Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia

The Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia was founded in 1917 to maintain the honor and integrity of the profession; to promote the administration of justice; to advance and protect the interests of women lawyers; to promote their mutual improvement; and to encourage a spirit of friendship among its members.

The WBA:
• Promotes its members as leaders of the legal community and, through executive and judicial endorsements, opens the door to appointments to the federal and local bench and high-level executive positions.
• Develops and promotes model policies, monitors legislation and files amicus briefs on issues vital to members and the Bar.
• Publishes Raising The Bar, a periodical covering the events and women of the WBA.
• Provides networking opportunities to meet prominent individuals and colleagues at programs and meetings.
• Provides a significant support group that will yield lasting friendships and valuable professional contacts.
• Engages in and promotes community service activities.
• Supports the efforts of the WBA Foundation through events and member contributions.


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