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Building a Bright Future

We are the Women's Bar Association of Illinois

The Women’s Bar Association of Illinois was founded to promote the interests and welfare of women lawyers in 1914. For over 100 years, we’ve been doing exactly that to build a bright future for female attorneys in our state.

Throughout the year, we host social, educational, and philanthropic events for our members that keep our purpose in mind. Ranging from new attorneys to those who are established in their careers, we encourage friendship and camaraderie among our members while promoting and protecting the interests and rights of women.

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Featured Event

28th Annual Golf Outing

Friday, August 2, 2024

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We support mentorship, continuing education, networking and connection with dozens of events each year.

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Member Spotlight

Grace Duggan

Law Clerk, McEntee Law Group // 3L, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
Grace Duggan is a 3L at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, and this summer she is a Law Clerk at McEntee Law Group, an immigrant-founded and immigrant run immigration law firm in Chicago. Grace works primarily on extraordinary ability visas for musicians and professional athletes from around the world. She is a member of the WBAI for the connections, support and opportunities provided to women in the legal field.
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On the Blog

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BWLA Installation Ceremony

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Drag Brunch

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Annual Dinner

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