Welcome to the Alliance of Black Women Attorneys of Maryland

The Alliance of Black Women Attorneys of Maryland, Inc. (ABWA) an affiliate of the National Bar Association and the American Bar Association, was established in 1979. As Maryland’s first bar association developed by and for black women, the primary purpose of the founders was the creation of a network to enhance the professional development of African-American women attorneys.  Originally, the Alliance advanced three major goals: (1) promoting the interests of African-American women attorneys, (2) improving the skills for the efficient practice of the profession; and (3) increasing the viability and recognition of African-American women attorneys.


Our History Requires It.  Our Legacy Demands It.