Women's History Month

The Chicago Bar Association is pleased to celebrate 2020 Women's History Month which commemorates and encourages the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history. We encourage you get involved and attend the following events sponsored by the CBA.

Special Thanks to Our 2020 Women's History Month Sponsor:  K&L Gates

Women's History Month Celebratory Breakfast and 2nd Annual Working Women’s Legal Summit
March 6, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. -12:45 p.m., including breakfast from 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Location: Woman’s Athletic Club of Chicago, 626 Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
3.00 IL MCLE Credit, including 1.00 PR Diversity/Inclusion Credit (pending approval)
Cost: $75 | $50 for CBA CLE Advantage Members & Law Students  
Following a celebratory breakfast, women leaders will discuss the central issues faced by women in the legal profession today.
CBA / University of Illinois College of Law Luncheon & CLE: #MeToo and Theories of Justice
March 13, 2020


Navigating the Legal Culture as a Woman
March 17, 2020 | 12:00-2:10 p.m.
Location: The Chicago Bar Association, 321 S. Plymouth Ct, Chicago, IL 60604
2.00 IL PR MCLE Credit, including 1.25 PR Diversity/Inclusion and 0.75 PR Wellness/Substance Abuse Credit (pending approval)
Hosted by the YLS Women in the Law Committee, a variety of topics will be discussed including: Women in Litigation, "Exercising" Our Professional Responsibility including 15 minute session on office-appropriate exercises, and Perspectives from a Female Judge.
Register for in-person at the CBA or Live Webcast.

The 19th Amendment: 100th Anniversary of the Women's Right to Vote - Where Are We Today?
March 19, 2020

Reception Honoring Justice Anne Burke
March 24, 2020 | 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Location: The Chicago Bar Association, 321 S. Plymouth Ct, Chicago, IL 60604
The Chicago Bar Association will host a reception to honor Justice Anne Burke in congratulations for becoming the Chief Judge of the Illinois Supreme Court.
Click here for additional details and to register.

CBA’s @theBar Podcast: “The Represent Edition”
On March 4, 2020, the CBA’s award winning @theBar podcast will release a special Women’s History Month edition, featuring Kate Black, co-author of Represent: The Woman’s Guide to Running for Office & Changing the World.  The episode will be available on Legal Talk Network at legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/chicago-bar and available for download on iTunes, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and GooglePlay.
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 https://womenshistorymonth.gov.

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.