The Chicago Bar Association is pleased to celebrate 2023 Women's History Month which commemorates and encourages the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history. The CBA invites members and allies to join us during the month of March as we look back at the progress we have made, the setbacks we have experienced, and discuss how we can move forward with positivity and purpose. 

Upcoming Events:

Equality Interrupted: How Dobbs Impacts Women’s Rights
March 8, 2023 | 12:00-1:30 p.m. | Live Webcast | IL MCLE Credit
$0 CLE-Advantage Plan, $50 Member, $95 Nonmember
Register Here

A panel of speakers, including Khadine Bennett, Director of Advocacy and Intergovernmental Affairs at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Illinois, will explore the impact of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization since it was decided, including legislative updates and what is expected to come in the near-term.

Looking Back and Moving Forward: The 50th Anniversary of Title IX
March 15, 2023 | 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Details to be confirmed.

Women Lawyers Embracing Entrepreneurship 
March 16, 2023 |  4:00-6:00 p.m. | IL MCLE Credit 
Location: Holland & Knight, 150 N. Riverside Plz, Suite 2700, Chicago, Il 60606
$20 CLE-Advantage & Members, $40 Non-Members
Register Here (coming soon)
Join us for a showcase of female attorneys who have embraced entrepreneurship, followed their passions, and founded businesses in the food and beverage industry. The featured panelists began with traditional legal careers but have branched out in various ways to make their passions a reality and will discuss how they carved their unique career path. The aim of this program is to inspire and encourage women to take chances when inspiration strikes to fulfill their entrepreneurial goals. The panelists will offer an opportunity for guests to taste their products and enjoy drinks and appetizers at a networking reception that will follow the panel discussion. Attend if you are looking to be inspired and network with creative and entrepreneurial women lawyers!

The Panelists and Products:
Moderator: Amy Cook, Amy Cook Law
Emily Groden, Evergreen Waffles
Ashley Jackson, Halo 7 Craft Rum
Mara Smith, Inspiro Tequila
Regina Trillo, Remi Snacks

It’s Time to Own Your Worth
March 30, 2023 | 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Details to be confirmed.

Other Women's History Month Article and Resources
Please enjoy these additional resources curated by The Chicago Bar Association in celebration of Women's History Month.
Women's Interview Archive Project Interview Series
Women's History Month Reading Suggestions

About Women's History Month
Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.” Throughout the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designating a week in March as “Women’s History Week.” In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 which designated the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month.” Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month. Since 1995, Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.” Learn more at

The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.