The WBA is a diverse bar association comprised of both a state-wide Executive Committee and local Chapters. WBA programming and initiatives occur at both the state and local levels.
Anne Arundel County Chapter
The Anne Arundel County Chapter of the Women’s Bar Association works to support and promote balance between work, home, individual interests and community within the Anne Arundel County Bar Association. We work to support and sponsor charitable, community and business causes in the County. The better we are the better our representation, our profession and our community.
The Anne Arundel County Chapter of the Women’s Bar Association hosts quarterly meeting and invites speakers from the community. The Chapter works to support charities in the community and to co-sponsor events with the State Women’s Bar Association and other organizations.
State's Attorney Anne Arundel County
marotrw (at) hotmail.com
Baltimore Carroll County
The Baltimore Carroll Women’s Bar Association (BCWBA) is comprised of members from Baltimore City, Baltimore County and Carroll County. Its’ mission is to advance the interests of women engaged in the practice of law and increase the visibility of woman in society through law related activities. These activities include educational, social and networking events.
Please contact any of the members listed below for more information or for becoming a member of the Baltimore Carroll Women’s Bar Association.
Debra Cruz, President
Levin Gann, PA
dcruz (at) levingann.com
Harford County Chapter
The Harford County Chapter of the Women's Bar Association hosts many events throughout the year for our membership and the greater Harford County legal community. Our signature events for each year include: hosting two CLE's on various legal topics, an Annual Meeting of which includes Judges, Magistrates, members of the Harford County Bar and members of surrounding jurisdictions, our annual Holiday Party, and various Wellness Events. We also pick a charitable organization for the year that supports women in the local community. We have bi-monthly open meetings and always welcome new members to join our chapter.
Elissa K. Halloran, President
Love, Fleming, Bearsch & Hurff, LLC
ehalloran (at) lfbalaw.com
Howard County Chapter
The Howard County Chapter has monthly luncheon programs featuring guest speakers on a variety of topics of interest to members. We provide members with an annual legislative update by members of the Maryland General Assembly. We participate in various service projects to benefit local organizations assisting community members in need of support. We also join with the Howard County Bar Association and the Waring-Mitchell Law Society of Howard County to host a Winter Holiday Party and a Spring Judicial Reception. Our signature event, in collaboration with the Howard County Public School System, is a girls mentoring program bringing attorneys and judges together with high school girls identified as in need of role models to discuss career paths. In June of each year at our Annual Meeting, we present the Connie Sapp Award to an outstanding attorney or judge whose service and dedication has made an impact on the community and the legal profession.
Please contact the president for more information about the chapter and how to become a member.
Eleanor Hunt, President
Lewicky, O'Connor, Hunt & Meiser, LLC
ehunt (at) lohmlaw.com
Lower Eastern Shore Chapter
Kelley McFadden, President
McFadden Law LLC
kmcfadden (at) mcfadden-law.com
Montgomery County Chapter
The Montgomery County Chapter of the Maryland Women's Bar Association is a dynamic chapter with active participation by its members. We host several signature events each year: a Judicial Reception for our Circuit and District Court judges and court personnel; Lunch and Learn events regarding networking, personal finance and work/life balance; the annual Holiday Party at which we solicit donations for a local charities; the Mentorship Program which connects our lawyers with local high school students interested in careers in the legal field; the Breast Cancer virtual walk every October. In addition, we host a triennial auction (most recently in 2023), to support our Chapter and provide charitable donations to local organizations and scholarships to local students. The Chapter hosts new and exciting events each year depending on the needs of our community and our legal community.
Our Chapter also has its own Foundation from which we make several scholarships each year to female students at Montgomery College and area law schools.
Magistrate Sarah Malik, President
Circuit Court for Montgomery County
smalik (at) mcccourt.com
Prince George’s County Chapter
The chapter was formed in 1994 under the name of the Prince George's County Women Lawyers' Caucus. The main focus of this chapter is on juvenile causes.
The chapter has formed a relationship with the Thomas J. S. Waxter Children's Center and provides numerous programs and support for juvenile girls. Included in the annual lineup is the ongoing book drive, discussing juvenile policy issues and a month-long series of workshops on conflict-resolution, self esteem and life skills.
Christine Murphy, President
Jaklitsch Law Group
wbaofprincegeorgescounty (at) gmail.com
Southern Maryland Chapter
University of Baltimore Law School Chapter
Marissa Hare, President
marissa.hare (at) ubalt.edu
University of Maryland Law School Chapter
The Women's Bar Association (WBA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the interests of women in the School of Law, in the legal profession and in the larger community. The WBA operates as a sounding board and a voice for the concerns of its members and of the student body. Its goal is to foster a greater sense of community among women by focusing on the interrelationships of women with the law and the legal profession. Toward this end, it sponsors student-faculty events, career panel discussions, and opportunities to network with practicing attorneys. Membership is open to all interested students from the day and evening divisions.
Upper Eastern Shore Chapter
Jane Canter, President
janecanter_law (at) verizon.net