WASHINGTON BAR ASSOCIATION 2017 ANNUAL CONFERENCE, ANNUAL MEETING AND HALL OF FAME CEREMONY

District of Columbia Court of Appeals
Historic Courthouse, Ceremonial Courtroom
430 E Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.

Thursday, June 1, 2017 

WBA President Natalie S. Walker extends an open invitation to WBA members, the legal community and members of the public to attend without charge the WBA Annual Conference's Presidential Showcase panel discussion starting at 5:30 p.m., and the Annual Meeting and Hall of Fame Ceremony commencing about 6:45 p.m., on Thursday, June 1, 2017. For more information, contact Robert L. Bell, Chair, 2017 Annual Conference Committee: (202) 842-4066 or WBA President Natalie S. Walker: (202) 368-9292.
HON. ANNA BLACKBURNE-RIGSBY, CHIEF JUDGE, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COURT OF APPEALS, and D.C. ATTORNEYS WILLIAM C.E. ROBINSON and DONALD A. THIGPEN, JR., TO BE INDUCTED INTO THE CLASS OF 2017 WBA HALL OF FAME.
ANNUAL CONFERENCE PANEL DISCUSSION
The 2017 Annual Conference will begin with the Presidential Showcase panel discussion at 5:30 p.m. The invited panel members will be Past Washington Bar Association Presidents: John McDaniel, Jr.(25th), Iverson O. Mitchell, III (30th), Nathaniel H. Speights (32rd), Keith W. Watters (33rd), Wendell W. Webster (34th), Belva D. Newsome (35th), Michael M. Hicks (36th), Ronald C. Crump (37th), Michael S. Rosier (38th), Donald A. Thigpen, Jr. (39th), Kim M. Keenan (40th), Felicia L. Chambers (41st), Kevin D. Judd (42nd), Robert L. Bell (43rd), Ronald C. Jessamy, Sr. (44th), Iris McCollum Green (45th), William “Billy” Martin (46th), Karen E. Evans (47th), and Natalie S. Walker (48th). The theme of this year’s Presidential Showcase Panel Discussion is SALUTE TO LEADERSHIP: Reflecting, Assessing and Discussing the Continuing Pursuit of Equal Justice in 2017 and Beyond.
ANNUAL  MEETING
The WBA Annual Meeting will follow immediately after the panel discussion at 6:45 p.m. The major business at the Annual Meeting will be the election of new officers and directors for the Washington Bar Association. This year's slate of candidates for office is set forth in the Report of the WBA Nominations and Elections Committee.
HALL OF FAME CEREMONY
The WBA Hall of Fame Ceremony at 7:00 p.m. will follow the Annual Meeting. This year's inductees into the WBA Hall of Fame are: (1) Hon. Anna Blackburne-Rigsby, (2) William C.E. Robinson, and (3) Donald A. Thigpen, Jr.

 

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The Washington Bar Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to member professional development and to supporting the African American and underserved communities in the Washington D.C. area.

The objectives and purposes of the Association are: to improve, benefit and protect the well-being of the legal profession and its members; to enhance the professional skills of its members; to encourage professional and citizenship responsibilities among the Membership; to encourage spiritual and moral values; to advance the science of jurisprudence and the administration of justice; to improve the standards of legal education; and, to encourage legal research and excellence consistent with the philosophy of Houstonian Jurisprudence.