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Join us on January 12 at 6:00 p.m. ET to learn the key statutes, regulations, and fundamental concepts of immigration an...
01/07/2022
Immigration Law Basics 2022

Join us on January 12 at 6:00 p.m. ET to learn the key statutes, regulations, and fundamental concepts of immigration and nationality law involved in the U.S. immigration system. Register to earn 3.0 CLE Credit Hours: https://bit.ly/3pZip3k.

Learn the key statutes, regulations, and fundamental concepts of immigration and nationality law involved in the U.S. immigration system.

Attend the Communities Virtual Candidate Interest Forum on Friday, January 14 at 12 p.m. ET. This free informational ses...
01/06/2022

Attend the Communities Virtual Candidate Interest Forum on Friday, January 14 at 12 p.m. ET. This free informational session is for prospective candidates interested in running for a seat on a Community steering committee in the 2022 elections. We will discuss the ins and outs of Communities leadership, election requirements and deadlines, and more. Please RSVP by emailing [email protected], attention Staff Attorney Brittany Sims Nwankwoala.

Attend the Communities Virtual Candidate Interest Forum on Friday, January 14 at 12 p.m. ET. This free informational session is for prospective candidates interested in running for a seat on a Community steering committee in the 2022 elections. We will discuss the ins and outs of Communities leadership, election requirements and deadlines, and more. Please RSVP by emailing [email protected], attention Staff Attorney Brittany Sims Nwankwoala.

Jan. 11 CLE: Practice and Procedure Before the National Labor Relations BoardRegister now: https://bit.ly/3t092SH. The f...
01/06/2022
Practice and Procedure before the National Labor Relations Board 2022

Jan. 11 CLE: Practice and Procedure Before the National Labor Relations Board

Register now: https://bit.ly/3t092SH.

The first in the three-part ABCs of the National Labor Relations Board Series will explain the board's structure, jurisdiction, certification proceedings and unfair labor practice proceedings, as well as remedies and appeals. During this session, attendees will learn how the organization's process works and hear practice tips from a former deputy general counsel of the NLRB. Bar members can obtain a discount if registering for the related classes, Union Organizing and Unfair Labor Practices.

This first session in the ABCs of National Labor Relations Board Series takes those who attend through the practice and procedure before the NLRB, including board structure, jurisdiction, certification proceedings, unfair labor practice proceedings, remedies, and appeals.

To help ensure a fair and effective bench, the D.C. Bar Judicial Evaluation Committee is inviting feedback on the perfor...
01/06/2022

To help ensure a fair and effective bench, the D.C. Bar Judicial Evaluation Committee is inviting feedback on the performance of four judges who preside over the D.C. Court of Appeals and 23 judges on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Attorneys who had a case pending before one or more of the selected judges during the 24-month evaluation period can participate. Eligible attorneys should have received an email invitation from Research USA, an independent research organization administering the online-only survey.

The survey is open through January 14. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3pddPff.

To help ensure a fair and effective bench, the D.C. Bar Judicial Evaluation Committee is inviting feedback on the performance of four judges who preside over the D.C. Court of Appeals and 23 judges on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Attorneys who had a case pending before one or more of the selected judges during the 24-month evaluation period can participate. Eligible attorneys should have received an email invitation from Research USA, an independent research organization administering the online-only survey.

The survey is open through January 14. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3pddPff.

Smart organization and better time management can make you a more effective lawyer, and Meg Spencer Dixon, an attorney a...
01/05/2022

Smart organization and better time management can make you a more effective lawyer, and Meg Spencer Dixon, an attorney and consultant, will show you how during this January 6th CLE class offering helpful techniques to boost productivity.

Register now: https://bit.ly/3G1sqT3.

Learn how to manage email and other communications, employ technology for efficient task management, multitask effectively, delegate, and stop procrastination. Dixon will also discuss how attorneys can avoid ethical violations by implementing these various time-management tips.

Smart organization and better time management can make you a more effective lawyer, and Meg Spencer Dixon, an attorney and consultant, will show you how during this January 6th CLE class offering helpful techniques to boost productivity.

Register now: https://bit.ly/3G1sqT3.

Learn how to manage email and other communications, employ technology for efficient task management, multitask effectively, delegate, and stop procrastination. Dixon will also discuss how attorneys can avoid ethical violations by implementing these various time-management tips.

01/04/2022

In 1801 Congress established the District of Columbia’s first judicial systems, which took on various forms under federal authority for the next 170 years. Visit 50years.dcbar.org to explore the full history of the D.C. Bar. #DCBarHistory #DCBarIs50

The D.C. Bar is calling for nominations for its 2022 Beatrice Rosenberg Award for Excellence in Government Service and i...
01/04/2022
DC Bar - 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. Both awards will be presented at the Bar’s Celebration of Leadership on June 23. Awardees must be members of the D.C. Bar. The deadline for nominations is Tuesday, February 1. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3zq7zq7.

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.

The D.C. Bar turns 50 in 2022, and its flagship publication is exploring how the organization's strong commitment to int...
01/03/2022

The D.C. Bar turns 50 in 2022, and its flagship publication is exploring how the organization's strong commitment to integrity drives members' excellence in practice. Now available online, the January/February issue of #WashingtonLawyer features a conversation on legal ethics between former D.C. Bar presidents Myles Lynk and Jack Keeney Jr. as well as an examination of rules concerning frivolous claims in litigation. Also, discover how attorneys are upping their game with professional coaching and sharpening their business skills as solo or small firm practitioners. Read more: https://bit.ly/3F3nrjH. #DCBarIs50

The D.C. Bar turns 50 in 2022, and its flagship publication is exploring how the organization's strong commitment to integrity drives members' excellence in practice. Now available online, the January/February issue of #WashingtonLawyer features a conversation on legal ethics between former D.C. Bar presidents Myles Lynk and Jack Keeney Jr. as well as an examination of rules concerning frivolous claims in litigation. Also, discover how attorneys are upping their game with professional coaching and sharpening their business skills as solo or small firm practitioners. Read more: https://bit.ly/3F3nrjH. #DCBarIs50

01/03/2022
The D.C. Bar: Setting the Gold Standard for 50 Years

This year, the D.C. Bar turns 50! Since 1972, the D.C. Bar has been setting the gold standard for legal excellence.

Join us as we commemorate the trailblazing accomplishments and ideals that have shaped our history and define how we can continue to raise the bar for the next 50 years -- together.

Learn more at 50years.dcbar.org

#DCBaris50

Last chance to meet those CLE December deadlines! Browse the D.C. Bar online catalog to find 75+ on-demand CLE classes, ...
12/27/2021

Last chance to meet those CLE December deadlines! Browse the D.C. Bar online catalog to find 75+ on-demand CLE classes, covering everything from ethics to immigration, health to property law: http://ow.ly/axfU50HiwxS

Last chance to meet those CLE December deadlines! Browse the D.C. Bar online catalog to find 75+ on-demand CLE classes, covering everything from ethics to immigration, health to property law: http://ow.ly/axfU50HiwxS

Lawyers, the legal profession, law firms and even legal ethics scholars are facing rapidly developing events and meteori...
12/20/2021
The Legal Ethics Curse! (December 2021)

Lawyers, the legal profession, law firms and even legal ethics scholars are facing rapidly developing events and meteoric developments that threaten to turn the assumptions of law practice as we know it inside out, and maybe worse. Join our knowledgeable presenter on December 21 as he explores these issues. https://bit.ly/3Dytz2n

Lawyers, the legal profession, law firms and even legal ethics scholars are facing rapidly developing events and meteoric developments that threaten to turn the assumptions of law practice as we know it inside out, and maybe worse. Join our knowledgeable presenter as he explores these issues.

The D.C. Bar Taxation Community's 2022 Tax Legislative and Regulatory Update Conference is virtual, so you can attend fr...
12/20/2021

The D.C. Bar Taxation Community's 2022 Tax Legislative and Regulatory Update Conference is virtual, so you can attend from anywhere! Register now to join us Jan. 12 - 13: https://www.dcbar.org/tax-conference.

Thank you to our Premium Sponsors Blue J Legal and Tax Notes Tax Notes! #DCBarTax2022

The D.C. Bar Taxation Community's 2022 Tax Legislative and Regulatory Update Conference is virtual, so you can attend from anywhere! Register now to join us Jan. 12 - 13: https://www.dcbar.org/tax-conference.

Thank you to our Premium Sponsors Blue J Legal and Tax Notes Tax Notes! #DCBarTax2022

Those who attend this informative class on December 20  will learn the nuts and bolts of handling tort damages in the Di...
12/19/2021
Tort Damages in the District of Columbia 2021

Those who attend this informative class on December 20 will learn the nuts and bolts of handling tort damages in the District of Columbia. Our expert faculty will provide practical tips and considerations for proving and disputing damages in your case. Register today: https://bit.ly/30z1n27.

Those who attend this informative class will learn the nuts and bolts of handling tort damages in the District of Columbia. Our expert faculty will provide practical tips and considerations for proving and disputing damages in your case.

TOMORROW! Join us for the return of this informative and reconstituted program that covers the law, practical issues, di...
12/19/2021

TOMORROW! Join us for the return of this informative and reconstituted program that covers the law, practical issues, director responsibilities and trends concerning nonprofit organizations in the District of Columbia. Learn more and register: bit.ly/3nIbBGe.

TOMORROW! Join us for the return of this informative and reconstituted program that covers the law, practical issues, director responsibilities and trends concerning nonprofit organizations in the District of Columbia. Learn more and register: bit.ly/3nIbBGe.

Dec. 20 CLE: Tort Damages in the District of Columbia 🕕 6:00 - 9:15 p.m. ETRegister now: https://bit.ly/30z1n27.To learn...
12/17/2021
Tort Damages in the District of Columbia 2021

Dec. 20 CLE: Tort Damages in the District of Columbia
🕕 6:00 - 9:15 p.m. ET
Register now: https://bit.ly/30z1n27.

To learn the nuts and bolts of handling tort damages in the District of Columbia, attend this D.C. Bar CLE class on Monday, December 20. Our experienced faculty will provide practical tips and considerations for proving and disputing damages. Specifically, they will cover caps on damages in the District, Maryland and Virginia; assessing damages pre-suit; recovering punitive damages; preparing experts and clients for testimony; disputing damages as the defense attorney; the verdict sheet; and jury instructions. Join us and earn 3.0 CLE Credits.

Those who attend this informative class will learn the nuts and bolts of handling tort damages in the District of Columbia. Our expert faculty will provide practical tips and considerations for proving and disputing damages in your case.

Blockchain technologies and cryptocurrency now intersects almost every aspect of the law, although many people still kno...
12/17/2021

Blockchain technologies and cryptocurrency now intersects almost every aspect of the law, although many people still know little to nothing about it. The environmental law impacts in particular are important to consider. In this insightful Let's Brief It episode, Elena and Sienna are joined by the bestselling author of “Blockchain or Die” Eric Guthrie, Esq. Listen and subscribe to Let's Brief It at anchor.fm/DCLSC or wherever you access your podcasts. #newpodcast #cryptocurrency

Blockchain technologies and cryptocurrency now intersects almost every aspect of the law, although many people still know little to nothing about it. The environmental law impacts in particular are important to consider. In this insightful Let's Brief It episode, Elena and Sienna are joined by the bestselling author of “Blockchain or Die” Eric Guthrie, Esq. Listen and subscribe to Let's Brief It at anchor.fm/DCLSC or wherever you access your podcasts. #newpodcast #cryptocurrency

Arturo Attorney is a second year associate at a large law firm in the District. Now that he has settled into life at the...
12/16/2021

Arturo Attorney is a second year associate at a large law firm in the District. Now that he has settled into life at the firm, he would like to do some #ProBono work. Although it does not have an official pro bono program, his firm does allow attorneys to engage in pro bono service. Arturo talks to some of his colleagues, and Lilly Lawyer, another second-year associate, agrees to co-counsel a case with him. Together they approach a local nonprofit. Read more: https://bit.ly/32232xp.

Arturo Attorney is a second year associate at a large law firm in the District. Now that he has settled into life at the firm, he would like to do some #ProBono work. Although it does not have an official pro bono program, his firm does allow attorneys to engage in pro bono service. Arturo talks to some of his colleagues, and Lilly Lawyer, another second-year associate, agrees to co-counsel a case with him. Together they approach a local nonprofit. Read more: https://bit.ly/32232xp.

The D.C. Bar’s CLE program will present the Nonprofit Law Institute — A Primer on Nonprofit Law: The Basics and Beyond o...
12/15/2021

The D.C. Bar’s CLE program will present the Nonprofit Law Institute — A Primer on Nonprofit Law: The Basics and Beyond on December 20. This virtual program will provide expert guidance on the laws regarding the incorporation, licensing, tax-exempt status, and governance of nonprofit organizations. In addition to seven faculty-led sessions, the event includes a keynote address by Kathleen Konopka, deputy attorney general for the D.C. Office of the Attorney General. Register today: http://bit.ly/3nIbBGe.

#nonprofitlaw #continuinglegaleducation #nonprofit #nonprofits

The D.C. Bar’s CLE program will present the Nonprofit Law Institute — A Primer on Nonprofit Law: The Basics and Beyond on December 20. This virtual program will provide expert guidance on the laws regarding the incorporation, licensing, tax-exempt status, and governance of nonprofit organizations. In addition to seven faculty-led sessions, the event includes a keynote address by Kathleen Konopka, deputy attorney general for the D.C. Office of the Attorney General. Register today: http://bit.ly/3nIbBGe.

#nonprofitlaw #continuinglegaleducation #nonprofit #nonprofits

Attorneys and trust account administrators must follow specific rules on properly establishing and maintaining trust acc...
12/15/2021
Ethics and Lawyer Trust Accounts 2021

Attorneys and trust account administrators must follow specific rules on properly establishing and maintaining trust accounts. This Dec. 16 CLE class, led by the D.C. Bar's experienced faculty, will cover the duty to account and to keep tangible property safe, as well as details on what, when, where and how to deposit. In addition, the course will discuss consequences of improper management and attorneys' ethical obligations under the D.C. Rules of Professional Conduct, including a legal ethics opinion on the disposition of trust account funds of missing clients. Register and learn more: https://bit.ly/3yuNI8D.

This informative class provides attorneys and firm trust account administrators with the practical information they need to comply with the governing rules on trust accounts.

What are some of the lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and where do we go from here? Listen in on a conversatio...
12/15/2021

What are some of the lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and where do we go from here? Listen in on a conversation between global health expert Lawrence Gostin of Georgetown University’s O’Neill Institute and Jill Morrison, Steering Committee Member of the International Law Community. Listen and subscribe to Brief Encounters at anchor.fm/dcbar or wherever you listen to podcasts.

What are some of the lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and where do we go from here? Listen in on a conversation between global health expert Lawrence Gostin of Georgetown University’s O’Neill Institute and Jill Morrison, Steering Committee Member of the International Law Community. Listen and subscribe to Brief Encounters at anchor.fm/dcbar or wherever you listen to podcasts.

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Join us on January 12 at 6:00 p.m. ET to learn the key statutes, regulations, and fundamental concepts of immigration and nationality law involved in the U.S. immigration system. Register to earn 3.0 CLE Credit Hours: https://bit.ly/3pZip3k.
Attend the Communities Virtual Candidate Interest Forum on Friday, January 14 at 12 p.m. ET. This free informational session is for prospective candidates interested in running for a seat on a Community steering committee in the 2022 elections. We will discuss the ins and outs of Communities leadership, election requirements and deadlines, and more. Please RSVP by emailing [email protected], attention Staff Attorney Brittany Sims Nwankwoala.
Jan. 11 CLE: Practice and Procedure Before the National Labor Relations Board Register now: https://bit.ly/3t092SH. The first in the three-part ABCs of the National Labor Relations Board Series will explain the board's structure, jurisdiction, certification proceedings and unfair labor practice proceedings, as well as remedies and appeals. During this session, attendees will learn how the organization's process works and hear practice tips from a former deputy general counsel of the NLRB. Bar members can obtain a discount if registering for the related classes, Union Organizing and Unfair Labor Practices.
Hear from D.C. Bar President Chad Sarchio on the value of D.C. Bar membership in this video: https://50years.dcbar.org/#member-story-24. #DCBarIs50 #MemberMoments
To help ensure a fair and effective bench, the D.C. Bar Judicial Evaluation Committee is inviting feedback on the performance of four judges who preside over the D.C. Court of Appeals and 23 judges on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Attorneys who had a case pending before one or more of the selected judges during the 24-month evaluation period can participate. Eligible attorneys should have received an email invitation from Research USA, an independent research organization administering the online-only survey. The survey is open through January 14. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3pddPff.
Smart organization and better time management can make you a more effective lawyer, and Meg Spencer Dixon, an attorney and consultant, will show you how during this January 6th CLE class offering helpful techniques to boost productivity. Register now: https://bit.ly/3G1sqT3. Learn how to manage email and other communications, employ technology for efficient task management, multitask effectively, delegate, and stop procrastination. Dixon will also discuss how attorneys can avoid ethical violations by implementing these various time-management tips.
In 1801 Congress established the District of Columbia’s first judicial systems, which took on various forms under federal authority for the next 170 years. Visit 50years.dcbar.org to explore the full history of the D.C. Bar. #DCBarHistory #DCBarIs50
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. Both awards will be presented at the Bar’s Celebration of Leadership on June 23. Awardees must be members of the D.C. Bar. The deadline for nominations is Tuesday, February 1. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3zq7zq7.
The D.C. Bar turns 50 in 2022, and its flagship publication is exploring how the organization's strong commitment to integrity drives members' excellence in practice. Now available online, the January/February issue of #WashingtonLawyer features a conversation on legal ethics between former D.C. Bar presidents Myles Lynk and Jack Keeney Jr. as well as an examination of rules concerning frivolous claims in litigation. Also, discover how attorneys are upping their game with professional coaching and sharpening their business skills as solo or small firm practitioners. Read more: https://bit.ly/3F3nrjH. #DCBarIs50
This year, the D.C. Bar turns 50! Since 1972, the D.C. Bar has been setting the gold standard for legal excellence. Join us as we commemorate the trailblazing accomplishments and ideals that have shaped our history and define how we can continue to raise the bar for the next 50 years -- together. Learn more at 50years.dcbar.org #DCBaris50
Last chance to meet those CLE December deadlines! Browse the D.C. Bar online catalog to find 75+ on-demand CLE classes, covering everything from ethics to immigration, health to property law: http://ow.ly/axfU50HiwxS