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Attorney General-Elect Karl Racine Announces Co-Chairs and Key Transition Team Personnel

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Attorney General-Elect Karl Racine named Pauline Schneider and Natalie Ludaway as Co-Chairwomen of his transition team. Racine said, “We are very pleased that Pauline Schneider and Natalie Ludaway are coming on board.  Pauline’s reputation is sterling, and her knowledge of Government and Finance will be a significant contribution in preparing to operate the first independent Office of Attorney General for the District of Columbia. Natalie is a trusted and close friend, and we served together on the D.C. Judicial Nominations Committee. Like Pauline, Natalie has an impeccable reputation in the practice of law. I am very lucky to have their counsel.” 

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The Big Race: DC's First Election for Attorney General

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CANDIDATES: Five lawyers—Lorelie Masters, Karl Racine, Edward “Smitty” Smith, Lateefah Williams and Paul Zukerberg;are vying to be the first-ever elected D.C. attorney general in the November election. The candidates appeared last week at a forum, above, at O’Melveny & Myers.

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Beyond the Cover: Jake Halpern Says His Mom and Brad Pitt Influenced 'Bad Paper'

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I never thought I’d write a book about debt. Never. Strange as it sounds, this book owes it existence to two people: my mother and Brad Pitt.

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D.C. Bar President Brigida Benitez and President-Elect Timothy Webster Volunteer for Pro Bono Immigration Clinic

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D.C. Bar President Brigida Benitez and President-Elect Timothy K. Webster joined 17 other lawyers to help provide legal information, brief advice, and referral services for civil legal matters governed by U.S. immigration law.

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Biking in the District: Is It Really Convenient?

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By Andrea Ferster, 42nd President DC Bar

There has been a dramatic surge in biking in the District of Columbia, earning our city plaudits as “the new U.S. bike city to watch.”[1] With that come changes: to transportation infrastructure, to the applicable legal framework governing liability in the event of accidents, and to attitudes and behavior.

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Public Spirit: Carey Nuttal Injects Humor As Strategy For Running a Successful Pro Bono Clinic

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Carey Nuttall is a frequent volunteer in the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program’s Pro Se Plus Divorce and Custody clinics. The Pro Bono Program recently sat down with Carrey to ask him about his experience.

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Public Spirit: Josh Toll Helps Clients "Overcome Big Obstacles and Take Their Life in a Positive Direction"

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Josh Toll, Pro Bono Counsel at King and Spalding, and a frequent volunteer in several D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program clinics recently sat down with us to discuss his experience. 

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CLE Sneak Peek: Changing Currents in Employment Law 2014

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R. Scott Oswald, faculty member and chairperson for our upcoming CLE "Changing Currents in Employment Law 2014: Recent Trends and Developments," takes a few moments to give us a sneak peak into the class. 

 

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How Can Federal Employee Volunteers Impact Pro Bono Efforts?

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The Pro Bono Program interviews Laura Klein, Department of Justice Pro Bono Program Manager.

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What to Read? The Director by David Ignatius

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A new CIA chief is recruited from the corporate world to clean up a bureaucratic mess, and he immediately becomes entangled in a scheme where he can’t tell the good guys (men and women in the agency) from the bad.

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