Black Women Lawyers' Association
of Greater Chicago, Inc.


32 years of
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Our History and Charting Our Future
Black Women Lawyers' Association
of Greater Chicago, Inc.
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Kalia Coleman
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BMLA v. BWLA Game Night @ Littler Mendelson, PC
Aug 29 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join BWLA and Black Men Lawyers’ Association for a night of games, fun, food and fellowship on August 29, 2019 from 5:30-8:00 p.m. at Littler Mendelson, PC.

Come ready to WIN ladies!

Fall General Meeting @ Polsinelli LLP
Sep 10 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Fall General Meeting @ Polsinelli LLP | Chicago | Illinois | United States
BWLA will have its annual Fall Meeting on September 10, 2019 from 5:30-9:30 p.m at Polsinelli law firm, located at 150 N Riverside Plaza, Suite 3000.
We will be discussing the upcoming bar year and have several exciting announcements! Don’t miss it!
Race Judicata @ Lincoln Park South Groves 2-3
Sep 12 @ 6:30 pm

The BWLA Scholarship Fund Board Invites You to join team #BWLAImpact at Race Judicata!

Race Judicata is a 5K Run/Walk, benefiting Chicago Volunteer Legal Services Foundation in our mission to ensure that the law works for everyone. This is the 25th anniversary of the run and we are looking forward to making this year the biggest and best ever!

When: Thursday, September 12th, 6:30 p.m. for runners; 6:45 p.m. for walkers
Where: Lincoln Park South groves 2-3, 1746 N Stockton Drive
Price: $24 registration for the first 20 people to sign up with team #BWLAImpact by August 23,2019.
Price includes race entry, T-Shirt, and Goody Bag. After the first 20 people sign up or after August 24, the price increases to $34. At the finish line, all participants are treated to live music, snacks, beer and wine!
Click here to register with our Team #BwlaImpact by selecting the “Group Payment” option. Enter your email address, select “Yes, I have a password,” and enter Bwlaimpact2019 into the password field.
Meet you at the finish line!

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