Signature Events

Charlotte E. Ray Award 

Since 1989, GWAC and the GWAC Foundation, Inc. have recognized an outstanding African-American woman from our local bar in honor of Charlotte E. Ray, the first woman admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and the first African-American woman certified as a lawyer in the United States.  In keeping with the GWAC mission and the trailblazer spirit of Charlotte E. Ray, awardees demonstrate a strong commitment to community involvement, mentorship, advocacy, and excellence in the Metropolitan Washington community.  Past Charlotte E. Ray Award Recipients

Judicial Reception

Each spring, GWAC recognizes the accomplishments of the women who serve as judges in the local and federal courts of the District of Columbia.

Networking Reception

The annual networking reception provides an opportunity to connect with GWAC members and others in the Metropolitan Washington Community legal community.  We take the opportunity to highlight the accomplishments of women attorneys in a variety of practice areas.