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Feeling the heat? Whether you are diligently working to meet your June compliance deadline or planning to embark on that...
06/12/2021

Feeling the heat? Whether you are diligently working to meet your June compliance deadline or planning to embark on that long-overdue vacation, the D.C. Bar CLE Passport is there to help you fulfill your CLE needs no matter where you are this summer. Prices start as low as $320 for Limited Passports (15-credits) and $600 for Unlimited Passports. Enroll today!

Limited Passports: https://bit.ly/3vfDwgV

Unlimited Passports: https://bit.ly/2RH1GTX

Feeling the heat? Whether you are diligently working to meet your June compliance deadline or planning to embark on that long-overdue vacation, the D.C. Bar CLE Passport is there to help you fulfill your CLE needs no matter where you are this summer. Prices start as low as $320 for Limited Passports (15-credits) and $600 for Unlimited Passports. Enroll today!

Limited Passports: https://bit.ly/3vfDwgV

Unlimited Passports: https://bit.ly/2RH1GTX

The legal profession has done an impressive job implementing many of the processes and structures needed to support a re...
06/11/2021

The legal profession has done an impressive job implementing many of the processes and structures needed to support a remote workforce. And although telecommuting has its perks, it has also taken a toll on the mental well-being of many attorneys. Smart leaders need to figure out how they can help their employees work productively for the long haul while also supporting their emotional health. In the latest issue of #WashingtonLawyer, find out how technology can be part of the solution. https://bit.ly/3iFDiNP

The legal profession has done an impressive job implementing many of the processes and structures needed to support a remote workforce. And although telecommuting has its perks, it has also taken a toll on the mental well-being of many attorneys. Smart leaders need to figure out how they can help their employees work productively for the long haul while also supporting their emotional health. In the latest issue of #WashingtonLawyer, find out how technology can be part of the solution. https://bit.ly/3iFDiNP

Register now for the June 2021 Exempt Organizations Update! This program will bring together current and former IRS and ...
06/11/2021
June 2021 Exempt Organizations Update

Register now for the June 2021 Exempt Organizations Update! This program will bring together current and former IRS and government regulators and private practitioner in the legal and accounting industries. Find more info here: https://bit.ly/2ThOy8f

This year’s program will bring together current and former IRS and government regulators and private practitioner in the legal and accounting industries to discuss the latest statutory, regulatory, and judicial developments impacting tax exempt organizations.

On June 8 employment law experts offered insight into the tough questions facing employers as they prepare for a post-pa...
06/10/2021
DC Bar - Employment Law Attorneys Ponder a Post-Pandemic Workplace

On June 8 employment law experts offered insight into the tough questions facing employers as they prepare for a post-pandemic return to the workplace. The D.C. Bar CLE class discussed the interplay of ever-changing, competing restrictions and the struggle to respect individual rights and privacy. Read more: https://bit.ly/3viCbGw.

On June 8 employment law experts offered insight into the tough questions facing employers as they prepare for a post-pandemic return to the workplace.

06/10/2021
DC Bar - Basic Training & Beyond

If you are interested in starting, managing and growing a law firm in the District of Columbia, the D.C. Bar's free Basic Training & Beyond program can help. Offered by the Bar's practice management advisors, the course covers the ins and outs of launching a firm, including office operations, business plans, record keeping and fee arrangements.

Register for the next two sessions on June 16 & June 23: https://bit.ly/33s2RtY.

Basic Training & Beyond

The D.C. Bar Communities held its first-ever virtual Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Summit on June 4, drawing nearly 1...
06/10/2021

The D.C. Bar Communities held its first-ever virtual Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Summit on June 4, drawing nearly 100 participants for an interactive look at responses to bias. A keynote presentation by consultant Bart Bailey kicked off the event with a dialogue modeling meaningful exchanges that can transform organizations. He emphasized the importance of introspection and offered communication tactics when encountering racism. An afternoon session explored actionable ways that allies can foster change. Read more: https://bit.ly/2TdRNh9.

The D.C. Bar Communities held its first-ever virtual Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Summit on June 4, drawing nearly 100 participants for an interactive look at responses to bias. A keynote presentation by consultant Bart Bailey kicked off the event with a dialogue modeling meaningful exchanges that can transform organizations. He emphasized the importance of introspection and offered communication tactics when encountering racism. An afternoon session explored actionable ways that allies can foster change. Read more: https://bit.ly/2TdRNh9.

As part of its first Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit on June 4, the D.C. Bar presented "The Forgotten 40 Acres," ...
06/09/2021

As part of its first Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit on June 4, the D.C. Bar presented "The Forgotten 40 Acres," a breakout session detailing how real property and segregationist laws contributed to the racial wealth gap in this country. A subsequent program, "Inclusive Business Development," focused on ways law firms can help close that gap. Speakers discussed past and present reparations efforts as well as inclusive business strategies. Read more: https://bit.ly/3zg0Y0T.

As part of its first Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit on June 4, the D.C. Bar presented "The Forgotten 40 Acres," a breakout session detailing how real property and segregationist laws contributed to the racial wealth gap in this country. A subsequent program, "Inclusive Business Development," focused on ways law firms can help close that gap. Speakers discussed past and present reparations efforts as well as inclusive business strategies. Read more: https://bit.ly/3zg0Y0T.

Join the D.C. Bar Communities Office for Lawyer to Lawyer on June 16 for a unique opportunity to meet in a small group s...
06/09/2021
NEW DATE: REMOTE PROGRAM: Lawyer to Lawyer with the D.C. Bar Criminal Law and Individual Rights Community

Join the D.C. Bar Communities Office for Lawyer to Lawyer on June 16 for a unique opportunity to meet in a small group setting with veteran attorneys from the D.C. Bar Criminal Law and Individual Rights Community. Lawyer to Lawyer is open to members and nonmembers, from new attorneys to veterans, and law students looking to broaden their network or knowledge.https://bit.ly/3nUgjPC

Looking to connect with an experienced attorney? Want to learn more about a specific community? Join the D.C. Bar Communities Office for Lawyer to Lawyer, a unique opportunity to meet in a small group setting with veteran attorneys from our different Communities who will share insights into the prac...

Don’t forget to register for tonight’s CLE course "Coming Back: The Challenges and Opportunities in Returning to the Wor...
06/08/2021
Coming Back: The Challenges and Opportunities in Returning to the Workplace after the Pandemic (NEW)

Don’t forget to register for tonight’s CLE course "Coming Back: The Challenges and Opportunities in Returning to the Workplace after the Pandemic!" This class will discuss legal matters regarding returning to the work place. Register here: https://bit.ly/3x2AIVP

Join us for this new and informative class during which our faculty experts will explore these challenges and the legal obligations and rights that exist for employers and employees as they prepare to return to the workplace.

On July 23 and 30 the D.C. Bar Communities Office will hold its first-ever Legislative Women's Collective addressing the...
06/08/2021

On July 23 and 30 the D.C. Bar Communities Office will hold its first-ever Legislative Women's Collective addressing the gender gap in politics. The virtual event will help participants develop a road map to reach their individual political goals and prepare for the unique ethical requirements of running for office as a practicing attorney. Space is limited and the early bird application period ends June 25. Learn more and apply here: https://bit.ly/34Vx7Ns.

On July 23 and 30 the D.C. Bar Communities Office will hold its first-ever Legislative Women's Collective addressing the gender gap in politics. The virtual event will help participants develop a road map to reach their individual political goals and prepare for the unique ethical requirements of running for office as a practicing attorney. Space is limited and the early bird application period ends June 25. Learn more and apply here: https://bit.ly/34Vx7Ns.

June 10 Lunch and Learn: 20 Ways to Increase Your Law Firm's Online Visibility Register: https://bit.ly/3geJpFOBoosting ...
06/08/2021
Lunch and Learn: 20 Ways to Increase Your Law Firm's Online Visibility

June 10 Lunch and Learn: 20 Ways to Increase Your Law Firm's Online Visibility
Register: https://bit.ly/3geJpFO

Boosting your firm's digital footprint means more traffic to your website, which can translate into more clients. However, small firms and solo practitioners may struggle to find the time and money to develop search-engine-optimized content for the web and social media. During this free program sponsored by the D.C. Bar Practice Management Advisory Service, Annette Choti, president of Law Quill, will offer easy tips for enhancing your online presence.

Learn 20 different ways to make your law firm have a larger digital footprint online.

Our new class "Coming Back: The Challenges and Opportunities in Returning to the Workplace after the Pandemic" will be h...
06/07/2021
Coming Back: The Challenges and Opportunities in Returning to the Workplace after the Pandemic (NEW)

Our new class "Coming Back: The Challenges and Opportunities in Returning to the Workplace after the Pandemic" will be held tomorrow at 6pm. This class is a must for those who handle employment matters in the public or private sectors. Register here: https://bit.ly/3x2AIVP

Join us for this new and informative class during which our faculty experts will explore these challenges and the legal obligations and rights that exist for employers and employees as they prepare to return to the workplace.

Register now for tomorrow's CLE course "Grand Jury and Pre-Indictment Issues in Criminal Defense Cases 2021"! Our expert...
06/07/2021
Grand Jury and Pre-Indictment Issues in Criminal Defense Cases 2021

Register now for tomorrow's CLE course "Grand Jury and Pre-Indictment Issues in Criminal Defense Cases 2021"! Our expert faculty will address three key topics to criminal defense representation prior to formal indictment of charges. https://bit.ly/3fYnBPR

Join us for this informative class during which our expert faculty will address three key topics to criminal defense representation prior to formal indictment of charges.

Our  CLE Course "FDCPA Basics: What Every Lawyer Needs to Know" will be held on Monday, 6/7. Join our faculty experts as...
06/05/2021
FDCPA Basics: What Every Lawyer Needs to Know

Our CLE Course "FDCPA Basics: What Every Lawyer Needs to Know" will be held on Monday, 6/7. Join our faculty experts as they discuss how the FDCPA affects attorneys and their practices. Register here: https://bit.ly/3inIFB7

Join us for the return of this popular class that will introduce those who attend to the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act.

Use this social media toolkit to help us spread the word about the 2021 Celebration of Leadership Virtual Meeting & Awar...
06/04/2021

Use this social media toolkit to help us spread the word about the 2021 Celebration of Leadership Virtual Meeting & Awards Presentation on June 24! With your support, the D.C. Bar will reach a wide audience of Bar members and representatives in the D.C. legal community as we celebrate excellence and welcome new leadership. https://www.dcbar.org/news-events/signature-events/celebration-of-leadership/social-media-toolkit

Use this social media toolkit to help us spread the word about the 2021 Celebration of Leadership Virtual Meeting & Awards Presentation on June 24! With your support, the D.C. Bar will reach a wide audience of Bar members and representatives in the D.C. legal community as we celebrate excellence and welcome new leadership. https://www.dcbar.org/news-events/signature-events/celebration-of-leadership/social-media-toolkit

Because electronically stored information is often shared during a representation, it is imperative that lawyers underst...
06/04/2021

Because electronically stored information is often shared during a representation, it is imperative that lawyers understand the risks involved. One of an attorney's basic duties is to maintain confidentiality of any information obtained from a client or prospective client. In the latest issue of Washington Lawyer, the D.C. Bar's practice management advisors explain the three largest threats to client data and offer a list of best practices regarding physical, technical and administrative controls. https://bit.ly/2RkRT5M

Because electronically stored information is often shared during a representation, it is imperative that lawyers understand the risks involved. One of an attorney's basic duties is to maintain confidentiality of any information obtained from a client or prospective client. In the latest issue of Washington Lawyer, the D.C. Bar's practice management advisors explain the three largest threats to client data and offer a list of best practices regarding physical, technical and administrative controls. https://bit.ly/2RkRT5M

06/03/2021

Tighten those laces, it’s time to train for the Lawyers Have Heart 10K Race, 5K Run and Walk in support of American Heart Association - Greater Washington Region! Join runners and walkers from around the world to #RunLHH right at home, and together, and continue the fight to end heart disease and stroke. https://bit.ly/33QSD5k

If you are interested in starting, managing and growing a law firm in the District of Columbia, the D.C. Bar's free Basi...
06/03/2021
Basic Training and Beyond (06/05/2021 - Saturday session)

If you are interested in starting, managing and growing a law firm in the District of Columbia, the D.C. Bar's free Basic Training & Beyond program can help. Offered by the Bar's practice management advisors, the course covers the ins and outs of launching a firm, including office operations, business plans, record keeping and fee arrangements. Attendees of the one-day Saturday session on June 5 will also learn how to grow a firm with tips on marketing, client relations, productivity, technology and more. https://bit.ly/2S0yg3w

Have you been dreaming about starting a small law firm? The D.C. Bar's Basic Training & Beyond program will teach you how to get an office up and running in the District. It also covers growth and management issues including client relations, productivity, technology, and marketing.

Please join us for the first ever Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Summit presented by the D.C. Bar Communities on June ...
06/02/2021

Please join us for the first ever Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Summit presented by the D.C. Bar Communities on June 4, 2021. The focus of the day’s programming is to elevate awareness, encourage greater community engagement, as well as cause increased individual reflection. Learn more and register here: https://bit.ly/3vEAKCw.

#DEI #diversity #equity #inclusion

Please join us for the first ever Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Summit presented by the D.C. Bar Communities on June 4, 2021. The focus of the day’s programming is to elevate awareness, encourage greater community engagement, as well as cause increased individual reflection. Learn more and register here: https://bit.ly/3vEAKCw.

#DEI #diversity #equity #inclusion

In the final Brief Encounters episode of the season, D.C. Bar Communities Office Sr. Program Attorney Federico Barillas ...
06/02/2021

In the final Brief Encounters episode of the season, D.C. Bar Communities Office Sr. Program Attorney Federico Barillas Schwank speaks with Lt. William Xu, U.S. Navy Judge Advocate, about becoming a JAG and what the practice of law looks like for a military officer, from everyday tasks like writing wills and helping with evictions, to advising commanders on operational law and International Humanitarian Law. In the fall, Will and Federico will be co-teaching Born in the Battlefield, an American Red Cross training on the history and current application of the Laws of armed conflict and the role of the Red Cross movement in protecting the victims of war. Listen to learn more: anchor.fm/dcbar.

In the final Brief Encounters episode of the season, D.C. Bar Communities Office Sr. Program Attorney Federico Barillas Schwank speaks with Lt. William Xu, U.S. Navy Judge Advocate, about becoming a JAG and what the practice of law looks like for a military officer, from everyday tasks like writing wills and helping with evictions, to advising commanders on operational law and International Humanitarian Law. In the fall, Will and Federico will be co-teaching Born in the Battlefield, an American Red Cross training on the history and current application of the Laws of armed conflict and the role of the Red Cross movement in protecting the victims of war. Listen to learn more: anchor.fm/dcbar.

On May 26 the D.C. Bar Litigation Community hosted a discussion with Walter Smith, executive director of DC Appleseed Ce...
06/01/2021
DC Bar - Litigation Community Discusses Latest D.C. Voting Rights Efforts in Court

On May 26 the D.C. Bar Litigation Community hosted a discussion with Walter Smith, executive director of DC Appleseed Center for Law and Justice, on ongoing efforts to secure voting representation for District residents through litigation. DC Appleseed filed suit in D.C. District Court in November 2018 arguing that the denial of voting representation for D.C. residents is a violation of their constitutional rights. Castañon v. United States is currently under appeal in the US Supreme Court. https://bit.ly/2S1XG0v

On May 26 the D.C. Bar Litigation Community hosted a discussion with Walter Smith, executive director of DC Appleseed Center for Law & Justice, on ongoing efforts to secure voting representation for District residents through litigation.

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