On Behalf of all WBA Board Members, we would like to thank you for your membership and continued support of the WBA, its events, and programs! 

Please do reach out to any of the above WBA Board members if you have any questions regarding membership or any of our upcoming events/programs.  You can also send any questions or concerns to info@washingtonbar.org

Thank you for attending The Washington Bar Association, Inc. (WBA) and the WBA Judicial Council Division “An Evening With The Judges”

This was a great evening of networking and fellowship with our fellow attorneys, judges, and colleagues. We definitely missed you if you were unable to attend and hope to see you next time!

Thank you for attending and participating in the WBA’s Knowledge is Power Committee (KIP) 4th Amendment Presentation!

The KIP Committee presented the ins and outs of the 4th Amendement to students at Calvin Coolidge High School. Thank you to the Committe, attendees, and supporters of this invigorating presentation. The students and faculty at Calvin Coolidge High School left more knowledgeable after the KIP presentation.

2023 – 2024 WBA Membership Dues!!

The Washington Bar Association, Inc. (WBA) welcomes you to the 2023-2024 bar year. Membership dues should be submitted via Member 365 platform.

You may create your WBA Member365 profile and/or pay your dues for the 2023-2024 year by clicking the appropriate membership category link below. Although the form you’ll complete is labeled as an “Application”, it should be used for new memberships, renewals, and logging into your membership profile.

  • Current Life Members should be sure to select the “EXISTING Life member” category below (WBA verification of current life memberships will be required before these profiles are accepted).
  • Current Members should sign into the platform using their login information. Please let us know whether you need assistance logging into your profile.

If you know others who may be interested in establishing or renewing membership in the WBA, please forward this email to them.

We look forward to working with you throughout the year. Questions? Please contact us at info@washingtonbar.org

WBA Upcoming Events

JOIN THE WBA FOR A DAY of SERVICE at Bread for the City
December 13, 2023
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Additional Information for Volunteers

All volunteers will need to sign up/create an account here. (Be sure to remember your username/password login info as you will need it when you sign in at the center.)

Before Arriving:

  • Please cancel if you can’t come: BFC relies on volunteer support, and our volunteer spots are limited. Please cancel and alert our team if you can’t attend your shift so another person can join us
  • Arrive on time! Our shifts will start promptly
  • Location and parking: Our Southeast Center (1700 Good Hope Road SE) is accessible via the Anacostia Station (green/yellow lines). B2, V2, and W6 buses are routed from Anacostia Metro to 16th and Good Hope Road SE, right across from our building. The Circulator bus also runs from the Anacostia metro to 14th and Good Hope Road SE and 18th and Good Hope Road SE. There is ample street parking available around our building.
  • Attire: Wear comfortable and weather-appropriate clothing and supportive shoes. You’ll be working!!! Bring any water/coffee/snacks you need.
  • Review our Volunteer Handbook for more information.

Upon Arriving:

  • Mask up! BFC will continue to require everyone to wear masks inside our facilities. Our front desks have surgical masks available. N95 or KN95s are encouraged for extra protection. Thank you for helping us keep our community safe!
  • Sign in (and out when you leave)! All volunteers must sign in using the tablet at the front desk. Please enter your username, name, or phone number and you will be checked in. Folks won’t be able to check in for a shift unless they are registered online. Volunteer hours will be recorded based on sign-ins only.
  • Wear a volunteer badge: All volunteers must wear a lanyard from the front desk.
  • Please be seated in the lobby until your shift begins.
  • Treat clients, staff, and other volunteers with dignity and respect!

Thank you again for signing up to serve, and we’ll see you soon!

The Washington Bar Association, Inc. (WBA) invites you to attend our 2023 Annual Professionals Holiday Party

It’s that time of the year again! The WBA’s Annual Professionals Holiday Party brings together Washington D.C.’s various professional communities to fellowship, develop networks, and celebrate our collective achievements of the preceding year. This is an event you do not want to miss!

WBA’s 2023 Annual Professionals Holiday Party
When: Friday, December 15, 2023 – 6:00PM – 10:00PM
Where: Museum of Illusions

Limited Early Bird Tickets Are SOLD OUT!

General Admission Tickets Are On Sale NOW!

Save the Date!

2024 Annual Law Day Dinner

Saturday, May 4, 2024
6:30PM – 10:00PM
Salamander Washington D.C.

Make plans to join us on Saturday, May 4, 2024 at the stunning Salamander Washington DC for our Annual Law Day Dinner, hosted by the Washington Bar Association, Inc. and the Washington Bar Association Educational Foundation, Inc.

This signature black-tie event is a time-honored tradition in the Washington D.C. legal community. This year we will celebrate the legacy of Black legal excellence that is synonymous with the Washington Bar Association, Inc. Highlights of the evening will include scholarship presentations to deserving law students as well as conferral of the prestigious Charles Hamilton Houston Medallion of Merit.

Additional details will be provided soon.

WBAEF Upcoming Events

The Washington Bar Association Educational Foundation, Inc. (WBAEF) is pleased to announce the 2024 Charles Hamilton Houston (CHH) Scholarship Essay Competition

Law students currently enrolled in one of six D.C. area law schools are invited to participate in the CHH Scholarship Essay Competition. Entrants will submit an essay on the topic:

“Whether legacy admissions should be deemed unconstitutional based on the Supreme Court of the United States’ recent decision regarding affirmative action and according to the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution.”

Essays must be submitted on or before the deadline of Friday, January 12, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. EST via email only. Essay submissions must be emailed in PDF Format to WBAEF Scholarship Chair, Henry, E. Floyd, Jr. at hfloydesq@gmail.com

Additional Events & Programs in D.C.

Home for the Holidays: How to Talk Legacy With Your Loved Ones Today!

On Tuesday, December 5th at 1 PM, please join Attorney Jennifer Williams, Founder and Managing Partner of the estate planning firm, Cedar Counsel, and The Hon. Brandes S.G. Ash, Founder of the family mediation practice, Ash Mediation Group, LLC, for an insightful webinar– Home for the Holidays: How to Talk Legacy with Your Loved Ones.

To register, click HERE or use the Home for the Holidays QR code. 

A Zoom link will be sent out to registrants.

NBA Upcoming Events

The National Bar Association would like to invite members to attend their International Affiliates Meeting.

Join the NBA, as they convene in the south of France and enjoy the rich culture of the French Riviera. After the 10 day excursion in Nice and Marseille (May 8-18, 2024), take part in the optional getaway to Barcelona and Ibiza (May 18-24, 2024).

New Opportunities

Women’s Law Center of Maryland

The Women’s Law Center of Maryland is seeking an Executive Director, who will be responsible for leading and overseeing the organization’s strategic direction, program development, fundraising efforts, and daily operations. This position will serve as the public face of the organization, advocates on behalf of the organization before the Maryland legislature, and collaborates closely with the Board of Directors, staff, and supporters, to advance its mission and impact.

The Women’s Law Center of Maryland is a dynamic nonprofit law firm whose mission is to ensure the physical safety, economic security, and bodily autonomy of women in Maryland.

Established in 1971, the Center has a rich history of advocating for gender equality, women’s rights, and social justice. They provide legal services, education, and advocacy to empower women and families to navigate the legal system effectively. Their direct services projects provide free attorneys to survivors of intimate partner violence in family law, protective order, and immigration cases. Learn more at www.wlcmd.org.

In order to be considered, you must send a cover letter, resume, and three references via e- mail to:


DC Refers

DC Refers was created to increase access to justice for people of modest means in the District of Columbia. Many people in the District of Columbia earn too much to qualify for free legal services from pro bono lawyers or nonprofit legal aid providers, but do not earn enough to afford the rates that most lawyers charge for their services. People whose income falls between 200-400% of the federal poverty guidelines often have limited or no option to obtain legal assistance. We seek to fill that justice gap.

DC Refers invites lawyers with at least two years of experience in their practice area to apply to join our online directory of reduced fee lawyers. Attorneys who join our directory are not required to accept any particular client referral. But if they do accept a client who qualifies for a reduced rate, the lawyer may not charge the client more than $150 per hour. Of course, clients who do not qualify for a reduced rate may be charged the attorney’s normal rate.

If you know someone who would benefit from our services, please share our fliers in English or Spanish.

To learn more about DC Refers or join our directory visit our website https://dcrefers.org/ or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Linkedin,

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