Women's Bar Association of Illinois

The mission of the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois is to promote and foster, advance and protect the interests and welfare of women lawyers; to encourage a spirit of friendship and mutual helpfulness among its members; to aid in the enactment of legislation for the common good and the administration of justice; and to promote and protect the interests and the rights women.


American Bar Association Commission on Women in the Profession
The Commission on Women in the Profession is comprised of twelve members appointed by the ABA President. Its mission is to secure the full and equal participation of women in the ABA, the legal profession, and the justice system.


Black Women Lawyers' Association of Greater Chicago, Inc.
BWLA is representative of African-American female attorneys, judges, law professors and law students in the Chicago area. BWLA is committed to serving our membership, the legal community and the general public through educational programs, mentoring/networking opportunities, community outreach, scholarship awards to law students and various projects within the schools.


The Chicago Bar Association's Alliance for Women
"Call to Action" is a project to promote women's leadership in the legal profession. This "Call to Action" recognizes that without a focused effort from the leadership of law firms, the progress of women into leadership positions in our profession will remain immaterial. Major firms in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco have signed similar pledges. It is time for Chicago to take this step forward!


Ms. JD is an online community that provides a forum for dialogue and networking among women lawyers and aspiring lawyers.  Ms. JD provides a space for conversations about these complex issues and their possible solutions.  Northwestern School of Law will be hosting the Ms. JD 3rd Annual Conference on Women and the Law: Avenues to Advancement on November 20-21, 2009.


The Glass Hammer
The Glass Hammer is an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business.


Leadership and Women Lawyers
The purpose of this blog is to provide resources to women and men who have an interest in developing and supporting women in leadership positions in law firms and law departments. The site includes links to reviewed sites, helpful resources and commentary.


The National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL)
NAWL serves as an educational forum and an active voice for the concerns of women in the legal profession. NAWL is about solutions, both for workplace issues facing women lawyers and for societal problems confronting women in our nation and worldwide.