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Diversity Roundtable

June 28, 2023

Diversity Roundtable: Affinity Groups Find Common Ground

By Jeremy Conrad

The D.C. Bar Corporation, Finance and Securities Law Community’s Diversity Roundtable event on June 27 drew 11 panelists who are responsible for advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) efforts in government, corporate, and law firm environments. Speaking before nearly 50 attendees, participants spoke with candor about their personal experiences and common goals.

D.C. Court of Appeals Chief Judge Anna Blackburne-Rigsby and Charles R. Lowery Jr.

June 26, 2023

Celebration of Leadership Welcomes Charles Lowery as Bar President

By John Murph and Jeremy Conrad

Mayor Muriel Bowser, D.C. Council Chair Phil Mendelson, and the chief judges of the D.C. Courts joined others in the local legal community on June 22 for the D.C. Bar’s 2023 Celebration of Leadership. Held at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel, the event drew more than 300 people.

Deaf Dog and the Indictments

June 23, 2023

Washington, D.C.’s Own All-Judge Band Returns to the Stage

By John Funk

Eighteen years ago, a group of D.C. Superior Court associate and magistrate judges formed a blues band on a whim for a judicial conference talent show. And in the nearly two decades since, they’ve continued to rock out on local stages.

Wellness Summit

June 16, 2023

From Morning Routines to Mindset Shifting, Wellness Summit Offers Actionable Tips for Lawyers

By John Murph

Wellness leaders gathered virtually on June 14 for the third annual Wellness Summit, hosted by the D.C. Bar Communities and D.C. Bar Lawyer Assistance Program (LAP). Attracting more than 200 attendees, the daylong event consisted of five sessions offering practical tips for lawyers, which ranged from embracing a healthier work–life balance to shifting away from negative mindsets.

Emily Lagan

June 12, 2023

Early Career Lawyers Community Launches

By Jeremy Conrad

On June 8 the D.C. Bar Communities launched the Early Career Lawyers Community (ECLC), the newest addition to its nearly two dozen practice-specific and specialty entities that provide opportunities for members to grow their professional networks and develop their careers.

Shaun M. Snyder

June 08, 2023

Shaun M. Snyder Wins as D.C. Bar President-Elect

Shaun M. Snyder, executive director of the National Association of State Treasurers, has been elected president-elect of the D.C. Bar for the 2023–2024 term. He will serve in that position for one year starting July 1 before becoming president in 2024. With Snyder’s election, incumbent President-Elect Charles R. Lowery Jr., senior policy director at the National Housing Conference, will become the Bar’s 52nd president.