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
IL MCLE Credit | $0 CLE-Advantage Plan, $50 Member, $95 Nonmember
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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.

Women Lawyers Embracing Entrepreneurship 
March 16, 2023 | Thank you for a fantastic in-person event!

It's About Time: Unexpected Approaches to Time Management for Lawyers
March 29, 2023 | 12:00-1:00 p.m. | Live Webcast |  IL MCLE Credit
$0 Member | $35 Nonmember
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Get unexpected tips on making the most of your time, including doing less not more, from our all female panel.

It’s Time to Own Your Worth
March 30, 2023 | 3:00-4:00 p.m. | Live Webcast | IL Mental Health/Substance Abuse PR-MCLE
$0 Member | $35 Nonmember
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Issues to consider that can improve women’s ability to achieve better balance in life and in legal practice as they work toward their retirement.


In this 2023 installment of the Women’s History Month archive project, Greta Weathersby interviews Michèle Alexandre, the 14th Dean of Loyola University’s School of Law.

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.