Women in Law
About the Women in Law Section
The Women In Law Section offers an effective platform for women lawyers to advocate on behalf of women in the legal profession. In seeking to improve the standard of excellence in the practice of law, we:
Secure the full participation of women in the justice system and the legal profession
Empower women to excel by providing effective mentoring, training and support
Provide networking opportunities for women lawyers
Assist law firms and organizations in their efforts to attract and retain women lawyers
- Provide women lawyers an avenue to return to the active profession of law
We do this by providing the necessary support, resources, training and networking to women lawyers as well as our male colleagues, and by partnering with other advocacy organizations.
Cleveland GELI Forum
Cleveland’s Gender Equity in the Legal Industry (GELI) Forum is a collaboration of local law
firms committed to identifying and addressing gender inequities at private law firms. Join the Cleveland GELI firms on July 16th from 12:00PM to 1:00 PM for a small group virtual discussion related to work-life unbalance in the wake of COVID-19. Register Here
Section members provide articles for the April issue of the CMBA Bar Journal.
WIL is a proud supporter of the CMBA's Leadership Series, offering a day of leadership development for women on March 8, International Women's Day.
We offer occasional one-hour and half-day CLEs throughout the year, giving us flexibility to address hot topics as they arise.
Meet us at the Bar on the first Wednesday of each month at noon at the CMBA. Each month, a prominent woman in our community visits us to share their experience in developing their career.
Social & Networking Events
WIL is one of the most active Sections in the CMBA, offering a wide range of social activities.
Pro Bono & Community Programs
See the tab above for full details on our Lawyers for Women in Crisis program.