The Ohio Women's Bar Foundation was formed in 2008 as the educational and charitable arm of the Ohio Women's Bar Association. The Foundation's mission is to accelerate the advancement of women lawyers as leaders in the profession and to facilitate their service to the community.  Its vision is to achieve this mission by collaborating with the OWBA and strategically securing the resources necessary to provide and fund extraordinary educational opportunities that enable Ohio’s women lawyers to advance in the profession and serve their communities.

The foundation's current initiatives include the Leadership Institute and the Diversity & Inclusion Law Student Scholarship. The Leadership Institute  provides a unique opportunity for women lawyers to enhance their leadership, business development and communication skills while building strong relationships with other class members who are emerging leaders in the profession and networking with some of Ohio’s most prominent women lawyers. The Diversity & Inclusion Law Student Scholarship is awarded annually to a female law student in Ohio who has demonstrated commitment to promoting the missions of the OWBF and OWBA, who aspires to promote diversity and inclusion efforts in their future legal profession and/or bring a unique perspective to the practice of law from their diverse background or experience. 

NEW: 2020-2021 OWBF Virtual Learning Series 
The Ohio Women's Bar Foundation is proud to present a new opportunity to learn alongside attorneys from across the State. We invite you to participate in our Virtual Learning Series that will address relevant issues that impact the legal profession today. Click here to download and share our series flyer. 

  • Session 1 | November 20 | 11:30a-1:00p | 1.50 CLE Hours (pending)
    Nuts and Bolts of our Post-COVID-19 World: CARES Act, the FFCRA, and new COVID related EEOC/DOL Guidelines
    Description: In this 90-minute informative session our panel members will provide a comprehensive overview on the current status of the CARES Act, the FFCRA, and EEOC/DOL. Participants will learn the basics of where these programs stand today, their impact on business owners, and how lawyers can help their clients navigate their risks due to COVID-19. 

  • Session 2 |  December 11 | 11:30a-1:00p | 1.50 CLE Hours (pending)
    Advocating in New Ways: How to Speak Effectively for your Client and to the Court Virtually
    Description: COVID-19 has changed how the world works, and the courts have not been an exception. Lawyers have had to navigate how to work virtually with their teams, clients, and in the courtroom. Our panel will share their experience with virtual communication and what they have seen work well, and not so well. This will be an opportunity to gleam helpful tips on how to effectively advocate for your client and communicate their case in a virtual courtroom.

  • Session 3 | January 8 | 11:30a-1:00p | 1.50 CLE Hours (pending) 
    What’s Your Brand? New Branding Opportunities in the COVID-19 Era and Understanding Social Media Ethics
    DescriptionAlthough there have been many challenges due to the pandemic, this season has provided new opportunities when it comes to professional branding and building your network online. Kailee Goold with Cardinal Health will share helpful tools for lawyers to identify what their brand is, areas of improvement, and how to leverage social networks. Additionally, we will discuss the basics of social media ethics and what to avoid doing on social media that can damage your brand.

  • Session 4 | February 12 | 11:30a-1:00p | 1.50 CLE Hours (pending)
    Antiracist Lawyer: Impactful Allyship in the Legal Profession
    DescriptionThe case for antiracism and education about systematic racism has been magnified in the wake of racial injustices in 2020. Join us to learn what it means to be an antiracist and how a commitment to be an antiracist impacts the workplace and legal profession. Participants will learn what it means to be an effective ally and advance DEI initiatives to promote a more equitable and just law practice.

  • Session 5 | March 12 | 11:30a-1:00p | 1.50 CLE Hours (pending)
    One Year Later: Reflections, Lessons Learned, and New Opportunities since the 2020 Quarantine
    The COVID-19 pandemic changed our world in 2020, and our communities had to navigate a “new normal” when the State of Ohio went into quarantine nearly one year ago. Members of this panel will share how the 2020 quarantine affected them personally and professionally, in both positive and negative ways. We’ll also discuss new opportunities, challenges, and perspectives that have resulted in the COVID-19 era.

    Register Today!
  • OWBA Members: $15 per Session or $50 for the Series 
  • Non-Members: $25 per Session or $100 for the Series

The Ohio Women's Bar Foundation is a 501(c)(3) and charitable donations help the Foundation to lead programs and initiatives to advance it's mission and vision. Donations to the Foundation can be mailed to 136 South Keowee Street, Dayton, Ohio  45402.  OR, click the "Donate" button below to make a secure contribution by credit or debit card, or your PayPal account.  

Ohio Women's Bar Association | 7946 Clyo Road, Suite A | Centerville, Ohio 45459| Phone (866) 932-6922 | Email

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software