The Women’s Law Center of Maryland was established in 1971 to address the legal needs of women, especially in the area of family law and in the workplace. Through impact litigation and public education, our founders hoped to eliminate discrimination and unfair practices. Although the issues have changed, our vision remains the same – a legal system that provides justice and fairness for women.
The Women’s Law Center is overseen by the dedicated members of a volunteer Board. The organization’s mission and services are supported by members and financial contributors. Our membership includes women and men from all walks of life, including lawyers and non-lawyers. Staff members provide representation to individual clients, answer hotlines to educate individuals about their rights and engage in advocacy efforts to accomplish systemic change. Volunteers help us expand the scope and depth of our efforts.
Student groups at the University of Baltimore School of Law and the University of Maryland Carey School of Law support the work of the Women’s Law Center. Since 2006 when the groups formed, the President of each organization has served a one-year term as a Women’s Law Center Board member. The groups sponsor and support symposia to explore legal issues that affect women and raise awareness about the Women’s Law Center’s services and missions. To learn more about each group, visit their webpages.