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​Learn about other great opportunities and events for women lawyers by clicking here, including the Unity Dinner, where WBAI President Eugena Whitson-Owen will be sworn-in during the all-bar swearing-in, and First Vice-President Hon. Jessica Arong O'Brien is honored as an Advocate for Diversity .

Meet our new Officers and Directors, sworn-in at the WBAI Centennial Celebration.    

See the video for the 2014 WBAI Top Women Lawyers In Leadership event held on October 23rd.  Video by Jensen Litigation Solutions.

 

 

View photos from the October 2014 Top Women Lawyers in Leadership Receptionthe WBAI's Centennial Gala held on June 4, 2014 and the 2014 Golf Outing          

Former WBAI President Sharon Eiseman Receives the Justice Mary Ann McMorrow Award at the Gala

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!

Congratulations to Gena Whitson-Owen, President of the WBAI, for being sworn in among countless other bar association presidents at The Diversity Scholarship Foundation's Unity dinner last week, and to our very own Hon. Jessica Arong O'Brien, First Vice President of the WBAI, for receiving an Advocate for Diversity Award from the Diversity Scholarship Foundation.  View more photos from the event here.  

 

The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin Covers the January 2015 Returnship Panel, presented by the Attorneys in Transition Committee (password protected)

 

On Thursday, November 20th, the Criminal Litigation Committee hosted a complimentary CLE event on Juvenile Expungement at the Domestic Violence Courthouse.  To learn more about the event and the Criminal Litigation Committee, click here.  

The Holiday Market was a success!  Thank you to all of our wonderful vendors that donated 10% of their profits to Deborah's Place and the Wings Program

Thank you to the Co-Chairs of the Successful Top Women Lawyers in Leadership Reception!

Thanks to all of the members of the Women's Bar Association of Illinois who participated in the ACS Breast Cancer 5k in Chicago. $2800 raised by WBAI for the cause!

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