What Is Women Defenders?

Women Defenders is a professional association of criminal defense professionals and law students. Our mission is to provide professional and social support for women criminal defense attorneys of all kinds, criminal defense investigators, and law students interested in pursuing a career in criminal defense.

Who Joins Women Defenders?

Our membership includes public defenders, white collar defense attorneys, solo practitioners, investigators, dependency attorneys, appellate and habeas attorneys, legal workers, law students, and professors. Anyone (male or female!) dedicated to the practice of criminal defense is welcome to join. Learn More »

Susan B. Jordan Fellowship:

The Susan B. Jordan Fellowship is the only one of its kind. It is designed to assist recent law school graduates who are in the process of taking the California Bar Exam and are interested in employment in the criminal defense community. Women Defenders will be providing at least one fellowship to a law school [...]