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.
M-NCPPC, Office of Legal Counsel
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.
Erin Voss, President
Nagle & Zaller, P.C.
Harford County Chapter
Samantha P. Rodier, President
Protokowicz & Rodier, P.A.
Howard County Chapter
The Howard County chapter has many luncheon programs as well as a Holiday Showcase, Legislative Update, and Annual Meeting.
Please contact the president for more information about the chapter and how to become a member.
Shannon Kowitz, President
Mulinazzi Law Office
Lower Eastern Shore Chapter
Melissa R. Kilmer, President
Legal Aid Bureau, Inc.
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.
Leah Morabito, President
Gimmel, Weiman, Ersek, Blomberg & Lewis, PA
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.
Laura Novello, President
Southern Maryland Chapter
The Honorable Donine Carrington, President
Circuit Court for Charles County
University of Baltimore Law School Chapter
Kathleen Godwin, 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. 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