Our Locations

P.O. BOX 56551, Washington, DC 20040

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+1 (202) 349-1059

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Our Mission

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.

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Your contribution to the Washington Bar Association will help support the WBA’s public service efforts. Every donation – no matter the amount – is valuable to the WBA’s ability to continue offering services to minority members of the legal community and the people of the District of Columbia.


For more information on how to make a donation please contact us at info@washingtonbar.org.


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What we do

The WBA hosts numerous events, partners with other organizations, and encourages its members to maintain a high standard of excellence in the community. All of these efforts are dedicated to ensuring that the WBA is successful in carrying on the mission of its founders.

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The WBA takes an active role in advocating for the philosophies and principles embodied during the founding of the association.

Public Service

The Washington Bar Association is committed to serving the legal community and the community in which we live.

professional development

We strives to enhance the professional skills of its members and encourages its members to achieve legal excellence consistent with the philosophy of Houstonian Jurisprudence.

judicial selection and evaluation committee

We play an active role in advancing members of the Washington DC legal community by endorsing candidates for important legal positions, such as the bench and NBA bar leadership positions.


Judicial Council Division

To accommodate the interests of a younger generation of judicial officers, and to direct more attention to local issues, in September 1999, the WBA created the Judicial Council Division of the Bar Association.

Law Students  Division

The LSD is a pipeline for the law students to establish relationships with Law Students, Attorneys, Judges, and other legal professionals during their law school career.

Young Lawyers Division

This group of approximately 200 young attorneys practicing in the Washington metropolitan area provides networking and professional development opportunities for its members.