- Primary Purpose:
- The Virtual Library Pilot Program on the D.C. Bar web site will enable electronic distribution of print materials produced under the auspices of D.C. Bar sections, committees, or task forces provided to the Bar for distribution to Bar members.
- Materials Eligible for Consideration:
- The Virtual Library Pilot Program will consider the inclusion of any material created by D.C. Bar members as part of their work on behalf of a D.C. Bar section, committee, or task force or by non-members as part of their involvement in a D.C. Bar-sponsored event. All submissions must be reviewed by a sponsoring section, committee, or task force; the sponsoring entity is responsible for providing vetting verification prior to consideration by the Bar’s editorial staff. The vetting procedure includes your summary of the measures taken to ensure the accuracy of your submission. The minimum verification is that the submission was read and approved by a lawyer other than you who is an expert on the topic. Please provide contact details for such lawyer(s). All materials will be evaluated in keeping with the D.C. Bar Publishing Guidelines for quality, usefulness, interest level in the topic, and expertise of the author(s). Final decisions on whether to include submissions shall be made by the D.C. Bar’s professional editorial staff, in consultation with the D.C. Bar Publications Committee.
- Other Terms:
- All submitters will be required to execute copyright agreements with the D.C. Bar. No compensation will be provided for accepted materials, which will be distributed free of charge as long as they remain in the Virtual Library. All holdings in the Virtual Library shall be for a specified time period to a maximum length of one year. On expiration of that period, on the request of the original submitter, materials will be reviewed to determine continued currency and, where appropriate, reposted for another specified period of time.
- How to Make a Submission:
- Submissions to the Virtual Library Pilot Program must be made online
- Internal Processing Timeline
- It shall be the goal of the D.C. Bar Communications Office to process requests for posting within two weeks of receipt, taking the following steps: