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2012-2013 Calendar Events

July 9, 2011
Installation of 2012-2013 Officers 6:00 pm, Gordon Feinblatt LLC, Officiated by the Honorable David W. Young

July 31, 2012
New Admittees Reception - 5:30 pm, Clarence Mitchell, Jr. Courthouse (2nd Floor); Special Remarks by Chief Judge Robert M. Bell, Court of Appeals; Keynote Speaker: Judge Melissa Copeland

July 24, 2012
Executive Board Meeting/Conference Call

August 16, 2012
General Body Meeting - Introduction of New Officers, Distribution of Calendar

September 12, 2012
Executive Board Meeting/Conference Call

October 2, 2012
Judicial Reception, Gordon Feinblatt, LLC, 233 E. Redwood Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202

October 10, 2012
Voter Election Protection Training — 6:00-8:00 pm — The Alliance, in partnership with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, will be conducting a 2-hour  training for lawyers, law students and paralegals to serve as hotline call center volunteers on or before Election Day and to participate in a legal field deployment on Election Day to ensure the process is running properly in neighboring states.

The training will be held at Gordon Feinblatt, LLC, 233 E. Redwood Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm — For more information and to register, please email Taren Stanton at taren.stanton@gmail.com or Marja Plater marjaplater@yahoo.com. .

October 13, 2012
Community Service Event – Join the ABWA as we run/walk in the Baltimore Running Festival to raise for My Sister’s Place– For more information contact Ashley Moore at moore.ashley.c@gmail.com

October 23, 2012
Career Panel – How to Build and Launch a Career in the Private Sector, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, Krongard Room.  

Moderated by:
Alicia L. Wilson (’07), President, Alliance of Black Women Attorneys
Associate, Gordon Feinblatt, LLC, Baltimore

Featured Panelists:
Faith E. Thomas, Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Enterprise Community Partners, Inc., Baltimore

Angela W. Russell (’88), Regional Managing Partner
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP, Baltimore

Donald E. English, Jr., Principal
Chair of the Miles Minority Network
Miles & Stockbridge P.C., Baltimore

Co-Sponsored by the UM Carey Law Career Development Office

November 10, 2012
New York, NY Trip — Join the ABWA and the Bar Association of Baltimore City as we travel for a day of shopping and sightseeing in New York City.
$45 per person includes continental breakfast, snacks, prizes, and round trip bus transportation.  The bus will leave at 7:00 a.m. from the White Marsh Mall Park and Ride, and return to the same location at 11:00 p.m.

Spend the day your way. Take in a Broadway show, do some sightseeing, visit a museum or enjoy some shopping!

A detailed itinerary will be sent to all participants prior to the trip.
Make your reservations now! Space is limited!!

Send your check in the amount of $45 per person to:
The Bar Association of Baltimore City
111 N. Calvert Street, Suite 627
Baltimore, MD  21202
 
For credit card payments, call 410-539-5936, or register online via the BABC’s website at www.baltimorebar.org.

For information, call 410-539-5936 or email ksanzone@baltimorebar.org.

November 18, 2012
ABWA Scholarship Due

December 9,  2012
Annual Tea and Community Service Event - Hosted by the Honorable Judge Videtta Brown, Circuit Court for Baltimore City. To RSVP, please email Piper McKeithen at pipermck@hotmail.com

January 5, 2013
Beginning on Monday, January 5, 2013, the Alliance members will be participating in a 10-day Boot Camp at the MAC Athletic Club located in Harbor East.  The cost of the boot camp is $50 for ABWA member and $65 for non-members.  For more information and to register, please contact Alicia Wilson at awilson@gfrlaw.com

January 19, 2013– The ABWA members sponsor a dinner reception for the University of Baltimore School of Law Baltimore Scholars — Hosted by Professor Michael Higginbotham

February

Black History Month Celebration

Every Tuesday in February from 12:15-1:30 pm, the Alliance of Black Women Attorneys, in collaboration with the Historical Committee of the Bar Association of Baltimore City, the Baltimore Bar Library Foundation, the Monumental City Bar Association and Merrill Lad, will present a legal lecture sponsored by the Museum of Baltimore Legal History.

The lectures will take place at the Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. Courthouse, Room 504. Limited seating is available and lunch will be provided.

RSVP to Kathy Sanzone at ksanzone@baltimorebar.org

Judge Clifton Gordy
February 5
From Plows to Pleadings: A Life Story

Antera Pietila
February 12
Not In My Neighborhood: How Bigotry Shaped a Great American City

Chief Judge Robert Bell
February 19
Baltimore Riots & The Law

Professor Larry Gibson
February 26
Young Thurgood Marshall: The Making of a Supreme Justice

February 13, 2013
The Alliance of Black Women Attorneys and the Monumental Bar Association are co-sponsoring a health and wellness event at the MAC, Harbor East.  The event will include a “Prep Time for Success” discussion identifying specific planning strategies to incorporate exercise, nutrition, and well initiatives into our routines.  Following the “Prep Time for Success” discussion, members will participate in a boxing class that will improve your speed, agility, quickness, endurance and strength.  For information please contact Taren Stanton at taren.stanton@gmail.com

February 21, 2013
The Alliance of Black Women Attorneys, the Monumental Bar Association, and the Bar Association of Baltimore City are co-sponsoring a networking event for their members at Gordon Birsch in Harbor East beginning at 6:00 pm. 

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The Alliance of Black Women Attorneys, in collaboration with the Monumental City Bar Association, the Maryland LGBT Bar Association, the Hispanic Bar Association, the Waring Mitchell Bar Association, and the Asian Pacific American Bar Association, will be hosting an event titled “So you want to be a Judge --- Demystifying the Judicial Appointment Process.  The event is also co-sponsored by Justice at Stake. The event will be held at the Clarence Mitchell Courthouse, 110 S. Calvert Street, Courtroom 200 beginning at 6:00 p.m.  A wine and cheese networking reception in the Kaplan Court will immediately follow the panel discussion.

Saturday May 4, 2013
The Alliance of Black Women Attorneys of Maryland presents the Legacy Luncheon —  Our History Requires It, Our Legacy Demands It

The Legacy Luncheon is an opportunity for the Alliance of Black Women Attorneys to celebrate those who inspire us by honoring our organization’s Past President and Founders, as well as, those who enhance the reputation of the organization, the profession, and the dedication to the law.

Saturday, May 4, 2013
12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $30.00

Stanford Grill
8900 Stanford Boulevard
Columbia, Maryland 21045 (located to the right of the Courtyard Marriott Hotel)

Please make checks payable to “The Alliance of Black Women Attorneys of Maryland, Inc.” and mail to P.O. Box 23784, Baltimore, Maryland 21203.  Checks must be received by Wednesday, April 24, 2013. 

Space is limited.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013
On Wednesday, April 24, 2013, the Education Committee of the Maryland State Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section and the Alliance of Black Women Attorneys will present the panel discussion “Becoming a Rainmaker: Business Development for Young Lawyers.” Come gain insight from law firm partners and in-house counsel about developing business, effective marketing, meeting client expectations, and maintaining client relationships. The panel discussion will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, Baltimore Inner Harbor, 625 South President Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202 from 6:30-8:30 pm.  RSVP to the Education Committee Co-Chairs: Taren Stanton at taren.stanton@gmail.com or Dolores Dorsainvil at Dolores.dorsainvil@gmail.com The Event is free and refreshments will be served. This event is co-sponsored by the Alliance of Black Women Attorneys of Maryland and Merrill LAD.
The panel includes:

  • Lisa Hall Johnson, Director of Litigation, Washington Light & Gas
  • Rachel St. Peter, Senior Housel Counsel, Under Armour
  • Toyja Kelley, Partner, Litigation, Tydings & Rosenberg LLP
  • Tim Perry, Partner, Government Relations, Gordon Feinblatt LLC
  • Moderator: Abby Bradfield, Business Development Manager, Miles & Stockbridge

Thursday, May 2, 2013
Justice at Stake presents a panel discussion titled “Path to the Bench” from 5:00-6:00 pm at the University of Baltimore School of Law located at 1420 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201.  Judges will speak candidly about life on the bench, paths to the bench, and powerful ways to establish oneself in the legal profession. The event is open to all, and will make special effort to encourage women, people of color, and members of the LGBT community to consider judicial clerkships and internships.  The panel discussion will be followed by a Networking Reception from 6:00-7:30 pm. RSVP to http://ow.ly.jlcBp or efujii@justiceatstake.org
The panelist include:

  • Hon. Shannon E. Avery, District Court for Baltimore City
  • Hon. Pamila J. Brown, District Court for Howard County
  • Hon. Audrey J.S. Carrion, Circuit Court for Baltimore City
  • Hon. Clayton Greene, Jr., Maryland Court of Appeals
  • Hon. Jeannie J. Hong, Circuit Court for Baltimore City

Tuesday, May 14, 2013
On Tuesday, May 14, 2013, the Alliance of Black Women Attorneys will hold a general body meeting to discuss officer positions for the 2013-2014 term.  The meeting will be held at the law offices of Gordon Feinblatt LLC located at 233 E. Redwood Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202. The meeting will begin promptly at 5:30 pm. 

Tuesday, June 4, 2013
On Tuesday, June 4, 2013, the Alliance of Black Women Attorneys will hold its Annual Meeting to elect officers for the 2013-2013 term. The Annual Meeting will be held at the law offices of Gordon Feinblatt LLC located at 233 E. Redwood Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202. The meeting will begin promptly at 5:30 pm.  Light refreshments will be served.

Thursday, June 20, 2013
On Thursday, June 20, 2013, the Alliance of Black Women Attorneys is co-hosting an event with the J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association and Justice at Stakes titled “So You Want to Be a Judge — Real Talk and Tips for Aspiring Maryland Judges.” The event is being held at the Radisson Hotel located at 9100 Basil Court, Largo, Maryland 20774 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Networking reception with light refreshments to follow.  
Guest Panelists:

The Honorable Michele D. Hotten
Maryland Court of Special Appeals

The Honorable Michael Pearson
Circuit Court of Prince George’s County

The Honorable Daneeka Varner Cotton
Circuit Court of Prince George’s County

The Honorable Sharon V. Burrell
Circuit Court for Montgomery County

ShaRon Kelsey
Judicial Trial Nominations Commission
Prince George’s County

Isaac Marks
Judicial Selections Committee
J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association

Marja Plater
Judicial Selections Committee
Alliance of Black Women Attorneys

Sunday, June 23, 2013
On Sunday, June 23, 2013, the Alliance of Black Women Attorneys and the Monumental City Bar will host a Summer Cookout Celebration and Membership Drive from 2:00 -7:00 pm. The event is hosted by Alicia L. Wilson.  Hamburgers, hotdogs, Italian sausages, chicken, beverages, etc. will be provided.  Please  bring your favorite side dish (e.g. pasta salad, potato salad, chips, dessert, etc.) to share and a prospective member. 

Please R.S.V.P. by June 20, 2013 to Noelle Winder at winderno@gmail.com .  All are welcome.

Special Membership Offer --- Join both the ABWA and Monumental City Bar for the 2013-2014 term for just $80 --- a $20 savings

Tuesday, July 9, 2013
On Tuesday, July 9, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. the officers of the 2012-2013 Alliance of Black Women Attorneys will be installed. The installation will be officiated by the Honorable Lynn K. Stewart. Location TBD.

Thursday, July 25, 2013
On Thursday, July 25, 2013, the Alliance of Black Women Attorneys and the Monumental City Bar Association will host their reception for the December 2012 and June 2013 New Admittees to the Maryland Bar. The New Admittees reception will be held at the Clarence Mitchell Courthouse (2nd Floor), 110 N. Calvert Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202.  Special remarks will be made by Chief Judge Robert M. Bell and will have keynote remarks from Judge Marcella Holland.

2011-2012 Calendar Events

June 7, 2011 - Annual General Body Meeting - Election of 2011-2012  Officers
6:00 pm - Legal Aid Bureau, 500 E. Lexington Street – 2nd Floor Conference Room

July 12, 2011 - Executive Board Meeting - Swearing-In of 2011-2012 Officers by the Honorable Kendra Ausby
6:00 pm Legal Aid Bureau, 500 E. Lexington Street – 2nd  Floor Conference Room

July 28, 2011  - New Admittees Reception- Co-Sponsor with Monumental Bar Association
5:00 pm Clarence Mitchell, Jr. Courthouse (2nd Floor); Special Remarks by Chief Judge Robert M. Bell, Court of Appeals; Keynote Speaker: Johnine Clark, Esq.

July 31, 2011 - Executive Board Meeting

August 9, 2011- General Body Meeting-  Introduction of New Officers, Distribution of Calendar, and Distribution of Scholarship Application - 5:30 pm Legal Aid Bureau, 500 E. Lexington Street 2nd Floor Conference Room

August 9, 2011 - Executive Board Meeting

September 2011- Executive Board Meeting

September 21, 2011 - Maryland’s Redistricting Process: Legal Possibilities, Pitfalls, and Predictions co-sponsored with the Maryland Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society - 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - 10 Light Street, 13th Floor, Multipurpose Room, Baltimore, MD. See attached flyer for more details.

October 22, 2011 (11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.) - Networking /Professional Development Event- The Words of Wisdom Luncheon: An Inspirational Event - Special Guest the Honorable Judge Michele  D. Hotten, Maryland Court of Special Appeals - Cost: $30.00. See attached flyer for more details on how to obtain a ticket.

October 15, 2011 - Community Service Project- My Sister’s Place – 4:00 pm, Baltimore, MD

Saturday, October 29, 2011 - 1st Annual Baltimore Financial Planning Day - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Frederick Douglass Senior High School 2301 Gwynns Falls Pkwy Baltimore, MD 21217
Details and flyer

November 8, 2011 – ABWA Scholarship Application Due View Application Here

November 2011 - Executive Board Meeting

November 16, 2011- 6:00 p.m.– 8:00 p.m. - A Career Panel: Seeking Employment and Building a Career in the Public Sector, University of Baltimore, Business Auditorium, 11 W. Mt. Royal Ave. Baltimore, MD.

December 11, 2011 - Annual Tea and Community Service Event-  Hosted by the Honorable Videtta Brown, Circuit Court for Baltimore City Flyer

January 14, 2012 - Baltimore Scholars Brunch

March 13, 2012 - Meeting with Young Women In Action - The Alliance will be partnering again with the Young Women in Action Girls Mentoring Program (YWIA) to hold a forum discussion covering topics ranging from college preparation, our legal career paths and other common issues young women face.  YWIA has a multifaceted approach to mentoring girls, in select Baltimore City middle and high schools, who are at-risk for skipping school, dropping out of school, becoming pregnant, experiencing suspensions/expulsions, and getting in trouble with the law.  The forum discussion will be held on March 13, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. at Gordon Feinblatt LLC, 233 Redwood Street, Baltimore , MD 21202.  If you would like to attend this event to encourage and inspire YWIA’s young women, please contact Marja Plater at marjaplater@yahoo.com.

March 22, 2012 – 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. - The Baltimore Women's Bar Association & the Alliance of Black Women Attorneys of Maryland, Inc. cordially invite you to join us in celebrating women's heritage by honoring trailblazers in our organizations' history. Location: Maryland Women's Heritage Center, 39 West Lexington Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201; Cost: $30.00 per person (members), includes admission to museum; Please contact Alicia L. Wilson, Esq., for more details at awilson@gfrlaw.com. Funds are due by March 15th.

April 10, 2012 – 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. - The Alliance of Black Women Attorneys & American Classic Agency cordially invite you to a Free Financial and Estate Planning Workshop at Gordon Feinblatt, 233 Redwood Street, Baltimore, MD 21202. Guest Speaker: Karren Jo Pope Onwukwe, Esq., Please RSVP at ab_wa@live.com by April 1st. Lite fare will be provided. Details.

April 24, 2012- General Body Meeting: Discussion of Officer Positions for 2012-2013 Year

May 15, 2012 - 5:30 p.m. - Community Service Event - The Alliance of Black Women Attorneys will be introducing young women of the Girls' Empowerment Mission (GEM) to the field of law through an interactive lesson on the legal process. The activity will engage students in an interactive case analysis centered around cyberbullying. Students will be placed in groups and have the opportunity to analyze whether the given factual scenarios would give rise to cyberbullying. Students will also have the opportunity to engage in a question/answer exchange with members of the Alliance about education, careers, and life choices. The Alliance is seeking volunteers to share their experiences and help facilitate the group sessions. The event will take place on May 15th at 5:30 pm at Chesapeake High School, 1801 Turkey Point Road, Baltimore, MD 21221. If interested in participating, please contact Alicia Wilson at 410-576-4085 or awilson@gfrlaw.com.

GEM is a program to empower high school girls from under-served communities by providing opportunities and growth experiences that will enable them to become independent, self-sufficient, and confident young women. GEM helps these girls understand that while they cannot help where they come from, they can control where they are going.

May 21, 2012 – 6:30 p.m. - The ACS Maryland Lawyer Chapter, the ACS University of Maryland School of Law Student Chapter, and the Alliance of Black Women Attorneys present: Civil Gideon: Legal Dimensions of the Civil Right to Counsel Debate.  This event will be held at The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, 500 West Baltimore Street  Baltimore, MD. To RSVP, please visit:http://www.acslaw.org/CivilGideonRSVP. For more information, please see attached flyer.

Election of New Officers
Tuesdays, June 5, 2012 | 6:00 p.m.
Gordon Feinblatt LLC, 233 Redwood Street, Baltimore, MD 21202.

June 30, 2012 - 3-7:00pm - Summer Cookout - Details

July 9, 2012 – 6:00 p.m., Swearing in of New Officers - The Alliance of Black Women Attorneys cordially invites you to join us for the swearing in ceremony of its 2012-2013 Board at Gordon Feinblatt LLC, 233 Redwood Street, Baltimore, MD 21202.The Honorable David W. Young, Circuit Court for Baltimore City, will officiate the installation of new officers. A wine and cheese reception will follow.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012- The Alliance cordially invites you to a reception honoring the December 2011 and June 2012 Maryland State Bar New Admittees.  The reception will be held from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. Courthouse on the 2nd floor in the Kaplan Courtyard (100 N. Calvert Street, Baltimore, MD 21202 - please enter on Lexington Street). Light refreshments will be served.  Please RSVP to myshala.middleton@gmail.com.

2010 - 2011 Calendar Events

July 6, 2010 – Executive Board Meeting (Swearing-In of 2010-2011 Officers by Judge Kendra Y. Ausby)

July 29, 2010 – Reception for New Admittees and Newly Appointed Judges at Clarence Mitchell, Jr. Courthouse (2nd Floor)

August 24, 2010 – General Body Meeting
Kick off meeting:
Introduction of new officers
Calendar of events discussion
Scholarship applications – November 2, 2010

September 2010

September 1, 2010
Alliance Law Students Scholarship Applications available on the website.
Deadline for submission of applications is November 2, 2010.
 
September 14, 2010
Executive Board Meeting

September 23, 2010
Alliance Fall Happy Hour at Aloft in Arundel Mills from 5:30pm-7:30pm
*Enjoy half-price drink specials and free appetizers from 5:30 – 7:30pm

October 2010

October 24, 2010
Alliance/UB BLSA Community Service Event: American Cancer Society’s Breast Cancer Walk

November 2010

November 2, 2010
Deadline for Alliance Scholarship Applications
     
November 3, 2010
Executive Board Meeting

November 5, 2010
Alliance Movie Night at the Senator Theatre: For Colored Girls

November 16, 2010
Alliance Career Panel Part 2: From the Recruiters Perspective
*Panelists include Antonio Moore, Moore Solutions Group, LLC; Ellen Feldman, Special Counsel; and Astrid Schmidt, Esq., Director for Law Career Development, University of Baltimore School of Law.

December 5, 2010 – General Body Meeting (Annual Alliance Holiday Tea)
Hosted by Judge Marcella A. Holland                                   
Community service collection for House of Ruth

January 2011
Executive Board Meeting

January 15, 2011
Baltimore Scholars Brunch
     
January 19, 2011
The Alliance and Monumental City Bar Association present: “So You Want to Be A Judge”: A Panel/Seminar on the Application, Interview and Recommendation Process for Judicial Appointments in the State of Maryland.

*Panelists include Judge Kendra Y. Ausby, Associate Judge, Baltimore City Circuit Court; Judge Videtta A. Brown, Associate Judge, Baltimore City Circuit Court; Dana P. Moore, Esq., Member of Maryland’s Appellate Courts Judicial Nominating Commission; Kenneth W. Ravenell, Esq., Member of Maryland’s Trial Court Judicial Nominating Commission (14th Commission District – Baltimore City); Nicole Barmore, Esq., Chair of Monumental’s Judicial Selections Committee; and Monifa B. Coaxum, Esq., Chair of the Alliance’s Judicial Committee.  The event will be held from 5:30-7:00 pm in Courtroom 600M of the Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. Courthouse.  Those interested in attending, please RSVP to ab_wa@live.com by January 12, 2011.
     
February 2011

February 12, 2011, - Black History Month Activity
The Alliance Celebrates Black History Month through Community Service with Young Women in Action

February 23, 2011
Alliance of Black Women Attorneys, Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Maryland, Hispanic Bar Association of Maryland, Maryland Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society, and Monumental City Bar Association present another "How to Become A Judge Panel". 

*Panelists include Judge Andre M. Davis, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; Judge Brian G. Kim, Associate Judge, Montgomery County District Court, District 6; Judge Kendra Y. Ausby, Associate Judge, Baltimore City Circuit Court, 8th Judicial Circuit; and moderated by Renee Hutchins, Associate Professor of Law, The University of Maryland School of Law.  The event will be held at 6:00 pm at the Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. Courthouse (111 North Calvert Street, Baltimore, MD 21201) in Courtroom 215M. 

March 2011 – Executive Board Meeting
Executive Board Meeting

March 28, 2011
Panel Discussion: Practical Considerations for Starting Your Own Practice
Co-sponsored by: MSBA Young Lawyers Section Education Committee, Alliance of Black Women Attorneys of Maryland, Inc., and J. Wyndal Gordon, Attorney at Law.  Come learn and hear practical advice about starting and maintaining a law practice.  Panelists include John J. Murphy, Esq., Chun T. Wright, Esq., Paul Mark Sandler, Esq., William R. Buie, Esq. and J. Wyndal Gordon, Esq.; Moderated by Hughie Hunt, Esq.  The event will be held from 6-8pm at Hilton Garden Inn - Baltimore Inner Harbor (625 South President Street, Baltimore, MD 21202). 
RSVP to dolores.dorsainvil@gmail.com or sidney.butcher@gmail.com

Thursday, March 31, 2011
Joint Alliance of Black Women Attorneys of Maryland, Inc., Monumental City Bar Association and Black Women's Bar Association of Suburban Maryland Happy Hour at Victoria Gastro Pub (8201 Snowden River Pkwy., Columbia, MD 21045) from 4-7pm.  Happy Hour Specials available and free hors d'oeuvres from 6-7pm.  RSVP to ab_wa@live.comView Details.

April 2011

April 5, 2011
General Body Meeting: Discussion of Officer Positions for 2011-2012 Year
       
April 12, 2011
Successful Lawyers Sharing Marketing Tips on Building the Bottom Line: "Building a Law Practice in Real Estate or Trust & Estates Law" seminar.

Sponsored by the ABA, Alliance of Black Women Attorneys, GAYLAW, GWAC, Hispanic Bar Association of DC, J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association, Northern Virginia Black Attorneys Association, South Asian Bar Association and Washington Bar Association.  The event is free for members of the Alliance and other sponsor organizations, and $50 for others.  Speakers for the event include Dennis Horn, Holland & Knight LLP (Real Estate); Arenettia S. Wright, Wright Law Group, P.C. (T&E); Leigh-Alexandra Basha, Holland & Knight LLP (International T&E); and Alliance member Patricia M. Rosier, Rosier & Associates (Real Estate). 

The event will be held  from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Holland & Knight LLP, 2099 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20006.  For registration information, please contact the ABA Real Property/Trust & Estates law section at (312) 988-5260 or rpte@staff.abanet.cor.  View Details.

Thursday, April 28, 2011
The Bar Association of Baltimore City, Monumental City Bar Association and the Alliance of Black Women Attorneys present “The Ins and Outs of State E-Filing”.  The speaker for the event is the Honorable Ben C. Clyburn, Chief Judge, District Court of Maryland.  View Details
            
May 2011

Executive Board Meeting

June 2011

Sunday, June 5, 2011 -
Join the Alliance for its next community service endeavor with My Sister's Place Women's Center (MSPWC).  In addition to serving as the new home of three existing Catholic Charities programs, MSPWC also provides three meals each day to women and children in need.  The program serves between 75 and 125 women and children daily.  On Sunday, June 5, 2011 from 11:00 am - 1:15 pm, the Alliance will assist in the meal service for women and children at the shelter.  Eight volunteers are needed.  For those interested in volunteering, please send an email to ab_wa@live.com.

June 7, 2011
Annual General Body Meeting: Election of 2011-2012 Alliance Officers

2009 - 2010 Calendar Events

August 25, 2009

  • Kick off meeting:Introduction of new officers
  • Calendar of events discussion
  • Agenda for year
  • Scholarship applications – November 2, 2009

UNIVERSITY OF BALTIMORE STUDENT CENTER

September 8, 2009 - Executive Board Meeting 30th Anniversary

September 15, 2009 - NBA Organizational Meeting, 6:30 p.m. Legal Aid Bureau 2nd Floor Conference Room

September 18, 2009 - ALLIANCE OF BLACK WOMEN’S 30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION-OAKLAND MANOR, 5430 Vantage Point Road, Columbia, Maryland 21044

October 6, 2009 - General Body Meeting
Alternative Careers Panel Discussion at Semmes, Bowen & Semmes/6-7:30p.m.

November 2, 2009
Deadline for ABWA Scholarship

November 4, 2009-Happy Hour-Hotel Monoco, Baltimore, Maryland

November 5, 2009-Franklyn Bourne Bar Association Dinner

November 6, 2009-Movie Outing-Good Hair-Charles Street Theatre

December 6, 2009

  • Annual Tea/Home of Judge Holland, Baltimore City
  • Award ABWA Scholarship
  • Community service event-CASA

January 2010 - Executive Board Meeting

January 16, 2009 - Baltimore Scholars Event at Ms. Shirley’s Café, Pratt Street, University of Baltimore

January 28, 2010 – Seminar – Pitfalls that Lawyers do right and wrong; Speakers to be announced

February 2010 - General Body Meeting – Black History Month
One community service this month.

March 2, 2010 - Executive Board Meeting

April 6, 2010

  • General Body Meeting
  • Restaurant BYOF
  • Discuss New Positions
  • Golf Clinic

April 20, 2010 – Professional Development Seminar; Legal Ethics

May 4, 2010 - Executive Board Meeting
One more community service event

June 1, 2010 – Elections

2008  
January 9, 2008

Executive Board Meeting

January 10, 2008

Women's Bar Association of Maryland and the Anne Arundel County Chapter Legislative Reception
Harry Browne's Restaurant, Annapolis, Maryland
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Deadline is January 4th, 2008
ABWA Member special
View Flyer

January 23, 2008

The Monumental City Bar Association, the Alliance of Black Women Attorneys and the University of Maryland Black Law Students Association invite you to attend a panel discussion on the role and responsibilities of the modern day legal practitioner in the civil rights struggle and in the community.
New Millennium Civil Rights Struggle: Your Role

6:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
University of Maryland School of Law, Room 107
Featuring the Honorable Carl O. Snowden, Maryland State Director for Civil Rights, the Honorable John R. Hargrove, Jr., Associate Judge for the District Court for Baltimore City, and Granville Templeton, III, a rising star in the Baltimore legal community.

January 29, 2008

How to Make Your Net Work
(View Flyer)
Time: 5:30 PM
Location: 36 South Charles Street
Second Floor - Conference Room A Baltimore, MD 21201

Please RSVP to Arielle Harry-Bess at abesslaw@hotmail.com by January 22, 2008  

February 5, 2008

Judicial Reception

Linwoods, 25 Crossroads Drive, Owings Mills
$30 for members, $40 for non-members
Registration form PDF Document
Response due no later than January 29, 2008

February 12, 2008

Color at the bar- Panel Discussion and Reception co-sponsored by UB BLSA, Monumental and the Alliance of Black Women Attorneys (Save the Date)

Time: 6- 8 PM with a reception to follow

Location: University of Baltimore Business Center Auditorium - Room BC003

More Details to Come

February 13, 2008

General Body meeting (Cancelled).
Please attend the Color at the Bar Program on Feb. 12th

February 23, 2008

ABWA (Saturday) Community Service - ABWA is seeking members to volunteer as Judges for the Baltimore Urban Debate League high school and middle school competitions.

Please contact ABWA Community Service Coordinator/Team Leader -Monifa Bailey at monifa@mnbaileylaw.com to sign up as a volunteer or with additional questions.

Volunteer by Feb. 18th

March 11, 2008

Executive Board meeting

March 26, 2008

Please Join Monumental City Bar Association and the Alliance of Black Women Attorneys at  an investment education session  presented by Citi Smith Barney.

Location:
Citi Smith Barney
Harbor East
650 S. Exeter St., Suite 1100
Baltimore, Md. 21202

Time:
Reception: 6:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
Presentations: 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.
Networking: 7:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Cost:  Free, but you have to RSVP

Please RSVP By: March 17, 2008

Kaon Nelson at 410-736-5334      kaon.nelson@smithbarney.com
Deren Reid at 410-736-5355              deren.a.reid@smithbarney.com

April 4, 2008

Please join The Bar Association of Baltimore City, Monumental City Bar Association and the Alliance of Black Women Attorneys at a

Celebration of the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King

The Tremont Grand
225 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
11:45 a.m.
Registration
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch/Program

Guest Speaker: William “Billy” Murphy, Jr., Esq.
Cost: $35. Please register to attend.

April 8, 2008

General Body Meeting

April 12, 2008

ABWA Wine Tasting

Ladies! Please join the Alliance of Black Women Attorneys at a wine tasting on April 12, 2008

Time: 4- 6 PM
Location: Chesapeake Wine Company, 2400 Boston Street, Baltimore, MD 21224
Cost: $35

RSVP Required by April 7, 2008

For More information and to RSVP email Vonda Orders, Esq. at vonda.orders@yahoo.com

April 16, 2008

The Alliance of Black Women Attorneys is proud to be a co-sponsor of the ABA's Commission on Women in the Professions'

Women of Color in the Legal Profession: Why It Means Success for Everyone

Location: Capitol & Congressional A Rooms Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
               400 New Jersey Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.

Time: 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. - Program
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. - Diversity Reception Hosted by the ABA Section of Litigation

April 25, 2008

Alliance of Black Women Attorneys & Monumental City Bar Association is pleased to provide

WRITING A WINNING RESUME &  MANAGING YOUR CAREER

Constantly changing workplace trends make it challenging to focus on your short and long-term career goals. The Alliance of Black Women Attorneys is providing an opportunity for you to learn from the career experts…

    • Creating a winning resume
    • How to maximize your chances for professional advancement
    • Enhance your soft skills and increase your visibility

Guest speakers are James W. Patton, Regional Vice President of Legal Affairs for Robert Half Legal, Kitti Magruder, Manager of Training and Development and Jonathan Witmer, Account Executive. Robert Half Legal was recently selected as a Forbes# 1 and TOP 50 in Business Week as a leading provider of legal professionals.

Noon to 1 PM ~ Lunch Served

Friday , April 25th

(Registration begins at 11:45 am)
Robert Half Legal, 500 E. Pratt Street, 11th Floor
Baltimore, MD Phone: 410.385.8622

RSVP by April 23rd to Tiffani Brown at tiffani.brown@rhi.com.

April 26, 2008

ABWA (Saturday) Community Service Event

Please join the Alliance of Black Women Attorneys for a non legal community service opportunity where we as African American attorneys can give back in some small way to the community.

Members are needed to volunteer for Rebuilding Together Baltimore's April 26th Rebuilding Day.

Our team of volunteers will be helping the PenLucy Neighborhood in Baltimore City in beautifying their neighborhood on April 26 at 9:00am (reporting time). We will meet at 505 East 42nd Street, Baltimore, MD aka Safe Christian Fellowship...they will provide t-shirts, gardening tools and lunch, if people have small hand tools they should bring them.

More details will be provided shortly in regard to what to wear etc. and directions closer to the date.

For questions and to sign up please contact Monifa Bailey, Esq. at 'monifa@mnbaileylaw.com'

April 29, 2008

Maryland Lawyers for the Arts and the Alliance of Black Women Attorneys join the Baltimore Festival of Maps with a special preview party for “Exploratory Searchery” at An Die Musik, 409 North Charles, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The exhibition features map-related paintings by artist Daniel Stuelpnagel, shown along side antique map prints by cartographer Ferdinand von Stuelpnagel, a distant relative of the present-day artist.

Artist’s talk at 8:00 pm.

May 16, 2008

Executive Board Meeting

May 17, 2008

The Alliance of Black Women Attorneys is proud to support the She Matters Girls' Empowerment Conference and Expo for girls ages 9-17 to be held on May 17, 2008.

http://www.shematterstoo.com/

The She Matters Conference was organized with the involvement of ABWA members Yolanda Sonnier, Kendra Jolivet and former ABWA President, Robyn Scates

May 20, 2008

The Alliance of Black Women Attorneys is proud to be a co-sponsor of the MSBA Leadership Academy's Public Service Symposium focusing on barriers to re-entry for those previously incarcerated and available resources.
More details to come.

June 7, 2008

Please Join The Alliance of Black Women Attorneys

“On the Greens”

as it Hosts a Golf Clinic

Date: Saturday June 7, 2008
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Place: Hobbitt’s Glen Golf Club
 Columbia, MD

$70 for ABWA members
$80 for non-members
(fee includes clinic instruction by golf pro, materials, equipment, and lunch)

Register by May 23, 2008.

 

June 11, 2008

General Body Meeting & Elections

June 26, 2008

The Alliance of Black Women Attorneys is proud to be a co-sponsor of the Legal Aid Bureau's Young Lawyers Division Caribbean Cocktail and Silent Auction Fundraiser.

The event raises funds for the Legal Aid Bureau so it can continue to help those in the community who need legal assistance.

Time: 6:00 -8:30 pm

Location:
Little Havana Restaurant y Cantina ,1325 Key Highway in Baltimore

For more information and to purchase tickets visit:

http://www.mdlab.org/Caribbean%20Cocktail

July 1, 2008

Swearing in of new 2008-2009 officers

November, 19, 2008

ABWA/MCBA Post Election Celebration Networking Happy Hour,
6pm -10pm
TD Lounge
1717 Eastern Avenue,
Baltimore, MD (Fells Point)
Admission $5 Drink and Food Specials available.
Please RSVP
by 11/17/08 to Kisha Brown, kishaabrownesq@gmail.com

November 28, 2008

Deadline for Annual Law School Book Scholarship
Application must be postmarked by deadline.
Winner must be present at Annual Tea on 12/7. 
For more information please contact Savonne Ferguson at savonne@comcast.net.

December 5, 2008

Midnight Monumental City Bar Association Annual Holiday Gala
7pm
Eubie Blake Cultural Center,
847 N. Howard Street,
Baltimore, MD 21201
$65 members/$70 non-members.
Tickets will be available via PayPal next week.
Please contact Teresa Epps Cummings at 410-244-7005 or teppslaw@hotmail.com

December 7, 2008

ABWA Annual Tea hosted by the Honorable Angela Eaves.
Law School Book Scholarship winners will be announced.
The traditional community service drive will support the Women’s Prison Project toy drive for children of incarcerated parents between the ages of 7-17.
Please bring a toy or book!

 

2007  
July 2007

Executive Board Meeting and Swearing In Ceremony

July 25, 2007

New Admittees Reception

August 15, 2007

General Body Meeting

August 15, 2007 -
August 31, 2007

School Supplies Collection Drive

August 28, 2007

Legal Recruiter Tips with Ron Jordan

September 12, 2007

Executive Board Meeting

September 18, 2007

Managing Your Legal Career (Lunchtime Program)

October 10, 2007

General Body Meeting

October 14, 2007

Race for the Cure
(Alliance of Black Women Attorneys Team

October 17, 2007

How to join a non profit board

October 20, 2007

Scholarship Application Deadline: October 20, 2007

October 27, 2007

Volunteer Central Day of Service

November 3, 2007

Baltimore Museum of Art Event and Lunch RSVP by: Friday, October 19, 2007

November 12, 2007

Executive Board Meeting

November 14, 2007

The University of Baltimore Black Law Students Association & WBA presents (Co-sponsored by the Alliance of Black Women Attorneys)
"Minority Women in the Judiciary Forum"
Time: 6 PM -8 PM with a reception to follow
Location: University's Merrick School of Business-Auditorium,
1420 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

December 2, 2007

Alliance of Black Women Attorneys Annual Tea
 RSVP to Savonne Ferguson at Savonne@comcast.net
 Deadline for RSVP: November 21, 2007

December 12, 2007

Community Service Event:  Volunteer Central’s Elf Night
Volunteer for an evening of sorting & packaging thousands of toys & clothing donated to The Salvation Army's Angel Tree Program. This is an opportunity to get into the holiday spirit & provide kids in Baltimore with holiday gifts.

To volunteer contact ABWA Team leader: Monifa Bailey at monifa@mnbaileylaw.com by Friday, November 30,  2007.