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Make Connections with a Community That Will Enhance Your Career and Professional Development

The Communities Experience

The Communities experience expands member benefits and opportunities to grow your network while maintaining focus on practice-specific career development.

Attorneys have more opportunities to explore new practice areas, meet and connect with different practitioners, and take part in engaging content and events.

Communities Experience

Communities Experience

Learn more about the Communities Experience.

Not a Member?

Not a Member?

Non-D.C. Bar members can join here. When prompted to sign in, register as a new user to select your membership.

FAQs

FAQs

Have a question?  Read our FAQs.

Membership Types

Standard Membership

The Standard membership ($79) is perfect if you want to engage remotely and benefit from the various online programming options and resources.

  • Choose up to three Communities
  • Free remote access to your communities' live programs
  • Free access to digital recording of each program that you register for (by request)
  • $40 Discount on CLE Passport - Limited
  • $75 Discount on CLE Passport - Unlimited
  • $25 Discount on D.C. Practice Manual
  • Access to D.C. Bar Connect Online Networking Platform

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* Accredited in all MCLE jurisdictions
** Preregistration is required, subject to availability, discounts to premium events. Non-transferable.

Premium Membership

The Premium membership ($120) is better suited for members who value flexibility, offering more flexible options for registration and types of attendance. Join up to three Communities and you will receive greater discounts on CLE offerings and the D.C. Practice Manual. This option is perfect if you want to connect and engagement remotely or in-person (when available) enjoying benefits such as networking and collaborating with colleagues and high-profile speakers.

  • Choose up to three Communities
  • Free in-person and remote access to your communities' live programs
  • Free networking and premium events for your communities
  • Free access to digital recording of each program that you register for (by request)
  • $80 Discount on CLE Passport - Limited
  • $150 Discount on CLE Passport - Unlimited
  • $50 Discount on D.C. Practice Manual
  • Access to D.C. Bar Connect Online Networking Platform, acknowledged as a premium member
  • One free headshot annually
  • Complimentary guest registration for one premium event
  • Reserved seating for content programs (preregistration required)
  • Dedicated phone assistance with registration by Communities staff member
  • Discount on Community Marketplace publications
  • Special programs for Premium members
  • Annual free gift (Free gift available after 90 days from start of membership period.)

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* Accredited in all MCLE jurisdictions
** Preregistration is required, subject to availability, discounts to premium events. Non-transferable.

Leadership Resource Portals

The Leadership Resource Portals are a one-stop shop for elected leaders of the D.C. Bar Communities Steering Committee and Communities volunteers.

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Public Statements

A collection of public statements from the various D.C. Bar Communities.

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Communities Connect

Throughout the year, D.C. Bar Communities offers robust programming that allows Community members and the public to connect with the D.C. Bar and greater legal community.

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Communities Elections

Resources and information about the Communities election process, candidates, and virtual candidate forums.

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Standard vs. Premium Membership

Compare the full list of benefits for Communities Standard and Premium Memberships.

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What are the Communities and how are they organized?

The Communities are the voluntary arm of the D.C. Bar. There are 21 Communities designed to provide member benefits and opportunities to grow your network while maintaining focus on practice-specific career development. They are led by the Communities Committee, which oversees the operation of the D.C. Bar Communities Program by facilitating Communities-wide programming and content, volunteer opportunities, and member engagement initiatives. Each Community (except the Law Student Community) is led by a five-member steering committee made up of elected members. These leaders work to develop and implement content programs, networking opportunities, and other events for their members.

How can I learn more about D.C. Bar Communities?

To learn more about D.C. Bar Communities, please visit http://www.dcbar.org/communities or contact [email protected].

How do I join the D.C. Bar Communities?

You may join online today or by phone at 202-626-3463.

What are the membership benefits as a Community member?

The Communities experience provides valuable benefits and opportunities to grow your network while maintaining focus on practice-specific career development.

There are two membership options:  

  • Standard membership, $79 annually. Our Standard membership is perfect for members who prefer to engage remotely, highlighting a wide range of virtual programming. You can join up to three Communities and receive free registrations, discounts on CLE offerings, and the D.C. Practice Manual.
  • Premium membership, $120 annually. Our new Premium membership is better suited for members who value flexibility, offering more flexible options for registration and types of attendance. Join up to three Communities and you will receive free registrations, greater discounts on CLE offerings, and the D.C. Practice Manual.

Compare the two membership benefits and learn more by clicking here.

 

As someone who is not a D.C. Bar member, could I join Communities?

Yes, you do not have to be a D.C. Bar member to join Communities. There is a slightly higher fee for those who are not Bar members who wish to join D.C. Bar Communities. The membership dues for D.C. Bar members is $79; the subscriber fee for other individuals is $129. If you have not already done so, you will need to create an account. Once you have established an account, you can join the Communities through your profile. You can also contact [email protected] for more information and pricing.

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