The WBA Endorses H.R. 51 and S. 51: The Washington, D.C. Admission Act

The Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia (“WBA”) takes seriously its mission to promote the administration of justice. In service to this mission, since its founding in 1917, the WBA has actively supported and advocated for D.C. suffrage. Indeed, in its very first year, the WBA supported a Joint Resolution of the U.S. [...]

By |2021-03-08T17:32:43+00:00March 8th, 2021|Blog, Statement|0 Comments

The WBA Strongly Condemns the Violent Insurrection and Demands Immediate Action

As John Adams said, the United States of America must have “a government of laws, and not of men.”   The Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia (“WBA”) takes seriously its mission to maintain the honor and integrity of the legal profession and to promote the administration of justice. To that end, [...]

By |2021-01-12T17:32:39+00:00January 7th, 2021|Blog, Statement|0 Comments

WBA Congratulates Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris

For the first time in the nation’s history, a woman has been elected to serve as Vice President of the United States.  The Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia (“WBA”) congratulates Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris on her historic achievement. In a moment of extreme divisiveness, the WBA is heartened and encouraged by the [...]

By |2021-01-12T19:07:52+00:00November 8th, 2020|Blog, Statement|0 Comments

The WBA Mourns the Passing of a Trailblazer, the Honorable Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

We all stand on her shoulders. The Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia (“WBA”) mourns the passing of the Honorable Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the chief architect of the battle for women’s legal rights and the second woman appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States. Justice Ginsburg was a trailblazing lawyer [...]

By |2021-01-12T17:22:56+00:00September 9th, 2020|Statement|0 Comments

The WBA Stands with Judge Esther Salas

The WBA extends its deepest sympathy to federal Judge Esther Salas, her husband, her family, her colleagues, the city of Newark, and the township of North Brunswick, and to the judiciary. On July 19, 2020, a self-proclaimed “men’s rights” and “anti-feminist” lawyer attacked Judge Salas and her family, and by the time that unspeakable attack [...]

By |2021-01-12T19:14:35+00:00July 30th, 2020|Blog, Statement|0 Comments

Congratulations Chief Judge Anita Josey-Herring!

The Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia congratulates Chief Judge Anita Josey-Herring on the historic accomplishment of being named as Chief Judge of the District of Columbia Superior Court. She is the first woman to hold this position. At this critical point in the Superior Court’s (and our nation's) history, proven leadership, ingenuity, and a commitment to [...]

By |2021-01-12T19:20:46+00:00July 28th, 2020|Blog, Statement|0 Comments

The WBA Condemns Systemic Racism: A Call to Action

The deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and Ahmaud Arbery are only the latest in a long history of unnecessary and violent deaths of Black Americans, each of which demonstrates that systemic racism is a present and persistent feature of American society. In addition to outright violence, we have seen the ease with [...]

By |2021-01-12T19:20:26+00:00June 5th, 2020|Blog, Statement|0 Comments
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