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Dean of Students Annamaria Steward for DC Bar President!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Joe Libertelli
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UDC Law Dean Shelley Broderick is supporting Annamaria Steward for D.C. Bar President. Please see her letter, below:


Dear Friends and Alumni,

I’m thrilled to report that our fabulous Dean of Students, Annamaria Steward (photo at left) is running for President of the DC Bar.   I have known Annamaria since she clerked for Chief Judge Annice Wagner at the DC Court of Appeals.  We worked very closely together as members of the board of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia, where, as you may know, she became the first and only African American female President in the Bar’s 144-year history!

When it came time to search for a Dean of Students for UDC Clarke School of Law, I realized that Annamaria had the perfect skill set: she’s organized, has high energy, the utmost professionalism, and a focus on the bottom line, which, in our case, is to help students be successful in all aspects of their law school experience.

Having now worked closely with her for seven years at UDC Clarke School of Law, I can personally attest to her amazing work ethic, her high level of general professionalism and, in particular, her outstanding organizing skill and her amazing diplomatic skills – demonstrated in countless difficult circumstances working on behalf of our law students.

And, Annamaria has also been endorsed by some of our great friends: the D.C. Consortium of Legal Services Providers, the Washington Council of Lawyers, the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of D.C., and the South Asian Bar Association of D.C.

So, if you are a member of the DC Bar, please consider supporting Annamaria Steward for President (elect)!

Thank you,

Shelley Broderick


Biographical Information for Annamaria Steward

For over seventeen years, Annamaria has actively served in voluntary bar associations and the mandatory bar association to advance the legal profession and benefit the greater community.  In addition to serving as President of the Bar Association of D.C., the oldest and largest voluntary bar association in D.C., she has held leadership positions in the Washington Bar Association, the Washington Bar Association Legal Fund, the National Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the D.C. Bar.

Now, after serving the D.C. Bar for ten years as Secretary, Board Member, Chair of the Potential Leaders Sub-Committee of the Leadership Development Committee (which designed and implemented the John Payton Leadership Academy), and member of numerous committees including the Executive, Budget, Leadership Development (2013 Frederick B. Abramson Award winner), Strategic Planning (Best Bar Project 2010 Award winner) and Publications Committees, she is exceptionally well prepared to serve as President-elect.

For more information on Annamaria’s background and qualifications, please visit her webpage at

Voting runs until May 22, 2015. 

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