NAWL is governed by a National Steering Committee (Board of Directors) made up of a maximum of 12 volunteers, which is representative of all regions of Canada and includes women from communities that are often marginalized in Canadian society. NAWL has a nationwide membership of lawyers, law students, academics and other individuals who share a commitment to gender equality. NAWL briefs and papers are developed by working groups, with membership open to any equality-seeking individual who has demonstrated knowledge and skills on the topic that is being addressed.