The Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys



Diverse Groups Make Better Decisions

Racial, Gender Diversity Spotlighted in High Court Job Openings Justice Carol Hunstein. Sears retired in 2009 after serving as the first African-American woman chief justice of any supreme court in the United States. After she left, Hunstein was the lone woman on the court until Deal appointed Justice Britt Grant, who started in January 2017. […]


Commitment to Equality Awards

On May 17, 2018, the State Bar of Georgia hosted the 2018 Commitment to Equality Awards, where GABWA members were recognized and honored. Laverne Lewis Gaskins, the Vice President of the Augusta Chapter of GABWA, was among the honorees for the evening. Ms. Gaskins was presented with the Commitment to Equality Award by President Rita […]

GABWA Celebrates PDA 10th Anniversary

GABWA celebrated the 10th Year Anniversary of its award-winning Professional Development Academy (PDA) on Thursday, April 12, 2018, at Park Tavern. Founding committee members, PDA alumni, faculty members, and supporters gathered to celebrate a decade of inspiring and empowering new lawyers. Tori Silas, the immediate Past President for 2017, presented Samuel S. Woodhouse with the […]


GABWA wins prestigious awards

The Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys was chosen as the recipient of several awards given by the State Bar of Georgia. GABWA  has been awarded: Award of Merit Website Award President’s Cup (fifth year in a row) To learn more about the awards, visit State Bar of Georgia.  

GABWA’s Fifth Thursday CLE Lunch & Learn Seminar

Please join us at GABWA’s Fifth Thursday CLE Lunch & Learn Seminar on May 31, 2018! We will delve into the stereotypes driven by the Entertainment Industry of the Female Lawyer as “Fixer” and “SuperWoman”, and analyze the benefits and detriments of such titles on us individually and in our profession. This topic and discussion promises to be informative, […]


The Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys Endorses Candidates

The Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys (“GABWA”) has completed its endorsement process for candidates in the 2018 General Primary and nonpartisan General Election.  GABWA is pleased to announce its list of endorsed candidates: GOVERNOR OF GEORGIA STACEY ABRAMS Georgia Court of Appeals, Ellington seat KEN HODGES Fulton County Magistrate Court, Chief Judge […]


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The Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys has partnered with the Atlanta Business Chronicle to offer subscription discounts to its members. Follow this link to learn more about subscription options, free gifts  and discounts.


GABWA Professional Development Academy 10th Anniversary Celebration!

Join us for the GABWA 10th Anniversary Celebration, taking place on April 12, 2018 at 6pm. Want more details or ready to register? Visit Eventbrite for details.  


GABWA Elects Treadwell, Singleton as Historian

The Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys (GABWA) has elected Rita Treadwell, a senior research specialist in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP’s Atlanta office, as its 37th president. In addition, Atlanta associate Shaniqua L. Singleton has been elected Historian. The GABWA bar organization seeks to nurture, support, and galvanize the power of black women […]

Tracee R. Benzo Named President of Attorney Group

The Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys has selected Tracee R. Benzo, a native of Aiken, as its 2014 president. Benzo is a partner in the Workers Compensation Group at Hasner Law LLC, where she represents injured workers across Georgia. Benzo will lead the organization under the theme “Honoring Our Past…Envisioning Our Future” and focus […]