Black Women Lawyers' Association
of Greater Chicago, Inc.

35 years of
Excellence, Sisterhood, and Service
Our History and Charting Our Future
Black Women Lawyers' Association
of Greater Chicago, Inc.
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BWLA President

Renai Rodney
2023 – 2024 BWLA President

About Us

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Black Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater Chicago, Inc.

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Upcoming Events

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BWLA’s Corporate Counsel Committee’s Half-day CLE Seminar @ Jones Day
Apr 24 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This year’s fundraiser will kick off with a host of exciting programs to further our mission and celebrate BWLA’s 2023-2024 theme of championing Black women chief legal officers and general counsel.

First, BWLA’s Corporate Counsel Committee will be hosting a half-day CLE seminar on the afternoon of April 24, 2024, the eve of the BWLA Spring fundraiser luncheon from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm at Jones Day Chicago.

CLE seminar topics will be relevant to in-house attorneys and their outside counsel. The seminar may also be of interest to those in government who are interested in corporate law opportunities.

Total CLE Hours: Application for 3.0 CLE credits will be submitted.

Half-Day Rate: $75 for Members, $95 for Non-members

***Tickets include entry to the BWLA General Counsels’ Reception. Sponsors of the fundraiser are permitted complimentary admission for two attorneys for the CLE and opening reception. 

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BWLA’s General Counsels’ Reception @ Jones Day
Apr 24 @ 5:30 pm
BWLA Spring Fundraiser and Luncheon @ 167 Green
Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

BWLA is excited to host its Annual Spring Fundraiser and Luncheon on April 25, 2024! The theme and focus for this year’s luncheon will be “Celebrating Chief Legal Officers – Charting a Course for Change.”

Join us at 167 Green at noon to celebrate these champions.

At this year’s Spring fundraiser, our goal is to highlight, uplift, and support the Black women corporate and general counsels who are working to transform the legal profession into a sustainable and equitable environment that ensures more leadership, development, and partnership opportunities for diverse talent.

We hope to see you there! Use the link below to register.

If your firm or company is interested in becoming a sponsor, please review our sponsorship packet linked below or contact the BWLA administrator at

Early Bird Prices are now over.
Members: $150 | Non-Members: $175

Ticket Link:

Click HERE for Sponsorship Packet

2024 Annual Spring Fundraiser Donation Form

* = Required Field

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BWLA Sponsors

Thank you to our BWLA Sponsors for their contributions and support to our organization.
You are greatly appreciated.