A Brief History
The Alliance of Black Women Attorneys of Maryland, Inc.
The Alliance of Black Women Attorneys of Maryland, 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.
The Alliance provides strength, encouragement, resources and support to its members. Initially, the Alliance sought to advance its objectives by way of three primary means: promoting the interests of African American attorneys; improving the skills for the efficient practice of the profession; and increasing the viability and recognition of African American women attorneys. To these ends, the Alliance has been successful.