WBA Amicus Brief Sign-ons

WBA Amicus Brief sign-ons

September 2018
Massachusetts v. Department of Health and Human Services, et al
Founded in 1917, the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia (WBA) is one of the oldest and largest voluntary bar associations in metropolitan Washington, DC. Today, as in 1917, we continue to pursue our mission of 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 among our members. The WBA believes that when women have the means to plan whether and how to have a family, they can better invest in their own careers, their community, and their country.

August 2018:
Tudor v. Southeastern Oklahoma State University
WBA Statement: Founded in 1917, the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia (WBA) is one of the oldest and largest voluntary bar associations in metropolitan Washington, DC. Today, as in 1917, we continue to pursue our mission of 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 among our members. We believe that the administration of justice includes women’s right to be free from discrimination based on their sex.

July 2018: 
California v Ross, City of San Jose v Ross, La Union del Pueblo Entero v Ross
WBA Statement: Founded in 1917, the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia (WBA) is one of the oldest and largest voluntary bar associations in metropolitan Washington, DC. Today, as in 1917, we continue to pursue our mission of 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 among our members. We believe that the administration of justice includes ensuring the accurate apportioning of political power and allocation of federal funding, so that women are able to access government services and the political process as is their right under the laws of this country.

July 2018:
Karnoski v. Trump
WBA Statement: Founded in 1917, the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia (WBA) is one of the oldest and largest voluntary bar associations in metropolitan Washington, DC. Today, as in 1917, we continue to pursue our mission of 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 among our members. We believe that the administration of justice includes the right to be free from discrimination based on gender or sex.

May 2018:
Parker v. Reema Consulting Service, Inc.
WBA Statement: Founded in 1917, the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia (WBA) is one of the oldest and largest voluntary bar associations in metropolitan Washington, DC. Today, as in 1917, we continue to pursue our mission of 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 among our members. We believe that the administration of justice includes women’s right to be free from discrimination based on their sex.

March 2018: 
Jock v. Sterling Jewelers, Inc.
WBA Statement: Founded in 1917, the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia (WBA) is one of the oldest and largest voluntary bar associations in metropolitan Washington, DC. Today, as in 1917, we continue to pursue our mission of 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 among our members. We believe that the administration of justice includes women’s right to equal pay and to be free from discrimination based on their sex. Gender discrimination in pay can affect women’s financial well-being, career and social advancement, political advancement, and equality in general.

February 2018:
National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v Harris
WBA Statement: Founded in 1917, the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia (WBA) is one of the oldest and largest voluntary bar associations in metropolitan Washington, DC. Today, as in 1917, we continue to pursue our mission of 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 among our members. We believe that the administration of justice includes women’s access to healthcare services in a timely, without prejudice, well-informed and high-quality manner, regardless of whether they are seeking an abortion, family planning services, prenatal care, or counseling. Lack of access can affect women’s financial well-being, job security, educational attainment, and future opportunity.

January 2018:
Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31​
WBA Statement: Founded in 1917, the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia (WBA) is one of the oldest and largest voluntary bar associations in metropolitan Washington, DC. Today, as in 1917, we continue to pursue our mission of 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 among our members. We believe that advancing the interest of women lawyers and our fellow female employees includes the support of protections in place to prevent discrimination.


November 2017:
Amicus Brief in Support of Motions for Preliminary Injunction in Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Donald Trump, Case 2:17-cv-04540-WB (EDPA)
WBA Statement: Founded in 1917, the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia (WBA) is one of the oldest and largest voluntary bar associations in metropolitan Washington, DC. Today, as in 1917, we continue to pursue our mission of 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 among our members. We believe that the administration of justice includes women’s access to healthcare services, with a particular interest in ensuring that women receive full access to contraceptive coverage.  Lack of access can affect women’s financial well-being, job security, educational attainment, and future opportunity.

For more information please read WBA Signs on to Amicus Briefs in Mastepiece Cakeshop & Pennsylvania v. Trump in the November/December 2017 issue of Raising the Bar.

October 2017
National Womens Law Center Amicus Brief for  Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights
WBA Statement: Founded in 1917, the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia (WBA) is one of the oldest and largest voluntary bar associations in metropolitan Washington, DC. Today, as in 1917, we continue to pursue our mission of 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 among our members. We believe that the administration of justice includes the full enforcement of laws prohibiting discrimination. The WBA has participated in cases before this Court involving the protection of women’s rights.

For more information please read WBA Signs on to Amicus Briefs in Mastepiece Cakeshop & Pennsylvania v. Trump in the November/December 2017 issue of Raising the Bar.