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Service Opportunities

The Washington Bar Association is committed to serving the legal community and the community in which we live. During the year, the Association offers its members several opportunities to engage in public service projects that will benefit both the legal community and the DC community. In addition, the Association is proud to collaborate with national and local organizations to foster a sense of community among professionals and increase the impact of its public service projects. The Association hosts public service projects and initiatives such as:
Hand-On Community Service Projects
Citizens’ Rights Events
Showcase and Raise Funds for the WBA Foundation and other Philanthropic Groups
Mentorship to High School Students and Law Students
Law Student Career Fair
Scholarships to Outstanding Law Students
Professional Development Training

Public service is an intricate part of being a lawyer, and the Association encourages each of its members and affiliates to show their appreciation for the DC community by participating in as many service projects as possible.

For questions about getting involved in WBA public service projects, contact us at info@washingtonbar.org.

Knowledge is Power Committee

WBA's Knowledge is Power Committee is excited to share with members what they can expect this year. As we approach the new bar year, we hope to continue bringing awareness and understanding to WBA's members on issues that are affecting the African American community today, such as juvenile justice and housing rights. The Committee is also excited to bring back its wildly popular Expungement Fair as part of WBA's constant efforts to work towards criminal justice reform. Knowledge is Power will also be engaging in community outreach around all eight wards of the District of Columbia.


Meet the Team


Dionna M. Lewis

Dionna M. Lewis, Esquire

Dionna Maria Lewis, Esq., a third generation native Washingtonian, a product of the DC Public School System, and is the Founder of the District Legal Group, PLLC. As a Trial Attorney, she manages a docket of nationwide and local cases, in all areas of civil rights law, labor & employment law, contract litigation, and assists small businesses with risk mitigation. Dionna represents clients in trial, administrative hearings, and mediation, before state and federal courts, and administrative agencies. Additionally, Dionna was appointed to the D.C. Board of Elections (BOE) by Mayor Bowser, and her appointment was unanimously confirmed by the DC Council on January 5, 2016. Dionna was the youngest person to be appointed to the DC Board of Elections as a Commissioner in the history of the District of Columbia.

Dionna has extensive experience working with boutique, mid-sized, and large firm clients. Dionna is formerly Senior Counsel at Alan Lescht and Associates, formerly a Senior Associate at Tully Rinckey PLLC, and formerly a Senior Associate at the Fay Law Group PLLC, where she now serves as “Of Counsel.” Prior to founding the District Legal Group, Dionna managed an active litigation docket of nationwide and local cases, in all areas of labor & employment law, civil litigation, and civil rights claims. Dionna litigates before state courts, federal courts, and administrative agencies, including D.C. Superior Court, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, Circuit Court for Prince George’s County, Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Circuit Court for Baltimore County, Circuit Court for Baltimore City, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Office of Special Counsel, Merit Systems Protection Board, and D.C. Office of Human Rights, in matters arising under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Rehabilitation Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Whistleblower Protection Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Equal Pay Act, and state claims involving employment discrimination, whistleblower retaliation, breach of employment agreement, breach of contract, wrongful termination, and employment torts.

Dionna holds many prominent positions in the Washington, D.C. community and is a recognized leader nationally, as well. She was appointed by Mayor Bowser of the District of Columbia to serve as a Commissioner of the D.C. Board of Elections and her appointment was unanimously confirmed by the D.C. Council on January 5, 2016. In this capacity, Dionna is charged with the responsibility of overseeing the administration of elections in the District of Columbia, providing oversight of the agency’s compliance with local and federal election laws and voter outreach efforts, and adjudicating campaign and election-related matters that come before the Board. Dionna is also the Vice Chair and Board Member of the Marshall Heights Community Development Organization located in Ward 7 of the District of Columbia, the Membership Chair of the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association and is a Past Chair of the Washington Bar Association Young Lawyers Division.

Dionna has previously served as Chief of Staff to the President of the National Bar Association, as National Public Service Director of the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, and Deputy Chief of Staff to the President of the National Bar Association.

Over the course of her career, Dionna has been named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers (2019) for employment law, a “Top 40 Under 40 Trailblazer” by the National Bar Association, “Young Lawyer of the Year” by the Washington Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, received the Rhonda F. Williams Professionalism Award from the National Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, and was featured in an edition of the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division’s editorial, “The Affiliate: Spotlight on Leadership: Professional Involvement at the National and Local Levels.” Dionna earned her L.L.M in Litigation from George Washington University Law School, her Juris Doctor from Drake University Law School, and her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy and History from the University of Virginia. Dionna a new mother to a beautiful daughter named, Royal.

See her full bio HERE.  



Stephon D. Woods, Esquire

Stephon Woods is an Assistant Attorney General at the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia. Under OAG’s Public Advocacy Division, he prosecutes cases essential to preserving quality affordable housing and crime-free communities in an effort to hold landlords and property owners accountable for providing safe and habitable housing. Stephon also litigates consumer protection cases to protect District residents from deceptive and unethical business practices. Prior to joining OAG, Stephon worked as a Staff Attorney for Bread for the City’s Legal Clinic, where he primarily represented tenants in affirmative and defensive litigation and advanced tenants' housing rights. Stephon received his Juris Doctorate degree in 2014 from Florida A&M University College of Law with a certificate in International Human Rights and Global Justice and his Bachelor of Arts degree in 2011 from The George Washington University, where he studied International Affairs. In addition to serving as co-chair for the Washington Bar Association’s Knowledge is Power Committee, Stephon is also on the Board of Directors for the Washington Council of Lawyers.