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D.C. Bar

January 24, 2022

Bar Seeks Candidates for Committee and Board Vacancies

The D.C. Bar Board of Governors is seeking candidates for appointment this spring to the Attorney/Client Arbitration Board, Clients’ Security Fund, Legal Ethics Committee, Rules of Professional Conduct Review Committee, the Board on Professional Responsibility of the D.C. Court of Appeals, and the board of directors of the DC Bar Foundation.

Superior Court Proposes Changes to Rules for Small Claims and Conciliation Branch

January 10, 2022

Superior Court Proposes Changes to Rules for Small Claims and Conciliation Branch

The D.C. Superior Court Rules Committee recently reviewed proposed amendments to the court’s Rules of Procedure for the Small Claims and Conciliation Branch 3, 4, 18, and 19. In general the changes highlight new requirements included in emergency, temporary, and permanent legislation amending D.C. Code § 28-3814 (Debt collection).

D.C. Superior Court

January 10, 2022

Superior Court Seeks Comment on Amendments to Rules of Civil Procedure

The D.C. Superior Court Rules Committee has completed its review of proposed amendments to Superior Court Rules of Civil Procedure 8, 40-III, 55, and 56. The changes highlight new requirements included in emergency, temporary, and permanent legislation amending D.C. Code § 28-3814 (Debt collection).

D.C. Superior Court

January 03, 2022

Superior Court Amends Rules Emergency Order

Due to the continuing spike in coronavirus cases, the Superior Court of the District of Columbia has modified its November 21, 2021, order regarding the rules emergency.

Peter C. Wolk

December 23, 2021

CLE Institute Offers Primer on Nonprofit Law

By Jeremy Conrad

Held on December 21, the D.C. Bar’s CLE Institute on Nonprofit Law drew more than 100 attendees for a series of sessions covering a wide range of issues regarding the formation and operation of nonprofit entities.

Hands and Heart

December 22, 2021

D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center Programs Closed December 24 – January 2

The D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center will be closed from December 24, 2021 – January 2, 2022. As such, the Landlord Tenant Legal Assistance Network (LTLAN), Family Law Assistance Network (FLAN), Consumer Law Resource Center, and Advocacy & Justice Clinic will all be closed for intake during this time.

Call for Nominations

December 20, 2021

Bar Seeks Nominees for 2022 Rosenberg, Marshall Awards

The D.C. Bar is calling for nominations for its 2022 Beatrice Rosenberg Award for Excellence in Government Service and its 2022 Thurgood Marshall Award for excellence, commitment, and dedication in the areas of civil rights, civil liberties, and the public interest.

D.C. Superior Court

December 10, 2021

Superior Court Issues Order Regarding Access to Juvenile Records

On December 10 the Superior Court of the District of Columbia issued Administrative Order 21-17 authorizing Claire Blumenson, executive director and co-founder of the School Justice Project, to inspect, compile, and analyze juvenile case records.

D.C. Attorney General Karl A. Racine

December 09, 2021

Racine Testifies at Senate Hearing on Anticompetitive Policies

By Jeremy Conrad

D.C. Attorney General Karl A. Racine was among those who testified on December 7 before the Senate Subcommittee on Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Growth in a hearing entitled “Promoting Competition, Growth, and Privacy Protection in the Technology Sector.”

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