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Women's Bar Association of Illinois The Women's Bar Association of Illinois, one of the oldest and largest bar associations in the state, was first established in 1914, by 9 women lawyers.

The Women's Bar Association of Illinois, one of the oldest and largest bar associations in the state, was first established in 1914, by nine women lawyers practicing in the Chicago Metropolitan area. The WBAI offers its members access to jobs, career advice, continuing legal education (CLE), mentorship, networking, and events that promote women.

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Mentors and Mentees: Join us for a kickoff with wine, cheese and good company. December 14 from 5:30 to 7pm at Clifford ...
11/29/2021

Mentors and Mentees: Join us for a kickoff with wine, cheese and good company. December 14 from 5:30 to 7pm at Clifford Law Offices. Register for the event now: https://wbai.memberclicks.net/mentors-mentees-kick-off#/

#womensupportingwomen #WomenLawyers #chicagoattorneys #IllinoisLawyer #WomeninLaw

Mentors and Mentees: Join us for a kickoff with wine, cheese and good company. December 14 from 5:30 to 7pm at Clifford Law Offices. Register for the event now: https://wbai.memberclicks.net/mentors-mentees-kick-off#/

#womensupportingwomen #WomenLawyers #chicagoattorneys #IllinoisLawyer #WomeninLaw

Happy Thanksgiving! We’re thankful for our members, our supporters and community. #thankful #thanksgiving
11/25/2021

Happy Thanksgiving! We’re thankful for our members, our supporters and community. #thankful #thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! We’re thankful for our members, our supporters and community. #thankful #thanksgiving

Exceeding the Vision: 2021 Top Women Lawyers in Leadership Awards is only 9 days away! Are you registered? Join us Decem...
11/23/2021

Exceeding the Vision: 2021 Top Women Lawyers in Leadership Awards is only 9 days away! Are you registered? Join us December 9, 2021 for our virtual event at 5:00 where we’ll honor elite women lawyers who have created growth in their field and shown future potential or gone beyond traditional mentoring to create new pathways. Click here to register: https://wbaillinois.org/topwomen/

#womensupportingwomen #chicagolawyers #womeninlaw

Exceeding the Vision: 2021 Top Women Lawyers in Leadership Awards is only 9 days away! Are you registered? Join us December 9, 2021 for our virtual event at 5:00 where we’ll honor elite women lawyers who have created growth in their field and shown future potential or gone beyond traditional mentoring to create new pathways. Click here to register: https://wbaillinois.org/topwomen/

#womensupportingwomen #chicagolawyers #womeninlaw

WBAI President Lauren Tuckey was recently interviewed by Justice Jesse Reyes on The Diversity Scholarship Foundation’s C...
11/23/2021
Profiles in Law: Lauren Tuckey

WBAI President Lauren Tuckey was recently interviewed by Justice Jesse Reyes on The Diversity Scholarship Foundation’s CANTV show “Profiles in the Law.”

Listen to the interview to learn more about Lauren’s journey to becoming a lawyer as well as her passion for community service ranging from PAWS Chicago to the incredible work she does as president of the WBAI.

Watch now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ti6Hm8BvAuE

Profiles in Law: Lauren Tuckey

Our mentorship program enables women newer to law to learn from an experienced mentor. Our mentors give back to shape th...
11/23/2021

Our mentorship program enables women newer to law to learn from an experienced mentor. Our mentors give back to shape the future generation of attorneys. Sign up today to become a mentor or mentee! Simply fill out this short form so we can make a match: https://forms.gle/95kvBCDPkfJ6inbP8

#womensupportingwomen #WomenLawyers #WomenAttorneys #ChicagoLawyers #chicagoattorneys #IllinoisLawyer #WomeninLaw #WomenEmpowerment #womeninspiringwomen #womanempowerment #femalelawyers #attorneyatlaw #attorneylife #attorneystyle

Our mentorship program enables women newer to law to learn from an experienced mentor. Our mentors give back to shape the future generation of attorneys. Sign up today to become a mentor or mentee! Simply fill out this short form so we can make a match: https://forms.gle/95kvBCDPkfJ6inbP8

#womensupportingwomen #WomenLawyers #WomenAttorneys #ChicagoLawyers #chicagoattorneys #IllinoisLawyer #WomeninLaw #WomenEmpowerment #womeninspiringwomen #womanempowerment #femalelawyers #attorneyatlaw #attorneylife #attorneystyle

"The success of every woman should be the inspiration to another. We should raise each other up. Make sure you're very c...
11/22/2021

"The success of every woman should be the inspiration to another. We should raise each other up. Make sure you're very courageous: be strong, be extremely kind, and above all be humble." -Serena Williams

#mondaymotivation #motivationmonday #womensupporingwomen

"The success of every woman should be the inspiration to another. We should raise each other up. Make sure you're very courageous: be strong, be extremely kind, and above all be humble." -Serena Williams

#mondaymotivation #motivationmonday #womensupporingwomen

The Top Women Lawyers In Leadership Award emphasizes the accomplishments and diverse backgrounds of women who are making...
11/19/2021

The Top Women Lawyers In Leadership Award emphasizes the accomplishments and diverse backgrounds of women who are making major professional contributions through their service in a leadership role. Candidates include elite women lawyers who have created growth in a given field and shown future potential, or gone beyond traditional mentoring to create new pathways. Scroll to meet our nominees and click to learn more about attending or sponsoring our virtual event on December 9, 2021 at 5 PM! https://bit.ly/30FMPNC

Guess what? The WBAI PAC is back! The Wilpower Political Action Committee is hosting its first fundraiser and panel disc...
11/16/2021

Guess what? The WBAI PAC is back! The Wilpower Political Action Committee is hosting its first fundraiser and panel discussion in more than a decade. Stay tuned as we announce our distinguished community leaders and elected officials who will discuss paid family leave. The event will take place on December 15, 2021 from 5:30 - 7:00 PM at Dentons.

Suggested Contribution Levels:
Host: $2000
Sponsor: $1500
Supporter: $1000
Friend: $500
Single Ticket: $250
Young Professional: $100

Reserve your seat and donate now at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/wilpower

Guess what? The WBAI PAC is back! The Wilpower Political Action Committee is hosting its first fundraiser and panel discussion in more than a decade. Stay tuned as we announce our distinguished community leaders and elected officials who will discuss paid family leave. The event will take place on December 15, 2021 from 5:30 - 7:00 PM at Dentons.

Suggested Contribution Levels:
Host: $2000
Sponsor: $1500
Supporter: $1000
Friend: $500
Single Ticket: $250
Young Professional: $100

Reserve your seat and donate now at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/wilpower

“Fight for the things you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.” - Ruth Bader Ginsburg #Mond...
11/15/2021

“Fight for the things you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.” - Ruth Bader Ginsburg #MondayMotivation #MotivationMonday

“Fight for the things you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.” - Ruth Bader Ginsburg #MondayMotivation #MotivationMonday

There is still time to register for tomorrow’s discussion! Visit https://applawyers.org/event-4525823 to register for “T...
11/15/2021

There is still time to register for tomorrow’s discussion! Visit https://applawyers.org/event-4525823 to register for “The Supreme Court and the Future of Abortion,” presented by Ian Millhiser, Senior Correspondant at Vox. The event will be moderated by ALA by Appellate Lawyers Association President Scott Howie, and counts for 1 hour of MCLE credit. Register today.

There is still time to register for tomorrow’s discussion! Visit https://applawyers.org/event-4525823 to register for “The Supreme Court and the Future of Abortion,” presented by Ian Millhiser, Senior Correspondant at Vox. The event will be moderated by ALA by Appellate Lawyers Association President Scott Howie, and counts for 1 hour of MCLE credit. Register today.

A letter from the Board of Directors of the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois. On behalf of the Women’s Bar Associatio...
11/11/2021

A letter from the Board of Directors of the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois. On behalf of the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois, we join the growing voices of business leaders, elected officials and advocates calling for passage of a national paid family and medical leave policy as part of President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda. #FamilyLeave #PaidFamilyLeave #MaternityLeave #PaternityLeave #MedicalLeave #Illinois #BuildBackBetter

Join us Tuesday, November 16 for a discussion on The Supreme Court and the Future of Abortion, presented by Ian Millhise...
11/11/2021

Join us Tuesday, November 16 for a discussion on The Supreme Court and the Future of Abortion, presented by Ian Millhiser, Senior Correspondent at Vox. The event will be moderated by Appellate Lawyers Association and counts for 1 hour of MCLE credit. Register today for this timely discussion: https://applawyers.org/event-4525823

We are looking forward to the WBAI & HLAI Inaugural Leadership Event celebrating Hispanic heritage tonight. A special th...
11/10/2021

We are looking forward to the WBAI & HLAI Inaugural Leadership Event celebrating Hispanic heritage tonight. A special thanks to our Platinum Sponsor State Representative Fred Crespo and Gold Sponsors Cassiday Schade LLP, Doma (fka States Title), and McCorkle Litigation Services, Inc. for making this event possible.

We are looking forward to the WBAI & HLAI Inaugural Leadership Event celebrating Hispanic heritage tonight. A special thanks to our Platinum Sponsor State Representative Fred Crespo and Gold Sponsors Cassiday Schade LLP, Doma (fka States Title), and McCorkle Litigation Services, Inc. for making this event possible.

November is #nativeamericanheritagemonth. To celebrate influential indigenous women, we are highlighting women from the ...
11/10/2021

November is #nativeamericanheritagemonth. To celebrate influential indigenous women, we are highlighting women from the past and present who have impacted the world.

Lyda Conley, Wyandot Indian, was a protector of land in Kansas City that was promised to her Native ancestors by the United States government after her ancestors were forcibly removed from their homes in Ohio. The land was used as a burial ground for Wyandot Indians. In 1906, the land was sold by the U.S. federal government.

In 1909, Lyda’s fight to protect her tribe’s sacred land went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. That year, she put her legal skills to work and became the third woman, second female attorney, and first Native American woman to argue a case in front of the Supreme Court. Many believe her case, in which she argued that Native American burial grounds were entitled to federal protection, was the first of its kind.

Sadly, the Supreme Court dismissed Conley’s case. But nevertheless, she persisted, and in 1916, the cemetery was designated a federal park. Today, the cemetery – renamed Wyandot National Burial Ground – enjoys National Historic Landmark status. Conley was laid to rest in the cemetery following her death in 1946.

November is #nativeamericanheritagemonth. To celebrate influential indigenous women, we are highlighting women from the past and present who have impacted the world.

Lyda Conley, Wyandot Indian, was a protector of land in Kansas City that was promised to her Native ancestors by the United States government after her ancestors were forcibly removed from their homes in Ohio. The land was used as a burial ground for Wyandot Indians. In 1906, the land was sold by the U.S. federal government.

In 1909, Lyda’s fight to protect her tribe’s sacred land went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. That year, she put her legal skills to work and became the third woman, second female attorney, and first Native American woman to argue a case in front of the Supreme Court. Many believe her case, in which she argued that Native American burial grounds were entitled to federal protection, was the first of its kind.

Sadly, the Supreme Court dismissed Conley’s case. But nevertheless, she persisted, and in 1916, the cemetery was designated a federal park. Today, the cemetery – renamed Wyandot National Burial Ground – enjoys National Historic Landmark status. Conley was laid to rest in the cemetery following her death in 1946.

We are very excited to present the first Women’s Bar Association of Illinois and HLAI - Serving the Hispanic Lawyers of ...
10/22/2021

We are very excited to present the first Women’s Bar Association of Illinois and HLAI - Serving the Hispanic Lawyers of Illinois event celebrating Hispanic heritage. Join us for a special meal prepared by Chef Stephen Sandoval, Latin American-inspired cocktails, and an evening of memorable networking. Learn more and register to attend at www.wbaillinois.org/events

We are very excited to present the first Women’s Bar Association of Illinois and HLAI - Serving the Hispanic Lawyers of Illinois event celebrating Hispanic heritage. Join us for a special meal prepared by Chef Stephen Sandoval, Latin American-inspired cocktails, and an evening of memorable networking. Learn more and register to attend at www.wbaillinois.org/events

We are very excited to present the first Women’s Bar Association of Illinois and Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinoi...
10/20/2021

We are very excited to present the first Women’s Bar Association of Illinois and Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois event celebrating Hispanic heritage. Learn more and register to attend at www.wbaillinois.org/events

We are very excited to present the first Women’s Bar Association of Illinois and Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois event celebrating Hispanic heritage. Learn more and register to attend at www.wbaillinois.org/events

Show off your pet in their Halloween best at our next Strut Your Mutt - Halloween Edition! Join us for a pawfect evening...
10/18/2021

Show off your pet in their Halloween best at our next Strut Your Mutt - Halloween Edition! Join us for a pawfect evening of networking with new friends and fur friends. There will also be tricks n' treats for all in attendance. Register today at www.wbaillinois.org/events

Show off your pet in their Halloween best at our next Strut Your Mutt - Halloween Edition! Join us for a pawfect evening of networking with new friends and fur friends. There will also be tricks n' treats for all in attendance. Register today at www.wbaillinois.org/events

Did you know that today is #TrainYourBrainDay? And what better way to celebrate than by digging into a good book and dis...
10/13/2021

Did you know that today is #TrainYourBrainDay? And what better way to celebrate than by digging into a good book and discussing it with great friends? Join the WBAI Book Club hosted by the Mental Health & Wellness Committee where we will read and discuss Untamed by Glennon Doyle on January 12, 2022. Learn more and register at www.wbaillinois.org/events

Did you know that today is #TrainYourBrainDay? And what better way to celebrate than by digging into a good book and discussing it with great friends? Join the WBAI Book Club hosted by the Mental Health & Wellness Committee where we will read and discuss Untamed by Glennon Doyle on January 12, 2022. Learn more and register at www.wbaillinois.org/events

Meditation does for your brain what exercise does for your body. Join us tomorrow, Oct. 12 for a Rooftop Guided Meditati...
10/11/2021
2021 Rooftop Guided Meditation

Meditation does for your brain what exercise does for your body. Join us tomorrow, Oct. 12 for a Rooftop Guided Meditation led by Chelsey Ziegler on the beautiful Hoxton rooftop.

Let's start off this week with some smiles and spotlights. For #MemberMonday, check out our talk with Noeli Serna, Esq.C...
10/11/2021
Member Monday: Noeli Serna

Let's start off this week with some smiles and spotlights. For #MemberMonday, check out our talk with Noeli Serna, Esq.
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Corporate Counsel // Elkay Manufacturing Company Please provide a description of your practice. I am in-house corporate counsel at Elkay Manufacturing Company, where I work alongside my legal team …

On this #tbt, we're looking back at the Expert Beauty Tips for Busy Women event where attendees enjoyed beauty bar stati...
10/07/2021

On this #tbt, we're looking back at the Expert Beauty Tips for Busy Women event where attendees enjoyed beauty bar stations learning tips on curling hair, braiding hair, eyebrow shaping, contouring & highlighting, lip color, and more at Goldplaited Salon. We've got plenty of great events planned so be sure to check out www.wbaillinois.org/events to join us for upcoming events.

Reset your mind, body, and spirit with the WBAI Mental Health & Wellness Committee. Join us for a guided meditation on O...
10/05/2021
2021 Rooftop Guided Meditation

Reset your mind, body, and spirit with the WBAI Mental Health & Wellness Committee. Join us for a guided meditation on October 12 at 6:00 PM led by Chelsey Ziegler on the beautiful Hoxton rooftop, followed by kombucha and tea. Space is limited so register today.

Let's start off this week with some smiles and spotlights. For #MemberMonday, check out our talk with Breanna Raspopovic...
10/04/2021
Member Monday: Breanna Raspopovich

Let's start off this week with some smiles and spotlights. For #MemberMonday, check out our talk with Breanna Raspopovich, Attorney with Tannehill Law, LLC.

Attorney // Tannehill Law Please provide a description of your practice. My practice includes Residential and Commercial Real Estate Transactions and Entity Formation. I represent buyers and seller…

Have you ever considered becoming a Judge?Join us on Oct. 5 as panelists Hon. Debra Walker, Hon. Nichole Patton, Hon. To...
09/28/2021
2021 Ever Consider Becoming a Judge?

Have you ever considered becoming a Judge?Join us on Oct. 5 as panelists Hon. Debra Walker, Hon. Nichole Patton, Hon. Tom Sianis, along with moderator, Hon. Megan Goldish, demystify the process for lawyers considering serving in the judiciary.

Let's start off this week with some smiles and spotlights. For #MemberMonday, check out our talk with Andrea Ramirez, As...
09/27/2021
Member Monday: Andrea Ramirez

Let's start off this week with some smiles and spotlights. For #MemberMonday, check out our talk with Andrea Ramirez, Associate Attorney with Taxman, Po***ck, Murray & Bekkerman, LLC.

Associate Attorney // Taxman, Po***ck, Murray & Bekkerman, LLC Please provide a description of your practice. I am a personal injury attorney and my practice focuses primarily on healthcare fac…

Come for the networking and stay for the relationships. There is power in relationships that extends beyond a generic in...
09/24/2021

Come for the networking and stay for the relationships. There is power in relationships that extends beyond a generic introduction. When you create connections based on shared interests and goals, you’ll be more successful at your job, because people want to work with people they know and like. Join WBAI to form relationships that will last for years to come. Learn more at www.wbaillinois.org.

Come for the networking and stay for the relationships. There is power in relationships that extends beyond a generic introduction. When you create connections based on shared interests and goals, you’ll be more successful at your job, because people want to work with people they know and like. Join WBAI to form relationships that will last for years to come. Learn more at www.wbaillinois.org.

We had such a pawsome time at our last Strut Your Mutt event that we can't wait to see everyone at our next one taking p...
09/23/2021

We had such a pawsome time at our last Strut Your Mutt event that we can't wait to see everyone at our next one taking place October 7 sponsored by Singewald Law Firm.

We had such a pawsome time at our last Strut Your Mutt event that we can't wait to see everyone at our next one taking place October 7 sponsored by Singewald Law Firm.

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We are looking for applicants for our Fall 2022 Honors Attorney Fellowship. This is a two-year position in EPA’s Chicago, Illinois office. The deadline to apply is November 30, 2021. More information about the position and how to apply:
Justice Jesse Reyes introduces us to Lauren Tuckey. President of the Women's Bar Association of Illinois (WBAI). She loves being a lawyer and helping other organizations too. Tonight, Sun 11/14 at 7:30 pm on CAN TV cable ch. 21. #cantvspotlight #wbaillinois.org Women's Bar Association of Illinois www.linkedin.com/in/jesse-g-reyes-82781910
I'm so excited to bring Mental Health Professionals in a Law Firm to the group. This will be a fast-paced, relevant, fun webinar that will teach skills you can incorporate into your work right away. The legal profession has experienced unprecedented changes in the recent two years and business is no longer "as usual'". www.pamelaraklcsw.com
A reminder that the 9th Annual Minority Bar CLE Conference takes place virtually next week on October 21 and 22! FALA Chicago is proud to once again co-sponsor this yearly event. Don't miss the panels featuring our past president Lesley Arca, executive board member Aileen Bhandari, and judicial honorary board members Judge Israel Desierto and Justice Jesse Reyes. Registration is free for current paid members of FALA Chicago, Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Chicago Area, Black Women Lawyers' Association of Greater Chicago, Inc., Chinese American Bar Association, Cook County Bar Association, Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois - HLAI, Illinois State Bar Association, Korean American Bar Association of Chicago, Lagbac - Chicago’s Lgbtq+ Bar Association, Puerto Rican Bar Association of Illinois, South Asian Bar Association of Chicago , and Women's Bar Association of Illinois.
Last week, the Women's Bar Association of Illinois hosted Strut your Mutt, a networking event where WBAI members could bring their dogs for some light hearted, low pressure fun. As soon as we saw we could bring our pups we knew this was RCA’s kind of networking event! 🐶 ❤️ . It is hard to tell who had more fun; the attorneys, or our pups! The weather was perfect and all the dogs were ecstatic to play with each other. It was the perfect event to wrap up Summer 2021. . #Family #law #chicagodivorcelawyer #chicagofamilylaw #chicagolawyer #chicagolaw #chicagofamily #chicagodivorce #familylawyer #divorcelawyer #divorce #familylaw #divorceattorney #divorcesupport #lawyer #divorced #childcustody #attorney #childsupport #coparenting #mediation #divorceadvice #lawyersofinstagram #divorcehelp #custody #divorcelaw #divorcecommunity #dogsofinstagram #dogs
FALA Chicago is proud to sponsor the 9th Annual Minority Bar CLE Conference, taking place virtually on October 21-22 and focusing on the theme, "Post-COVID: Will We Ever Be The Same?" This year's conference includes panels featuring FALA Chicago past president Lesley Arca, executive board member Aileen Bhandari, and judicial honorary board members Judge Israel Desierto and Justice Jesse Reyes. Follow the links below to register: isba.org/cle/path?pathPage=%2Fisba%2Fcourses%2F35047%2Fwebinars%2F24559 (Day One) isba.org/cle/path?pathPage=%2Fisba%2Fcourses%2F35064%2Fwebinars%2F24578 (Day Two) Attendance is FREE for paid members of FALA Chicago and fellow co-sponsor organizations: Illinois State Bar Association, Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Chicago Area, Black Women Lawyers' Association of Greater Chicago, Inc., Chinese American Bar Association, Cook County Bar Association, Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois - HLAI, Korean American Bar Association of Chicago, Lagbac - Chicago’s Lgbtq+ Bar Association, Puerto Rican Bar Association of Illinois, South Asian Bar Association of Chicago, and Women's Bar Association of Illinois.
Corboy & Demetrio was proud to serve as Ice Sculpture Sponsor at the Women's Bar Association of Illinois’ 107th Annual Dinner on Aug. 26th. Attending from Corboy & Demetrio were attorneys Britney Pennycook and Michelle Kohut, who is a Past President of WBAI.
At the Women's Bar Association of Illinois 107th Annual Dinner. Congratulations to the WBAI new president Lauren Tuckey The Women’s Bar Association of Illinois, one of the oldest and largest bar associations in the state of Illinois, was first established in 1914 by nine women lawyers practicing in the Chicago Metropolitan area. It was founded to promote the interests and welfare of women lawyers and also to aid in the enactment of legislation for the common good and in the administration of justice. Remember on June 28, 2022 please vote for me, Meridth Hammer for Cook County Judge. hammerforjudge.com #HammerForJudge #MeridthHammerForJudge #MeridthForJudge #CookCountyJudge #JudicialCandidate #ProgressiveDemocrat #DemocratForJudge #Democrat #democraticprimary
Romanucci & Blandin, LLC was proud to be a sponsor of tonight's 107th Annual Women's Bar Association of Illinois Dinner. A wonderful time was had by all sailing the Chicago skyline aboard the Anita Dee!
Clifford Law Offices is proud to be a Gold sponsor of the Women's Bar Association of Illinois’ 107th Annual Dinner celebrating the installation of the 2021-2022 Officers and Directors. Sarah King, Partner at Clifford Law Offices will be installed as the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois (WBAI) Financial Secretary. She has been a long standing member of the WBAI and has served two prior terms on the Board of Directors. https://bit.ly/3yevgiM
We are thrilled to serve as a sponsor and wish Women's Bar Association of Illinois a great event!
Stephanie Tang will help moderate a discussion on the intersection of domestic violence and divorce cases in a webinar hosted by the Women's Bar Association of Illinois on Thursday 7/15.