President's Message


  • Run with the WBAI's Race Judicata Team!, Thursday, September 4, 2014, 6:30 p.m., Grant Park, Chicago.

  • Apply to be a WBAI Delegate by September 24th.  Click here for more details and a printable application.

    CALL FOR WBAI DELEGATES In an effort to increase WBAI participation throughout the entire State of Illinois, the...

    — WBAI (@wbaillinois) August 28, 2014

  • Renew  your WBAI membership for the upcoming new bar year!  Click here for more information on membership benefits, click here for a membership application.

​Learn about other great opportunities and events for women lawyers by clicking here.

Meet our new Officers and Directors, sworn-in at the WBAI Centennial Celebration.         
See the documentary made for the WBAI's Centennial Gala.                        

The Women's Bar Association of Illinois was founded in 1914 by nine Chicago women lawyers.  Its charter was issued on June 23, 1914 with the stated purpose "to promulgate, promote, advance and protect the interests of women lawyers in the State of Illinois..."  The formation of the WBAI followed closely on the heels of the 1913 Illinois law that gave women the right to vote in presidential and municipal elections.  2014-2015 marks the WBAI's 100th anniversary!

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