Why Sponsor

WBA events provide opportunities to promote your organization and foster relationships with our members, who work in law firms of all sizes, as in-house attorneys with public and private companies, at various levels of local, state and federal government, and in various positions (legal and non-legal) in the non-profit sector.

Additionally, sponsorship of WBA events supports the WBA in providing excellent career development, legal programming, and networking opportunities for our members and the community at large.

Sponsorship is the lifeblood of the WBA. In further support of our mission to advance the interest of women lawyers and encourage a spirit of friendship and mutual support in our legal community (among men and women alike), the WBA has long resisted high-cost membership fees. Your sponsorship of the WBA helps keep membership and program costs accessible for our diverse legal community.

We make it even easier to participate by offering several sponsorship packages, so you can consider your sponsorship investment on an annual basis.

The WBA’s sponsorship packages bring you more visibility and value than ever, combining sponsorship, advertising, membership, and exclusive benefits to maximize your engagement with the WBA membership of attorneys practicing law and working in law-related careers in the greater Washington, DC area.


WBA/WBA Foundation Annual Dinner

The WBA/WBA Foundation Annual Dinner will be held May 25, 2023, 6:00pm, at the National Building Museum.

Our program will include:

    • Networking
    • Presentation of the 2023 Woman Lawyer of the Year Award
    • Remarks from the WBA President and WBA Foundation President

Sponsorship Opportunities









Available only to firms/offices/nonprofits with up to 20 attorneys



VIP table (seating priority based on time of sponsor commitment) 8 guests 8 guests 8 guests 4 guests 2 guests
Tickets to VIP Reception (held prior to general reception) 8 guests 2 guests No No No
Special gift for in-person guests Yes No No No No
One-year memberships in the WBA (any level except Sustaining Member) 4 2 No No No
Ability to provide giveaway items for attendees Yes Yes No No No
Name badge recognition Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Logo with link on event page Yes Yes Yes Yes Name with link
Logo with link in all event promotion and announcement emails Yes Yes Yes Yes Name with link
Logo on event signage Yes Yes No No No
Logo in event sponsor loop Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Verbal recognition during program Yes Yes No No No
Ad in dinner program Full-page, premium placement Full-page No No No
Recognition in follow-up blog article Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Banner ad in News & Events bi-weekly email (number of months) 6 4 No No No

Vendor Sponsorship

We offer sponsorship opportunities specific to vendors. These vendor sponsorship packages offer unique access to the WBA’s members, who are eager to support businesses that support the WBA’s mission.

At the highest level of sponsorship, vendors are able to ensure they are the only WBA vendor sponsor in their sector, and they will be offered significant access to WBA leadership and members. Vendor Sponsorships run on an anniversary basis: you can sign on at any time and receive benefits for a year.

Program Sponsor

WBA’s committee and forums plan programs focused on professional development, career planning, personal skill development, and practice area expertise. Sponsors will receive benefits for no fewer than 10 programs.

Investment: $5,000


  • Logo with link on event page for all committee and forum programs*
  • Logo with link in event promotion and announcement emails, including biweekly News & Events
  • No fewer than 10 mentions on WBA’s social media accounts
  • 4 social media posts on behalf of the sponsor (content provided by sponsor and subject to approval by WBA)
  • Mention by program moderator as Program Sponsor
  • Logo on welcome screen (for virtual programs)
  • Two registrations for each committee and forum program*
  • Five, one-year memberships (any level except Sustaining Member)

*except Holiday Tea and networking/happy hour events

Networking Sponsor

WBA brings together members of the Washington, DC legal community for networking events throughout the year, and plans two New Member Receptions each bar year. Sponsors will receive benefits for no fewer than 5 in-person networking events.

Investment: $2,000


  • Logo with link on event page for all networking events
  • Logo with link in event promotion and announcement emails, including biweekly News & Events
  • No fewer than 5 mentions on WBA’s social media accounts
  • 2 social media posts on behalf of the sponsor (content provided by sponsor and subject to approval by WBA)
  • Mention at event as Networking Sponsor
  • Four registrations for each networking event
  • Five, one-year memberships (any level except Sustaining Member)

Stars of the Bar

Stars of the Bar is a fall networking reception that kicks off the WBA’s program year. At this event, the WBA honors members of the DC legal community, designated as its Stars. This event typically is attended by more than 300 women and men, including firm, nonprofit, and government attorneys, judges, law students, and leaders in the DC legal community. Stars of the Bar offers a professional and friendly environment to network with attorneys, including WBA members and WBA and WBA Foundation leadership, and find out more about our programs and services.

Attendees also have an opportunity to meet the WBA’s committee and forum co-chairs, who plan numerous substantive programs throughout the bar year addressing the professional and practical needs of our membership and of the greater DC legal community. Representatives from the Women’s Bar Association & WBA Foundation leadership are in attendance for networking, to answer questions, alert attendees to upcoming events, and help members get more involved in the WBA and the WBA Foundation.

This event is free to attend and open to the public.

Holiday Tea

The WBA’s Holiday Tea, organized each year by the Communications Law Forum, is a highlight of the bar year. This long-standing, elegant event brings together luminaries of the communications law field for networking and mentoring with WBA members and friends. Over the years, the Holiday Tea has become a “must attend” event for all of our members and regularly sells out.

The Holiday Tea is held at one of DC’s premier hotels, featuring delicious treats and choice of teas. This afternoon high tea is always a festive event. It is the perfect way to spend time with WBA members and friends while they celebrate the holiday season!

Sustaining Sponsor

WBA’s Sustaining Sponsorship program gives firms and other organizations the opportunity to maximize their commitment to the bar association, our members, and the legal industry in Washington, DC. By signing on as a Sustaining Sponsor, you can also receive a discount over the cost of a la carte sponsorship support for WBA programs and events. Sustaining Sponsors receive sponsorship recognition at WBA events throughout the year and in WBA’s communications outreach to contacts within the metro Washington, DC legal community. WBA Sustaining Sponsorships run on an anniversary basis: you can sign on at anytime and receive benefits for a year.

Mussey-Gillett Founders Sponsorship

The WBA is excited to offer a sponsorship opportunity for individuals.

Named after our founders, Ellen Spencer Mussey and Emma M. Gillett, this new sponsorship level provides dedicated individual members the opportunity to support the success and financial sustainability of the WBA. For those individuals who already give so much to the WBA, the Founders Sponsorship provides a targeted giving opportunity, and a mechanism for the WBA to recognize its high-contributing individuals.

Investment: $1.000


  • Website recognition
  • Membership
  • Podium recognition at a Showcase Event of the Sponsor’s choosing
  • Recognition on program materials for all Showcase events

Casino Night

Our 2017 Casino Night and Silent Auction, which was a keystone of our Centennial Celebration, was such a success that Casino Night is now a bi-annual signature event. This black-tie casino night fundraiser is held to further the WBA’s important work as we move into our second century of making an impact for women lawyers and the DC community. This formal affair will bring together WBA stalwarts and friends to celebrate the WBA’s achievements as guests try their luck at the gaming tables and throw their hats in the ring for our silent auction, featuring upscale prize items to include electronics, vacation getaways, gift certificates to the hottest DC restaurants, and more.

Sponsorships for this event are reasonably priced to allow sponsorship access to businesses large and small, as well as generous members of the WBA community. The WBA is accepting high-value donations for silent auction items. We expect the event to sell out. Join us in mingling with hundreds of WBA members and friends.


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.