On September 18, 2020, America lost Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. An icon as a litigator and as a jurist, she worked daily to promote our shared purpose to effect diversity, equality, and justice under the law. In 2013, we were privileged to have Justice Ginsburg join us to receive the Women’s Bar Association of Maryland’s highest honor — the Rita C. Davidson award. This recognition is given to honor individuals who have contributed to the integrity of the legal profession, advanced the interests of women engaged in the practice of law, promoted legal education, aided in the administration of justice, and advanced the status of women in society and the legal profession. Justice Ginsburg persisted to advance each of these ideals and dedicated herself to the pursuit of equal justice under the law. We are grateful for her inspiration, her unwavering dedication to the law, and for her leadership in fighting discrimination and for those without power.
"I tell law students… if you are going to be a lawyer and just practice your profession, you have a skill—very much like a plumber. But if you want to be a true professional, you will do something outside yourself… something that makes life a little better for people less fortunate than you."
– Ruth Bader Ginsburg