The Coalition of Women's Initiatives in Law

Welcome! The Coalition of Women's Initiatives in Law is a non-profit membership association that brings together law firms, government entities, and companies of all sizes. The Coalition was founded in Chicago in 2008 by a group of women lawyers intent on joining forces with others to benefit the collective whole. Today, in addition to the Chicago Chapter, the Coalition has Chapters in New York and Washington, D.C. The Coalition continues to explore other Chapter locations. Currently, more than 120 law firms and companies are members of the Coalition, stretching the reach of the Coalition to thousands of women attorneys. The Coalition provides dozens of programs each year, with the goal of fostering career advancement and professional development, promoting dialogue, and providing a support-network among members to help address the many issues facing women lawyers and women's initiatives today.

NEW! Coalition Members: To access Members-only content, and to help the Coalition build an active, searchable, Member database, please claim your account and fill out your Member Profile! To get started, visit your Chapter's page and click "Member Login" in the upper right hand corner. For more detailed instructions, click here.

Upcoming Events:

The National Board of the Coalition is sponsoring a special film screening of The Fightchronicling a team of ACLU lawyers battling for civil rights at a defining moment in American history. We have 100 passes available for use between October 20 and October 27, 2020. Register today!

2020 National Leadership Forum: For the first time, the Chicago, New York, and Washington D.C. Metro Chapters of the Coalition are collaborating to offer a two-part 2020 National Leadership Forum. The Chicago Chapter program will take place on November 5! For more information and to register, click here. The New York Chapter program will be available on our website soon.

 New York Chapter Members: Save the Date! The 2020 Annual Meeting and Holiday Gathering will take place December 9!


Founder Nicole Auerbach and others discuss what sparked the creation of the Coalition:


Check out what's happening! Click the icon below for the latest issue of the Coalition's National newsletter, and view past issues of the Newsletter in our archive.