Annual Events

Celebration of Leadership

Save the Date!

Plan now to attend the 2019 Celebration of Leadership

Tuesday, June 11, 2019
6:30 p.m. Membership Reception
7:30 p.m. Dinner and Awards Ceremony

Grand Hyatt Washington
Constitution Ballroom
1000 H Street NW
Washington, DC  20001


2019 Celebration of Leadership Highlights:

D.C. Bar President Esther H. Lim, a partner at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP will give her final speech as President.  She will then pass the ceremonial gavel on to incoming D.C. Bar President Susan M. Hoffman, a partner at Crowell & Moring LLP.  D.C. Court of Appeals Chief Judge Anna Blackburne-Rigsby will administer the oath of office as Hoffman is sworn in as the 49th president of the D.C. Bar. Her first action as the new leader will be to offer remarks about her vision for the upcoming year.

The prestigious Justice William J. Brennan Jr. Award and Beatrice Rosenberg Award will be presented at this year’s dinner.  Other outstanding D.C. Bar members and projects will also be recognized.


Why you should attend the celebration:

  • Welcome newly elected officers and members of the Board of Governors
  • Meet members of the Board of Governors, past presidents of the Bar, members of the judiciary, and other leaders in the Bar community 
  • Be a part of the community as we celebrate extraordinary Bar members and projects

Show your support by joining the Celebration of Leadership Host Committee!

Firms, organizations or groups that purchase a table of ten or a half table of five will be included on the Celebration of Leadership Host Committee.  Groups listed with the host committee will receive special recognition in materials for the dinner, including a highlight in the printed invitation and in the commemorative dinner program.  

For more information about the Celebration of Leadership, including sponsorship opportunities or to join the 2019 host committee, contact Verniesa R. Allen at (202) 780-2802.