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Pro Bono Honor Role

July 25, 2023

D.C. Courts Announce 2022 Pro Bono Honor Roll

D.C. Court of Appeals Chief Judge Anna Blackburne-Rigsby and D.C. Superior Court Chief Judge Anita Josey-Herring have released the 12th annual Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll, recognizing more than 4,700 attorneys who performed 50 hours or more of volunteer legal work in 2022.


July 14, 2023

Bar Seeks Candidates for CJDT and NLSP

The D.C. Bar Board of Governors is seeking candidates for appointment in the fall to the D.C. Commission on Judicial Disabilities and Tenure (CJDT) and the Neighborhood Legal Services Program (NLSP) board.

Managing Money

July 13, 2023

D.C. Bar Practice Management Advisors Win Third Gambrell Award for Managing Money Program

By John Murph

The D.C. Bar Practice Management Advisory Service (PMAS) has been selected for the 2023 E. Smythe Gambrell Professionalism Award for its Managing Money program, which teaches attorneys and their staff how to onboard a new client, create an appropriate fee agreement and earning mechanism, and manage advance fees and expenses, among other topics.

Diversity Roundtable

June 28, 2023

Diversity Roundtable: Affinity Groups Find Common Ground

By Jeremy Conrad

The D.C. Bar Corporation, Finance and Securities Law Community’s Diversity Roundtable event on June 27 drew 11 panelists who are responsible for advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) efforts in government, corporate, and law firm environments. Speaking before nearly 50 attendees, participants spoke with candor about their personal experiences and common goals.

D.C. Court of Appeals Chief Judge Anna Blackburne-Rigsby and Charles R. Lowery Jr.

June 26, 2023

Celebration of Leadership Welcomes Charles Lowery as Bar President

By John Murph and Jeremy Conrad

Mayor Muriel Bowser, D.C. Council Chair Phil Mendelson, and the chief judges of the D.C. Courts joined others in the local legal community on June 22 for the D.C. Bar’s 2023 Celebration of Leadership. Held at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel, the event drew more than 300 people.

Deaf Dog and the Indictments

June 23, 2023

Washington, D.C.’s Own All-Judge Band Returns to the Stage

By John Funk

Eighteen years ago, a group of D.C. Superior Court associate and magistrate judges formed a blues band on a whim for a judicial conference talent show. And in the nearly two decades since, they’ve continued to rock out on local stages.