Thank you for your support!

The Washington Bar Association, Inc. (WBA) would like to thank everyone who attended our 45th Annual Ollie May Cooper Award Program and 43rd Annual Founders’ Lecture. Special congratulations to our honoree, the Honorable Kristen Clarke, on a well-deserved award and our Founders’ Lecturer, Professor Kristin Henning, on a remarkable presentation. Congratulations to the Ollie May Cooper Award Program Committee led by Past-Presidents Natalie Walker and Henry E. Floyd, Jr. on a successful event. Special thanks to our hosts, Interim Dean Lisa Crooms-Robinson and Howard University School of Law, and to our sponsors for your continued support of the WBA.

2023 Robert E. Wone Judicial Clerkship and Internship Conference

Thank you for attending and participating in the 2023 Robert E. Wone Judicial Clerkship and Internship Conference.

The Robert E. Wone Conference brought together judges and former clerks to provide law students from underrepresented communities with information about clerkships and internships in a variety of courts. WBA cohosted this conference with the Asian Pacific American Bar Association (APABA DC), The Asian Pacific American Bar Association Education Fund (AEF), The Capital Area Muslim Bar Association, The DC LGBTQ+ Bar Association, The Hispanic Bar Association, The Iranian American Bar Association, and The South Asian Bar Association.

We definitely missed you if you were unable to attend and hope to see you next time!

Thank you in advance for all of your support, hard work, and dedication to the WBA!

Below is a preview of the event (additional photographs will be uploaded to the WBA website).

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

WBA Upcoming Events

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!

The WBA is collaborating with the Washington Counsel of Lawyers to host Racial Justice Series: Ending The School to Prison Pipeline on Tuesday, November 14, 2023 from 6:30pm – 8:00pm

WBA Partners with House of Ruth for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the WBA is partnering with House of Ruth, which empowers women, children and families to rebuild their lives and heal from trauma, abuse and homelessness. Their continuum of services encompasses enriched housing for families and single women, trauma-informed childcare, and free counseling to empower anyone, regardless of gender, who is a survivor of trauma and abuse.

Please click the link below to access the Amazon Wish List for the House of Ruth. All donated items will be shipped directly to House of Ruth at 5 Thomas Circle NW, Washington, DC 20005

Please look at the list of needed items below in the flyer

Volunteer Opportunites

Georgetown Street Law

The Georgetown Street Law Capstone Mock Trial is asking for volunteer support to serve as judges on October 31, 2023 at One Judiciary Square. This semester, Georgetown Street Law has 17 instructors teaching 13 Street Law classes to over 250 high school students.

The mock trial continues to be an important pillar in the Street Law curriculum as well as an unforgettably powerful, rigorous, and engaging learning experience for DC Public Schools students.

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 or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Linkedin,

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