Women Lawyers Section


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.


Women Lawyers Section Awards

We encourage you to nominate female colleagues who are deserving of these prestigious awards.  Please answer the questions listed in each nomination form (three pages or less) with information supporting your nomination. 

Please mail, e-mail or fax nominations NO LATER THAN MARCH 10, 2017 to: The Cincinnati Bar Association, Attn: WLS Awards Committee, 225 East Sixth Street, Second Floor, Cincinnati, OH  45202. Tel:  513/699-1398. Fax:  513/381-0528. E-Mail: lgmcpherson@cincybar.org.

Awards will be presented at the Women Lawyers CLE program in April 2017.

Judge Julia A. Stautberg Award

Nomination Form

In memory of Judge Julia A. Stautberg, the Women Lawyers Section will present this Award to a female CBA member attorney for exemplary service. Through her accomplishments in 2016, the honoree reflects the principles, integrity and professionalism of Judge Stautberg.  Judge Stautberg served as a Hamilton County Municipal Judge and was the sixth woman President of the Cincinnati Bar Association.   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 access to justice for women; was a constant mentor to young female attorneys; and always promoted knowledge of the law for all.

Women Lawyers Section 2017 Rising Star - Voice Award 

Nomination Form

The Voice 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.

Give your Career a Voice

Voice brings together attorneys at various stages of their career from the new attorney to the experienced veteran to discuss issues relating to developing and thriving in the practice of law.  

Coffee & Conversations

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 The Booksellers on Fountain Square, 505 Vine Street, downtown Cincinnati.

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