Bar News, Court Updates, and Event Coverage

  • Print Page

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.


October 25, 2022

D.C. Council At-Large Candidates Face Off in Virtual Debate

By John Murph

On October 19, the D.C. Bar District of Columbia Affairs Community hosted a virtual debate among seven of the eight candidates running for two at-large seats on the D.C. Council in November. Moderated by Washington Post local government reporter Julie Zauzmer Weil and Washington Informer political reporter James Wright, the candidates discussed where they stood on a range of issues, from the housing crisis to abortion rights to D.C. statehood.

D.C. Superior Court

October 25, 2022

Superior Court Extends Electronic Filing Deadlines

On October 17 the Superior Court of the District of Columbia issued Administrative Order 22-28 regarding its conversion to a new case management and electronic filing system on October 31.

Animal Law

October 20, 2022

Upcoming Webinar Explores Opportunities in Animal Law Practice

On October 26, the Animal Law Committee of the D.C. Bar Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Community will explore practice opportunities in the field of animal law during the webinar “Representing the Fuzzy, Feathered, and Finned: Incorporating Animal Law Into Your Practice.”

D.C. Bar

October 20, 2022

D.C. Bar, BADC Mark Milestone Anniversaries at Joint Event

By John Murph

On October 18, members and leaders of the D.C. legal community gathered at the D.C. Court of Appeals Historic Courthouse to celebrate the 50th and 150th anniversaries, respectively, of the D.C. Bar and the Bar Association of the District of Columbia (BADC).

Sharon B. Heaton

October 18, 2022

CLE Institute Offers Insights Into Legal & Tech Issues in Government Contracting Space

By John Murph and Jeremy Conrad

On October 14 the D.C. Bar held its first CLE Institute on Government Contracting Law, highlighting new opportunities and challenges in the $637 billion federal contracts marketplace. The all-day event also addressed changes in technology and the rules, regulations, and procedures that companies must follow to conduct business with the government.