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.

Upcoming Events:

Program I The Supreme Court Ruling

September 8, 2022 at 12:00pm CT/1:00pm ET via Zoom

Join the National Board of the Coalition of Women's Initiatives in Law for the first of a four-part series on Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization. 
Guest speakers, Dean Amar and Professor Schacter, will analyze the opinion, the leak, the nature of rights under the Constitution, and whether Dobbs may cause other landmark decisions to be reconsidered or reversed.


Literary Lawyers Series with Elyssa Friedland
September 29, 2022 at 12:00pm CT/1:00pm ET via Zoom and in person at Hogan Lovells US LLP in New York

Please join New York Coalition board member, Christina Bost Seaton, and multi book author, Elyssa Friedland, in a conversation about Elyssa’s latest book hitting stores in early September titled, "The Most Likely Club". This will be a hybrid event hosted at Hogan Lovells US LLP and via zoom.

View a recording of the 2021 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.