DCBar Communities

Make connections with a community that will
enhance your career and professional development

The Communities Experience

Whether you joined for the benefits or want to find new ways to contribute your expertise, the Communities experience offers opportunities to engage exactly how you want. Learn about the different roles that will fit your professional development and busy schedule. 

members circle  volunteer program planners circle  leaders circle

MEMBERS develop expertise in numerous ways, from attending programs to writing about your specific practice area for Bar publications. By joining, you will also receive valuable member benefits, including:  

  • Membership in three Communities
  • Two FREE on-demand CLE courses
  • Free access to most of the in-person events in your three chosen Communities 
  • Free remote access to your Communities' live events
  • Expert resources tailored to your practice areas and interests 
  • Discount on the annual D.C. Practice Manual
  • Digital headshots (one per membership year - $175 value)

Coming soon! Online platform to share and network with your peers



VOLUNTEER as a Program Planner to shape timely programs for your practice areas. Increase your visibility by becoming a go-to speaker or serve as the connection between government agencies and law firms.





 serving on committees provide oversight of the 20 Communities, establishing goals, strengthening content development and enhancing engagement, helping with elections, drafting portions of the D.C. Practice Manual, and releasing public statements.