Established in 1972, the D.C. Bar empowers its members to achieve professional success by offering community, value, innovation, service, leadership, and education.
The Communities experience expands member benefits and opportunities to grow your network, while maintaining focus on practice-specific career development.
Continuing Legal Education
The D.C. Bar's award-winning Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Program offers a wide array of easy, accessible programming designed specifically to meet people's career and lifestyle needs.
Learn more about the Rules of Professional Conduct, Ethics Opinions, Reports and Recommendations, and access additional resources.
The Mandatory Course on the D.C. Rules of Professional Conduct and D.C. Practice is administered by the D.C. Bar’s Continuing Legal Education Program. The CLE Program now offers the Mandatory Course as an on-demand, online video presentation.
Lawyer Assistance Program
A free, confidential program for D.C. Bar members, judges, and District law students who are experiencing problems, such as addiction, mental health symptoms, or stress, that interfere with their personal or professional lives.
Practice Management Advisory Service
The Practice Management Advisory Service (PMAS) is a free and confidential service of the D.C. Bar that provides practice management information and resources to its members.
The D.C. Bar now provides free access to the nationwide legal research library of Fastcase for active and judicial members. Also, find information to connect with voluntary bar associations in the District.
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