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 and Other Organizations of Women Lawyers Defend Women’s Constitutional Abortion Rights in Joint Amicus Brief Submitted to U.S. Supreme Court in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health

More than 30 organizations of women lawyers and future legal professionals, led by three notable U.S. organizations of women lawyers, submitted an amicus brief in support of respondents in the U.S. Supreme Court case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, which could overturn Roe v. Wade and the almost 50 years of constitutional jurisprudence guaranteeing [...]

By |2021-11-30T20:46:52+00:00September 20th, 2021|Blog, News|0 Comments

WBA Announces Woman Lawyer of the Year: Grace E. Speights, Partner, Morgan Lewis

The Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia (WBA) will honor Grace Speights as the 2021 WBA Woman Lawyer of the Year. Ms. Speights is a Partner in the Washington, DC office of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. The award will be presented at the organization’s Annual Dinner on October 6, 2021, at the International [...]

By |2021-06-24T20:17:11+00:00June 28th, 2021|Blog, Events, News|0 Comments

ABA Men in the Mix Report and Toolkit

CHICAGO, March 1, 2021 — A new report from the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession called “Men in the Mix: How to Engage Men on Issues Related to Gender in the Legal Profession,” looks at how male colleagues can become allies in the ongoing journey to reach gender equity. The report is based [...]

By |2021-03-08T17:33:13+00:00March 1st, 2021|Blog, News|0 Comments

WBA is Accepting Endorsement Requests for Executive & Judiciary Appointments

The incoming Biden-Harris administration has promised to fill important government positions with diverse professionals. The WBA supports the incoming administration’s commitment, which is consistent with the WBA’s long-standing commitment to support the advancement of women into positions of executive branch leadership, the judiciary and other positions of power. To that end, the WBA will accept [...]

By |2021-01-12T18:57:44+00:00December 7th, 2020|Blog, News|0 Comments

WBA Response to Coronavirus

The health and welfare of our members and the community is of the utmost importance to us. We enjoy gathering with our WBA sisters and friends, but in light of the current situation, the Women’s Bar Association has decided to postpone or change the format of our events in the coming weeks: The Women’s History [...]

By |2021-01-12T18:49:32+00:00March 10th, 2020|Blog, News|0 Comments

WBA Founder Honored By DAR

On September 14, the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) bestowed a posthumous award on WBA co-founder Ellen Spencer Mussey in furtherance of their 19th Amendment celebrations. WBA President Jill Dash accepted the award, and several WBA board members and past presidents were in attendance for the ceremony. The group was also honored to [...]

By |2021-01-12T17:22:11+00:00September 14th, 2019|Blog, News|0 Comments
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