Statements and Updates:
The Coalition stands with the Black community and joins the outcry to end racial targeting and violence by the police. To read a statement from Chicago Chapter Leadership, click here.
COVID-19 Response: In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chicago Executive Committee has composed a letter
reminding firm leadership that dramatic economic events can have an overwhelmingly
negative, long-lasting impact on women and diverse women in our profession. To read the letter, please click here.
Welcome to the Chicago Chapter of the Coalition
The Coalition of Women's Initiatives in Law began in Chicago in 2008. We are a non-profit membership association that brings together women in
law firms, government, and companies of all sizes. Along with the New York and Washington D.C. Chapters, the Coalition has more than 120 law
firms and companies as members, stretching the reach of the Coalition to
thousands of women attorneys in its member organizations.
The Coalition provides dozens of programs in Chicago each year. Our goal is to foster career advancement and professional development, promote dialogue and a support-network among members, and to help address the many issues facing women lawyers and women's initiatives today.
April 27, 2023 at 12 p.m. CT/1 p.m. EST via Zoom
Join the New York Chapter of the Coalition and Seyfarth Shaw LLP as they host lawyer-turned-author, Marlene Trestman, to hear about her biography of Bessie Margolin, her mentor, Fair Labor Lawyer: The Remarkable Life of New Deal Attorney and Supreme Court Advocate Bessie Margolin (LSU Press, 2016).
View a recording of the 2022 National Leadership Forum!
Stay connected with the Chicago chapter! The new “Coalition Connects” newsletter offers insights from leadership, member news, timely
articles and more. View past issues of Coalition Connects.
And check out the latest National Coalition newsletter by clicking the image below! You can also view past issues here.