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Youth Law Fair

March 19, 2024

Local Students Try on Legal Roles at 25th Youth Law Fair

By Tynekia Garrett

On March 16 more than 100 high school students learned more about the judicial system up close at D.C. Superior Court by serving as judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, stenographers, and jurors in mock trials, a signature component of the Melvin R. Wright Youth Law Fair.

The winning Georgetown Law team of Juli Dajci (left) and Tyler Viljaste

February 28, 2024

Georgetown Law Wins 2024 D.C. Cup Moot Court Competition

By Angela Mackie-Rutledge

After three rounds of arguments spanning two weekends, Georgetown University Law Center prevailed over five other law school teams to win the 2024 D.C. Cup Moot Court Competition at the D.C. Court of Appeals on February 23.

D.C. Superior Court

February 27, 2024

Judicial Nomination Commission Announces Superior Court Vacancy

On February 27 the D.C. Judicial Nomination Commission announced a vacancy on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia resulting from the resignation of Judge Rupa Ranga Puttagunta, effective April 12, 2024. The commission invites qualified individuals to apply for the vacancy by noon on March 21.

D.C. Superior Court

February 23, 2024

Superior Court Authorizes Evident Charge to Access Juvenile Records

On February 22 the Superior Court of the District of Columbia issued Administrative Order 24-02 authorizing Evident Charge to inspect, compile, and analyze juvenile case records to validate the Court Social Services Division’s intake risk-assessment instrument and develop a tool that will inform detention and release conditions.

Kirkland & Ellis associate Eric Tarosky, D.C. Attorney General Brian Schwalb

February 22, 2024

In Fireside Chat, AG Schwalb Offers Advice to Early Career Attorneys

By Jeremy Conrad

On February 20 approximately 70 attorneys joined D.C. Attorney General Brian Schwalb in a fireside chat about his career, his thoughts on the legal profession, and his reflections on serving as chief prosecutor of a jurisdiction that has unique assets and challenges.

Stephen Pollak

February 20, 2024

D.C. Bar Remembers Legal Legend Stephen Pollak

By John Murph

The D.C. Bar joins the legal community in mourning the loss of civil rights champion Stephen J. Pollak, former president of the Bar and who many considered the “godfather” of the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center. Pollak passed away on February 3 at age 95.

JNC Recommends Three Candidates for Court of Appeals Vacancy

February 09, 2024

JNC Recommends Three Candidates for Court of Appeals Vacancy

The District of Columbia Judicial Nomination Commission (JNC) has recommended to President Biden three candidates for the judicial vacancy on the D.C. Court of Appeals created by the resignation of Judge Loren L. AliKhan last December. The president has 60 days to select a nominee for this vacancy.

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