Posted: March 6, 2014 - The D.C. Bar Nominations Committee has selected Stephen I. Glover of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP and Timothy K. Webster of Sidley Austin LLP as candidates for D.C. Bar president-elect for the 2014–2015 term.
Posted: March 5, 2014 - For attorneys, the employee handbook may be one of the most valuable documents they will help to create for their business clients. On March 17 the D.C. Bar Continuing Legal Education Program will provide the basics of drafting employee handbooks.
Posted: February 26, 2014 - Attorneys call child custody cases some of the hardest and heart-wrenching ones of their career, but also some of the most important and rewarding. To better equip attorneys who have had little or no experience in family law to competently and comfortably handle custody and child support matters for pro bono clients, the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program will host a two-part child custody training series.
Posted: February 25, 2014 - Virtual currency has been around for years, but a major theft at bitcoin exchange company Mt. Gox now graces the front pages of major media sites from CNN to The New York Times. But what exactly is a bitcoin?
Posted: February 24, 2014 - James D. Bishop, director of the Catholic Charities Legal Network of the Archdiocese of Washington, was named the winner of the 2014 Jerrold Scoutt Prize by the District of Columbia Bar Foundation.
Posted: February 24, 2014 - The Board of Judges of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia approved a resolution to delete Superior Court Rule of Criminal Procedure 120 (SCR-Criminal 120), which outlines the process for mental examinations of defendants.
Posted: February 21, 2014 - The next opportunity to fulfill your Mandatory Course requirement is coming up on March 8. Sign up today.
Posted: February 19, 2014 - Just beginning to carve your path as a new associate in a small firm? Still learning to navigate the firm’s structure and protocol? Have a question and don’t know who to ask? Then the Women’s Bar Association has the program for you.
Posted: February 7, 2014 - The D.C. Court of Appeals seeks applicants for a vacancy on its Committee on Unauthorized Practice of Law.
Posted: February 3, 2014 - The D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program will offer two comprehensive trainings this spring for attorneys interested in representing asylum seekers pro bono.
Posted: February 3, 2014 - From 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, the Family Court Self-Help Center at the D.C. Superior Court is bustling with customers. Most are sitting down to talk with a staff or attorney volunteer at the center as the volunteer drafts their pleading; other unrepresented litigants are tapping away at the free computers available at the center.
Posted: February 1, 2014 - Don't pass up on a unique opportunity to get alternative dispute resolution experience and training. The D.C. Bar's Attorney/Client Arbitration Board (ACAB) is putting out a call for lawyer and non-lawyer volunteer arbitrators for its fee arbitration service.
Posted: January 31, 2014 - Looking for a fun, new volunteer opportunity? Want to work with today’s youth? Here’s your chance. Organizers of the 15th Annual Youth Law Fair, which takes place on March 22, is looking for volunteers to help with the day’s events in various capacities.
Posted: January 31, 2014 - The D.C. Bar Board of Governors is seeking candidates for appointment this spring to the Attorney/Client Arbitration Board, Judicial Evaluation Committee, Legal Ethics Committee, Clients’ Security Fund, and the Bar Foundation as well as to the Board on Professional Responsibility (BPR) of the D.C. Court of Appeals.
Posted: January 31, 2014 - On February 27 the D.C. Bar Continuing Legal Education Program will offer a course that will provide important ethics guidance to attorneys and law firms in the District of Columbia involved in lobbying activities.
Posted: January 31, 2014 - The D.C. Bar District of Columbia Affairs Section is holding its first D.C. Cup Moot Court Competition on April 5 and the competition committee is looking for Bar members who are interested in serving as judges.
Posted: January 31, 2014 - The 2014 D.C. Bar section steering committee elections will be conducted primarily online, with paper ballots only available on request.
Posted: January 27, 2014 - Attorneys in the District of Columbia who performed 50 hours or more of pro bono work in 2013 have until February 15 to take part in the Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll.
Posted: January 27, 2014 - In February the D.C. Bar Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Program will offer the four-part “Essential Trial Skills Series,” a great introduction to and overview of the trial skills a lawyer must possess in the courtroom.
Posted: January 24, 2014 - The D.C. Bar Board of Governors has voted to rename the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year Award in honor of Laura N. Rinaldi.
Posted: January 15, 2014 - The 15th Annual Youth Law Fair, a joint effort of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and the D.C. Bar Litigation Section, will focus on youth drug and alcohol use.
Posted: January 15, 2014 - The D.C. Bar’s Board of Governors approved the appointment of Lorelie Masters to the board of directors of the D.C. Bar Foundation for a three-year term.
Posted: January 15, 2014 - The D.C. Bar’s Board of Governors appointed retired Judge Joan L. Goldfrank to the District of Columbia Commission on Judicial Disabilities and Tenure for a six-year term.
Posted: January 15, 2014 - The D.C. Bar is seeking nominations for outstanding projects and contributions by Bar members that will be recognized at the 2014 Celebration of Leadership.
Posted: December 30, 2013 - D.C. Bar members have reported the receipt of phony court summons notices.
Posted: December 20, 2013 - On December 18 the District of Columbia Judicial Nomination Commission recommended to President Obama three candidates for a vacancy on the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.
Posted: December 18, 2013 - The District of Columbia Bar Foundation's board of directors has named Kirra L. Jarratt as its new executive director. Jarratt recently served on the D.C. Bar Board of Governors.
Posted: January 1, 2013 - D.C. Bar members have inquired about the nature of the D.C. Bar’s relationship with Seattle-based Avvo, Inc., an Internet-based for-profit attorney marketing service.