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Saturday, December 30, 1899

WBA/WBAF 2018 Annual Dinner

Start Date: 5/17/2018 6:00 PM EDT
End Date: 5/17/2018 9:00 PM EDT

National Building Museum
401 F Street, NW
Washington, DC  United States  20001

Organization Name: Women's Bar Association of DC/WBA Foundation

WBA Staff
Email: admin@wbadc.org
Phone: 202-639-8880



6:00 p.m. Presidents' Reception (invitation only)
6:30 p.m. Reception
7:00-9:00 p.m. Dinner & Program

Members: $135
Non-members: $175

Dress: Business Attire

Sponsorships are available! Click here for a sponsorship form or contact Jay Walker at 202-639-8880 or jay@wbadc.org for more information.

Note: Sponsorships must be confirmed by May 4 to guarantee placement in the event program.

Program ads available! The Annual Dinner Program is distributed at the Annual Dinner, to approximately 600 attendees. It is also sent to sponsors following the event. We accept promotional ads, tribute ads for our award recipient, and recognition ads for our Board members and leaders. Click here for a reservation form. 
Note: Ads must be confirmed by May 4 to guarantee placement in the event program.
Regsistration refunds can not be processed after 5:00pm on Friday, May 11.

Join us in honoring the 2018 Woman Lawyer of the Year: the Honorable Anna Blackburne-Rigsby, Chief Judge of the DC Court of Appeals. Chief Judge Blackburne-Rigsby became Chief Judge of the D.C. Court of Appeals in March 2017. In that capacity, she chairs the Joint Committee on Judicial Administration for the District of Columbia court system. Chief Judge Blackburne-Rigsby previously served as an Associate Judge on the D.C. Court of Appeals, a position for which she was nominated by President George W. Bush in August 2006. During her tenure as an Associate Judge, she chaired the District of Columbia Courts’ Standing Committee on Fairness and Access, and served on the District of Columbia’s Access to Justice Commission. Click here to read more.

We are pleased to announce Congresswoman Jackie Speier will give keynote remarks at our 2018 Annual Dinner. Congresswoman Speier recently introduced bipartisan, comprehensive legislation to prevent and respond to sexual harassment in Congress. H.R. 4396, The Member and Employee Training and Oversight On (ME TOO) Congress Act, will require more transparency, overhaul the complaint process, and provide better support for victims and whistleblowers. The bill also requires mandatory annual training for Members and staff, implements climate surveys to show the true scope of this problem, gives interns and fellows the same protections as full-time staff, and ends forced mediation. 

Congresswoman Speier was named to Newsweek’s list of 150 “Fearless Women” in the world. She was the first member of Congress to advocate for fundamental reforms to end the epidemic of sexual assault in the military and on college campuses, and she is leading the fight against sexism in the fields of science and technology. She is also at the forefront of efforts to end discrimination and close the gender pay gap through ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment and passage of the Paycheck Fairness Act.

The Annual Dinner theme is “March On.” The WBA celebrated its Centennial last year and has made great advances in the past century of advancing women lawyers. But the WBA’s work is far from done and its leaders strive to “march on” together to achieve the vision of a world where the WBA does not need to exist: a world where law schools, law firms, and top positions in government and corporations reflect the demographic of our society. A world where every female attorney receives equal pay for the work she performs. A world where both men and women lawyers have the support they need to perform well in the work place and at home with paid family leave. To put it simply, a world where the work of the WBA is complete.

Founded in 1917, the WBA is one of the oldest voluntary bar associations in the United States dedicated to the advancement of women in the law. Our Annual Dinner helps support the ongoing efforts of the WBA to maintain the honor and integrity of the legal profession, to promote the administration of justice, and to advance and protect the interests of women lawyers. Proceeds from the Annual Dinner also help support the WBA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization whose mission is to leverage the generosity of lawyers and friends to support nonprofits that serve the legal and related needs of women and girls in the DC Metropolitan community
If you have any questions, please contact the office at 202-639-8880.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Volta Talent Strategies
Williams & Connolly LLP
Freddie Mac
Buckley Sandler LLP
Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
Venable LLP
Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP

Cornerstone Research
White & Case LLP
Kalijarvi, Chuzi, Newman & Fitch, P.C.
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Latham & Watkins LLP
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, LLP
Covington & Burling LLP
Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
Groom Law Group, Chartered
Wiley Rein LLP
KaiserDillon PLLC
Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Wilmer Hale LLP
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP
Hogan Lovells US LLP
Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP
Jackson & Campbell, P.C.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Arent Fox LLP
Allen & Overy LLP
Dentons US LLP
Morrison Foerster LLP
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
DLA Piper LLP (US)
Crowell & Moring LLP
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
King & Spalding LLP
K&L Gates LLP
Arnold & Porter LLP
Vedder Price, P.C.

Kirstein & Young PLLC
Sandline Discovery LLC
Tanenholz & Associates, PLLC
Trow & Rahal, P.C.
Delaney McKinney, LLP
Ifrah PLLC
Outten & Golden LLP
Charlotte Kuenen, CFP®  
Gray Plant Mooty
Savit & Szymkowicz, LLP
Washington Bar Association
Price Benowitz LLP

iDiscovery Solutions
The Law Office of Jessica E. Adler
Planet Depos
Suzanne D. Reifman
Paulette Chapman
Kerri M. Castellini, Esq.
Lawyers Life Coach
Ain & Bank, P.C.
Rees Broome, PC
The P&rtners at Compass
First Financial Group 

Susan M.C. Kovarovics
The Daily Washington Law Reporter
Hon. Shelly A. Mulkey
James Sandman
Maureen Thornton Syracuse
Sitcov Director, Inc.
AKS Consulting
Duane Morris LLP
Janine Harris
Ellen M. Jakovic
Bridget Bailey Lipscomb
Nancy L. Combs
Attorney Talent Strategy Group, LLC
National Women's Law Center
Elizabeth Medaglia 
Ann Bushmiller
Jennifer Duane
Kathleen V. Gunning 
Jack Keeney 
Monica G. Parham
Hon. Diane M. Brenneman
Women Lawyers on Guard Action Network, Inc.
Cory M. Amron 
Ilene Price 
Hazel Ann Groman
Lucy L. Thomson
Consuela A. Pinto
Lorelie S. Masters
The McCormick Group, Inc.
Marni E. Byrum
Martha JP McQuade
Mira Marshall
Anne Collier 
Nancy A. Long
Deborah J. Israel
Anna Rappaport 
MBA Financial Planning
Holland & Knight LLP
Tracy-Gene G. Durkin
Norma Hutcheson
ESI Group, LLC

Refunds can only be processed for cancellations received more than two business days prior to the event.

The WBA is a nonpartisan organization. The opinions and positions expressed by any program speaker are theirs alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of the WBA.

Registration or participation in events and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to WBA's use and distribution of the registrant or attendee's image in photographs of such events. 

The WBA regularly hosts programs for the education and enjoyment of its members and guests. The WBA is committed to ensuring that its employees, members and guests are able to conduct their activities free from harassment or intimidation. The WBA, in its sole discretion, therefore reserves the right to deny access or to remove any attendee.


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Closed: 5/15/2018 9:00 AM

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