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Vedder Thinking | News Sadina Montani to Serve as President of the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia

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Sadina Montani, a Shareholder in Vedder Price’s Labor & Employment practice group in Washington, DC, and a member of Vedder Price’s women’s initiative, WAVES (Women at Vedder Empowering Success), has been chosen to serve as President of the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia (WBA). Her term officially begins June 1, 2020.

Ms. Montani delivered remarks at the WBA Anniversary Event, held virtually on May 20, 2020. Among the speakers for the virtual event were Senators Kamala Harris and Kirsten Gillibrand, and Slate’s Dahlia Lithwick.

During that event, Ms. Montani announced that her theme for the upcoming Bar year is The Importance of Allies and Friends. She shared that programming for the upcoming Bar year will focus on encouraging and educating the WBA’s allies, as well as helping WBA members become allies to each other and to the rest of the community. “Encouraging a spirit of friendship is actually part of our mission statement, so I want to find ways for us to nurture and honor those friendships during the next Bar year and beyond.” Ms. Montani also thanked the WBA membership “for trusting me with the stewardship of this historic and important organization.”

On behalf of the WBA’s Board of Directors and membership, Ms. Montani thanked outgoing WBA President Jill Dash of the American Constitution Society for her leadership during this year and her many years of WBA service. Ms. Montani has served as President Elect under Ms. Dash since June 1, 2019.

Founded in 1917, the WBA is one of the oldest and largest voluntary bar associations in metropolitan Washington, DC, and one of the oldest women’s bar associations in the nation. The WBA’s mission is to maintain the honor and integrity of the profession; promote the administration of justice; advance and protect the interests of women lawyers; promote their mutual improvement; and encourage a spirit of friendship among its members.

To view the WBA Anniversary Event in full, please visit or watch on YouTube.


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