Bar Resources

Voluntary Bars


American Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists

2020 K Street, NW
7th Floor
Washington DC 20006-1806
Phone: 202-775-0991
Fax: 202-785-0395
www.jewishlawyers.org
Email: Email
Contact(s):
Email Rhonda Lees, Vice President
Mission Statement: The American Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists, U.S. Affiliate of the International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists, is a professional not-for-profit lawyers association dedicated to promoting the rule of law and human rights around the world. To fulfill its mission, the association files amicus briefs, engages in issue advocacy, and sponsors a variety of educational programs.


American Hellenic Lawyers Association


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Contact(s):
Email Nicholas Karambelas, Program Chair
Mission Statement: The mission of the American Hellenic Lawyers Society is to provide a forum for meetings and the exchange of ideas among lawyers who are interested in legal, trade, and policy matters involving Greece and Cyprus.


American Immigration Lawyers Association, D.C. Chapter

www.ailadc.org
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Contact(s):
Email Cynthia Rosenberg, Chair
Email Charles Tievsky, Chair-Elect
Mission Statement: Founded in 1946, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is a bar association of more than 7,500 attorneys and law professors who practice and teach immigration law. Member attorneys represent U.S. businesses and industries, foreign students, entertainers, and asylum seekers, often on a pro bono basis. AILA provides its members with conferences and events, continuing legal education, information, news, professional services, and expertise through its 35 chapters and more than 75 national committees.


Asian Pacific American Bar Association of the Greater Washington, D.C. Area

P.O. Box 27223
Washington DC 20038-7223
www.apaba-dc.org
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Contact(s):
Email Annette Kwok, President
Email Smeeta Ramarathnam, President-Elect
Email Jane Nichols, Vice President
Email Lucy Grace Noyola, Vice President
Mission Statement: The Asian Pacific American Bar Association (APABA) is the oldest and largest association of Asian Pacific American attorneys in the Washington, DC, area. Since APABA was established in 1981, its membership has grown into a diverse group of approximately 300 lawyers, law students, educators, and other interested individuals. APABA serves the professional needs of its members and promotes legal issues of interest to the Asian Pacific American community locally and nationally. In 1993 APABA established the Asian Pacific American Bar Association Educational Fund, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educational efforts such as providing summer fellowships to law students and coordinating a mentor-mentee program. In 1998 APABA, along with the Indian American Bar Association and the area Asian Pacific American Law Student Association, established the Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center, a referral center for pro bono legal services targeting the needs of Asian Pacific Americans in the metropolitan area.


Association of Nigerian Lawyers, Metropolitan DC

P.O. Box 39013
Washington DC 20016
www.anlaw-mdc.org
Email: Email
Contact(s):
Email Christian Aguocha, President
Email Linda Otaigbe, Vice President
Mission Statement:

Promote the professional interests of lawyers of Nigerian descent, as well as engage our members  in a way that will benefit the legal profession and the community, through education, advocacy, and professional development.  


Bar Association of the District of Columbia

1016 16th Street NW
Suite 101
Washington DC 20036
Phone: (202) 223-6600
Fax: (202) 293-3388
www.badc.org
Email: Email
Contact(s):
Email Christopher Zampogna, President
Email Nancy Nunan, President-Elect
Mission Statement: Founded in 1871 and chartered in 1874, the Bar Association of the District of Columbia is the oldest private voluntary association representing lawyers practicing in the District of Columbia. The organization offers you an opportunity to serve the community through valuable and personally rewarding public service; work with other lawyers in your field of law; expand your knowledge in other fields of law; practice in a jurisdiction containing the nation’s highest density of courts, and the largest and most diverse body of practicing attorneys; to improve your practice and help the community by participating in the only Bar Association-sponsored Lawyer Referral Service in the District; to broaden your acquaintances among lawyers and judges of the jurisdiction; and make a contribution toward the improvement of the administration of justice. The Bar Association of D.C. is the voice of the private, practicing attorney in this city. Its officers, staff, and numerous committees and sections are dedicated to making that voice heard in the interest of equal justice and a better community.


Bar Association of the District of Columbia, Young Lawyers Section

1016 16th Street NW
Suite 101
Washington DC 20036
Phone: (202) 223-6600
Fax: (202) 293-3388
www.badc.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=3318
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Contact(s):
Email Lisa Manning, Chair
Email Matthew Gatewood, Chair-Elect
Mission Statement: The Young Lawyers Section (YLS), which is open to attorneys admitted to practice in the District of Columbia who are less than 37 years of age or have practiced law for five years or less, is dedicated to serving the needs of the District’s new and young practitioners. The YLS sponsors educational and career development seminars; oversees pro bono projects such as the Zacchaeus Free Legal Clinic and Operation Crackdown; and publishes the District’s Civil and Criminal Jury Instructions. In addition, the YLS hosts a number of social events each year, providing attorneys with a way to meet others with like interests.


Capital Area Muslim Bar Association

P. O. Box 18306
Washington DC 20036
www.dcmuslimbar.org
Email: Email
Contact(s):
Email Nausheen Hassan, President
Zeenat Iqbal, Vice President
Mission Statement:

CAMBA's mission is to: improve and enhance the legal profession at large; advance the professional development of Muslim American attorneys in the Washington metropolitan area; advocate for the constitutional, civil, and human rights of all people, and educate the community at large about legal matters affecting the Muslim American community.


D.C. Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

503 D Street, NW
Suite 250A
Washington DC 20001
www.dcacdl.org
Email: Email
Contact(s):
Email Patricia Cresta-Savage, President
Mission Statement: The mission of the District of Columbia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers is to protect and ensure by rule of law those individual rights guaranteed by the laws of the District of Columbia and federal Constitution in criminal cases; encourage cooper


D.C. Defense Lawyers Association


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Contact(s):
Email Adam Smith, President
Mission Statement: The association consists of attorneys who devote substantial time to the defense of civil cases in the courts of the District of Columbia. The association provides for an exchange of information on the procedures and law related to the defense of civil actions. The association seeks to elevate the standards of trial practice, improve the adversary system, work toward elimination of delay in civil litigation, and increase the quality of service that the legal profession renders to the community.


Department of Justice Association of Black Attorneys

U.S. Department of Justice
601 D Street, NW
Patrick Henry Building, Suite 4300
Washington DC 20004

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Contact(s):
Email Antoinette Barksdale, Chair
Email Felicia Sadler, Vice Chair
Mission Statement: The Department of Justice Association of Black Attorneys (DOJABA) represents the interests of attorneys at the Department of Justice in Washington DC, and in United States attorneys’ offices located nationwide.


District of Columbia Bar Sections

1101 K Street NW
Suite 200
Washington DC 20005
www.dcbar.org/sections
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Contact(s):
Email Vladlen David Zvenyach, Chair
Email Michelle Bercovici, Chair-Elect
Email Candace Smith-Tucker, Contact
Mission Statement:

With more than 24,000 members, the 20 sections of the D.C. Bar offer a wide selection of professional activities with more than 600 events and publications produced annually. The 21 sections focus on a variety of practice areas, including environmental law, computers and telecommunications, litigation, intellectual property, health, and international law. For the seasoned practitioner or new attorney, sections provide a myriad of opportunities to advance an individual's specialized interests and network with colleagues. Non-D.C. Bar members may subscribe to a section to learn more about a particular area of law. Subscribers and section members receive mailings, newsletters, and special discounts on programs and publications. Join today and experience the benefits of a D.C. Bar section.


Energy Bar Association

1900 M Street
Suite 350
Washington DC 20036
Fax: (202) 223-5625
www.eba-net.org
Email: Email
Contact(s):
Email Jason Leif, President
Email Lisa Levine, Executive Director
Mission Statement:

The Energy Bar Association (EBA) is a voluntary association of attorneys and professionals whose mission is to enhance the professional competence of those who practice and administer energy law. The EBA is an international, nonprofit association of attorneys and professionals active in all areas of energy law. It has more than 2500 members, formal chapters in Houston, Mid-West, New Orleans, Northeast, Southern, and Western regions of the United States, with an increasing number of members internationally.


Family Court Trial Lawyers Association


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Contact(s):
Email Deborah Cason Daniel, President
Email Robert Cambridge, Vice President
Email Stephen Watsky, Vice President
Mission Statement: To provide service to those lawyers who practice before the Superior Court’s Family Division, including practices in child abuse and neglect and juvenile justice. The Family Division Trial Lawyers Association (FDTLA) serves to keep members informed of professional and governmental developments affecting them; serves as a representative and advocate before the court and governmental bodies; organizes voluntary, relevant training programs; and participates with other voluntary groups to improve the neglect and juvenile justice systems for the benefit of the community as well as clients.


Federal Bar Association, Capitol Hill Chapter

P.O. Box 75971
Washington DC 20013
www.fbacapitolhill.org/
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Contact(s):
Email Elizabeth Pugh, President
Email Amy Bowser, President-Elect
Mission Statement: Local chapter of the Federal Bar Association, which, as the national representative and voice of the federal legal practitioner, advances the science of jurisprudence and promotes the welfare, interests, education, and professional development of all attorneys involved in federal law. Today the Federal Bar Association is the leading organization working and acting on behalf of the federal practitioner.


Federal Bar Association, D.C. Chapter

P.O. BOX 259
Washington DC 20044-0259
www.dcchapterfba.org
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Contact(s):
Email Steven Miller, President
Email T Cary Devorsetz, President-Elect
Mission Statement: Local chapter of the Federal Bar Association, which, as the national representative and voice of the federal legal practitioner, advances the science of jurisprudence and promotes the welfare, interests, education, and professional development of all attorneys involved in federal law. Today the Federal Bar Association is the leading organization working and acting on behalf of the federal practitioner.


Federal Communications Bar Association

1020 19th Street NW
Suite 325
Washington DC 20036-6101
Fax: (202) 293-4317
www.fcba.org
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Contact(s):
Email Joseph Di Scipio, President
Email Jean Kiddoo, Co-Chair
Email John Logan, Co-Chair
Email Harry Martin, Co-Chair
Mission Statement:

The Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA) is a volunteer organization of attorneys, engineers, consultants, economists, government officials and law students involved in the study, development, interpretation and practice of communications and information technology law and policy.  From broadband deployment ot broadcast content, from emerging wireless technologies to emergency communications, from spectrum allocations to satellite broadcasting, the FCBA has something to offer nearly everyone involved in the communications industry.  That's why the FCBA, more than two thousand members strong, has been the leading organization for communications lawyers and other professional since 1936.


Greater Washington Area Chapter, Women Lawyers Division, National Bar Association

PO Box 77254
Greater Washington Area Chapter
Washington DC 20013-7254
www.gwacbar.org
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Contact(s):
Email Meredith Graves, President
Email Shara Chang, President-Elect
Email Tracy Agyemang, Contact
Mission Statement:

Greater Washington Area Chapter of the Women Lawyers Division, National Bar Association's stated purpose is to address the concerns of the District of Columbia metropolitan community with emphasis on African-American women in the legal profession.  In furtherance of its purpose, throughout the year, GWAC sponsors many programs for its members and others in the community.  In addition, GWAC members implement a tutoring and enrichment program with girls from District of Columbia Public Schools, and work with residents of the Washington Center for Aging Services.


Hispanic Bar Association of DC

P.O. Box 1011
Washington DC 20013-1011
Phone:
Fax:
www.hbadc.org
Email: Email
Contact(s):
Email Fernando Rivero, President
Email Juan Sempertegui, President-Elect
Email Maria Mendoza, Vice President
Mission Statement: The Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia (HBA-DC) is a network of Hispanic attorneys, professionals, and law students dedicated to the following principles: advancing and developing Latinos in the legal profession; promoting equal justice and opportunity for all Hispanics; educating the Hispanic community about relevant legal issues; promoting the professional development of Hispanic lawyers and law students; encouraging Latinos to enter the legal profession; and promoting the appointment of Hispanics to leadership positions in Federal, state, and local governments, in the judiciary, and in other leadership positions. To put these principles into action, the HBC-DC sponsors and/or conducts numerous and varied activities and programs. For example, the HBA-DC hosts networking opportunities for members, often in cooperation with other bars and professional groups; sponsors seminars on current legal developments; comments on issues affecting Hispanics; evaluates the qualifications of candidates for executive and judicial positions, as well as for vacant positions in the D.C. Bar's Board of Governors and other bar offices, and endorses such candidates when appropriate; gathers and disseminates information on employment opportunities; publishes a newsletter to report on HBA-DC activities; conducts seminars on national and international legal, business and political issues; assists the Hispanic community in obtaining pro bono legal services; advises the membership of opportunities for participation in local government, bar, and civic boards and committees; monitors legislation concerning immigration, bilingual education, welfare reform, budget measures, and other matters that impact the Hispanic community; and sponsors a mentor-mentee program for law students.


Inter-American Bar Association, D.C. Chapter

1211 Connecticut Avenue NW
Suite 202
Washington DC 20036
Fax: (202) 466-5946
www.iaba.org
Email: Email
Contact(s):
Email Henry Dahl, General Secretary
Mission Statement: The mission of the Inter-American Bar Association is to promote the rule of law and the administration of justice and uphold the honor of the legal profession.


International Trade Commission Trial Lawyers Association

P.O. Box 6186
Benjamin Franklin Station
Washington DC 20004
www.itctla.org
Email: Email
Contact(s):
Email Eric Fues, President
Email T Cy Walker, President-Elect
Email Linda Odom, Vice President
Mission Statement: Since 1984 the International Trade Commission Trial Lawyers Association (ITCTLA) has been the primary organization informing attorneys around the world about section 337 practice (19 U.S.C. § 1337). Association members receive the 337 Reporter, the only newsletter devoted to articles, case highlights, and news of section 337 practice; present, through committees, the views of the section 337 bar to the commission and Congress; attend educational programs that feature prominent international trade officials and commentators; and meet attorneys who share an interest in section 337 litigation. The association is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization. Members and invited guests meet annually to review developments affecting section 337 and to elect officers to lead the association. Reflecting the diverse professional interests of its members, the association maintains 10 active standing committees. At the end of 1995, after several years of debate and numerous proposals, the statute was amended to respond to a General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) panel report that found that section 337 was inconsistent with GATT obligations of the United States. ITCTLA played a leading role in proposing a solution that would comply with U.S. obligations under GATT while still preserving the primary benefits of proceedings under section 337. ITCTLA continues to be active in efforts to improve the administration of section 337 as a remedy to prevent the importation of infringing goods at the border.


Iranian American Bar Association, D.C. Chapter

575 7th Street NW
Washington DC 20004
Phone: (202) 344-4045
Fax: (202) 344-8300
www.iaba.us/chapters/washington-d-c/
Email: Email
Contact(s):
Email Robert Babayi, President
Email Salman H Elmi, Contact
Mission Statement:

IABA is organized for charitable and educational purposes, including the promotion of the social, economic, professional and educational advancement of the Iranian-American community and the community at large.  IABA is a non-religious, independent organization and is not in any way affiliated with any other organization.


LGBT Bar Association of the District of Columbia

P.O. Box 34072
Washington DC 20043
Phone: (202) 842-7723
www.lgbtbardc,org
Email: Email
Contact(s):
Email Alison Share, Co-President
Email James Showen, Co-President
Email Meaghan Hearn, Contact
Mission Statement:

The LGBT Bar Association of the District of Columbia is an independent nonpartisan bar association serving lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender lawyers, law students, and legal professionals in the national capital area. The LGBT Bar Association of the District of Columbia works to advance the rights of members of LGBT individuals, to be their voice within the legal community, and to improve their professional lives. A member organization of the National LGBT Bar Association, The LGBT Bar Association of the District of Columbia acts in coalition with other local and national groups dedicated to LGBT concerns. The LGBT Bar Association of the District of Columbia sponsors educational programs and social hours throughout most of the year, and has an attorney referral service to assist individuals in locating LGBT-sensitive legal counsel.


Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association

www.mwela.org
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Contact(s):
Email Jonathan Puth, President
Email John Ates, President-Elect
Email Donna Rucker, Vice President
Email Carol Montoya, Contact
Mission Statement:

The Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association (MWELA) is comprised of over 300 lawyers who regularly advise and represent employees in employment and civil rights disputes.  MWELA is the local chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association, a national organization of more than 3,000 lawyers dedicated to the advancement of employee rights.  MWELA supports the orderly and fair development of the law to the benefit of employees.  In keeping with its mission, MWELA regularly holds educational programs, discussions, and networking events for its members and in cooperation with other voluntary bar associations.  MWELA regularly files amicus briefs on issues of importance in area courts, conducts moot court sessions for its members, and shares information of value to members, enabling them to keep abreast of pertinent developments in the law.  Its annual daylong conference is devoted to the latest issues in the practice of employment law.


National Conference of Black Lawyers, D.C. Chapter

P.O.Box 1760
Washington DC 20013
www.ncbl.org/chapters.htm
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Contact(s):
Email Gilda Sherrod-Ali, Chair
Email Brian Roberts, Vice Chair
Mission Statement: Founded in 1968, the National Conference of Black Lawyers (NCBL) serves as the legal arm of the black liberation movement and of all progressive struggles for the upliftment of the poor and people of color. In American courts and legislatures, as well as before the public at large, NCBL fights for the enlargement and protection of all peoples’ human rights. Yet, to be clear, it does so with a focus on the need for protecting the human rights of black people of African descent living in the United States.


National Lawyers Guild, D.C. Chapter

1322 18th Street NW
3rd Floor
Washington DC 20036
www.dcnlg.org
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Contact(s):
Email Rachael Moshman, Chair
Email James Klimaski, Contact
Mission Statement: The National Lawyers Guild has more than 7,000 legal practitioners who seek basic change in the structure of our political and economic system. The guild unites lawyers, law students, legal workers, and jailhouse lawyers of America in a political and social force in the service of human rights—that they be regarded as more sacred than property interests. The guild brings together all who hold adjustments to new conditions above the veneration of precedent; safeguard and extend the rights of workers, women, farmers, and minority groups; and maintain and protect our civil rights and civil liberties in the face of persistent attack.


Native American Bar Association of Washington, DC

P.O Box 34236
Washington DC 20043
www.nabadc.com
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Contact(s):
Email Joshua Clause, President
Mission Statement: The Native American Bar Association of Washington, DC is open to all attorneys and law students interested in the field of Indian law.


South Asian Bar Association

PO Box 65349
Washington DC 20035
www.sabadc.org
Email: Email
Contact(s):
Email Shuchi Batra, President
Email Habib Ilahi, President-Elect
Mission Statement:

The South Asian Bar Association of Washington, D.C. ("SABA-DC") is a voluntary bar association dedicated to the needs, concerns, and interests of the South Asian American legal community in the Washington, D.C. area.  SABA-DC's key objectives are to advance the professional development of South Asian American lawyers and law students, increase awareness and dialogue regarding legal issues concerning South Asian Americans, improve access to legal services for the South Asian American community, particularly among the least fortunate; and promote a greater understanding of the legal, political, economic, and cultural environment of South Asia.


Superior Court Trial Lawyers Association


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Contact(s):
Email Betty Ballester, President
Email Patricia Cresta-Savage, Vice President
Email Joseph Jorgens, Vice President
Mission Statement: Superior Court Trial Lawyers Association (SCTLA) comprises attorneys regularly accepting appointments under D.C.’s Criminal Justice Act. Its members provide skilled and vigorous representation for indigent individuals charged with crimes within the District of Columbia. SCTLA sponsors a continuing legal education program, publishes a quarterly newsletter, disseminates memoranda and model pleadings on topical legal issues, and acts as a conduit for the exchange of views between the Superior Court criminal bench and the Bar. All D.C. Bar members in good standing are eligible for membership in SCTLA.


Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C.

1919 M Street NW
Suite 350
Washington DC 20036
Fax: (202) 775-9040
www.tla-dc.org/dc/
Email: Email
Contact(s):
Email Denis Mitchell, President
Email Mary Zambri, Executive Director
Mission Statement:

The Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, DC (TLADC) seeks to promote the administration of justice, uphold the profession of law, and better prepare its members to advance the cause of those who are damaged in person or property and who must seek redress. TLADC assists lawyers engaged in the practice of law for clients who suffer disability, injury, or damage to property; and through monthly dinner programs, seminars, and other member services provides information useful in prosecuting personal injury, products liability, medical malpractice, and similar claims. TLADC engages in community service activities to promote consumer rights, and promotes and encourages the adoption of legislation and rules to protect and enlarge the substantive and procedural rights of injured persons.


Vietnamese American Bar Association of the Greater Washington, DC Area, Inc.

33 8th Street NE
Washington DC 20002
Phone:
www.vabadc.com
Email: Email
Contact(s):
Email Alexander Nguyen, President
Mission Statement:

The Vietnamese American Bar Association of the Greater Washington, DC Area (VABA-DC) exists to promote the professional growth and advancement of the Vietnamese American attorneys, encourage and facilitate the entry of Vietnamese American students into the legal profession, and contribute to the public interest by serving as a voice for the local Vietnamese American community and assisting community members with legal concerns.  As part of its mission, VABA-DC collaborates with other Asian American groups on issues that affect our members and our community.


Washington Bar Association

P.O. Box 56551
Washington DC 20040
Phone: (202) 289-4247
Fax: (202) 723-8175
www.washingtonbar.org
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Contact(s):
Email William Martin, President
Email Karen Evans, Vice President
Email William Robinson, Vice President
Mission Statement: The Washington Bar Association, founded in 1925, is an association of lawyers and judges who have gathered together to promote legal interests through the practice of law, the just causes of civil rights, and the economic empowerment for all people; and to ensure social respect, in our governmental institutions and forums, for every citizen. The WBA includes a Young Lawyers Division, consisting of lawyers who are 35 years old or younger or who have practiced law five years or less and a Judicial Council, consisting of judicial officers in the District of Columbia. The WBA is committed to the concept of equal justice for all under the law. It encourages the upward mobility and promotes the professional advancement of all members in the legal profession.


Washington Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division

Young Lawyers Division
P.O. Box 56551
Washington DC 20004
Fax: (202) 723-8175
www.washingtonbar.org/yld.htm
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Contact(s):
Email Darrian Denman, Chair
Mission Statement: The Washington Bar Association (WBA) is a 71-year-old association of lawyers who have gathered together to promote legal interests through the practice of law, the just causes of civil rights, and the economic empowerment for all people; and ensure social respect, in our governmental institutions and forums, for every citizen. WBA is committed to the concept of equal justice for all under the law. It encourages the upward mobility and promotes the professional advancement of all members in the legal profession.


Washington Council of Lawyers

555 12th Street NW
Suite 210-A
Washington DC 20004
Fax: (202) 942-5999
www.wclawyers.org
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Contact(s):
Email Elizabeth Howe, President
Email James Rubin, Vice President
Email Nancy Lopez, Executive Director
Mission Statement:

Founded in 1971, The Washington Council of Lawyers is  a voluntary bar association that  promotes pro bono and public interest law in Washington, D.C.. Our members come from  every sector of the legal community -  law firms, law schools, nonprofit organizations,     government agencies, and legislative offices, as well as law students and policymakers  from law-related professions. We are united by our passion for social justice and belief that the legal system can and should serve the needs of the poor and the powerless.  We pursue these goals in a variety of ways. We promote policies that will expand legal services.  We facilitate partnerships between the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.  We volunteer at legal clinics.  We develop and strengthen connections between and among public interest and pro bono lawyers of all stripes.  And we train and mentor the next generation of public interest lawyers.


Washington Foreign Law Society

P.O. Box 66542
Washington Square
Washington DC 20035
Fax: (202) 350-9561
www.wfls.org
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Contact(s):
Email Emily Rae, President
Email Charles Camp, President-Elect
Mission Statement:

The Washington Foreign Law Society was organized in 1952 to promote knowledge and understanding of foreign law, comparative legal issues, and other international legal matters. The society hosts monthly luncheon meetings and other events from September through May, featuring speakers and panels from foreign countries, international institutions, the U.S. government, and area firms. The society's events provide and opportunity to keep abreast of substantive developments in foreign and international law and to meet and discuss such developments with other members of Washington's internationally diverse legal community.


Washington Metropolitan Area Corporate Counsel Association

6928 Race Horse Lane
Rockville MD 20852
www.wmacca.acc.com
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Contact(s):
Email Karen Litsinger, President
Email Ilene Reid, Executive Director
Email Judith Sapir, Representative
Mission Statement:

It is the mission of the Washington Metropolitan Area Corporate Counsel Association (WMACCA) to be the preeminent provider of educational programming and networking opportunities for attorneys who practice law as employees in corporations and other private sector organizations in this region.  To fulfill this mission, WMACCA will promote the common interests of its members, contribute to their continuing legal education seek to improve understanding of the role and value of the in-house counsel, work with regulatory and government agencies and other officials, as appropriate, to advocate the interests of our membership, and encourage advancements in the standards of corporate legal practice.  WMACCA also will provide its members with meaningful opportunities to satisfy their pro bono responsibilities.


Women's Bar Association of D.C.

2020 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Suite 446
Washington DC 20006
Fax: (202) 639-8889
www.wbadc.org
Email: Email
Contact(s):
Email Suzanne Reifman, President
Email Susan Kovarovics, President-Elect
Email Carol Montoya, Executive Director
Mission Statement:

Founded in 1917, the Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia (WBA) is one of the country’s oldest, largest, and most active women’s bar associations. Helping to reshape the profession, the WBA is committed to promoting women as leaders in the legal community. More than 25 committees and practice area forums sponsor a broad range of programs and events that enhance professional and personal development. The association publishes a newsletter five times a year and has an online directory of members. Membership categories exist for members of the bar, those not yet admitted to practice, and law students, and includes both women and men from the D.C. area.