Welcome to the 2021-2023 Bar Years! I am delighted and honored to serve as President of ABWA this year. I am appreciative of your continued support. In this upcoming year, we will focus on transitioning to the new normal, not wavering in ABWA’s mission of “Lifting as We Rise.” A number of our members have gotten promoted and leveled up, demonstrating the tenacity of black women, a challenge that even COVID-19 could not stop. Black women across the board are saying “no” and putting ourselves first, which is long overdue.
The theme of my presidency is “Reclaiming Ourselves.” It’s time for us to establish healthy boundaries by saying “no”, challenge the status quo in favor of what is right, and walk boldly into our promotions, thus reclaiming our voices and our relationships. As your president, I intend to help our members do exactly that.
Join us as we navigate our new normal in our continuous endeavor to lift as we rise and reach higher heights.
Leneer Hutchinson, Esq.
Association of Black Women Attorneys (ABWA)