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D.C. Superior Court

August 07, 2023

Superior Court Amends Civil and Criminal Procedure Rules

On August 7 the Superior Court of the District of Columbia issued Promulgation Order 23-06 amending Rule of Civil Procedure 16 and Promulgation Order 23-07 amending Rules of Criminal Procedure 28, 49.1, and 55.

Pie in the face

July 31, 2023

Kelley Drye & Warren Partners Take a Pie for Legal Aid

By Jeremy Conrad

On June 26, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP raffled off an opportunity to hurl cream pies into the face of eight firm partners at a fundraising event in support of Legal Aid of the District of Columbia’s Making Justice Real Campaign.

D.C. Superior Court

July 28, 2023

JNC Recommends Six Candidates for Superior Court Vacancies

The District of Columbia Judicial Nomination Commission has recommended to President Biden six candidates for judicial vacancies on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia created by the retirement of Judges Peter A. Krauthamer and Hiram E. Puig-Lugo.

Pro Bono Honor Role

July 25, 2023

D.C. Courts Announce 2022 Pro Bono Honor Roll

D.C. Court of Appeals Chief Judge Anna Blackburne-Rigsby and D.C. Superior Court Chief Judge Anita Josey-Herring have released the 12th annual Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll, recognizing more than 4,700 attorneys who performed 50 hours or more of volunteer legal work in 2022.


July 14, 2023

Bar Seeks Candidates for CJDT and NLSP

The D.C. Bar Board of Governors is seeking candidates for appointment in the fall to the D.C. Commission on Judicial Disabilities and Tenure (CJDT) and the Neighborhood Legal Services Program (NLSP) board.

Managing Money

July 13, 2023

D.C. Bar Practice Management Advisors Win Third Gambrell Award for Managing Money Program

By John Murph

The D.C. Bar Practice Management Advisory Service (PMAS) has been selected for the 2023 E. Smythe Gambrell Professionalism Award for its Managing Money program, which teaches attorneys and their staff how to onboard a new client, create an appropriate fee agreement and earning mechanism, and manage advance fees and expenses, among other topics.