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D.C. Superior Court

November 23, 2021

Superior Court Updates Criminal Justice Act Panel

On November 23 the Superior Court of the District of Columbia issued Administrative Order 21-16 , regarding extension of and additions to its Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Panel of attorneys.

Bar Member’s Play Highlights Impact of Climate Change on Native Americans

November 19, 2021

Bar Member’s Play Highlights Impact of Climate Change on Native Americans

By John Murph

On November 12, in recognition of National Native American Heritage Month, the American Bar Association (ABA) presented Fairly Traceable, a virtual stage reading of a “romantic dramedy” created by award-winning Cherokee playwright Mary Kathryn Nagle. Nagle is a D.C. Bar member and partner at Pipestem & Nagle, P.C.

D.C. Superior Court

November 19, 2021

Superior Court Extends Rules Emergency Through February

Finding that the COVID-19 pandemic continues to present extraordinary circumstances relating to public health and safety that substantially impair its ability to perform certain functions, the Superior Court of the District of Columbia issued Administrative Order 21-15 on November 19.

Akeem Earle

November 19, 2021

D.C. Bar Announces 2022 Writer in Residence

By Susannah Buell

The D.C. Bar has selected University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law (UDC) student Akeem Earle as its 2022 Writer in Residence.

Daniel Mayer

November 18, 2021

Tenant Advocacy Continues as D.C. Evictions Resume

By Rich Blaustein

A November 15 webinar co-sponsored by the D.C. Bar Real Estate, Housing and Land Use Community and the Programs Committee of the District of Columbia Affairs Community highlighted D.C. government support for tenants, the challenges housing providers have faced during the pandemic, and the legal services available for renters.

Mark Herzog

November 16, 2021

Remembering Pro Bono Champion Mark Herzog

The D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center mourns the passing of former staff leader and fierce access to justice advocate Mark Herzog, who died November 13, 2021, after a year-long illness.

Yaida O. Ford, founder of Ford Law Pros, P.C.

November 16, 2021

Trial Lawyer Yaida Ford Appointed to JNC

By John Murph

Yaida O. Ford, founder of Ford Law Pros, P.C., has been appointed to the District of Columbia Judicial Nomination Commission (JNC) by the D.C. Bar Board of Governors. An experienced trial lawyer representing clients in civil rights cases, employment law matters, and real estate disputes, Ford is admitted in nine courts.

Moderator Kassandra Ramsey, chair of the Sports Law Subcommittee of the D.C. Bar Arts, Entertainment, Media, and Sports Law Community

November 15, 2021

Sports Law Attorneys Discuss Changes to Student-Athlete Compensation

By John Murph

With more than half of U.S. states having enacted legislation allowing college athletes to profit off their name, image, and likeness (NIL), sports law attorneys have seen significant developments in their practice in recent years as well as increasing confusion about what these rules and laws mean for their clients and others.