Programs and Initiatives

Since 2008, the Coalition has offered a wide variety of programming appealing to women attorneys at various stages of their careers.  Last year, our programs reached over 1,000 professional women representing Chicagoland law firms and companies, and offered 12 CLE credit hours.  Members can participate in programs and can serve on various committees that develop programs and support the work of the Coalition.  In 2020, we have been able to successfully pivot many of our programs to an online platform, allowing us to reach even broader audiences.



Literary Lawyers Series with Lauren Willig, NYT Bestselling Author

Thursday, March 10 at 1:00pm ET via Zoom
Please join New York Coalition board member Christina Bost Seaton and New York Times bestselling author Lauren Willig in a conversation about Lauren’s transition from being a practicing attorney to the author of more than twenty works of historical fiction, which have been translated into over a dozen languages. In honor of Women’s History Month, Lauren will also be discussing her most-recent book, Band of Sisters, which is a sweeping novel based on the remarkable true story of a group of alumna from Smith College who, as volunteers, go behind enemy lines in France during World War I in order to provide medical and other relief to civilians.

Webinar Replays

A selection of recent Coalition webinars can be viewed below.

Literary Lawyers Series - Lauren Willig (hosted by the National Coalition)
March 10, 2022

To Post or Not to Post: Current Copyright Decisions About Embedding Content (hosted by the New York Chapter)
November 16, 2021

2021 National Coalition Leadership Forum
October 21, 2021

2021 National Coalition Leadership Forum: Chicago Awards Program
October 21, 2021

Partnerships and Lateral Transitions (hosted by the New York Chapter)
May 5, 2021

Group: Prioritizing Mental Health in the Legal Profession (hosted by the New York Chapter)
April 21, 2021


Annual Managing Partner and General Counsel Forum
March 11, 2021

Becoming Iron Woman: From Augmented Intelligence to AI, What Does the Future of Law Look Like?
With Cat Casey, Chief Innovation Officer, CS Disco
January 28, 2021

2020 Leadership Forum, Part Two-- Chicago Chapter (with Kailei Carr, CEO of the Asbury Group),
November 5, 2020. View the Event Program here.

2020 Leadership Forum, Part One-- New York Chapter (with Susan Herman, President, ACLU),
October 22, 2020. View the Event Program here .

Unconscious Bias, with Eva Turner of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
September 23, 2020 (hosted by the New York Chapter)

Career Development During COVID-19, with Amy Gardner of Apochromatik
(Chicago Chapter, September 10, 2020)

Blockchain 101
(New York Chapter, August 19, 2020)

An Afternoon With Senator Biaggi
(New York Chapter, July 16, 2020)
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IP Disputes: From Stranger Things to Tiger King 
(Chicago Chapter, June 24, 2020)

Peace + Productivity 
(Chicago Chapter, May 12, 2020)

Doing it All: Caregivers in the Workplace 
(Chicago Chapter, April 30, 2020)