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W. Jerrold "Jerry" Scoutt Jr. Passes Away at the Age of 93; Built a Legacy in Public Interest Law

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W. Jerrold "Jerry" Scoutt Jr.--a founding partner of the aviation law firm Zuckert, Scoutt & Rasenberger died Feb. 27 at his home in Bethesda, Md.

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Attention Nonprofits: Don't forget to file your biennial report by April 1!

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April 1st is the deadline for nonprofits to file their Biennial Report, Form BRA-25, with the D.C. Government's Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs.

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16 LinkedIn Tips for Lawyers

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What are some things you can do to optimize your LinkedIn profile? These 16 tips covers that and more! 

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9 Things to Know from February's Washington Lawyer

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DC Bar President Brigida Benitez sheds light about the growing legal field of anticorruption. She says that according to public records "there are more than 100 companies under investigation by U.S. authorities for possible violations of the FCPA" and many of the key investigations are being conducted right here in the District of Columbia. Needless to say, many DC Bar Members are on involved with these anticorruption cases. Read More →

7 Things to Know About Mark Tuohey--The First Director of Mayor’s Office of Legal Counsel

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Tuohey is a past President of the D.C. Bar (1993-94). Tuohey said that having served as president of the D.C. Bar helped him to prepare for his new position with Mayor Muriel Bowser's Administration. “Working with [D.C. Bar Chief Executive Officer Katherine A. Mazzaferri] and the staff and a lot of lawyers, that was a great experience in terms of management and leadership,” he said. “That’s going to come in real handy.”

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It's the Client, Stupid! 9 Ways to Improve Attorney-Client Relationships

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D.C. Bar President Timothy K. Webster recently moderated a panel of in-house counsel at a legal marketing event that turned into a lively discussion about outside counsel. He summarizes nine points made about attorney-client relationships that arose during the panel discussion.

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RELAX! Five Steps to Help You Release Neck Tension

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Don’t you wish you had a trick for relaxing your shoulders, easing the tension, and setting your neck free from knots? Our neck and shoulders are one of the major areas that hold stress. When those areas are chronically under tension the muscles spasm and form painful knots.  

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5 Ways to Help You Improve Work-Life Balance

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Here are five tips from the Lawyer Assistance Program on how you can work toward a better work-life balance:

1.  Achieving a better Work-Life balance doesn’t just happen.  It requires changing your behavior and setting new boundaries.  Take a walk at lunchtime - a change of scenery, moving your body and breathing fresh air will give you more energy.  Leave work in the evening when you are tired.  Working long hours after the dinner hour brings diminishing returns - your productivity will decline with each passing minute.  If you must work longer hours, do so only when an urgent project demands it, and not as a rule.

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Senate Confirms Past DC Bar President John Cruden as the Assistant Attorney General of the Environment and Natural Resources Division

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Statement Released by United States Attorney General Eric Holder 

“I am delighted to welcome John Cruden back to the Department of Justice as Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division.

“John has already devoted more than two decades of his life and service to the department – enforcing our nation’s environmental laws; protecting our air, water, land, and wildlife; defending federal agencies; and honoring U.S. treaty rights and obligations to Native Americans. From Exxon Valdez to Love Canal to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, John Cruden has consistently demonstrated the tenacity, the leadership, and the strength of character that represents the very best that this Department of Justice has to offer. He is uniquely qualified to lead this division’s efforts to meet the challenges posed by climate change, illegal wildlife trafficking, pollution, and natural resource management, among many other pressing issues.

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Growing Bitcoin Regulations and Its Constituencies

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Reaction from the Bitcoin community has been mixed. Some Bitcoin supporters have welcomed, or at least accepted, greater federal and state involvement, while others have criticized both the specific rules and the rulemaking process. It would be a mistake to place all Bitcoin advocates in one of these two categories. There are actually multiple Bitcoin “constituencies,” and understanding these groups helps explain why effective regulation will be such a challenge.

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