Black Women Lawyers' Association
of Greater Chicago, Inc.

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BWLA President

Nakhia C. Crossley
2021-2022 BWLA President

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Chicago, IL: On Tuesday, June 15, 2021, Nakhia Crossley was sworn-in as the Black Women
Lawyers’ Association of Greater Chicago, Inc.’s (BWLA) 30th President by the Honorable LaShonda
A. Hunt, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

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Upcoming Events

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Oct
26
Tue
Building Your Personal Brand @ Virtual event
Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The BWLA Career Services Committee invites you to join a virtual session entitled “Building Your Personal Brand” on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 from 6:00PM to 7:30PM.

BWLA members will hear from BWLA Past President Erica Kirkwood, VP & General Counsel at GMA Construction; Precious Jacobs-Perry, Partner at Jenner & Block, LLP; and Joyce Pruitt, Director of Training and Professional Development, City of Chicago Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA).

Click here to RSVP by October 25, 2021.

Nov
4
Thu
November Joint Dinner @ The Park Supper Club
Nov 4 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Nov
18
Thu
Best Practices for Trust Accounting Virtual Session
Nov 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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