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P.O. BOX 56551, Washington, DC 20040

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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 and encourages community awareness and a commitment to service and civil rights.

YLD Traditions. In addition to its professional and community endeavors, YLD provides many opportunities to its members for developing a social network through hosting happy hours, retreats and professional events with law firms and other bar associations. YLD is also committed to mentoring law students through our bar mentorship program for 3Ls and our annual career fair for law students.

For more information about the Washington Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, please see the YLD website at www.wbayld.org.

Executive Board


Lucrecia P. Johnson

Lucrecia P. Johnson



Alexandra L. Cohen

Alexandra L. Cohen


Robert Baldwin

Robert Baldwin III

Vice Chai

Andre B. Cotten

Andre B. Cotten


Natasha Hudgins

Natasha Hudgins


Committee Chairs

Professional Development

Jessica Childress, Esq.
Stephanie Lock, Esq.

Networking & Social Engagement

LaVater Massie-Banks, Esq.
John Waller, Esq.
Pia Winston, Esq.

Committee on Legislative Affairs

Jennifer Blemur, Esq.

Social Justice

Taalib Saber, Esq.
Geoffrey Witherspoon, Esq.
Marques Banks, Esq.
Temi Bennett, Esq.

Corporate Counsel

Agu Onuma, Esq.

Special Events

Onika Williams, Esq.
Lanet Scott, Esq.
Patricia Donkor, Esq.

Raising the Bar Initiative

Jeanine Howard, Esq.