Process for Other Members

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If you are an existing member looking to change status or be reinstated to Active status, follow this step-by-step process to ensure Mandatory Course compliance.

  1. Determine if you need to take the Mandatory Course.

    If any of the following are true, you will need to complete the Mandatory Course to change status to or get reinstated.

    • Hold an Inactive status for five years or more
    • Hold a Suspended status for five years or more
    • Hold a Resigned or Retired status for five years or
    • Judicial member status for five years or more and switching to Active status
    • Any member who has held any combination of statuses other than Active (Inactive, Judicial, Inactive/Retired, Suspended) for five years or more
    • Suspended for non-payment of dues for five years or more; or failure to file a resignation statement

  2. Purchase the Mandatory Course on-demand video presentation.
     
    • You will find the Mandatory Course available for purchase in the D.C. Bar Online Catalog. Click here to register.

  3. Complete the Mandatory Course on-demand video presentation.
     
    • You have 30 days to watch the on-demand video presentation after purchasing.

  4. Demonstrate compliance by inputting codes.
     
    • At the conclusion of the course, you will receive a link to input a series of random codes that were displayed and announced during the presentation. Input the codes to demonstrate compliance.

  5. Download your certificate for your records.
     
    • Download your certificate of completion for your records. You will receive the certificate by email; it will also be available for download in your D.C. Bar account. You do not have to submit a copy to the D.C. Bar.

If you are seeking additional information about Mandatory Course registration, accreditation, accommodations, curriculum, or certificate of completion, please contact the CLE Department at [email protected].  If you have questions about compliance, email the Mandatory Course Compliance Office at [email protected].

Additional Steps

If you are currently an Inactive or Judicial member seeking to become an Active member AND must complete the Course, you may change your member status after completing the Mandatory Course by completing the following additional step:

  • Submit a completed Status Change Request Form and include payment of any difference due from previously paid license fees. The form, which includes payment information, may be submitted online, by email to [email protected], or by fax to 1-866-550-9331.
     
  • Please do not mail forms/payments to the D.C. Bar Headquarters in Washington, D.C. The D.C. Bar Headquarters building remains closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and all staff members are working remotely. All member requests shall be submitted online or by email only. If your request requires payment, we urge you to utilize the forms available on our website or contact Member Services by phone to remit payment by credit card or electronic check (ACH).

If you are currently suspended for nonpayment of dues, suspended for failure to complete the Mandatory Course, resigned, or inactive/retired, you may reinstate your membership after completing the Mandatory Course by completing the following additional step:

  • Submit a completed Reinstatement Form and include payment of any payable license and/or reinstatement fees. The form, which includes payment information, may be submitted online, by email to [email protected], or by fax to 1-866-550-9331.
     
  • Once processed, your reinstatement request is submitted for approval by the Office of Disciplinary Counsel. The estimated processing time is 1 to 5 business days. If you have not received your notice of reinstatement within 7 business days, or have questions about the reinstatement process, please call 202-626-3475 or send an email to [email protected].
     
  • Please do not mail forms/payments to the D.C. Bar Headquarters in Washington, DC. The D.C. Bar Headquarters building remains closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and all staff members are working remotely. All member requests shall be submitted online or by email only. If your request requires payment, we urge you to utilize the forms available on our website or contact Member Services by phone to remit payment by credit card or electronic check (ACH).
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