New Members

Leadership & Professional Development

Volunteer engagement opportunities


COMMITTEE INVOLVEMENT
| executive.office@dcbar.org
Much of the work of the D.C. Bar is done by standing committees, such as the Election Board and the Practice Management Service Committee. Appointments to these committees as well as designation of chairs are made by the Bar president with the confirmation of the Board of Governors, though a few select committees are elected by the Board of Governors.

CONTRIBUTE TO THE WASHINGTON LAWYER | communications@dcbar.org
Writers and guest bloggers are frequently found among our membership to share their experience and expertise, such as for our magazine Washington Lawyer and for our our online news, which provides thought‐provoking content and tools to enhance the practice of D.C. Bar members.

Take a peek in a recent issue of our magazine!

LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES with D.C. BAR COMMUNITIES | communities@dcbar.org
D.C. Bar Communities (formerly Sections) delivers an experience that expands your network and knowledge in 20 areas of practice. Members can take advantage of enriching events, practice‐specific content, and professional development opportunities such as designing an educational program or advancing the Community as a committee/thought leader.

JOHN PAYTON LEADERSHIP ACADEMY | leadershipacademy@dcbar.org
The John Payton Leadership Academy provides members with an intensive training program to develop and sharpen the necessary skills to be successful leaders of the Bar and throughout their careers. Interactive classroom sessions, along with hands‐on experience working at the Pro Bono Center’s Advice and Referral Clinic, create a well‐rounded experience. Applications are accepted biennially in December.

CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION (CLE) | cle@dcbar.org
Join the 300‐plus volunteer faculty who lead the courses for the award‐winning D.C. Bar CLE Program. From its highly praised ethics courses to in‐depth analysis of Supreme Court decisions, our CLE Program offers a wide array of easy accessible programming designed specifically meet career and lifestyle needs.

Watch the D.C. Bar CLE video!

VOLUNTARY BARS | executive.office@dcbar.org
There are more than two dozen voluntary bar associations in the District that cater to specific areas of interest and offer many ways to get involved in the legal community.

PRO BONO SERVICE | probono@dcbar.org
The D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center provides members with meaningful volunteer opportunities to serve the community, as well as the support and mentoring to be successful. The Pro Bono Center touches the lives of almost 20,000 D.C. residents each year, including low‐income individuals, nonprofit organizations, and small businesses.