Member Spotlight: Sarah Mugmon

Sarah Mugmon is an employment attorney at the Lipp Law Firm, PC. She has a pragmatic approach to client counseling and a knack for negotiating solid settlement agreements, regardless of whether her clients are businesses or individuals. In her free time, you can find her attending group fitness classes around DC, visiting family and friends [...]

By |2022-04-13T19:24:41+00:00April 20th, 2022|Blog, Member Spotlight|0 Comments

WBA President Speaks at ABA 2022 Bar Leadership Institute

By Bridget Bailey Lipscomb, WBA President, 2021-2022 One of the many perks of serving as President of the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia (WBA) is having the opportunity to speak about WBA’s prolific programs. Accordingly, I had the honor of representing the WBA at the ABA 2022 Bar Leadership Institute (BLI) during [...]

By |2022-04-13T19:10:43+00:00April 13th, 2022|Blog|0 Comments

WBA Announces 2022 Woman Lawyer of the Year: Chief Judge Anita Josey-Herring

The Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia (WBA) will honor Honorable Anita Josey-Herring as the 2022 WBA Woman Lawyer of the Year. When she was named as Chief Judge of the District of Columbia Superior Court in October 2020, she became the first woman to hold the position. The Woman Lawyer of the [...]

By |2022-04-12T16:22:41+00:00April 12th, 2022|Blog, Events, News|0 Comments

WBA Announces New Advocacy Committee & Vision

We are pleased to share a summary of the work conducted during the 2021-2022 Bar Year by a newly-formed Advocacy Committee. WBA President Bridget Bailey Lipscomb formed the Advocacy Committee to consider how the WBA can more consistently and effectively advocate on behalf of its members and the tenets established in the WBA mission statement. [...]

By |2022-04-05T22:49:37+00:00April 5th, 2022|Blog|0 Comments

Member Spotlight: Sage Stewart

Sage Stewart is a 1L (JD ’24) at Howard University School of Law. She attended the University of Central Florida, where she received a dual degree in Political Science and Psychology, with a minor in Diplomacy. Following her undergraduate studies, she began working at the U.S. Department of State, first within the Bureau of Administration, [...]

By |2022-03-18T02:36:03+00:00March 24th, 2022|Blog, Member Spotlight|0 Comments

Member Spotlight: Christina Utley

Christina Utley began her legal career as a prosecutor in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office in Chicago, rotating through several divisions including Appellate, Traffic, Juvenile Delinquency and Abuse/Neglect, and the Second District. After relocating to Michigan and opening her own firm (Law Offices of Christina Utley PLLC), Christina did criminal defense work as she [...]

By |2022-03-02T03:12:14+00:00March 16th, 2022|Blog, Member Spotlight|0 Comments

Member Spotlight: Patricia Davison-Lewis

Patricia Davison-Lewis is Counsel, Labor, Employment and Administration Section, at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. She is a former judicial clerk for the District of Columbia Circuit and a former Special Assistant U.S. Attorney. Patricia uses her advocacy skills to engage in many volunteer activities at the FDIC and in other professional organizations. Patricia recently [...]

By |2022-03-10T00:39:45+00:00March 9th, 2022|Blog, Member Spotlight|0 Comments

Member Spotlight: Olivia Robinson

Olivia Robinson is Assistant General Counsel at CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield in Washington, DC. CareFirst is the largest healthcare insurer in the Mid-Atlantic region, serving 3.3 million members. In her current role, Olivia advises the company on pharmaceutical matters, Medicare and Medicaid managed care strategies, operational, and compliance issues. Before joining CareFirst, Olivia was a Senior [...]

By |2022-02-28T04:22:54+00:00March 2nd, 2022|Blog, Member Spotlight|0 Comments

The Imposter Phenomenon: The Idea That You’ve Only Succeeded Due to Luck Is More Common Than You Think

By Aaron Herreras Szot, an associate with Kalijarvi, Chuzi, Newman & Fitch P.C., on behalf of the WBA's Diversity Committee Impostor syndrome, also known as impostor phenomenon, describes high-achieving individuals who, despite their objective successes, fail to internalize their accomplishments and have persistent self-doubt and fear of being exposed as a fraud or impostor. People [...]

By |2022-02-25T01:20:58+00:00February 25th, 2022|Blog|0 Comments

Member Spotlight: Brooke Welch

Brooke Welch is the Founder & CEO of Tiny Adventures, LLC. She works with proactive organizations and individuals to stop risking burnout and start getting excited about well-being with a tiny adventures mindset. The Tiny Adventures Path well-being practice is based on Brooke’s personal experience of recovery from a well-being crisis and thriving amidst deep [...]

By |2022-02-07T16:45:42+00:00February 23rd, 2022|Blog, Member Spotlight|0 Comments
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