Thursday, May 17, 2018

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
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

Sponsorships are available! 
Click here for a sponsorship form or contact Jay Walker at 202-639-8880 or 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.
Dress: Business Attire

Join us in honoring the 2018 Woman Lawyer of the Year: 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.

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

Buckley Sandler LLP
Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP

Cornerstone Research
White & Case LLP
Kalijarvi, Chuzi, Newman & Fitch, P.C.
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Freddie Mac
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
Hogan Lovells US LLP

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, P.L.L.C
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Kirstein & Young PLLC
Sandline Discovery LLC
Tanenholz & Associates, PLLC
Trow & Rahal, P.C.

Delaney McKinney, LLP
Morgan Stanley/Charlotte Kuenen CFP®
Outten & Golden LLP


iDiscovery Solutions
The Law Office of Jessica E. Adler
Planet Depos
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Paulette Chapman
Deloitte, LLP

Susan MC Kovarovics
The Daily Washington Law Reporter
James Sandman
Hon. Shelly Mulkey
Maureen Thornton Syracuse
Sitcov Director, Inc.
AKS Consulting
Ellen M. Jakovic
Duane Morris LLP
Janine Harris
Bridget Bailey Lipscomb
Attorney Talent Strategy Group, LLC
National Women's Law Center
Nancy Combs
Veritext Legal Solutions
Ann Bushmiller
Jennifer Duane
Kathleen V. Gunning
Jack Keeney
Elizabeth Medaglia

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.