Welcome to the Wicomico County Bar Association (WCBA)
Welcome to the Wicomico County Bar Association website. This site is meant to be a community resource. Our goal is that the public can use this site to find legal resources and assistance in the County. Members will use this to keep up with Association happenings and colleagues.
We will be constantly updating and adding to the site, so bookmark this page and check in often.
History of the Wicomico County Bar Association
When was the Association created? We're not sure of that yet, but we do know that the Bar Association was active as early as the 1930's, possibly even the 1920's. Back in the 1940's, the WCBA was an all-male organization, and quite the rowdy bunch. The annual smoker was a popular event, however those stories aren't suitable for this site. Throughout our history, the Association primarily served to host the annual holiday party, and to send flowers and condolences when members or their loved ones passed.
It wasn't until the 1950's or 1960's that May Truitt became the first female attorney in Wicomico County.
For years, the president of the Association was selected by the order in which the attorneys signed the County Test Book. This process continued into the late 1980's, about the same time the Association was finally incorporated.
In the last few decades however, the Association has expanded its role. Now, the Association helps to coordinate and provide pro bono assistance to the community, continuing legal education, and to act as a source of information and news for members. As always, one of our primary purposes is to foster a collegial environment for our members.
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Not a member of the Wicomico County Bar Association? Dues slipped your mind? Contact Nicole at email@example.com for information.
This page will be constantly updated and corrected, as more information is learned about our heritage. Please send stories, anecdotes, corrections and photographs to firstname.lastname@example.org.