The WBA/WBA Foundation Annual Dinner will be held May 22, 2024, 6:00pm-9:00pm, at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC.


Senator Klobuchar’s keynote remarks will be presented during our reception, at 6:30pm. General registration will open at 6:00pm. Dinner seating will begin at 7:00pm.

Registration for the event is closed. We will accept walk-in registrations on a space available basis.

Our program will include:

  • Networking
  • Keynote remarks by Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), who is the first woman elected to represent the State of Minnesota in the U.S. Senate. Senator Klobuchar has built a reputation of putting partisanship aside to help strengthen the economy and support families, workers, and businesses.

  • Presentation of the 2024 Woman Lawyer of the Year Award to Ellen Jakovic, Of Counsel, Kirkland & Ellis, LLP, introduced by 2023 Woman Lawyer of the Year, Jo-Ann Wallace, President, CEO & Board Chair, NLADA Mutual Insurance Co., RRG

  • Remarks from the 2023-2024 WBA President, Kandis Gibson, 2023-2024 WBA Foundation President, Kirsten Wilkerson, and 2023-2024 WBA President-Elect, Mary Blatch.

Thank you to our sponsors (as of May 20, 2024)


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  • Kirra L. Jarratt
  • The Law Office of Jessica E. Adler
  • Mary Ellen Kleiman
  • Aisha Smith
  • June Kress
  • Shirley Ann Higuchi, JD
  • Kathleen Gunning
  • Erica J. Dominitz
  • Excelleration Coaching, LLC
  • Janine D. Harris
  • Elizabeth Medaglia
  • Raquel Skinner
  • Mira Nan Marshall
  • Mary Blatch
  • Hon. Christopher Costa
  • Kirsten Wilkerson
  • Emily Lagan
  • Bridget Richardson
  • Susan M.C. Kovarovics
  • Michelle Webster
  • Jennifer Atlan
  • Latosha Ellis

  • Ethel Badawi

  • Lorelie S. Masters

  • Hon. Alexander Manuel

  • Rawle Andrews Jr.

  • Mary Eva Candon

  • Annamaria Steward

  • H. Alexander Manuel

  • Cory Amron

  • Tracy-Gene G. Durkin

  • Kandis Gibson

  • Candace Beck

  • Matthew A. Nace

  • Marjorie Burnett

  • Ilene Price

  • Lucy Thomson

  • Kara Kuritz

  • David Hawkins

  • Andrew Cook

  • Patricia Watters

Sponsorship Opportunities

Available only to firms/organizations with up to 20 local attorneys, nonprofits & individuals
Available only to firms/organizations with up to 20 local attorneys, nonprofits & individuals
Available only to individuals
VIP table (seating priority based on time of sponsor commitment) 8 registrations 8 registrations 8 registrations 4 registrations 2 registrations 1 registrations
Tickets to VIP Reception (held prior to general reception) 8 guests 2 guests
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One-year memberships in the WBA (any level except Sustaining Member) 4 2
Ability to provide giveaway items for attendees
Name badge recognition
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