Setting the Gold Standard for 50 Years
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D.C. Bar 2022 Conference
1972 – 2022
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Programs & Events
Throughout the year, we are hosting special programs and events to help our members come together to celebrate, network, learn, and deepen their engagement with the Bar. Join us!
In 1972, the Model Rules of Professional Conduct, later to be adopted in some form by all U.S jurisdictions, was barely a twinkle in the ABA’s eye. Fifty years later, the old Code is gone and forgotten, but the legal ethical dilemmas it had failed to solve have either persisted or been replaced with new ones. For as the profession develops and evolves, so do legal ethics quandaries, and the ones that linger are important, and even perilous. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the D.C. Bar, this new and thought-provoking class will challenge those who attend with the most controversial and intriguing legal ethics developments over this period. This interactive program has been conceived and will be conducted by Jack Marshall, Esq, president of ProEthics Ltd., who has presented CLE ethics programs for the D.C. Bar for more than 20 years.REGISTER
Join the D.C. Bar Taxation Community for two days of panel discussions focusing on legislative and regulatory updates on corporate, partnership and individual taxation, tax-exempt tax reform, international tax including the latest OECD developments, tax planning, compensation and benefits reform, health and welfare tax, employment tax, bankruptcy taxation, taxation of financial products, employment tax, tax controversy and more. If enacted, the Build Back Better Act’s tax-related provisions will be a particular focus of this year’s conference.REGISTER
Join the D.C. Bar for our signature event of the year, bringing together our local, national, and international members with leaders of our profession to focus on important developments in the law. This momentous event includes educational sessions, networking opportunities, and impressive keynote speakers.Save the date
The annual D.C. Bar Celebration of Leadership honors the extraordinary achievements of D.C. Bar members and officially welcomes the newly elected D.C. Bar officers, members of the Board of Governors, and American Bar Association delegates.LEARn more
Since 1993, past presidents of the D.C. Bar have hosted the Presidents Reception to honor the incoming president of the Bar and to support the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center, the largest provider of pro bono legal help in the District of Columbia. With the support of our generous donors and dedicated attorney volunteers, we operate award-winning legal clinics, projects, and resource centers that serve more than 20,000 individuals, nonprofits, and small businesses each year.LEARN MORE
Practice 360º is a free all-day virtual conference from the D.C. Bar Practice Management Advisory Service featuring 20 practical seminars taught by industry experts to help you revolutionize how you manage your firm. Join fellow attorneys from big and small firms and organizations on July 14, 2022 to stay current with the business side of the law, and hear from leaders in law firm management, wellness, technology, and marketing.LEARN MORE