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District Residents Encouraged to Cooperate with DOJ in Nigerian Online Fraud Investigation

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U.S. Department of Justice charges Nigerian Nationals for online scams, publishes names and e-mail addresses. Attorney General Racine encourages District residents to cooperate with the investigation.

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The Longest Ball—Using Golf Strategy for Leadership and Team Development

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The longest ball may have fallen into the rough or woods with cleaner shots being yards behind the balls that went the furthest but with obstacles. It is in this moment that you can learn a lot about the captain of the team and the teammates by the choices and conversations that occur next.

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District Judge Cracks Down on Business Entities Not Properly Registered to Conduct Business in the District

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D.C. Superior Court Judge Okun issued an order permanently enjoining William S. Loiry, a Florida-based conference promoter, from operating in the District of Columbia until his company is properly registered. Loiry has been conducting business in the District for nearly 20 years through his company Ultimate Events and other entities. Read More →

Taking the July 2015 Bar Exam? You will be able to use your laptop to write your essay!

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For the first time in the District of Columbia, those taking the July 2015 Bar Examination will be permitted to use a laptop computer for the essay portion of the exam. Deadline to pay the fee is June 30 and must have the software downloaded to the laptop by July 24.

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District Reaches $19.4 Million Settlement with Food-Service Contractors for D.C. Public Schools

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The District has reached a $19.4 million settlement that resolves contractual disputes between D.C. Public Schools (DCPS) and Chartwells, a division of Compass Group USA, Inc. and Thompson Hospitality Services LLC. The multi-year contract disputes were over school meals.

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5 Signs Your Small Firm Needs a Technology Upgrade

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The benefit and detriment to running a small law firm are one and the same: you get to do it all, but then you have to do it all. The variety of duties and cases that come through are exciting; you’re never pigeonholed into one category and you get to know every aspect of your cases and of your clients.

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Pro Bono Service Is Habit Forming

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Gina Lynn subscribes to the philosophy that lawyers should spend a percentage of their time and theirmoney supporting pro bono service. She has always felt that pro bono service is important and that being a lawyer in some respects makes it easier to do charitable work because “the structure is already set up.”

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A Day in the Life of #Practice360

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A social media recap of the D.C. Bar's inaugural Practice 360. The all-day event offered a full range of free programming for members interested in learning essential and practical techniques to increase efficiency and improve client service. 

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DC Superior Court Names New Clerk of Court

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James D. McGinley has been appointed as Clerk of the Superior Court by Chief Judge Lee Satterfield and DC Courts Executive Officer Anne Wicks. His appointment will be effective June 8, 2015. As Court Clerk, McGinley will oversee all Superior Court operations, including Civil, Criminal, Domestic Violence, Family Court, Multi-Door Dispute Resolution (Mediation), Probate, Special Operations (including Interpreter Services and the Jurors’ Office) and Tax Divisions, as well as the Crime Victims Compensation Program.

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Top 10 Social Media Planning Mistakes Made By Law Firms

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Social media use by law firms for marketing, investigation, and hiring is exploding and can open the door to ethics and legal claims if a law firm does not manage its social media outreach in compliance with bar association guidelines and federal regulations. Does your law firm make any of the following mistakes?

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