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D.C. Superior Court

November 21, 2022

D.C. Superior Court Approves Multiple Rules Amendments

On November 18 the Board of Judges of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia issued a series of promulgation orders approving amendments to Rules of Civil Procedure 5, 6, 37, and 43; Rule of Criminal Procedure 43; Juvenile Proceedings Rules 9 and 43; and Domestic Relations Rule 43.

D.C. Bar

November 16, 2022

2023 Judicial Evaluation Survey Now Open

Each year the D.C. Bar Judicial Evaluation Committee invites Bar members who have appeared before certain selected judges on the D.C. Court of Appeals and D.C. Superior Court to provide feedback to help improve judges’ performance and further the courts’ commitment to the administration of justice. This year’s evaluation period runs from November 15 to January 13.

D.C. Bar

November 03, 2022

2023 D.C. Bar Elections Open for Nominations

The D.C. Bar is now accepting nominations from members seeking to be candidates in the 2023 D.C. Bar elections. The deadline for receipt of nominations is January 13.

Pollution

November 01, 2022

Environmental Law Experts Identify Ways to Serve the Community

By John Murph

Environmental justice is a dynamic field because it encompasses everything from environmental protection to racial and social justice issues, said Christine Appah, an environmental justice and climate attorney, at the October 25 webinar “How to Find Pro Bono Work That Helps the Environment.”

D.C. Superior Court

October 31, 2022

Superior Court Issues Order on Mandatory E-Filing

On October 31 the Superior Court of the District of Columbia converted to a new case management and electronic filing system. Accordingly, the court issued Administrative Order 22-30, stating that e-filing is required for cases in its Civil Division (including the Landlord and Tenant Branch and Small Claims and Conciliation Branch), Probate Division, and Tax Division, except as provided by a Superior Court rule or administrative order.

R. Scott Oswald

October 28, 2022

CLE Panelists Examine Hot Topics in Employment Law

By Richard Blaustein

Hybrid work arrangements as well as new regulations and rulings regarding data access, joint employment, and non-compete agreements have the employment law field in a state of flux. This fluidity was underscored at the D.C. Bar’s annual “Changing Currents in Employment Law” series of panel discussions on October 25 moderated by R. Scott Oswald of the Employment Law Group.

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