Formal Gala


December 2015
144th Annual Banquet  
Saturday, December 5, 2015 6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
The Capital Hilton 1001 16th Street, NW Washington, DC 20036

Join the Bar Association of the District of Columbia for our annual black tie banquet, sponsored by the Foundation of the BADC.


The evening will include a cocktail reception, dinner, dessert, dancing with music provided by Deaf Dog & the Indictments, and an award ceremony honoring BADC's Judicial Honoree of the Year, Lawyer of the Year, Honorable Annice M. Wagner Pioneer Award Winner, and Young Lawyer of the Year.

The FBADC will present the first Suzanne Richards Award. This new award is named for BADC's first female president and will be given annually to a DC nonprofit. 


Suzanne Richards Award

D.C. Affordable Law Firm


Annice M. Wagner Pioneer Award

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton


Judge of the Year

Honorable Diane M. Brenneman, Superior Court of the District of Columbia


Lawyer of the Year

Lisa Blatt, Arnold & Porter LLP


Young Lawyer of the Year

Lisa Manning, Schertler & Onorato LLP


Proceeds over expenses help The BADC Foundation fund legal services providers. The BADC Foundation is a 501(3) organization tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Any sponsorship amount over the cost of attendance is tax-deductible.




  • $5,000 Benefactor (14 tickets)
  • $2,500 Patron (10 tickets)
  • $1,500 Small Firm Advocate (4 tickets)
  • $1,000 Individual Advocate (4 tickets)
  • $500 Individual Supporter (2 tickets)

(Sponsorships offer benefits in addition to banquet tickets, such as recognition and preferred seating.) Please find the sponsor commitment form here.


Registration Costs

  • $175 Judge
  • $225 BADC Member
  • $300 Non-BADC Members

REGISTER ONLINE or print out this form to email/fax/mail. Please call the BADC office at 202-223-6600 if you experience any issues registering online.


144th Annual Banquet is sponsored by: 



Vinson & Elkins LLP



American Psychological Association

Hon. Diane M. & Lyle Brenneman

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

Capital Professional Insurance Managers, Inc. 

Foundation of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP


Small Firm Advocates

Kaiser, LeGrand & Dillon PLLC

Schertler & Onorato LLP


Individual Supporters

Ralph P. Albrecht

William P. Atkins

Honorable Rainey R. Brandt

Paulette E. Chapman

Matthew L. Fedowitz

Robert A. Gazzola

Ellen M. Jakovic

Keith W.Watters


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