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Sadina Montani

Welcome WBA Members, Allies, and Friends!

What an honor to be serving as WBA President for the 2020-21 Bar year. Thank you for entrusting me with the stewardship of this important and historic organization.

These are extraordinary and trying times, and the WBA is committed to being an active and valuable resource for our own members and our larger community. As we grapple with the effects of this global pandemic and continue to see the real and terrible consequences of systemic racism in our society, we cannot be complacent even as we largely remain out of public spaces.

In service to this goal, the theme for the 2020-21 Bar year is The Importance of Allies and FriendsThe WBA’s programming will prioritize this theme in the following ways.

Being Better Allies. Especially during these challenging times, we must become better allies. The WBA will host programs and listening sessions focused on the obligations white, heterosexual, and/or cisgender lawyers have to support others. As lawyers and professionals, we have significant privileges, power, and skills that we can and must use to advance the interests of marginalized individuals and communities.

Encouraging and Educating Allies. Consider this a personal invitation to our male allies, who support us in our careers and regularly attend our celebrations and substantive programming: join us! Become WBA members. Please share with your colleagues, clients, and network that you believe in advancing the interests of women lawyers. Broadcast that you are an ally. The WBA will be developing programming focused on how we can help allies like you be better allies – to us, and to the rest of the community.

Celebrating and Growing Friendships. During our annual celebration (held virtually on May 20, 2020), we heard a portion of an oral history previously recorded by our late past president Pat Gurne. She commented then, as she often did, that lifelong friendships are built here. Encouraging a spirit of friendship is actually part of our mission statement. Particularly while we remain physically distanced, the WBA will look for ways to nurture and honor our friendships.

WBA membership is not limited to women, nor is it limited to licensed, practicing attorneys. If you are part of the legal community, support our mission, and want to be part of our efforts during this Bar year, please join us!  Most of our events are open to non-members, and we encourage you to participate.

Let’s get to work.


Maintaining the honor and integrity of the profession; promoting the administration of justice; advancing and protecting the interests of women lawyers; promoting their mutual improvement; and encouraging a spirit of friendship.