May 25, 2016


6:30 pm


9:00 pm


National Building Museum
401 F Street, NW
Washington, DC United States  20001

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Major, Lindsey & Africa is Sponsoring the
Woman's Bar Association's Janet Reno
Torchbearer Award Annual Dinner
Advancing Together

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

National Building Museum
401 F Street, NW
Washington, DC United States  20001

Join us in honoring our 2016 Woman Lawyer of the Year, Lieutenant General Flora D. Darpino, The Judge Advocate General of the United States Army. LTG Darpino is the first woman to hold this position since the first Judge Advocate General was appointed by George Washington in 1775. She has achieved many other "firsts" in the Army, among them the first female assistant executive officer to The Judge Advocate General and the first Judge Advocate General to join the Army direct from civilian life.

We are also proud to present the Janet Reno Torchbearer Award to U.S. Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch. The Janet Reno Torchbearer Award recognizes exceptional women lawyers, their achievements, and the trails they have blazed for those women who have followed, and is reserved for those rare occasions when the accomplishments of an individual are so extraordinary that they should be recognized. As the nation's top law enforcement officer, Ms. Lynch is responsible for enforcing federal laws, many of which have a serious impact on the legal rights and futures of women across this country. Ms. Lynch is dedicated to the rule of law and public service. She has a long and impressive career comprising private practice, teaching, and substantial government service. She has built a reputation as a fair and even-handed prosecutor, handling tough cases well. Making history as the first African American woman to hold the position of U.S. Attorney General, Ms. Lynch serves as a role model and inspiration for women and girls around the country.

The theme for the 2015-2016 bar year and 2016 Woman Lawyer of the Year is “Advancing Together.” As an organization, we are committed to being the preeminent professional and personal resource for women at all points in their legal career. We provide opportunities for women in the profession to develop the skills and networks needed that will advance them to the next stage in their career, to promotions, to take on leadership positions, and to transition out of or back into the workforce. 
If you have any questions, please contact the office at (202) 639-8880.