Annual Events

Celebration of Leadership 2017

Online registration is closed for the Celebration of Leadership Dinner. A limited number of tickets may be available for sale on site.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection
The Grand Ballroom
1127 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, D.C.

Pricing:
Single tickets: $115 each
Half tables of 5 tickets: $575 each
Full tables of 10 tickets: $1150 each

2017 Celebration of Leadership Highlights

Be a part of this D.C. Bar gala celebration to salute outstanding leaders and projects of the District of Columbia. At the dinner, we will say farewell to D.C. Bar President Annamaria Steward of the UDC David A. Clarke School of Law. Steward will give her final speech as D.C. Bar President and will pass the ceremonial gavel of leadership to incoming President Patrick McGlone. McGlone is senior vice president, general counsel and chief compliance officer at Ullico Inc. Chief Judge Anna Blacksburne-Rigsby of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals will deliver the oath of office to McGlone who will be sworn in as the Bar’s 46th president. His first action as the new leader will be to offer remarks about his vision for the upcoming year.

The presentations of the Bar’s most prestigious honors, the William J. Brennan Jr. and Beatrice Rosenberg Awards, traditionally are highlights at the celebration dinner. Other outstanding D.C. Bar members and projects will also be recognized. We invite you to join us as we celebrate the great work of these important Bar leaders.

We are proud to announce these D.C. Bar 2017 Award Recipients

We are proud to announce these D.C. Bar 2017 Award Recipients who will be honored at the Celebration of Leadership Dinner on Wednesday, June 14, 7:30 p.m., at the Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection, 1127 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20030

Read more below about why they are being recognized and come back for more profiles in the upcoming days!

Online registration is closed for the Celebration of Leadership Dinner. A limited number of tickets may be available for sale on site.

Awards

John C. Cruden2017 Beatrice Rosenberg Award for Excellence in Government Service
John C. Cruden
Past Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the United States Department of Justice and President-Elect of the American College of Environmental Lawyers 

 

Jonathan M. Smith 2017 William J. Brennan Jr. Award for Excellence, Achievement, and Commitment to Civil Rights and Individual Liberties
Jonathan M. Smith
Executive Director of the Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs

 

 

 

Section of the Year
Taxation Section

Voluntary Bar Association of the Year
Washington Bar Association 

Laura N. Rinaldi Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year (tie)
Daniele M. Schiffman
Skadden Arps LLP

David C. Smith
Kilpatrick Townsend LLP

Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year
Miller & Chevalier Chartered 

Frederick B. Abramson Award
D.C. Bar Leadership Development Committee

Join the Celebration of Leadership Host Committee! Join the committee by purchasing a table or half table for your firm or organization.  Groups listed with the host committee will be recognized in the commemorative dinner program.  To reserve a place on the host committee, contact Verniesa R. Allen by June 1 or call (202) 737–4700, ext. 3239.