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Yael Bromberg

October 23, 2020

Election Law Experts Discuss Threats to Youth Vote at Bar Conference

By Jeremy Conrad

Experts in civil rights and election law gathered virtually at the D.C. Bar’s 2020 Conference on October 20 to 21 to celebrate the centennial anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, and to discuss the current state of voting rights in this country.

The District of Columbia Practice Manual, 28th Edition

October 14, 2020

D.C. Bar Releases Newly Updated District of Columbia Practice Manual

The District of Columbia Practice Manual, 28th Edition is now on sale. Produced by the D.C. Bar Communities, the two-volume, soft-cover treatise covering the basics of law in the District brings together the collective knowledge of hundreds of experienced practitioners in 35 chapters.

Lawyer and client

October 06, 2020

Summit Highlights Women Lawyers’ Entrepreneurial Successes

By Jeremy Conrad

More than 380 attorneys and entrepreneurs gathered on September 30 and October 1 for the Lawyer + Mom + Owner Virtual Summit, an event full of anecdotes about obstacles overcome and daring innovations by women in the legal profession.

D.C. Court of Appeals

October 02, 2020

Legal Community Responds to D.C. Court’s Diploma Privilege Order

By John Murph

As hundreds of law school graduates prepare to take the remote District of Columbia bar exam on October 5 and 6, uncertainty and confusion continue to linger among prospective lawyers about their pathways to law practice in the nation’s capital.

Jessica Childress

October 02, 2020

Member Spotlight: Jessica Childress Inspires Kids to Dream of Law Career

By Stacy Julien

For Jessica Childress, it was Addy Walker, a character from the iconic American Girl book series, who would inspire her to dream big against all odds when she was a little girl. “[Addy] used education to better herself,” Childress says of the character who finds freedom in Philadelphia after being born into slavery. “Her goal was to get an education. That resonated with me throughout my life.”