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Women in the Profession

The mission of the American Bar Association Commission on Women in the Profession is to secure full and equal participation of women in the ABA, the profession and the justice system.

Congratulations to the 2024 Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Awards Honorees

Capture the inspiration and fellowship of these five esteemed women lawyers as they share their stories on Sunday, August 4, 2024, 3-5:30 p.m. CT at the Swissotel Chicago.

Margaret Brent Awards Ceremony & Reception

Meet the - 2024 Honorees

34th Annual Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Awards

Join us on Sunday, August 4, 2024, 3-5:30 p.m. CT at the Swissotel Chicago, in conjunction with the ABA Annual Meeting, to honor five outstanding women lawyers who have achieved professional excellence and paved the way for other women in the legal profession.

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10-Year Anniversary of the Grit and Growth Mindset Project: Summit for Law Firms and In-House Leaders

September 10, 2024 | Morrison Foerster New York Offices

Sponsorship Opportunities & Event Details

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NEW Reports

Legal Careers of Parents and Child Caregivers: Results and Best Practices from a National Study of the Legal Profession

It’s past time to flip the narrative. This essential and timely report reveals the prevalence and impact of parenting and child caregiving on legal professionals.

how and why the everyday work experiences of women lawyers with children differ from men with children.

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"Excluded & Alone: Examining the Experiences of Native American Women in the Law and a Path Towards Equity"

The ABA Commission on Women in the Profession collaborated with the National Native American Bar Association on this new report.

Programs and Resources for Native American Women Attorneys

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About Us

The Commission on Women in the Profession comprises of twelve members appointed by the ABA President. Its mission is to secure the full and equal participation of women in the ABA, the legal profession, and the justice system.

Perspectives

Read about Issues Important to Women Lawyers

Get a fresh, innovative angle on the issues that are important and relevant to women in the legal profession by subscribing to Perspectives, the magazine for and about women lawyers. ABA women members can receive Perspectives in an electronic format at no additional cost.

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Giving to the Commission

The Commission on Women in the Profession appreciates your donations to continue our valuable work. When you give to the Fund for Justice and Education, you can designate the Commission as your preferred recipient group. We thank you in advance!

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As the voice of the legal community, the ABA offers career-building opportunities, advocates for the profession and promotes the rule of law world wide.

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The Commission welcomes your feedback. Please get in touch to learn more about our programs.

A Special Women's History Month Program

Join us for “America’s 250th Anniversary and the Contributions of Women: Past, Present and Future” featuring Rosie Rios, chair of America 250 and former Treasurer of the United States, and Frédérique Irwin, President and CEO, National Women’s History Museum.

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