Bar News, Court Updates, and Event Coverage

  • Print Page
DMV Bar Presidents

May 23, 2024

DMV Bar Presidents Discuss Policy and Personal Experience

By Jeremy Conrad

The mandatory bars in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia made history last year when each elected a Black man as president. On May 21, D.C. Bar President Charles R. Lowery Jr., Maryland State Bar Association President Jason A. DeLoach, and Virginia State Bar President Chidi James sat down with Bloomberg Industry Group Executive Editor Lisa Helem at the Bar’s headquarters for a conversation about their personal journeys into bar leadership.

Judge Newman

May 17, 2024

D.C. Bar IP Community Honors Professor Victoria Phillips and Judge Pauline Newman

By Jeremy Conrad

The D.C. Bar Intellectual Property Community gathered at the Bar’s headquarters on May 14 to honor law professor Victoria Phillips with its annual Champion of Intellectual Property Award and Judge Pauline Newman with its inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award for their outstanding accomplishments in the field of IP law.

Legislative Counsel Summit

May 15, 2024

D.C. Bar Hosts Inaugural Legislative Counsel Summit

By Jeremy Conrad

At the inaugural D.C. Bar Legislative Counsel Summit on May 9–10, more than 70 attorneys from government agencies, lobbying groups, and academic institutions gathered at Bar headquarters.

Comment on the Two Candidates for Superior Court Chief Judge

May 14, 2024

Comment on the Two Candidates for Superior Court Chief Judge

The D.C. Judicial Nomination Commission invites comments from the bench, bar, and public regarding the qualifications of the two candidates for chief judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia created by the departure of Judge Anita Josey-Herring this fall.

Superior Court vacancy

May 10, 2024

D.C. Circuit Court Seeks Committee Candidates

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit is seeking to fill multiple vacancies on the Advisory Committee on Procedures and one vacancy on the Criminal Justice Act Panel Committee.

John Payton Leadership Academy

May 08, 2024

D.C. Bar Welcomes 27 Attorneys to John Payton Leadership Academy

By John Murph

The D.C. Bar kicked off its 2024 John Payton Leadership Academy on April 22 with 27 attorneys from a variety of professional settings embarking on a three-month intensive training to unlock their leadership potential in a competitive, rapidly changing professional landscape.

D.C. Superior Court

May 07, 2024

JNC Recommends Six Candidates for Superior Court Vacancies

The District of Columbia Judicial Nomination Commission has recommended to President Biden six candidates for judicial vacancies on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia created by the retirement of Judge Jennifer M. Anderson and the resignation of Judge Rupa Ranga. The president has 60 days to select a nominee for each vacancy.