Please click here to view pictures from our 

2015 Charlotte E. Ray Award Reception

honoring Kirra L. Jarratt



 

Upcoming Events

Day of Service at Washington Center for Aging Services

June 13, 2015
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Washington Center for Aging Services
2601 18th Street, NE
Washington, DC 20018

Please join us!

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June General Body Meeting

June 15, 2015
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

DC Superior Court Jurors' Lounge
500 Indiana Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Please join us for a year-end wrap-up and 2015-2016 board elections!

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May Member Spotlight

Rock the VOTE, the DC BAR VOTE!!

 

 

 




Join Now!!

We are still accepting new members.  We would love for you to be part of our organization.  We have several career, social, and professional development events planned for this year.  Remember, membership has its advantages, such as access to the GWAC job bank and an invitation to some of our signature events.

We hope you consider joining our organization. Regular Membership is $65, Graduate Membership is $30 (graduated within the past two years), and Student Membership is $15.



 




Welcome!  This is the official website of the Greater Washington Area Chapter, Women Lawyers Division, National Bar Association (GWAC).  It is a very exciting time, as we are celebrating our 40th year anniversary.  I am humbled and honored to serve as President for the 2014-2015 bar year.  My priorities are as follows:

1. Increase Pro Bono Service
Providing legal services pro bono is integral to the success of our justice system.  I became a lawyer to help the poor.  I believe it is imperative that every person who walks through the courthouse doors has access to affordable legal representation.  I plan for GWAC to partner with local legal services organizations to ensure that we do our part to contribute to this critical need.

2.  Strengthen Region XII
I plan for GWAC to work closely with the Washington Bar Association to foster more collaboration between our respective organizations.

3.  Connect with our seasoned, esteemed members
I am pleased to announce that we recently amended our bylaws to establish a Past President Advisory Council.  The Council consists of past GWAC presidents who serve as an expert resource and provide support, guidance, and assistance as needed.

GWAC is comprised of very strong, dynamic women who are changing the world.  I am confident that we will achieve these three ambitious goals with ease.

In closing, please feel free to contact me.  I welcome your feedback and look forward to you joining our membership

Thank you!

Melanie Bates
GWAC President
2014-2015


 



Please click here to view pictures from our 2013-2014 Judicial Reception.



 

Please click here to view pictures from our

40th Anniversary Tea.