES: Excellence ▪ Equality ▪ Collaboration ▪ Commitment ▪ Passion
MISSION: Promote diversity in the legal profession by fostering successful relationships among preeminent minority and women-owned law firms and private/public entities.
VISION: Achieve equity in legal opportunity through minority and women owned law firms.
The National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF), founded in 2001, is a nonprofit trade association comprised of minority and women-owned law firms and other interested parties throughout the United States. Many corporations and public entities interested in diversifying their outside law firm ranks have focused almost exclusively on the utilization of minority and female attorneys at majority firms. Yet the available data strongly suggests that these efforts have not resulted in greater diversity in the legal profession. It is NAMWOLF’s view that the most effective way for corporations to increase diversity in the legal profession is to increase their retention of minority and women-owned law firms. NAMWOLF’s Law Firm Membership is comprised of AV-rated firms across the nation which represent major corporate clients. NAMWOLF assists its Law Firm Members in developing strategic alliances, coalitions, and affiliations with corporations, in-house counsel, and other legal trade associations. Through these efforts, NAMWOLF helps ensure the long-term survival of minority and women-owned law firms.