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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

 

EVENTS​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Attorney Discipline Update 2023: District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia

Credit(s): 3 Ethics and Professional Responsibility (60-minute hour)
3 Ethics and Professional Responsibility (50-minute hour)
Course Number: E11230111W
Duration: 3 hours 15 minutes
Date: January 30, 2023
6:00 PM - 9:15 PM
Credits: 3.0 Ethics Credit Hours
Description: Join us for this thought-provoking annual class and hear the latest developments in attorney discipline from bar counsel for the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia.  From neglect of client matters to mishandling of client funds, and many issues in between, the attorneys responsible for the prosecution of attorney discipline cases will illustrate the areas that got attorneys into disciplinary trouble in the past year.  Our expert panelists also will point out areas where the three jurisdictions differ and where they share similar disciplinary concerns.  
This is a perfect way to keep up to date with attorney discipline issues in these jurisdictions.
Faculty: Jessica Boltz McCully, Maryland Attorney Grievance Committee; Renu Brennan, Virginia State Bar; Hamilton P. Fox, III, District of Columbia Office of Disciplinary Counsel; Nakia L. Matthews, Senior Legal Ethics Counsel, D.C. Bar (Moderator)
Fees: $89 D.C. Bar Community Members; $99 D.C. Bar Members; $109 Government and Nonprofit Attorneys; $129 Others

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Statute Drafting 2023

(Statute Drafting and the Regulatory Process Workshop Series – Part One)

Credit(s): 3 General (60-minute hour)
3 General (50-minute hour)
Course Number: E13230113W
Duration: 3 hours 15 minutes
Date: January 31, 2023
6:00 PM - 9:15 PM
Credits: 3.0 Credit Hours 
Description: The first session in this popular two-part series concerns the drafting of legislation for the US Congress.  Those who attend this thought-provoking class will learn who actually puts together the legislative text and consider the sorts of questions and analysis necessary for translating ideas into legislative proposals.  
Our distinguished presenters will discuss the organization of a prototypical bill, proper drafting style, and the drafting of freestanding versus amendatory provisions.  Those who attend will receive in-class exercises to try their hand at developing and analyzing policy and turning it into a bill.
Faculty: Veena Srinivasa, Office of the Legislative Counsel, United States House of Representatives; Kathryn Swiss, Office of the Legislative Counsel, United States House of Representatives
Those who are interested in attending this class may also be interested in attending The Regulatory Process 2023 on February 7, 2022.
Series Fees: $148 D.C. Bar Community Members; $168 D.C. Bar Members; $188 Government and Nonprofit Attorneys; $228 Others
Individual Class Fees: $89 D.C. Bar Community Members; $99 D.C. Bar Members; $109 Government and Nonprofit Attorneys; $129 Others

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How to Fire People and How Not To 2023

Credit(s): 3 General (60-minute hour)
3.5 General (50-minute hour)
Course Number: E09230201W
Duration: 3 hours 15 minutes
Date: February 1, 2023
6:00 PM - 9:15 PM
Credits: 3.0 Credit Hours
Description: Whether the employee, or employer, terminating an employee is never easy for those involved.  Join us for this this timely and informative class as our faculty experts focus on these issues, including: 
The importance of progressive discipline of employees
Checklists for termination
Knowing the critical questions to ask
Constructing a reduction in force 
Drafting and negotiating separation agreements 
Issuance of the final paycheck and payment of accrued vacation leave and severance.  
Those who attend will receive materials including sample agreements, checklists, and questions to ask corporate clients when they call for advice on terminating an employee.  
While the panel will concentrate on law in the District of Columbia, they will also compare and contrast the law and practice in Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. 
Faculty: Edward Lee Isler, IslerDare PC; Avi Kumin, Katz, Marshall and Banks LLP
Fees: $89 D.C. Bar Community Members; $99 D.C. Bar Members; $109 Government and Nonprofit Attorneys; $129 Others

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Jury Selection 2023

(Foundations of Trial Advocacy Series - Part One)

Credit(s): 3 General (60-minute hour)
3.5 General (50-minute hour)
Course Number: E18230202W
Duration: 3 hours 15 minutes
Date: February 2, 2023
6:00 PM - 9:15 PM
Credits: 3.0 Credit Hours

Description: Trial work, while rewarding, is challenging.  From selecting the jury to closing argument, attorneys must be ready to meet and overcome these challenges to ensure the best results for their clients.  Join our experienced and knowledgeable faculty for this popular four-part series as they discuss how to better navigate the various aspects of trial practice.  During this first session in this series, our faculty examine the process and procedure of jury selection, including the composition of the jury pool, peremptory strikes, and use of jury selection services.  
 
While we have designed this series for attorneys with some trial experience, others may find this session and the others in the series of interest.  Those interested in attending this class may also be interested in attending Cross-examination 2023, Witness Preparation and Direct Examination 2023, and Opening Statements and Closing Arguments 2023.
 
Faculty: Jacqueline Cadman, Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia; Paulette Chapman, Koonz McKenney Johnson & DePaolis LLP; Dwight Murray, Stein Mitchell Beato & Missner LLP

Series Fees: $316 D.C. Bar Communities Members; $356 D.C. Bar Members; $396 Government and Nonprofit Attorneys; $476 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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REMOTE PROGRAM: Wealth Management Series Part 4 of 7: Coupling Your Finances

Course Number: C3423NC04W
Duration: 1 hour 
Date: February 7, 2023
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Credit: 0 Credit Hours

Money and finances consistently rank at the top of the list of things couples fight about. This session is designed to curate the conversation between you and your partner to help you create a thoughtful and thorough financial plan, so you can work towards your long-term financial goals together. We talk about how you can work with your partner to prioritize your top financial goals, what strategies you can implement to overcome common financial challenges, and how to build a game plan for financial success together. This session targets anyone already in a long-term relationship or starting out in one who has yet to have the money talk or has not had the money talk for a while and is struggling to broach this vulnerable and personal subject.

We encourage your partner to join in on this workshop with you! 
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.
Are you a current law student and looking to register for one of our programs? Learn about the D.C. Bar Law Student Community and attend most individual programs at a discounted rate. Find out more here.
 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 other, as registration is required.
 
Sponsored by: D.C. Bar Communities Office
Related Community of Interest: all D.C. Bar Communities
 
Speakers: Alp Atabek, Founder and Managing Partner, AFS Financial Group, LLC 
Jason Dahl, Director of Financial Planning Services, AFS Financial Group, LLC 
**Early Bird Registration ends on Friday, February 3, 2023

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Family and Medical Leave Act: Common Compliance Violations and Best Practices for Preventing Them (NEW)

Credit(s): 2 General (50-minute hour)
2 General (60-minute hour)
Course Number: E09230205LW
Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes
Date: February 8, 2023
6:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Credits 2.0 Credit Hours

Description: Managed properly, the FMLA can assist employers and employees alike with respect to providing predictability and with respect to handling the issues that arise when employees are on leave.  But there are traps along the way, and employment lawyers must be mindful of how to identify and avoid those traps – and how to manage them when their clients fall into them. Join our expert panel as they guide you through the issues and help you better represent your clients’ interests.

This new class is for practitioners who have a working knowledge of the FMLA but want to review the basics and learn tactics, strategies, and best practices so that their clients are best prepared to avoid violating the law.
Faculty: Diane A. Seltzer, The Seltzer Law Firm; Joanne Waters Verma & Waters LLP
Fees: $89 D.C. Bar Community Members; $99 D.C. Bar Members; $109 Government and Nonprofit Attorneys; $129 Others

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Introduction to Department of Defense Security Clearance Cases 2023

(Security Clearance Series – Part One)

Credit(s): 3 General (60-minute hour)
3.5 General (50-minute hour)
Course Number: E13230213W
Duration: 3 hours 15 minutes
Date: February 13, 2023
6:00 PM - 9:15 PM 
Credits: 3.0 Credit Hours

Description: This interactive and popular class provides valuable information on the procedural framework and substantive rules governing the established administrative personnel security due process provided by the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals.   Those who attend will learn about the national security Adjudicative Guidelines issued by the Director of National Intelligence which became effective in 2017.  Our experienced and engaging presenter will address the effect of Executive Order 13764, that modernizes and strengthens how the federal government performs and safeguards background investigations for its employees and contractors.  He also will also discuss the Federal Circuit decision in Wonders v. Department of the Army (September 2016) and its effect on transparency in administrative due process, as well as the latest DoD administrative security clearance case decisions decided during this past year.   

Using interactive polling software, the presenter will walk those who attend through simulations in which they must use their knowledge of the rules, procedures, and the case decisions discussed during the class to decide how the cases should turn out.  We strongly recommend this class for practitioners who represent or anticipate representing military personnel, civilian employees of the Department of Defense, or officers and employees of defense contractors (or the contractors for thirty other federal departments and agencies) who face a decision to deny or revoke their access to classified information.
Those interested in attending this class may also be interested in attending How to Represent Your Client Effectively in Security Clearance Cases 2023 (Security Clearance Series - Part Two).
Faculty: Peregrine Russell-Hunter, Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals, US Department of Defense

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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Preserving Your Client’s Privileges and Confidences During Internal Investigations 2023

Credit(s): 1.5 Ethics (Except Virginia) (60-minute Hour)
1.5 Ethics (Except Virginia) (50-minute Hour)
1.5 General (60-minute hour)
1.5 General (50-minute hour)
Course Number: E11230212W
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Date: February 14, 2023
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Credits: 1.5 Ethics Credit Hours (Note: While this class qualifies for ethics credit in most jurisdictions, it does not qualify for Virginia MCLE ethics credit.  It does, however, qualify for general credit in Virginia)
Description: Protecting the attorney-client privilege and other confidential information during internal corporate investigations can be particularly challenging, especially when information related to the investigation is disclosed outside the company.  Join our faculty experts as they provide an overview of best practices for in-house attorneys and outside counsel to protect internal confidences and privileges when involved in investigations related to the False Claims Act or Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, in particular.  

The panel will address mitigation of risks of waiver of attorney-client privilege and attorney work product during internal investigations, drawing on recent cases dealing with issues such as text messages and social media, as well as protection of privilege in connection with disclosures to the government. 
Our panel will survey these issues and provide suggestions on how to manage investigations to protect privilege and confidentiality when collecting and reviewing documents, communicating with witnesses, and engaging with the government.  

Faculty: Alexander O. Canizares, Perkins Coie LLP; Courtney J. Edmonds, Leidos Ind.; Angela R. Jones, Perkins Coie LLP
Fees: $39 D.C. Bar Communities Members; $49 D.C. Bar Members; $59 Government and Non-profit Attorneys; $79 Others

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Cross-examination 2023
(Foundations of Trial Advocacy Series - Part Two)

Credit(s): 3 General (60-minute hour)
3.5 General (50-minute hour)
Course Number: E18230206W
Duration: 3 hours 15 minutes
Date: February 16, 2023
6:00 PM - 9:15 PM
Credits: 3.0 Credit Hours
Description: Trial work, while rewarding, is challenging.  From selecting the jury to closing argument, attorneys must be ready to meet and overcome these challenges to ensure the best results for their clients.  Join our experienced and knowledgeable faculty for this popular four-part series as they discuss how to better navigate the various aspects of trial practice.  During this session, those who attend will learn how to use cross-examination to tell their story, control the witness, and impeach the witness.  Among the topics our knowledgeable and experienced presenters will cover are:

The objectives of cross-examination 
Strategies and tactics
Mechanics
Legal principles governing an effective cross-examination.

While we have designed this series for attorneys with some trial experience, others may find this session and the others in the series of interest.  Those interested in attending this class may also be interested in attending Jury Selection 2023, Witness Preparation and Direct Examination 2023, and Opening Statements and Closing Arguments 2023.
 
Faculty: Ragan Naresh, Kirkland & Ellis LLP; Holly R. Trogdon, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Series Fees: $316 D.C. Bar Communities Members; $356 D.C. Bar Members; $396 Government and Nonprofit Attorneys; $476 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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2023 District of Columbia Cup Moot Court Competition - 10th Annual

Course Number: C3423NC08I
Date: February 17, 2023
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM\
Every year the D.C. Bar's Communities Office holds the D.C. Cup Moot Court Competition. This will be it's 10th year. We will marshal the skills and resources of over 40 volunteer D.C. Bar members to provide 12 students the opportunity to argue a case on appeal before attorneys and, hopefully one Court of Appeals Judge.

The competition serves as a rich educational opportunity to promote legal research and writing, analysis, and advocacy. Designed to confront topics of federal law and issues distinctive to the nation's capital, students are able to explore positions of split authority to promote spirited arguments on both sides, as well as arguments on policy justifications.

Pre-registration for this program is required. D.C. Bar membership is not required to attend. Non-members will need to create a profile to register and access the content.

Are you a current law student and looking to register for one of our programs? Learn about the D.C. Bar Law Student Community and attend most individual programs at a discounted rate. Find out more here. Law Students receive a discounted rate for the competition.
Sponsored by: D.C. Bar Communities Office

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Workers' Compensation 101 (2023)

Credit(s): 2 General (60-minute hour)
2 General (50-minute hour)
Course Number: E21230208W
Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes
Date: February 21, 2023
6:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Credits: 2.0 Credit Hours
Description: Accidents happen, and people take ill.  When such happens in the course of a person’s employment, they may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.  Join our experienced and knowledgeable presenters as they provide a basic outline of what workers' compensation is and what it is not.  Among the topics they will discuss are:
Who is entitled to benefits?
What can they receive?
What is the procedure for filing?
How does the attorney earn a fee?  

The panel will provide those new to workers’ compensation law with the basics needed to get started and represent individuals before the Department of Employment Services.  They will also assist claims professionals, paralegals, and other non-lawyers who may attend concerning the terminology used and claims handling.

Faculty: David M. Schoenfeld, Kiernan Trebach LLP; David Snyder, ChasenBoscolo
Fees: $89 D.C. Bar Community Members; $99 D.C. Bar Members; $109 Government and Nonprofit Attorneys; $129 Others

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Medicaid Asset Protection 2023

Credit(s): 3 General (60-minute hour)
3.5 General (50-minute hour)
Course Number: E14230209W
Duration: 3 hours 15 minutes
Date: February 22, 2023
6:00 PM - 9:15 PM
Credits: 3.0 Credit Hours          
Description: Middle class Americans cannot afford to ignore the costs of nursing home and other long-term care, now typically exceeding $12,000 per month.  Only 10-15 percent of Americans can afford and have long term care insurance, and even that is not always adequate. For most, Medicaid is the primary source of payment, so a basic understanding of the Medicaid asset protection process is vital for attorneys who work with seniors and their families.  This informative and wide-ranging class provides an overview of Medicaid asset protection concepts and strategies that estate planning and elder law attorneys in DC, Maryland, and Virginia use to help clients protect assets for themselves and their family while facilitating earlier Medicaid eligibility.
Faculty: Evan H. Farr, Farr Law Firm PC
Fees: $89 D.C. Bar Community Members; $99 D.C. Bar Members; $109 Government and Nonprofit Attorneys; $129 Others

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Witness Preparation and Direct Examination 2023

(Foundations of Trial Advocacy Series - Part Three)

Credit(s): 3 General (60-minute hour)
3.5 General (50-minute hour)
Course Number: E18230210W
Duration: 3 hours 15 minutes
Date: February 23, 2023
6:00 PM - 9:15 PM 
Credits: 3.0 Credit Hours

Description: Trial work, while rewarding, is challenging.  From selecting the jury to closing argument, attorneys must be ready to meet and overcome these challenges to ensure the best results for their clients.  Join our experienced and knowledgeable faculty for this popular four-part series as they discuss how to better navigate the various aspects of trial practice.  During this session, the faculty will discuss how well-prepared witnesses and persuasive direct examinations (or lack thereof) can make or break your case at trial.  They will cover the vital task of preparing witnesses to testify credibly at trial.  They will also examine techniques and strategies for effective direct examination, maximizing the witness’s potential, minimizing their weaknesses, and how to start out right and finish strong at trial.  
 
While we have designed this series for attorneys with some trial experience, others may find this session and the others in the series of interest.  Those interested in attending this class may also be interested in attending Jury Selection 2023, Cross-examination 2023, and Opening Statements and Closing Arguments 2023.
 
Faculty: Catherine D. Bertram, Bertram Law Group PLLC; Sara E. Kropf, Kropf Moseley PLLC
Series Fees: $316 D.C. Bar Communities Members; $356 D.C. Bar Members; $396 Government and Nonprofit Attorneys; $476 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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The Ethics of Working from Home 2023

Credit(s): 2 Ethics and Professional Responsibility (60-minute hour)
2 Ethics and Professional Responsibility (50-minute hour)
Course Number: E11230211W
Original Program Date: February 28, 2023
Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes
Date: February 28, 2023
6:00 PM - 8:15 PM 
Credits: 2.0 Ethics Credit Hours

Description:  Many attorneys are still working from home or other locations away from their offices, a practice that will likely continue for the foreseeable future.  This practical and informative class explores the ethics of practicing law in our “new normal” – including remote practice from home, and hybrid practice split between the office and other locations.  Our experienced and knowledgeable panel will explain how the ethics rules – including competence, confidentiality, communication, supervision, and diligence – apply to remote practice.  They will end with a discussion of the rules prohibiting unauthorized practice of law (UPL), trends in the approach to UPL how the UPL rules apply to work-from-home, and best practices when working remotely.
This class is intended for all attorneys – private, public, and nonprofit – regardless of the size or focus of their practice.
Faculty: Deepika H. Ravi, HWG LLP; Amy E. Richardson, HWG LLP
Fees: $89 D.C. Bar Community Members; $99 D.C. Bar Members; $109 Government and Nonprofit Attorneys; $129 Others

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Opening Statements and Closing Arguments 2023

(Foundations of Trial Advocacy Series - Part Four)

Credit(s): 3 General (60-minute hour)
3.5 General (50-minute hour)
Course Number: E18230301W
Duration: 3 hours 15 minutes
Date: March 1, 2023
6:00 PM - 9:15 PM 
Credits: 3.0 Credit Hours
Description: Trial work, while rewarding, is challenging.  From selecting the jury to closing argument, attorneys must be ready to meet and overcome these challenges to ensure the best results for their clients.  Join our experienced and knowledgeable faculty for this popular four-part series as they discuss how to better navigate the various aspects of trial practice.  During the final session in the series, our presenters will examine how to start out right and finish strong at your next trial.  They will look at opening and closing arguments from several key perspectives, including preparation, presentation, and objections.
 
While we have designed this series for attorneys with some trial experience, others may find this session and the others in the series of interest.  Those interested in attending this class may also be interested in attending Jury Selection 2023, Cross-examination 2023, and Witness Preparation and Direct Examination 2023.
 
Faculty: Christine A. Hoffman, Acting Prosecutor, Gloucester County, New Jersey; Michael F. Williams, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Series Fees: $316 D.C. Bar Communities Members; $356 D.C. Bar Members; $396 Government and Nonprofit Attorneys; $476 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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REMOTE PROGRAM: Wealth Management Series Part 5 of 7: The Future of ESG Investing

Course Number: C3423NC05W
Duration: 1 hour 
Date: March 7, 2023
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Credit: 0 Credit Hours

In early 2022, Forbes referred to ESG investing as the "trend of the decade" in a nod towards the recent boom we have witnessed in this style of investing. Environmental, social, and governance, colloquially referred to as ESG, investing has been around for more than 60 years; yet, the surge in popularity surrounding this strategy shows it's just getting started. In this session, we will cover the primary characteristics of ESG criteria and evaluation methods and explore how this investing niche can factor into your portfolio.

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.
 
Are you a current law student and looking to register for one of our programs? Learn about the D.C. Bar Law Student Community and attend most individual programs at a discounted rate. Find out more here.
 
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 other, as registration is required.
 
Sponsored by: D.C. Bar Communities Office
Related Community of Interest: all D.C. Bar Communities
 
Speakers:
Alp Atabek, Founder and Managing Partner, AFS Financial Group, LLC 
Jason Dahl, Director of Financial Planning Services, AFS Financial Group, LLC 
**Early Bird Registration ends on Friday, March 3, 2023.

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REMOTE SERIES: 2022 - 2023 State and Local Tax Webinar Series

Course Number: C1623ST00W
Duration: 1 hour 
Date: March 9, 2023
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 
Credit: 0 Credit Hours

Join the D.C. Bar Taxation Community for this State and Local Tax annual series. This is your chance to secure your space for this year with a one-time registration. Register for all four programs now and receive program reminders ahead of each session. This four-part series will cover topics related to state and local tax issues. Topics covered in prior years include national updates; the Maryland Digital Advertising Tax; hot topics in the Office of Chief Counsel of the Office of Tax and Revenue; understanding COST’s scorecards. Speakers and topics for the current year will be released closer to the date of the individual program to have the most up to date information. Dates and times listed below are subject to change, you will be notified of any changes. Dates for this year’s series: 
Thursday, March 9, 2023 - Part 1 of 4: State and Local Tax Traps in M&A and Impacts on Deal Negotiations
Wednesday, March 29, 2023 - Part 2 of 4: Dialogue with Tax Authorities from the IRS and DMV
Thursday, April 20, 2023 - Part 3 of 4: TBD
Thursday, May 4, 2023 - Part 4 of 4: TBD

Pre-registration for this webinar series is encouraged. Please note, registration for the entire series is not a part of the free Community member offer, seeing Pricing Information tab for fees. If you would like to secure your spot now, please click “Add to Cart”. If you would like to take advantage of the Community member offer, individual session registration will be available two to three weeks prior to the program date. Feel free to share this invitation with colleagues. D.C. Bar membership is not required to register. Non-members will need to create a profile to register and access the content.

Are you a current law student and looking to register for one of our programs? Learn about the D.C. Bar Law Student Community and attend most individual programs at a discounted rate. Find out more here.

Individual program dates and times are subject to change.

This remote series 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 other, as registration is required.

Sponsored by: State and Local Tax Committee of the D.C. Bar Taxation Community
Related Communities of Interest: D.C. Bar Law Student Community

Early bird registration will end on Friday, February 24.

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Can They Fire You for Putting That on Facebook? A Guide to Lawful Social Media Policies and Practices 2023

Credit(s): 3 General (60-minute hour)
3.5 General (50-minute hour)
Course Number: E09230307W
Duration: 3 hours 15 minutes
Date: March 13, 2023
6:00 PM - 9:15 PM
Credits: 3.0 Credit Hours
Description: People constantly use social media for both personal and work-related purposes.  Employers and employees alike must be mindful of how on-duty and off-duty use of social media can have consequences in the workplace.  Employers must also take care to craft social media use policies that do not violate the legal rights of their employees.  This fast-paced class covers recent examples of what happens when employers act against employees based on social media posts and what happens when social media policies are not legally compliant.  Our experienced and knowledgeable panel will cover: 
 
When it is unlawful to terminate an employee based on their social media posts
What to include in a social media use policy
What never to include in a social media use policy
Recent court decisions and National Labor Relation Board decisions on the legality of social media use policies and practices.

Class materials include sample provisions and policies, as well as case summaries.  While his class is a must for employment attorneys, others will find it of interest as well.
Faculty: Julienne Bramesco, Department of Veterans Affairs; Diane A. Seltzer, Seltzer Law Firm
 Fees: $89 D.C. Bar Communities Members; $99 D.C. Bar Members; $109 Government and Nonprofit Attorneys; $129 Others

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How to Represent Your Client Effectively in Security Clearance Cases 2023

(Security Clearance Series - Part Two)

Credit(s): 3 General (60-minute hour)
3 General (50-minute hour)
Course Number: E13230302W
Duration: 3 hours 15 minutes
Date: March 14, 2023
6:00 PM - 9:15 PM
Credits: 3.0 Credit Hours
Description: Taught by experienced practi­tioners, this second class in our Security Clearance Series provides basic back­ground and training on security clearance cases and how to contest security clearance denials and revocations throughout the feder­al system, including representation of both employees and contractors.  Discussion will primarily revolve around handling adminis­trative hearings before the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals and written submis­sions and personal appearances before the intelligence, military, and law enforcement communities.  However, the panel will also discuss litigation strategies and will review past case decisions and potential ave­nues for exceptions.

This class benefits anyone who represents clients with security clearance problems, or who holds a security clearance and wants to understand the issues better.  It will be of special interest to those who have attended the first session in this series, Introduction to Department of Defense Security Clearance Cases 2023.
 
Faculty: John V. Berry, Berry & Berry PLLC; Mark S. Zaid, Mark S. Zaid 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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