The D.C. Bar will be closed for the holidays December 24–January 1

New Members

Welcome to the D.C. Bar!

Members Around the WorldIt is my pleasure as president of the District of Columbia Bar to welcome you to the District of Columbia Bar. You have joined a unique pool of attorneys licensed to practice law in the nation's capital. The D.C. Bar is one of the largest unified Bars in the country with over 100,000 members located in all 50 states and 80+ countries. 

Your membership gives you access to a wide array of services and benefits from the moment you join, such as:

Additionally, the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center mobilizes the members of our Bar to provide legal assistance to the most in need. As a new member of the Bar, you can call on the Pro Bono Center to help you find the best way to participate in pro bono activities and to provide you with the training and mentoring you need to get started. 

The officers and members of the Board of Governors of the Bar look forward to your participation as a member of our Bar, contributing to its efforts to improve the profession and serve the public. If you are interested in serving on a Bar committee or becoming involved in other Bar activities, please email us at

Sincerely yours,

Esther Lim
2018–19 D.C. Bar President