WBA Named Voluntary Bar of the Year

The Washington Bar Association Named Voluntary Bar of the Year During D.C. Bar Celebration of Leadership
The D.C. Bar’s annual Celebration of Leadership on June 14, 2017 will feature a new award: Voluntary Bar of the Year. Taking home the inaugural award will be the Washington Bar Association (WBA) for its extensive community work over the past year, from its programming and networking events to its outreach in neighborhoods in the District of Columbia.

Read more HERE!

Sign up for the Raising the Bar Mentorship Program!

"Raising the Bar" Mentorship Program
The WBA Young Lawyers Division Raising the Bar Initiative is sponsoring the Raising the Bar Mentorship Program for the July 2017 bar exam. This mentorship program is designed for recent law graduates preparing for the bar examination.

There is no minimum time requirement involved with mentoring. Mentors and mentees will be matched based on a set of established criteria, including the state where the mentee is sitting for the bar examination. The mentee and mentor will establish the parameters for the mentoring relationship. The mentoring relationship officially concludes.

AFTER bar examination results are released. Mentors and mentees are encouraged to stay in touch beyond the examination process.
Types of assistance offered to mentees include but is not limited to:

Giving advice on time management and test-taking [...]

Fourteenth Annual Career Fair Employer List

The Fourteenth Annual Washington Bar Association (WBA) Career Fair Employer List.

Peace Corps Office of the Inspector General: Labor & Employment. Summer Internship, School-year internship.
The DGO Law Group, PLLC    Employment Law, Civil Rights, Family Law, Personal Injury.  Summer Internship, School-year internship.
The Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia:  Indigent Criminal Defense. Summer Internship, School-year internship, Paid position, Volunteer position.
U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management: Table Talk ONLY  
Correia & Puth, PLLC: Employment Law. Summer Internship.
Webster Fredrickson: Summer Internship, School-year internship.
National Juvenile Defender Center: Juvenile Defense. Summer internship.
Washington Bar Association Judicial Council Internship Program: Summer internship.
The Honorable Anita Josey-Herring, Associate Judge, DC Superior [...]

SAVE THE DATE for Law Day 2017 – May 6, 2017

Law Day 2017 at the
May 6, 2017
The Honorable Emmet G. Sullivan
United States District Court of the District of Columbia
Diane Nash
Civil Rights Activist


WBA Voting Rights Forum and Voter Registration Drive A Huge Success!


The Washington Bar Association registered over 60 individuals to vote in Southeast, Washington, DC. Recently, the WBA partnered with the Community Church of Washington, DC, located in Southeast, to host the WBA's Knowledge Is Power 2-Day Voting Rights Forum and Voter Registration Drive on October 1st and 2nd.

The Voting Rights Forum panelists were Rudolph McGann, Staff Attorney at DC Board of Elections; Marcia Johnson Blanco, Co-Director of the Lawyers’ Committee’s Voting Rights Project;  Edward Hailes, Jr., General Counsel and Managing Director of the Advancement Project; and Trevor Reaves, Partner at The Reaves Firm, LLC.

The Honorable Claudia Crichlow, Yaida Ford, and law students from [...]

D.C. Bar Program: Career Strategies and Options for Contract Attorneys

Register and find out more information about this event: HERE

Understanding Juvenile Justice in the District of Columbia Program


Due to inclement weather, the Annual Region XII BBQ has been POSTPONED. The new date for the Region XII BBQ will be Saturday, September 19, 2015. Please see the new information below.
The Annual Region XII BBQ has been postponed due to the weather. The new date is next Saturday, September 19.
We look forward to seeing you at the BBQ!
Location:  The Wilmot Residence
1653 Kalmia Road, NW
Washington, DC 20012
When:             Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 3:00pm to 8:00pm
Please RSVP at rsvpjuddlaw@gmail.com.

Cost:               Non WBA or GWAC members - $10.00 (Accommodations to pay dues will be [...]

WBA August 2015 Newsletter

Dear WBA Members:
This past year has been a tremendous one for the WBA during which we experienced impressive growth in membership and an extended reach into the larger legal community in the Washington region.

WBA Newsletter August 2015

WBA April 2015 Newsletter

Dear WBA Members: The end of another bar year is fast approaching. Please join me and your fellow WBA members as we enjoy the remaining bar year events.

WBA Newsletter April 2015


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