Event Calendar

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Stars of the Bar

Start Date: 9/19/2019 6:00 PM EDT
End Date: 9/19/2019 8:00 PM EDT

Venue Name: E. Barrett Prettyman United States Courthouse

333 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  United States  20001

Online registration is closed, but you can register onsite at the courthouse. If you have any questions please email admin@wbadc.org.

Click here for a sponsorship form.

Stars of the Bar is a free networking event that kicks off the WBA's programming year. The event brings together about 300 leaders in the DC legal community—women and men alike—who gather to network with each other and the WBA/WBA Foundation leadership and to learn more about the WBA. We will have networking stations for each of our committees and forums to discuss upcoming programming in various areas of interest.

Our 2019 Stars of the Bar are women serving on the federal bench. We are pleased to announce this year's honorees from the U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit:

Hon. Cornelia T.L. Pillard
Hon. Neomi Rao
And U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia:
Hon. Tanya S. Chutkan
Hon. Dabney L. Friedrich
Hon. Beryl A. Howell
Hon. Ellen S. Huvelle
Hon. Amy Berman Jackson
Hon. Ketanji Brown Jackson

Hon. Colleen Kollar-Kotelly
Hon. Robin M. Meriweather

Hon. Deborah A. Robinson

The evening's program will feature remarks by Chief Judge Howell on behalf of the honorees.

We will also present the Mussey-Gillett Shining Star Award to Sherlyn Johanson.

The 2019-2020 bar year theme is “Building Community, Building Power.” This theme recognizes that if we put our energies into making change collectively, with determination and creativity, we will achieve great things. Throughout the year, we will be thinking about the spaces where women lack representation and where working together, we can make great strides. We will be talking about women in a variety of leadership roles–in law firms, in boardrooms, in law schools, in nonprofits, in the judiciary, in legislatures, in government agencies, and in the DC community more broadly.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Zuckerman Spaeder LLP
WBA Foundation
Baker Botts LLP
Hogan Lovells US LLP
Drinker Biddle
Williams & Connolly LLP
Crowell & Moring
Bertram Law Group
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Vedder Price P.C.
Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
Contact Discovery Services 

American Constitution Society
Mitchell Sandler LLC
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP
Kalijarvi, Chuzi, Newman & Fitch, P.C.
White & Case LLP
Planet Depos

We rely on the support of sponsors to be able to offer this event at no charge. 

Click here for a sponsorship form.


Online Registration

Registration is Closed
Closed: 9/18/2019 12:00 PM

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