The Chicago Bar Association is pleased to celebrate 2022 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 for the following virtual programs during our celebration of Women’s History Month 2022:

Inspiring Women: Lessons in Leadership 4-Part On Demand CLE Series
March 1, 2022: Featuring Judge Patrice Ball-Reed, Judge Jacqueline Cox and Justice Mary Jane Theis
March 15, 2022:  Featuring Eileen Letts, Judge Brigid McGrath (ret.) and Beth McMeen
March 22, 2022: Featuring Laurel Bellows, Judge Andrea Buford and Virginia Martinez
March 29, 2022: Featuring Judge Sophia Hall, Judge Maureen Ward Kirby and Jayne Reardon

Free for CBA Members during March 2022 | 0.5 IL Diversity/Inclusion PR-MCLE Credit (pending approval) per Session

Join us as a diverse group of women lawyers and judges share their personal stories, their perspectives on how to thrive within the profession, their advice for women entering the profession and their predictions for the future. Please note that the pre-recorded video will become available on air date; there is no live event taking place on that date.

Inspiring Women: Meet the Women Running Chicago's Museums
March 8, 2022 | 1:30-2:30 PM | Live Webcast
Free for CBA Members | IL MCLE Credit
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Join the CBA as we celebrate and learn from the women who are leading Chicago’s Museums. They will share success stories and lessons learned along the way on their journey to the top.


Our 28th Amendment: The ERA
Co-Sponsored by the CBA Alliance for Women
March 16, 2022 | 12:15-1:30 PM | Live Webcast
Free for CBA Members | IL MCLE Credit
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Attorneys Michele H. Thorne and Amy Jo Conroy will provide an update on the Equal Rights Amendment in Illinois.

Sexual Harassment and Misconduct in the Law Profession
Co-Sponsored by the CBA Alliance for Women
March 18, 2022 | 1:00-2:30 PM | Live Webcast
$25 per person | IL PR-MCLE Credit
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The ISBA Standing Committee on Women in the Law is hosting a opportunity to explore real-life solutions to help eliminate sexual harassment.

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 History Month Blog Post Series
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 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.