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The Association of Black Women Attorneys (ABWA) was founded in June 1976 by Marva A. Allen, Professor Paulette M. Caldwell, Judge Eardell Jenner Rashford, Deacon Cynthia W. Roundtree, Margaret Price Williams and Sylvia Guilford Wright, all graduates of Howard University School of Law.

We are a not-for-profit bar association that promotes and supports the professional development and growth of African-American women attorneys.

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Membership with ABWA gets you connected to a diverse body of legal professionals unified through our unique combination of characteristics: our gender, our ethnicity and our professional training and experience. As an ABWA member you will have access to all the benefits it provides, including networks, discounts, access to job opportunities, Programs, CLE, Service and more!

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