Washington Bar Association 2015 Annual Conference, Annual Meeting and Hall of Fame Ceremony

WASHINGTON BAR ASSOCIATION 2015 ANNUAL CONFERENCE, ANNUAL MEETING AND HALL OF FAME CEREMONY

June 2, 2015

District of Columbia Court of Appeals
Historic Courthouse
430 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

WBA President Karen E. Evans extends an open invitation to WBA members, the legal community and members of the public to attend without charge the Annual Conference’s reception at 5:00 P.M., panel discussion starting at 5:30 p.m., and the Annual Meeting and Hall of Fame Ceremony commencing about 6:30 p.m., on Tuesday, June 2, 2014.  For more information, contact Robert L. Bell, Chair, 2015, Annual Conference Committee: (202) 842-4066.

D.C. SUPERIOR COURT ASSOCIATE JUDGES, HON. ANITA JOSEY-HERRING and HON. ERIC P. CHRISTIAN, AND D.C. ATTORNEY FREDERICK D. COOKE, Jr., TO BE INDUCTED INTO 2015 WBA HALL OF FAME on Tuesday, June 2, 2015.

ANNUAL CONFERENCE PANEL DISCUSSION

The 2015 Annual Conference will begin with a reception starting at 5:00 P.M. and the Presidential Showcase panel discussion will start at 5:30 P.M. The panel will provide background, insights and reflections regarding THE ROLE OF THE PROSECUTOR IN THE CONTINUING QUEST FOR EQUAL JUSTICE UNDER LAW.  Confirmed participants for this panel are: (1) Hon. Vincent H. Cohen, Jr., Acting United States Attorney for the District of Columbia and (2) Hon. Karl Racine, Attorney General of the District of Columbia.

ANNUAL MEETING
The WBA Annual Meeting will follow immediately after the panel discussion at 6:30 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.  There will be a Special Presidential Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

HALL OF FAME CEREMONY

The WBA Hall of Fame Ceremony will follow the Annual Meeting.  This year’s inductees into the WBA Hall of Fame are: (1) Associate Judge Anita Josey-Herring and (2) Associate Judge Eric P. Christian, both of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, and (3) Prominent D.C. Attorney Frederick D. Cooke, Jr.

Event Calendar Information
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.