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
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 Woman’s Bar Association.
Mary Koch, President
Wais, Vogelstein, Forman and Offutt, LLC
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, a Judicial Meet & Greet with the Harford County judges and magistrates, our annual Holiday Party and Winter Wellness Event and our Spring Gala. 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.
Sarah Gable, President
Rodier Family Law
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 who's 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.
Tracy Miller, MBA, President
Tracy Miller Law, LLC
Lower Eastern Shore Chapter
Rachel Harris, President
Maryland Legal Aid Bureau
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: our kickoff Normandie Farms Dinner and Scholarships Award Ceremony; a Judicial Reception for our Circuit Court judges and court personnel; the Fall Forum, an event designed to provide life coaching to teenage girls in our local high schools - past speakers include Dominique Dawes; our annual Holiday Party at which we solicit donations for a local charity, Crossway Communities; a Take Your Child to Work event, at which we host over a hundred middle school students for a lunch featuring career advice from a speaker - recent past speakers have included the likes of TV personalities, FBI agents, actresses, academics, and Ambassador Connie Morella; and, Women's Law Day where our members provide seminars and legal information to the clients of the County's Commission for Women on a variety of topics such as family law, landlord/tenant, estates and trust law, and small business issues. In addition, we host a triennial auction, to support our Chapter and provide charitable donations to local organizations.
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. We are able to fund the Foundation through our triennial auction and the Fall Forum.
Kristina Badalian, President
BRP Family Law
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
Southern Maryland Chapter
Ashley B. Ward, President
Circuit Court for Charles County
University of Baltimore Law School Chapter
Carley Bechtel, President
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