​D.C. Bar Headquarters 
901 4th Street NW

Washington, DC 20001
phone: 202.737.4700


Hours of Operation: 7 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Weekday Events (5 p.m. – 11 p.m.)

Nearby Metro Stations
Judiciary Square (Red) - five blocks directly south at 450 F Street
Gallery Place-Chinatown (Green/Yellow/Red) - five blocks southwest at H and 7th Streets
Mt. Vernon Square/7th Street Convention Center (Green/Yellow) - six blocks at 7th and M Streets
Union Station (Red) - six blocks southeast down Massachusetts Avenue

 

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2024 WBA Golf Classic

Duration: 5 hours 
Date: April 15, 2024
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Enjoy quality networking time with our Women's Bar Association members. This outing brings together judges, attorneys, government officials, and legal service providers for an afternoon of friendly competition.

The event includes a breakfast, beverage carts, a picnic lunch, 18 hole scramble event, games, cocktails, a reception, and more!

Schedule:
8:30 am - Registration and Breakfast
9:30 am - Call to Carts
9:50 am - Announcements
10:00 am - Shotgun Start (picnic lunch provided for carts)
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm (once all have completed the course) - Reception and Prizes

Cost:
Individual Golf Ticket $125
Foursome Package $500 *Foursomes are limited and going fast! Make sure to reserve your tickets as soon as possible*
Non-Golfer Ticket (includes breakfast, lunch, and reception) $80

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Planning for Estates over $13.61 Million

(Basic Estate Planning Series – Part Two)

Credit(s): 3 General (60-minute hour)
3.5 General (50-minute hour)
Course Number: E22240407W
Duration: 3 hours 15 minutes
Date: April 17, 2024
6:00 PM - 9:15 PM

Description: During the second class in this series, our engaging and knowledgeable presenters will focus on the will and estate plan for a married couple with a combined taxable estate over $13.61 million. Those who attend will learn the importance of focusing on both probate and non-probate assets in estate planning, and the impact of the current state of federal estate tax law on estate planning, including the use of portability. The panel will also discuss estate taxes in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia, and the way the unlimited marital deduction and the federal applicable credit amount work together to save estate taxes in the estate of the last spouse to die in states that still have an estate tax.

Faculty: Kerri Castellini, Price Benowitz LLP and Farral Haber, Price Benowitz LLP 

Series Fees: $222 D.C. Bar Communities Members, $252 D.C. Bar Members, $282 Government and Nonprofit Attorneys, and $342 Others
Individual Class Fees: $89 D.C. Bar Communities Members, $99 D.C. Bar Members, $109 Government and Nonprofit Attorneys, and $129 Others

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REMOTE PROGRAM: Limited Scope Representations by Pro Bono Attorneys

Course Number: C0424NC01W
Duration: 1 hour 
Date: April 18, 2024
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Credit: 0 CLE Credit Hours

The use of limited scope representations has the potential to increase the availability of pro bono legal services. This panel discussion will consider its implications and utility, especially in the context of pro bono work. The panelists will also share valuable practice pointers for pro bono attorneys embarking on limited scope representations. This is an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of this approach and how it can be effectively utilized in pro bono legal services.

Pre-registration for this program is required. As always, please feel free to share this invitation with colleagues. D.C. Bar membership is not required to attend. Non-members will need to create a profile to register and access the content.

This remote program will be hosted on the Zoom platform. You will receive access information from D.C. Bar Communities staff the afternoon prior to the program. The Zoom access information should not be shared with others, as registration is required. 

Sponsored by: D.C. Bar Public Interest and Courts Community 
Related Community of Interest: D.C. Bar Early Career Lawyers Community; D.C. Bar Law Students Community

Speakers:
Hon. Bennett Rushkoff, Administrative Law Judge, D.C. Office of Administrative Hearings    
Adrian Gottshall, Director of Pro Bono Representation & Training, D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center 
Chinh Le, Visiting Professor of Practice, University of Virginia Law School 
Ryan McAnally, Manager, Legal Resource Center, D.C. Office of Administrative Hearings

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Depositions that Work: Advanced Strategies 2024

(Effective Deposition Practice Series – Part Two)

Credit(s): 3.5 General (50-minute hour)
3 General (60-minute hour)
Course Number: E18240410W
Duration: 3 hours 15 minutes
Date: April 23, 2024
6:00 PM - 9:15 PM

Credits: 3.0 general credit hours

Description: Knowing the rules governing depositions is important, but it is not enough to effectively take or defend a deposition. Using video clips from real depositions, two experienced trial attorneys will let you in on their secrets for conducting a great deposition. This class is for attorneys with some litigation experience who would like to improve their skills in taking depositions. These are among the topics our distinguished panel will discuss: 
Deposition scheduling
Videotaping and audiotaping of depositions
Depositions upon written questions
Depositions of attorneys
Depositions of experts
30(b)(6) depositions
Responding to subpoenas
Protective orders
Work product protection and attorney-client privilege
Objections and instructions not to answer at depositions
Submission of transcript to witness for review
Deposition-related sanctions

While this class is a must for those attorneys who have deposition experience, others may find it of interest as well.

Faculty: Catherine D. Bertram, Bertram Law Group PLLC and Crystal S. Deese, Jackson & Campbell PC

Series Fees: $138 D.C. Bar Communities Members, $158 D.C. Bar Members, $178 Government and Nonprofit Attorneys, and $218 Others
Individual Class Fees: $89 D.C. Bar Communities Members, $99 D.C. Bar Members, $109 Government and Nonprofit Attorneys, and $129 Others

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Litigation Ethics 2024

Credit(s): 2 Ethics and Professional Responsibility (60-minute hour)
2 Ethics and Professional Responsibility (50-minute hour)
Course Number: E11240411W
Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes
Date: April 24, 2024
6:00 PM - 8:15 PM

Credits: 2.0 ethics & professionalism credit hours

Description: Litigation is challenging, both in terms of mastering the facts and the substantive law. It also poses challenges in terms of the attorney’s ethical obligations to the client, the court, and others. Join us for this insightful class that provides a broad overview of ethical rules and requirements applicable in both civil and criminal litigation that will help you avoid such pitfalls. 

Among the topics our expert panel will discuss are attorneys’ conduct before the court, such as candor to the tribunal; witness issues (including access, preparation, and false testimony); and discovery obligations. Such conduct is subject to specific ethical limitations that the panel will discuss. However, an attorneys’ ethical obligations in litigation do not end at the courthouse doors. Accordingly, the panel will also cover ethical obligations for out-of-court public statements, settlement negotiations, methods of evidence gathering, and other conduct that does not necessarily take place in the courtroom. 

Faculty: Courtney A. Miller, HWG LLP and Timothy J. Simeone, HWG LLP
Fees: $89 D.C. Bar Communities Members, $99 D.C. Bar Members, $109 Government and Nonprofit Attorneys, and $129 Others

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IN PERSON: D.C. Bar Intellectual Property Law Community and Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts Networking Event

Course Number: C1424NC04I
Date: April 25, 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Credit: 0 CLE Credit Hours

The D.C. Bar Intellectual Property (IP) Law Community and the Arts, Entertainment, Media and Sports (AEMS) Law Community are co-hosting a networking event for members, friends, and law students. At this event, the Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts (WALA), a non-profit volunteer lawyers organization based in Washington D.C., will present an overview of its mission, pro bono services, and educational opportunities. Attendees will discover ways to contribute and explore potential collaborations to serve clients with limited means. These collaborations could involve various areas of intellectual property related to entertainment, arts, and creatives, including trademark, patent, copyright, and licensing services. This event is a great opportunity to learn and engage with the community.  

This is a free event, pre-registration is required. As always, please feel free to share this invitation with colleagues. D.C. Bar membership is not required to attend. Non-members will need to create a profile to register. 

Sponsored by: D.C. Bar Intellectual Property Law Community
Program Partners: Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts (WALA)
Related Communities of Interest: D.C. Bar Early Career Lawyers Community; D.C. Bar Law Student Community

Remarks by:
John Good, Executive Director, Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts (WALA)
John Mason, Board President, Washington Area for the Arts; Advisory Board Member, Veterans in Media and Entertainment; Adjunct Faculty, George Washington and UDC Law Schools
Steering Committee members from D.C. Bar Intellectual Property Law Community

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2024 Federal Communications Bar Association Annual Seminar

Original Program Date: April 26, 2024
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
Date: April 26, 2024
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM ((GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada))

The Annual Seminar features programming filled with the latest information on telecom issues and great networking opportunities. As always, FCBA welcomes a wide range of stakeholders from both the government and private sector.

FCBA Annual Seminar
April 26-28, 2024 
Omni Homestead Resort

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2024 Federal Communications Bar Association Annual Seminar

Original Program Date: April 26, 2024
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
Date: April 26, 2024
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
The Annual Seminar features programming filled with the latest information on telecom issues and great networking opportunities. As always, FCBA welcomes a wide range of stakeholders from both the government and private sector.

FCBA Annual Seminar
April 26-28, 2024 
Omni Homestead Resort


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REMOTE PROGRAM: Economics and the Securities Laws

Course Number: C0324RI05W
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Date: April 29, 2024
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM 
Credit: 0 CLE Credit Hours

Economics and economists play a uniquely important role in securities litigation, enforcement, and regulation. From regulatory investigations to settlement negotiations to trial testimony, financial and economic experts help to assess the economic materiality of information, estimate damages, and apply financial economics to a multitude of cases in corporate and securities litigation. Join us for a discussion among experts on the ways in which economic analysis interacts with securities law, perspectives from the plaintiff-side versus defense-side, and updates on the current government regulatory environment, recent enforcement developments, and securities litigation trends.

Pre-registration for this program is required. As always, please feel free to share this invitation with colleagues. D.C. Bar membership is not required to attend. Non-members will need to create a profile to register and access the content.

This remote program will be hosted on the Zoom platform. You will receive access information from D.C. Bar Communities staff the afternoon prior to the program. The Zoom access information should not be shared with others, as registration is required. 

Sponsored by:  Retail Investor Protection Committee of the D.C. Bar Corporation, Finance and Securities Law Community

Speakers:
Matthew Cain, Senior Fellow, Berkeley Law School, University of California 
Alex Russell, Managing Director, White Collar, Regulatory & Internal Investigations, Bates Group 
Carmen Taveras, Assistant Director, Office of Litigation Economics, U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission

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REMOTE PROGRAM: Part 3 of 3 Employment Law Update Series: Supreme Court

Course Number: C1324NC04W
Duration: 2 hours 
Date: April 30, 2024
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

In this third installment of the annual employment law update, we will review important Supreme Court decisions from 2023 and 2024 that impact employment, which include: 

Acheson Hotels v. Laufer, which left undecided the question of whether a “tester” standing under the ADA
Muldrow v. City of St. Louis and the Title VII adverse action standard
“Contributing factor” causation standard under Murray v UBS and its potential effect on Title VII, and
The practical implications of Smith v. Spizzirri in dismissing or staying a case that is compelled to arbitration

This session will address other decisions handed down in the interim and that have application to employment law, as well as anticipated holdings from decisions yet-to-be decided. Register now to get a comprehensive overview of the latest in employment law and get your questions answered.

Pre-registration for this program is required. As always, please feel free to share this invitation with colleagues. D.C. Bar membership is not required to attend. Non-members will need to create a profile to register and access the content.

Sponsored by:  D.C. Bar Labor and Employment Law Community
Related Communities of Interest: D.C. Bar Litigation Community

Speaker: Robert "Bob" Fitzpatrick, Partner, Robert B. Fitzpatrick, PLLC

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Senior Surviving Spouse Planning 2024

(Basic Estate Planning Series – Part Three)

Credit(s): 3 General (60-minute hour)
3.5 General (50-minute hour)
Course Number: E22240501W
Duration: 3 hours 15 minutes
Date: May 1, 2024
6:00 PM - 9:15 PM

This class is eligible for CLE Passport use. If you purchased a CLE Passport during the license renewal season, we sent you a unique code and instructions for using your passport. Enter your code at checkout to purchase this class at no cost. 

Credits: 3.0 general credit hours

Description: During the concluding class of this series, those who attend will look at a will and estate plan for the senior surviving spouse with surviving children and grandchildren who has an estate exceeding the federal applicable exclusion amount, and who may be contemplating remarriage. Our knowledgeable panel will review the provisions that one might include in the will, and cover gifting strategies using generation-skipping, “Crummey,” qualified personal residences, and charitable trusts.

Those who attend this class may also be interested in attending Planning for Estates under $13.61 Million and Planning for Estates over $13.61 Million.

Faculty: Joshua D. Headley, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC and Torrey Grayson Wilkins, Furey Doolan & Abell LLP 

Series Fees: $222 D.C. Bar Communities Members, $252 D.C. Bar Members, $282 Government and Nonprofit Attorneys, and $342 Others
Individual Class Fees: $89 D.C. Bar Communities Members, $99 D.C. Bar Members, $109 Government and Nonprofit Attorneys, and $129 Others

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The Legal Ethics Commitment: Rules, Concepts, Ideas and Techniques that Keep Lawyers Ethical (NEW)

Credit(s): 3.5 Ethics and Professional Responsibility (50-minute hour)
3 Ethics and Professional Responsibility (60-minute hour)
Course Number: E11240513!W
Original Program Date: May 2, 2024
Duration: 3 hours 15 minutes
Date: May 2, 2024
6:00 PM - 9:15 PM
Credits: 3.0 ethics and professionalism credit hours

Description: Every period has unpredictable winds and currents that challenge attorneys to keep their ethical bearings. In 2024, those winds are blowing gustier than ever, with challenges to the legal ethics culture sometimes developing faster than bar associations, courts and scholars can respond to them. As a result, the ethical sensibilities and problem-solving skills of the individual attorney are more crucial than ever.

This is an entirely new class designed for the D.C. Bar. Using hypothetical problems based on actual and current cases, insights from current commentary and scholarship, and multi-disciplinary concepts with immediate value to legal practitioners, this interactive and fast-moving session will challenge those who attend and leave them with new tools, sharpened skills, and plenty to think about. Our expert speaker will focus on new legal ethics developments in the District and elsewhere. Among the issues explored in this class are the following:

The increasing clash between business realities and professional ideals
How to ensure that the right ethics alarms sound in time
The ethical referral maze
Conflicts of interest that you might get away with, but shouldn’t
AI and the latest technology traps
Ethical billing conundrums
More, including new developments right up to class time

Faculty: Jack A. Marshall, ProEthics Ltd
Fees: $89 D.C. Bar Communities Members, $99 D.C. Bar Members, $109 Government and Nonprofit Attorneys, and $129 Others
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On the Menu: eDiscovery Essentials: Things Every Associate Should Know | Processing and Hosting

Original Program Date: May 3, 2024
Duration: 1 hour 
Date: May 3, 2024
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 
Are you frustrated when your eDiscovery vendor can’t turn things around fast enough? Do you question whether they are really collecting everything they are asked to? What about phone collection - do you understand the process such that you can explain to clients? Finally, what are all these charges and what does “processing” mean? When you want a production, why can’t you just get it when you need it - now?

Join Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia for, eDiscovery Essentials: Things Every Associate Should Know: A Three Part Training Series

Part II: Processing and Hosting
This session on Processing and Hosting will cover 
the steps of data processing;
data extraction;
process of searching data for relevant documents; 
the process for exporting documents for review; and
the variety of pricing models for processing and hosting

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How to Handle a Criminal Case in D.C. Superior Court 2024

(Criminal Practice Series – Part One)

Credit(s): 3 General (60-minute hour)
3.5 General (50-minute hour)
Course Number: E06240502L
Duration: 3 hours 15 minutes
Date: May 7, 2024
6:00 PM - 9:15 PM
Credits: 3.0 general credit hours

Description: Join us for this popular and informative class. Those who attend will learn how to better handle a criminal case in D.C. Superior Court from start to finish. Our knowledgeable and experienced faculty will take those who attend through the process step-by-step, starting with the arrest and continuing through sentencing. Those who attend will learn about the following issues and more:
Arrest
Arraignment
Pretrial detention
Diversion
Indictment
Plea bargaining
Pretrial motions and hearings
Trial
Sentencing

While this class is a must for criminal practitioners who appear in DC Superior Court, others may find it of interest. Those who attend this class may also be interested in attending Ethics and Criminal Defense 2024.

Faculty: Christopher J. Mutimer, Scrofano Law PC and Jay P. Mykytiuk, Scrofano Law PC

Series Fees: $148 D.C. Bar Communities Members; $168 D.C. Bar Members; $188 Government and Nonprofit Attorneys; $228 Others
Individual Class Fees: $89 D.C. Bar Communities Members; $99 D.C. Bar Members; $109 Government and Nonprofit Attorneys; $129 Others 

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Persuasive Closing Arguments 2024

(Trial Primer Series – Part Four)

Credit(s): 2 General (60-minute hour)
2 General (50-minute hour)
Course Number: E18240401W
Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes
Date: May 8, 2024
6:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Credits: 2.0 general credit hours

Description: Join our panel of experienced trial attorneys for the final class in our Trial Primer Series as they discuss how to develop and persuasively present a closing argument to convey your client’s story and convince the jury why your side’s perspective on the case warrants a favorable verdict. Those who attend will leave with a better understanding of how and when to effectively organize your closing, how to give a persuasive closing, what you can and can’t say, how to deal with the other side’s closing and rebuttal, and how to capture and keep the jury’s attention. 

While aimed at attorneys with little or no trial experience, others may find topics of interest in further developing their trial skills.

Faculty: Patrick J. Coyne, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP and Morgan E. Leigh, Markham Law Firm

Fees: $89 D.C. Bar Communities Members, $99 D.C. Bar Members, $109 Government and Nonprofit Attorneys, and $129 Others 


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