Rules Governing the District of Columbia Bar

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NOTICE: On January 10, 2024, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals amended the Rules Governing the District of Columbia Bar. The Rules changes take effect on March 4, 2024. Use this link to view the Order and the highlighted changes.

  1. Organization of the D.C. Bar
  2. Membership
  3. Officers
  4. Board of Governors
  5. Executive Committee
  6. Meetings of the Bar
  7. Referendum Procedure
  8. Disbursements
  9. By-laws
  10. Rules of Professional Conduct
  11. Disciplinary Proceedings
  12. Clients’ Security Trust Fund
  13. Arbitration
  14. IOLTA Verification
  15. Amendment
  16. Effective Date of Rules

Appendix A.

Appendix B.

  • Interest on Lawyers' Trust Accounts Program. As per Court Order No. M-235-09, Appendix B has been deleted in its entirety effective August 1, 2010. Relevant provisions have been moved to Rule 1.15 of the D.C. Bar Rules of Professional Conduct and to new Section 20 of Rule XI of the Rules Governing the District of Columbia Bar.

Appendix C.