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Ellen M. Jakovic

June 24, 2022

D.C. Bar Celebrates 50 Years of Excellence, Welcomes Ellen M. Jakovic as 51st President

By Susannah Buell and Jeremy Conrad

On June 23 nearly 300 people gathered at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel for the D.C. Bar Celebration of Leadership featuring the formal swearing in of Ellen M. Jakovic, of counsel at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, as the Bar’s 51st president. Other highlights of the evening included the presentation of awards to outstanding Bar members and groups that have raised the standard for legal excellence and service to the community.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Summit

June 16, 2022

At DEI Summit, Experts Discuss How to Turn Intentions Into Actions

By Jeremy Conrad and John Murph

The D.C. Bar Communities held its second annual Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Summit virtually on June 10, providing attendees strategies and tools to assess the diversity and inclusiveness of institutions, workplaces, and communities.

Charles R. Lowery Jr.

June 07, 2022

Charles R. Lowery Jr. Wins as D.C. Bar President-Elect

By Susannah Buell

Charles R. Lowery Jr., director of legislative policy and external affairs at New American Funding, has been elected president-elect of the D.C. Bar for the 2022–2023 term. He will serve in that position for one year starting July 1 before becoming president in 2023. He will continue in office a third year as immediate past president. With Lowery’s installation, incumbent President-Elect Ellen M. Jakovic will become the Bar’s 51st president.