The Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys

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09/17/2018

Lisa Collins Honored for Phenomenal Fundraising

Scholarships for black women attending law school. A mentoring program that puts juvenile offenders on the path to college. Free health screenings and education. Pro bono advice on housing issues and estate planning. All of these programs are funded and supported by the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys (GABWA) and much of it has […]


The State Bar of Georgia Diversity Program 26th Annual Fall CLE

The State Bar of Georgia Diversity Program 26th Annual Fall CLE and Luncheon will take place on Thursday, September 27, 2018 from 8:15 a.m. to 2:00 p.m at the State Bar. This year’s theme – The Way Forward: Achieving Inclusion Through Authentic Leadership is going to be an interesting, engaging and interactive event. Speakers and […]


09/12/2018

GABWA Election Season News

As we approach GABWA’s election season I would like to highlight the following revisions to the Constitution which were approved by the General Body in November 2017: Election: Regular Members, current in their dues at the time of their nomination, are eligible for any elected office, subject to the criteria below: Only individuals who have: […]


08/31/2018

Become a FINRA Arbitrator

FINRA’s Office of Dispute Resolution is seeking to expand the depth and diversity of its arbitrator roster and cordially invites you to join us for a networking reception. Join FINRA representatives to learn how to become a FINRA arbitrator. Network with other professionals from the greater Atlanta area. Find details here.


08/21/2018

PDA Application now available

We are pleased to announce the Fall 2018 Session of the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys Professional Development Academy (PDA). The purpose of theAcademy is to provide serious and intense professional and personal development to both women and men beginning their careers in the legal profession. Application is available here.


07/03/2018

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. […]


06/27/2018

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 […]


05/29/2018

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, […]