WBA’s Town Hall on May 26, 2021 was a celebration of our work over the past year. You can click here to watch a recording of the event.
We highlighted and heard from two committees (Young Lawyers and Diversity) whose successful efforts and engagement aligned particularly well with the theme for this Bar year – The Importance of Allies and Friends – and our anticipated efforts in the next Bar year.
The event featured remarks from WBA president Sadina Montani, who provided a State of the Association report. She announced the 2021 Woman Lawyer of the Year, Grace Speights of Morgan Lewis. She also announced the creation of the Monica Parham Memorial Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award.
Ms. Montani turned over the WBA’s ceremonial crystal gavel to WBA president-elect Bridget Bailey Lipscomb, who announced the theme for the 2021-2022 Bar year: Getting Back to the Basics.
WBA Foundation president Rachel Hardwick spoke about the Foundation’s efforts to support its grantees, which faced challenges in delivering services to their clients during a pandemic. Via an excerpt from the Foundation’s grantee video, we heard directly from the grantees about their commitment to support women and girls.
Town Hall breakout sessions provided attendees the opportunity to learn more about and provide feedback on WBA’s advocacy work and membership engagement and support efforts. WBA’s leadership will use the input from these sessions to help drive our efforts in the coming year.
Click here to access the PDF of our event program, which includes highlights and achievements from our committees and forums.