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D.C. Superior Court

March 18, 2022

Superior Court Enacts Amendments to Small Claims Rules

On March 17 the D.C. Superior Court Board of Judges issued Rule Promulgation Order 22-04 approving amendments to Rules 3, 4, 18, and 19 of the Rules of Procedure for the Small Claims and Conciliation Branch.

Alexander L. Reid

March 16, 2022

Meet Alexander L. Reid: 2022 D.C. Bar President-Elect Candidate

By Jeremy Conrad

Reid is a partner at Baker & Hostetler LLP and team leader of the firm’s tax-exempt organizations and charitable giving team. His tax practice covers tax controversy and litigation, planning, and transactional matters as well as board governance.

Charles R. Lowery Jr.

March 16, 2022

Meet Charles R. Lowery Jr.: 2022 D.C. Bar President-Elect Candidate

By Jeremy Conrad

Lowery is the director of legislative policy and external affairs at New American Funding, where he shapes the company’s legislative and regulatory research and analysis to advance the company’s mission of increasing minority homeownership.

D.C. Superior Court

March 07, 2022

Superior Court Approves Amendments to Probate Division Rules

On March 4 the Superior Court of the District of Columbia issued Promulgation Order 22-03 approving amendments to the Superior Court Rules of the Probate Division. The rules have been completely reorganized and renumbered, so the court has not provided a marked-up version. These rules do not modify the Federal Rules of Civil or Criminal Procedure. The amendments take effect on August 22, 2022.


March 03, 2022

UDC Law Wins 2022 D.C. Cup Moot Court Competition

By Akeem Earle

For the second year in a row, the competition was held virtually by the D.C. Bar Communities due to the pandemic. In the three-round competition, teams from the District’s six law schools argue a case before volunteer judges, honing both their oral advocacy and brief-writing skills.

Superior Court of the District of Columbia

March 01, 2022

Superior Court Welcomes Five New Associate Judges

By John Murph

On February 28, Judges Kenia Seoane López, Rupa Puttagunta, Ebony M. Scott, Sean C. Staples, and Donald Walker Tunnage became the newest members of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Chief Judge Anita Josey-Herring, who administered the oath, said she was thrilled with the five additions to the court, which has been dealing with vacancies for years.

D.C. Court of Appeals

February 28, 2022

D.C. Courts to Operate Under Emergency Schedule

Due to scheduled protests downtown, the D.C. Courts will operate on an emergency schedule from March 1 through March 4. All remote oral arguments in the D.C. Court of Appeals and remote hearings in D.C. Superior Court will proceed at their originally scheduled time. Criminal trials currently in progress in Superior Court will proceed but may be suspended on short notice.