Women Lawyers


The Women Lawyers Committee of the Cincinnati Bar Association creates opportunities for professional and personal connections among women engaged in the legal profession; provides training and philanthropic opportunities for its members and other members of the bar; and serves as a presence and voice for women attorneys in the community.

A Message from the Chair

Jodie Drees Ganote

Women Lawyers Committee Awards

The WLC is accepting nominations for the 2015 Judge Stautberg and Rising Star Awards. If you know of a female colleague that is deserving of one of these prestigious awards, please send in your nomination by completing the corresponding nomination forms below.  Nominations are due no later than March 23, 2015. 

Judge Julia A. Stautberg Award
In memory of Judge Julia A. Stautberg, the WLC will present this award to a female CBA member attorney for exemplary service.  In all of her work as a leader of both the legal community and the community at large, Judge Stautberg fostered and maintained the honor and highest integrity of the legal profession. She sought to improve the quality of justice for women; promoted its access by women; was a constant mentor to young female attorneys; and always promoted knowledge of the law for all.

Voice - Rising Star Award

The Rising Star Award is presented to a female CBA member attorney, under 40 for exemplary service. Through her distinguished service, the honoree has made significant contributions to the legal/general community and reflects the highest principles of legal profession.

Voice - Rising Star Nomination Form

Jodie Drees Ganote - Ganote Law


The CBA Women Lawyers Coffee & Conversations are informal networking meetings designed to engage members in topics important to women’s success in all areas of life: personal, professional and family.

Coffee & Conversations are held the third Friday of every month at Panera Bread, 6th and Vine streets, downtown Cincinnati.

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