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Government Contracting Law Institute

On October 14, join us online or at the D.C. Bar headquarters to get the latest developments in business, policy, and regulatory issues in the government contracting arena.

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Washington Lawyer September/October Issue Is Now Online

The Bar’s flagship publication focuses on leaders in the legal community, from the new Bar president to innovators in emerging areas of law.

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Setting the Gold Standard for 50 Years

Since 1972, the D.C. Bar has been setting the gold standard for legal excellence. Explore our history and get involved to help us continue to raise the bar for the next 50 years.

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Visiting the D.C. Bar Headquarters

As we introduce more in-person events at the D.C. Bar headquarters, please note that all visitors must be fully vaccinated and submit proof of vaccination 72 hours in advance of entry.

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Kelly Veney Darnell Inspires and Leads With Trust

By John Murph

Kelly Veney Darnell, current president of the DC Bar Foundation, says she loves going back to her roots in the government policy space to effect change.


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