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The Women's Bar Association of Maryland welcomes you to our website. Please see below for a list of current events and information.

2015-2016 Rita C. Davidson Award Dinner

The Women’s Bar Association of Maryland is pleased to announce that Sheila K. Sachs, Esq. has been selected as the 2015-2016 Rita C. Davidson Award Recipient. Ms. Sachs was selected based on her distinguished 50 year career as an attorney and mediator. Ms. Sachs is a partner at Gordon Feinblatt, LLC. She has been recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America and Washington D.C and was named as one of Baltimore’s “Best Lawyers in Collaborative Law: Family Law”. She has also been named as a Family Law Mediation Super Lawyer and one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women by The Daily Record. The Daily Record named Ms. Sachs as an “Influential Marylander” in 2008 and 2012. Ms. Sachs has also Chaired the Appellate Court’s Nominating Commission for the State of Maryland and served on various State and University boards in Maryland. The Rita C. Davidson Award Dinner will take place at The Hotel at Arundel Preserve on October 20, 2015 with cocktails at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets are $85 for members; $95 for non-members; and $850 for a table of 10. Click here for Registration Form and menu selections or click here to register online.

2015-2016 Officers

President - Diane C. Bristow
President-Elect - Zoa D. Barnes
Vice President - The Honorable Margaret M. Schweitzer
Secretary - Margaret (Meg) H. Oliver
Treasurer - Magistrate Hope Tipton
Immediate Past President - Donna E. Van Scoy
For contact information, click on About Us (in the tool bar above), then Executive Committee.

WBA Chapters

Our current chapter presidents are:
Anne Arundel County - Danielle Grilli Marcus
Baltimore City and County and Carroll County - Magistrate Hope Tipton
Harford County - Katherine Cole Thompson
Howard County - Sarah Novak Nesbitt
Lower Eastern Shore - Laura Hay
Montgomery County - Kathryn McDonough
Prince George's County - Lauren Miller
Southern Maryland - Jennifer Dill
Upper Eastern Shore - Jane Canter
University of Baltimore Law School - Carisa Hatfield
University of Maryland Law School - Molly Brimmer
For contact information, click on About Us (in the tool bar above), then County Chapters.

2015-2016 Committee Selection

The Women’s Bar Association of Maryland, Inc. has several Standing Committees. If anyone is interested in serving on any of these Committees in 2015-2016, please contact the President, Diane Bristow at or 410-332-8586. See attached form for committee descriptions and more information.

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