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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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

REMOTE PROGRAM: Fireside Chat with Mike Miller on Mass Torts Involving Health Issues

Course Number: C2022NC01W
Original Program Date: September 24, 2021
Duration: 1 hour
Date: September 24, 2021
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM 

This will be a fireside chat with Mr. Miller. Mr. Miller's office filed the first claims for RoundUp and tried the first case before a jury to a plaintiff's verdict. Mr. Miller will describe his background (education and work experience) and interest in health law. He will discuss some of his cases involving health law issues culminating in the RoundUp cases. He will also share his thoughts on the future of of cases related to health law issues. At the end of the program he will be available for some questions.

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REMOTE PROGRAM: SPACs and the Fintech Ecosystem: Legal and Regulatory Insight for Lawyers

Course Number: C0322FT02W
Original Program Date: September 27, 2021
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Date: September 27, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM 

The meteoric rise of Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) has had broad-reaching implications in capital market structure and the Fintech ecosystem. Join industry leaders and leading practitioners in an engaging discussion on the proliferation of SPACs, the increased SEC enforcement-related activities and private litigation involving SPACS, and changing market dynamics that practitioners and regulators should keep top of mind.

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REMOTE PROGRAM: Fireside Chat with Andrew Faile, Acting Commissioner for Patents

Course Number: C1422PC01W
Original Program Date: September 28, 2021
Duration: 1 hour
Date: September 28, 2021
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM 
Please join us for a candid discussion with the USPTO's Acting Commissioner for Patents, Andrew Faile. We'll explore new and developing programs at the USPTO, the latest in Office data and metrics, and what's in store for the future.

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More Effective Writing Makes More Effective Lawyers (September 2021)

Registration for this Class is Closed.

Credit(s): 7 General (50-minute hour)
6 General (60-minute hour)
Course Number: E11210915W
Original Program Date: September 29, 2021
Duration: 3 hours 15 minutes
Date: September 29, 2021
9:30 AM - 12:45 PM 

Description: Admit it: You’re just a little bit Zoom weary. (More than a little bit.)  You’re hungry for the thrill of being back in the same room as other people, and not stuffed into a little box on a little screen.  Understood.  But we’re not quite there yet.  And in the meantime?  What if you could enjoy an online experience that was just as fast-paced and productive as the real thing, with all the back-and-forth energy of an in-person session?
So, here's your chance to join writing coach and former attorney Rick Horowitz online, for a lively and practical workshop that will reintroduce you to your legal-writing toolbox, including a few tools you didn't know were in there.  

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REMOTE PROGRAM SERIES: 2021 - 2022 Estates, Trusts and Probate Law Community Guardianship and Probate Webinar Series

Course Number: C0822GP00W
Original Program Date: September 30, 2021
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Date: September 30, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM 
Join the D.C. Bar Estates, Trusts and Probate Law Community for this annual series. This is your chance to secure your space for this year with a one-time registration. Register for all five programs now and receive program reminders ahead of each session. This five-part series will cover topics related to guardianship, probate, and eldercare law. Topics covered in prior years include D.C. probate court operations during Covid; creating and administering self-settled special needs trusts; drafting and administering estates with charitable beneficiaries; civil procedure and trial advocacy for the probate practitioner; D.C., MD and VA updates. 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. Series registration allows for a one-time registration, you will receive reminder notices the week of your program.

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Successful Small Firm Practice Course / Saturday (Session 1 of 2)

Course Number: SF_10/02/21
Original Program Date: October 2, 2021
Duration: 8 hours 
Date: October 2, 2021
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
The following will be discussed:
An understanding of small firm law and the resources of the DC Bar.
Reflection on the choice to go small firm. Discerning the purpose of the venture; defining the ideal client; problem solving for the ideal client applications.
Understanding the entrepreneurial mindset for the small firm; identify strengths and weaknesses; reflect on what business task should be outsourced; explore thought provoking questions with the class. The Business Plan.
An understanding of the essentials of starting a small firm.
An understanding of firm management; ethical implications of not establishing systems; how to create systems; tools for creating work flow and project management.

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Successful Small Firm Practice Course / Monday (Session 4 of 8)

Course Number: SF_10/04/21
Original Program Date: October 4, 2021
Duration: 2 hours 
Date: October 4, 2021
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
The types of bank accounts; account management; & risks of mismanagement; creating an operating reserve & cash flow issues.

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Getting Sued and Getting Hacked: What the Small Firm Lawyer Needs to Know about Insurance (NEW)

Credit(s): 1 General (50-minute hour)
1 General (60-minute hour)
Course Number: E04211002W
Original Program Date: October 5, 2021
Duration: 1 hour 
Date: October 5, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Description: Cyberattacks  are occurring with increasing frequency.  Learn how to better protect your firm, and further your clients’  interests by attending this new and informative class.  Our expert faculty will explore topics and  issues such as where malpractice claims originate, malpractice insurance  policies, how to determine appropriate coverage, and selecting a carrier,  policy, and broker.  They will also  discuss how a firm can protect itself against a cyberattack and how to be  prepared when a cyberattack does occur.  Lastly, they will discuss what cyber insurance covers for a law firm,  and what it does not cover.

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Federal Lobbying 2021 - A Guide to Regulation and Compliance

Credit(s): 2 General (50-minute hour)
2 General (60-minute hour)
Course Number: E13211003W
Original Program Date: October 6, 2021
Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes
Date: October 6, 2021
12:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Description: Attend this insightful class to receive a practical guide to the laws and rules governing lobbying of the federal government and federal officials.  Since the enactment of the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act, the disclosures one must make about federal lobbying activities have become more complex.  Our faculty expert will give you a clear understanding of who must register as a lobbyist, and how these individuals and their employers can meet the resulting compliance obligations.  Those who attend will learn about the lobbying registration process and the quarterly and semi-annual reports that must be submitted.

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Recent Healthcare Regulations and Priorities in the Biden Administration (NEW)

Credit(s): 1 General (50-minute hour)
1 General (60-minute hour)
Course Number: E14210707W
Original Program Date: October 7, 2021
Duration: 1 hour 
Date: October 7, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Description: Join us for this new and timely class that discusses what health care providers have experienced during the first year of the Biden administration, as well as possible long-term Biden administration efforts.  Our faculty experts will also cover the provider’s perspective on the changing health care landscape and the real-world implications of the administration’s priorities. 

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Publishing Law in the Age of Amazon 2021

Credit(s): 1.5 General (50-minute hour)
1.5 General (60-minute hour)
Original Program Date: October 13, 2021
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Date: October 13, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Description: This informative class from publishing law expert Gail Ross will provide those who attend with an overview of the ever-evolving publishing landscape and how it affects publishing law.  Among the topics our distinguished presenter will cover are:
The rise of digital audio
Self-publishing contracts
Audio book contracts
Digital royalties
Amazon’s place in the publishing ecosystem
Moral turpitude clauses.

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REMOTE PROGRAM: International IP Update: WIPO Update and Tips for European Prosecution and Litigation Strategies

Course Number: C1422PC02W
Original Program Date: October 14, 2021
Duration: 2 hours 
Date: October 14, 2021
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
This program will provide an overview of the USPTO's involvement in the development of international patent law with a focus on the developments at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Assembly Meeting in early October 2021. The speakers will also discuss patent protection and litigation strategies in Europe. This program is intended for US patent attorneys who want to learn more about international patent protection and litigation strategies in Europe to help their clients consider global protection of their patent rights with a European focus.

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Successful Small Firm Practice Course / Monday (Session 5 of 8)

Fee Agreements and Billing

Course Number: SF_10/18/21
Duration: 2 hours 
Date: October 18, 2021
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM ((GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada))

An understanding of the billing process, the marketing opportunity in the invoice, the importance of accuracy in billing and billing options and applications.

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REMOTE PROGRAM SERIES: 2021 - 2022 Pass-Throughs and Real Estate Tax Webinar Series

Course Number: C1622PT00W
Original Program Date: October 20, 2021
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Date: October 20, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Join the D.C. Bar Taxation Community for this Pass-Throughs and Real Estate 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 pass-throughs and real estate tax issues.  Topics covered in prior years include applying Section 163(j) to partnerships; highlights of Section 1061; accessing public markets with Up-Cs, SPACs, and Up-SPACs; debt restructurings and buybacks for troubled partnerships; new partnership debt allocation regulations. 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.

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Lunch and Learn: Protect Your Law Firm from the Biggest Security Threats of 2021, Without Having to Become a Security Expert or Waste Your Valuable Time

Course Number: LL_102121
Original Program Date: October 21, 2021
Duration: 1 hour 
Date: October 21, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lawyers have made significant advancements in their adoption and advancement of technology over the past ten years, primarily fueled by the global migration to the cloud. Thanks to this progress, it is easier than ever for a solo or small law firm to get access to and configure the technology needed to practice.  

Unfortunately, the simplification of technology introduced an often-overlooked downside that exposes thousands of solo and small law firms to the risk of suffering a data breach. This is because the responsibility of security practices resides under ‘taking care of technology myself.’ While cloud technology has made most things more straightforward, cybersecurity threats have become more complex, and lawyers often do not possess the skills, knowledge, or time to protect themselves adequately. 

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Evaluating the Liabilities of Artificial Intelligence 2021

Credit(s): 1 General (50-minute hour)
1 General (60-minute hour)
Course Number: E16211004W
Original Program Date: October 21, 2021
Duration: 1 hour 
Date: October 21, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Description: The informative class will provide a legal and technical outline to help attorneys understand and evaluate the risks created by the adoption of cutting-edge technology like artificial intelligence and machine learning.  Among the specific topics our knowledgeable panel will discuss are an overview of AI, categorizing risks, the legal liabilities associated with AI, the technical risks AI creates, and client guidance.

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Planning Ahead to Avoid Guardianship (NEW)

Credit(s): 3.5 General (50-minute hour)
3 General (60-minute hour)
Course Number: E08211010W
Original Program Date: October 25, 2021
Duration: 3 hours 15 minutes
Date: October 25, 2021
6:00 PM - 9:15 PM
Description: Who will manage your client’s (or your) affairs in the event of incapacity?  This insightful class explores a topic that is relevant, professionally, and/or personally, to almost everyone at some point in life.  Our expert faculty examine the advantages and disadvantages of revocable trusts, durable powers of attorney, and health care advance directives such as living wills and proxy appointments to manage health care and other personal decisions, as well as finance and property matters. 

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Changing Currents in Employment Law 2021

Credit(s): 3.5 General (50-minute hour)
3 General (60-minute hour)
Course Number: E09211006W
Original Program Date: October 26, 2021
Duration: 3 hours 15 minutes
Date: October 26, 2021
6:00 PM - 9:15 PM
Description: Join us for this popular, fast-paced class that every year covers five cutting-edge topics in employment law.  Leading practitioners from both sides of the aisle will recap recent legal developments and give tips on handling – or avoiding – related litigation.

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Avoiding Malpractice and Bar Complaints 2021

Credit(s): 2 Ethics and Professional Responsibility (60-minute hour)
2 Ethics and Professional Responsibility (50-minute hour)
Course Number: E11211008W
Original Program Date: October 27, 2021
Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes
Date: October 27, 2021
6:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Description: In recent years, more than 35,000 legal malpractice claims have been filed annually against attorneys with malpractice insurance.  Many more complaints have been filed against those who were not insured.  Our insightful panel will address daily practice and risk-prevention techniques to help reduce the possibility of a bar complaint and related malpractice claim from being filed.  Experienced attorneys will find practical, new ideas to implement, while those newer to the practice of law will gain skills that will be useful throughout their legal careers. 

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REMOTE PROGRAM SERIES: 2021 - 2022 Estates, Trusts and Probate Law Community Estate and Tax Planning Webinar Series

Course Number: C0822EP00W
Original Program Date: October 28, 2021
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Date: October 28, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Join the D.C. Bar Estates, Trusts and Probate Law Community for this annual series. This is your chance to secure your space for this year with a one-time registration. Register for all five programs now and receive program reminders ahead of each session. This five-part series will cover topics related to estate and tax planning law. Topics covered in prior years include planning and audit issues for creatives and athletes; planning with philanthropy; estate planning and valuation for art collectors; assets and titling 101 for estate planners; what is Kaestner; elder financial exploitation laws and what they mean for trusts/estates/probate attorneys; D.C., MD and VA updates. 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. Series registration allows for a one-time registration, you will receive reminder notices the week of your program. 

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