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GREATER WASHINGTON AREA CHAPTER , WOMEN LAWYERS DIVISION, NATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION (GWAC)

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Mailing Address

Greater Washington Area Chapter

Women Lawyers Division, National Bar Association

P.O. Box 77254

Washington, DC 20013-7254

E-Mail

Info@gwacbar.org


Website

www.gwacbar.org


Endorsement Requests

GWAC provides endorsements for judicial and executive appointments, and for elected positions with the DC Bar and National Bar Association.  If you have a request for endorsement, please email it to our Judicial and Executive Appointments Chair at info@gwacbar.org and cc: president@gwacbar.org. Please include your statement of interest and biography/resume.  You may be contacted by the Judicial and Executive Appointments Chair for an interview or to provide additional information.  


Upcoming events

    • May 29, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • National Women's Law Center 1350 I Street NW Washington DC, 20005


    Date: May 29, 2024

    Time: 6:00pm.

    This event will be hosted by the National Women’s Law Center, at 1350 I Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20005. Click here to register.

    • June 12, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Virtual
    Register


    This is the last general body meeting of the 2023-2024 bar year. We will vote for 2024-2025 GWAC Board of Directors and discuss upcoming events!


    *Meeting link will be sent in registration confirmation email.*


    • June 13, 2024
    • 5:15 PM - 7:30 PM
    • UDC David E. Clarke School of Law Student Center Ballroom


    Join the Council for Court Excellence for “Meet the Next Chief Judge”! At this candidate forum, interested members of the public will hear from the judges who have applied to succeed the Hon. Anita Josey-Herring as the Chief Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Come hear about Judge Marisa Demeo and Milton Lee, Jr.’s goals and plans as they seek to be the Superior Court’s next leader prior to the June 20 deadline for submitting public comments to the D.C. Judicial Nomination Commission

    A welcome reception will take place from 5:15-6:00 pm and the Candidate Forum will be 6:00-7:30 pm. Thank you to UDC David A. Clarke School of Law for hosting the forum.

    GWAC is pleased to co-sponsor this important event with:

    • ACLU of DC
    • Asian Pacific American Bar Association for the Greater Washington, DC Area
    • Bar Association of the District of Columbia
    • DC Access to Justice Commission
    • DC Appleseed Center for Law & Justice
    • Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia
    • Washington Bar Association
    • Washington Council of Lawyers
    • Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia

    Click HERE to Register.

Past events

May 06, 2024 GWAC's Virtual Candidates Forum for the DC Bar Elections
April 18, 2024 Pathways Into Practice Career Panel
April 05, 2024 GWAC Foundation L.I.P.P. Scholarship Applications Due
March 27, 2024 Making Your Startup Stand Out: Strategies for Attorney Entrepreneurs
March 24, 2024 GWAC Spring Yoga
February 29, 2024 Judicial Clerkship/Internship Q & A
February 27, 2024 GWAC Dinner Series: Jennifer Everett
February 21, 2024 GWAC General Body Meeting
February 15, 2024 GWAC's 36th Annual Charlotte E. Ray Award Ceremony
January 31, 2024 Preparing for the Bar Exam
January 20, 2024 2024 Vision Board Brunch
January 04, 2024 2023 Barbara E. Whiting-Wright Networking & Awards Reception
December 18, 2023 GWAC's Holiday Social
December 04, 2023 A First of Its Kind: NBA-WLD Report on the State of Black Women in the Law
November 15, 2023 Fall General Body Meeting
November 14, 2023 Ending the School to Prison Pipeline
October 14, 2023 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk
October 09, 2023 National Museum of the American Indian Museum Tour
August 26, 2023 GWAC General Body Retreat
June 26, 2023 2023 - 2024 Executive Board Installation Ceremony
June 23, 2023 GWAC's End of Year Celebratory Reception
June 16, 2023 Black Professionals Mixer and Game Night
June 14, 2023 GWAC's General Body Meeting and Annual Elections
June 07, 2023 Getting on Boards: Navigating Your Service
June 03, 2023 Bar Prep Information Session
May 31, 2023 Annual Judicial Reception
May 12, 2023 GWAC Dinner Series Event: Kirra Jarratt
May 10, 2023 Mid-Career Clerkships: Benefits, Challenges, and Process
May 01, 2023 Food From the Bar Campaign
April 29, 2023 Speed Networking for Law Students
April 26, 2023 GWAC Dinner Series Event: Kimberly Humphrey
March 30, 2023 National Summit of Black Women Lawyers
March 30, 2023 Paying It Forward: Organizations Offering Training and Opportunities for Attorneys Interested in Accepting Pro-Bono Criminal Cases
March 25, 2023 Canceled: Judicial Clerkship/Internship Q&A
March 23, 2023 Women's History Month: Trivia Night
March 15, 2023 March General Body Meeting
February 28, 2023 Black History Month Dinner and Discussion
February 21, 2023 GWAC's 35th Annual Charlotte E. Ray Award Ceremony
February 16, 2023 A Conversation with Judge J. Michelle Childs and Judge Florence Y. Pan
January 28, 2023 GWAC's Annual Vision Board Brunch
January 18, 2023 GWAC General Body Meeting
January 16, 2023 Volunteer Event: Food & Friends
January 16, 2023 Volunteer Event: Promise Place Shelter
December 17, 2022 Volunteer and Donate: Potomac Gardens Christmas Party
December 16, 2022 GWAC Holiday Social
December 15, 2022 Barbara E. Whiting-Wright Networking and Awards Reception
December 08, 2022 It’s Giving Season! What Does That Mean for Your Taxes?
December 02, 2022 On the Menu with the WBA: Lawyering While Parenting: The Real Reasons It’s Such a Challenge, and How to Make it Easier
November 30, 2022 Promoting Women and Black Americans in Big and Corporate Law
November 29, 2022 Pathways to Leadership: Inspiration from Women in Power
November 19, 2022 Law School Exam Prep
November 12, 2022 Barbara E. Whiting-Wright Day of Service
November 02, 2022 What's Happening with Our Federal Courts?
October 29, 2022 Fireside Chat with GWAC
October 22, 2022 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer: Washington, DC Walk
October 19, 2022 GWAC General Body Meeting
October 02, 2022 Sisters in the Law: A Celebration of the 1st Black Female SCOTUS Justice
October 01, 2022 POSTPONED: NBA Region XII Chillin' and Grillin' Cookout
September 21, 2022 Black Women's Equal Pay Day Happy Hour Discussion
September 19, 2022 NBA Election Protection
September 18, 2022 View and Chew: The Woman King
September 16, 2022 National Bar Association 2022 Constitution Day
August 27, 2022 GWAC's Annual Membership Retreat
February 17, 2022 The 34th Annual Charlotte E. Ray Awards Ceremony
February 07, 2022 GWAC Legislative Affairs Monthly Committee Meeting
January 25, 2022 The ABCs to Becoming an Administrative Law Judge at the DC Office of Administrative Hearings
January 16, 2022 Due: Charlotte E. Ray Award Nominations

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info@gwacbar.org

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