Texas Women Lawyers has worked closely with the Tahirih Justice Center for Women for many years. Tahirih, which has three offices nationwide, including Houston, collaborates with pro bono attorneys to protect immigrant women and girls and to promote a world where women and girls enjoy equality and live in safety and dignity.
TWL annually honors a Pathfinder — an individual who has been a champion promoting the advancement of women in the law and who exemplifies professionalism, leadership, and commitment to the public interest. Past recipients of the Pathfinder Award have been heavily involved in their communities, giving back through programs such as for immigrants, abuse victims, and teens graduating from foster care.
For many attorneys, pro bono work and community involvement is as important to their personal fulfillment as professional advancement, and TWL aims to provide resources specially tailored to the public outreach efforts of its members and women attorneys in the State of Texas. There is also a comprehensive library of resources offered by TWL affiliate, National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations, which has compiled links to nationwide projects like Food From the Bar, tips for setting up bar foundations, and more.