Who We Are
We are The Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys (“GABWA”), a statewide organization founded in 1981 by a group of African American women to 1) focus on women and children’s issues, 2) increase black female representation in the judiciary and public offices, and 3) take a proactive stance on political issues. GABWA has an active membership of women and men who strive each day to fulfill the organization’s mission: to nurture, support and galvanize the power of Black women attorneys; advocate for women and children and empower our communities. GABWA has members throughout the state with regional chapters in Albany, Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Macon, and Savannah. Membership in GABWA is open to all individuals, regardless of race or sex. We are judges, in-house counsel, Fortune 100 and 500 company employees, law firm partners and associates, solo practitioners, government attorneys and law professors. We are elected and appointed officials, philanthropists, trailblazers and community activists. We are engaged in the political process at the local level through the endorsement of candidates.
GABWA hosts a number of programs and events across the State of Georgia, including monthly General Body meetings, Fifth Thursday Lunch Meetings and community service projects. In 2008, 2014 and each year between 2015 through 2021, the State Bar recognized GABWA’s outstanding work and contributions to the legal community by bestowing GABWA with the Award of Merit and the President’s Cup. GABWA is the proud recipient of numerous other awards from the State Bar of Georgia and other organizations that have recognized GABWA’s service and its achievements as a statewide bar association. We invite you to explore our website to learn more about us, and to join our ranks as a proud member and supporter.