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D.C. Superior Court

May 19, 2022

Superior Court Extends Rules Emergency Through August 16

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 22-05 on May 18, 2022, extending for 90 days the rules emergency first declared on May 26, 2021, and later extended.

D.C. Attorney General Candidates Face Off in Debate

May 13, 2022

D.C. Attorney General Candidates Face Off in Debate

By Jeremy Conrad

On May 11 the D.C. Bar District of Columbia Affairs Community, in partnership with the Anacostia Coordinating Counsel, hosted a virtual debate among the declared candidates for attorney general for the District of Columbia. Approximately 150 people attended the event on Zoom, and more than a thousand others viewed the livestream on YouTube.

Lily L. Batchelder

May 10, 2022

Tax Conference Explores Plans for a More Just, Sustainable Future

By Jeremy Conrad

The D.C. Bar Taxation Community’s 2022 Tax Legislative and Regulatory Update conference, held virtually on May 4 and 5, included many sessions that considered how tax attorneys can help their clients work toward a future that is not only profitable, but also socially responsible.

Ethics

May 09, 2022

Legal Ethics Committee Adopts New Opinion on Disclosing Client Information

In April 2022, the Legal Ethics Committee issued Opinion 383 finding that, absent informed consent, a lawyer generally may not disclose to a client or prospective client information about another client or prospective client that is a protected secret or confidence under Rules 1.6 or 1.18.

D.C. Bar Annual Awards

May 04, 2022

D.C. Bar Announces 2022 Annual Award Winners

By John Murph

The District of Columbia Bar congratulates the winners of its 2022 Annual Awards, honoring individuals and organizations whose work helped ensure the advancement of the profession and enrichment of the legal community. The awardees’ contributions include the promotion of important social justice issues, the provision of volunteer services that expand access to justice, and the development of projects and initiatives that support these goals.

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May 04, 2022

Submit Comment on D.C. District Court Nominee Ana Reyes

The American Bar Association Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary is inviting comments from the bench and bar regarding the professional qualifications of Ana C. Reyes, a partner at Williams & Connolly LLP, who has been nominated to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

D.C. Superior Court

May 03, 2022

JNC Seeks Comments on Candidates for Superior Court Appointment

The D.C. Judicial Nomination Commission is inviting comments from the bench, bar, and public regarding the qualifications of 23 candidates for a pending vacancy on the D.C. Superior Court created by the retirement of Judge Fern Flanagan Saddler.

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May 03, 2022

D.C. Judges Glickman and Fisher Seek Senior Status

The D.C. Commission on Judicial Disabilities and Tenure is reviewing the qualifications and fitness of D.C. Court of Appeals Judge Stephen H. Glickman and D.C. Superior Court Judge Gerald I. Fisher, who are both seeking initial appointment as senior judges following their retirement.

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