1. In 1998, the WBA sponsored the “Women Lawyers: Diverse Voices Searching for Racial Harmony as We Approach the Twenty-First Century” program during the DC Bar Winter Convention.
2. In 1999, WBA member Judge Patricia Wald became the Chief Judge of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia at The Hague.
3. In 2001, WBA member Kim Gandy was elected President of the National Organization for Women (NOW).
4. In 2001, the WBA created the Government Attorneys Forum.
5. In 1999, the WBA worked jointly on increasing literacy for District of Columbia children.
6. In 2002, the WBA held its first Communication Forum’s Holiday Tea.
7. In 2002, the WBA co-sponsored the “Keeping Her in Her Place: New Challenges to the Integration of Women in the Profession” summit, with the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession.
8. In 2002, the WBA instituted its “Starts of the Bar” Fall Networking Reception, which is the formal kick-off of the WBA’s bar year.
9. In 2002, the WBA and NAWL hosted an awards luncheon honoring Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
10. In 2003, the WBA received the DC Bar Frederick B. Abramson Award, for the WBA’s and WBAF’s partnership with the DC Bar Pro Bono Program and the DC Bar Family Law Section to design and implement the Family Court Self-Help Center Pilot Project. The Frederick B. Abramson award goes to the project that makes the most significant contribution to the bar and its members.
11. In 2003, the WBA sponsored the Leadership Summit for Women in the Law.
12. In 2004, WBA member and former president of the WBAF, Diane Brenneman, was appointed to serve as a Magistrate Judge for the D.C. Superior Court.
13. In 2004, the WBA created the Young Lawyers Committee and Non-Profit Organizations Practice Forum.
14. In 2005, the WBA revived the Working Parents Committee.
15. In 2006, the WBA created the Public Relations Committee and Editorial Board for Raising the Bar.
16. In 2006, the WBA hosted, in cooperation with NCWBA and NAWL, the Women’s Bar Leadership Summit.
17. In 2006, the WBA filed an amicus brief in Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. and submitted a letter to U.S. Senators urging the passage of the Fair Pay Restoration Act.
26. In 2006, the WBA launched its Initiative on Advancement and Retention of Women. The Initiative aimed to facilitate women and women of color’s success in and stem their disproportionate attrition from, law firms.
18. In 2006, the WBA wrote its Initiative report, Creating Pathways to Success. The report highlighted, from a business perspective, the need to address advancement and retention issues and identify key barriers to women’s success. http://www.wbadc.org/initiative.