Women's Bar Association of Maryland

The Woman’s Bar Association of Maryland (WBA) was founded in 1929 and has over 700 members. The WCBA’s main function is to promote the professional development of women in the legal profession and combat bias in the legal workplace. To accomplish their mission the WBA maintains nine chapters within the state of Maryland including chapters in Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, Frederick County, Howard County, Lower Eastern Shore County, Montgomery County, Prince George’s County, and Upper Eastern Shore County. The WBA also maintains chapters at University of Maryland Law School and University of Baltimore Law School.

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The Woman’s Bar Association of Maryland offers multiple events for their members to network and develop professionally. A few of these events include a golf tournament, an annual meeting, and a legislative reception. A special function of the WBA is the Rita C. Davidson Award Dinner, which is an annual event that has been in existence since 1985. The Rita C. Davidson award is given out annually to one outstanding female attorney who works to ensure justice is administered fairly, legal education is promoted, and most importantly advances women in the legal profession.

Membership in the Women’s Bar Association of Maryland is open to attorneys and law students who support the advancement of women in the legal profession regardless of gender. To become a member of the WBA you must fill out a membership application and pay an annual due, which ranges from $15 for law students, $30 for newly admitted attorneys, $60 for attorneys licensed for more than one year, and $90 for attorneys licensed for more than five years.

Contact the Women’s Bar Association of Maryland

P.O. Box 58 Maryland Line, MD 21105 Phone: (888)-859.9958 Fax: (866) 458-0095