The Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys



GABWA is a bar association formed in 1981 to serve the needs and interests of black women attorneys.
We provide an informed and reliable voice through which the needs of black women lawyers and the black community at large may be articulated.

GABWA includes judges, law students, professors, deans, government and public interest lawyers, television stars, state bar attorneys, in-house attorneys from small, mid-sized and Fortune 500 corporations, solo/small firm lawyers, and large firm lawyers.

GABWA’s mission statement is as follows: The Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys is a voluntary bar organization that nurtures, supports and galvanizes the power of Black women attorneys, advocates for women and children and empowers our communities.

President’s Message

It is more than an honor and distinct pleasure to greet you as the 2014 president of The Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys. But, let me be clear. This year is not about me. This is about us. GABWA has been blessed to grow to more than 650 members strong across the state of Georgia. We have chapters in Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Macon, Savannah and Albany.

We are stronger together.

This year we will focus on “Honoring Our Past…Envisioning Our Future.” In order for us to move forward we must know and learn from our past. Knowing our past enables us to have a clear vision for our future. With clear vision, we will shine brighter than the brightest beacon on top of a hill because we know (1) who we are, (2) where we have been and (3) where we are going. In 2014 we will continue to fulfill GABWA’s mission of nurturing, supporting and galvanizing the power of black women attorneys, advocating for women and children and empowering our communities.

1. We will nurture, support and galvanize the power of black women attorneys.

2. We will advocate for women and children.

3. We will empower our communities.

Please join us in our efforts. We need your time and talents to move our great organization forward. We are all stronger together. Please let me know how you would like to be involved in 2014.

I look forward to being of service to you.
Stronger Together,

Tracee R. Benzo
GABWA President

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