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Ellen M. Jakovic

April 06, 2021

Get to Know D.C. Bar President-Elect Candidate Ellen M. Jakovic

When it comes to stepping up to the plate to lend her expertise in voluntary roles, antitrust attorney Ellen M. Jakovic understands what it means to make that commitment. For the past two decades, Jakovic, of counsel in Kirkland & Ellis LLP’s antitrust practice group, has been actively involved in several voluntary bar associations and served two terms on the D.C. Bar Board of Governors.

Police Vehicle in Washington DC

April 02, 2021

Reform Commission Issues Report Reimagining District Policing

By Jeremy Conrad

On April 1, the DC Police Reform Commission released a report outlining its proposals to reimagine policing in the District to enhance public safety and end “harms associated with over-reliance on law enforcement.”


April 01, 2021

APABA-DC Panel Focuses on Government’s Role in Combating Anti-Asian Violence

By John Murph

On March 30, the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of the Greater Washington, D.C. Area, Inc. (APABA-DC) hosted a virtual panel discussion that addressed the alarming surge in hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and the government’s role in combating these acts of violence.

ABA Women on the Bench, March 2021

March 31, 2021

Women Judges Discuss Continuing Challenges Facing Women in the Law

By John Murph

To celebrate Women’s History Month, the American Bar Association (ABA) hosted the program Judicial Milestones in the Quest for Women’s Equality on March 26, featuring women judges from around the country who discussed the obstacles they faced in their career and how they overcame those challenges. The event was moderated by retired Judge Ernestine S. Gray of Louisiana’s Orleans Parish Juvenile Court.

D.C. Court of Appeals

March 24, 2021

Court of Appeals Updates Operating Status

The District of Columbia Court of Appeals issued an order on March 22 updating its operating status as it continues to address concerns regarding the coronavirus pandemic.

Jeffery Smith

March 23, 2021

Foreign Policy Expert Recalls Cold War Spy Trades and Scandals

By Jeremy Conrad

On March 18 the Washington Foreign Law Society and the American Society of International Law wrapped up its two-part series on attorney-diplomats with a conversation with Jeffrey H. Smith, former general counsel for the Central Intelligence Agency.

Chief Judge Anita Josey-Herring

March 23, 2021

Youth Law Fair Engages Students on Food Insecurity Issue

By Tonée Jones

On March 20 multiple high schools in the District sent some of their brightest future lawyers to participate in the 22nd annual Melvin R. Wright Youth Law Fair, sponsored by the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and D.C. Bar Communities.