2015 Judicial Reception, March 4, 2015, 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., River Roast, 315 N. LaSalle, free admission for judges, members $100.00, non-members $125.00.
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 .
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.
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.
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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