Washington Lawyer - July 2017 - 22

1970s Beginnings
Bar

By Tracy Schorn

T

he year 1972 was a tumultuous time. The
Vietnam War was still raging, President Nixon
went to China, Alabama Governor George

Wallace was shot, the headquarters of the Democratic
National Committee was burglarized in what became
the Watergate scandal - and the D.C. Court of Appeals
created the D.C. Bar, the first mandatory bar for the
District of Columbia.
E. Barrett Prettyman Jr.

1974

1972
The D.C. Bar is created by the D.C.
Court of Appeals. The court also
establishes a Clients' Security Trust
Fund to reimburse clients for losses
caused by the dishonest conduct of
D.C. Bar members.
Five men are arrested for burglarizing
the Democratic National Committee
headquarters in the Watergate office
complex.
The Equal Rights Amendment is
passed by Congress and sent to the
states for ratification.
ERA supporters march on the Illinois
State Capitol.

The last U.S. ground troops are withdrawn from Vietnam.

The Legal Services Corporation is
created.

1973
The D.C. Bar publishes the first edition
of its official newspaper, Bar Report.
President Nixon signs the District of
Columbia Self-Government and
Governmental Reorganization Act, also
known as the D.C. Home Rule Act.
In Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court
strikes down state laws restricting
abortions during the first two trimesters of pregnancy.

E. Barrett Prettyman Jr., courtesy of the D.C. Bar; President Richard Nixon, National Archives/Hulton Archive/Getty
Images; President Gerald Ford, Consolidated News Pictures/Hulton Archive/Getty Images; ERA march, Bettmann /
Contributor/Getty Images; bicentennial celebration, JHU Sheridan Libraries/Gado/Getty Images

Richard Nixon resigns; Gerald Ford is
sworn in as president.
President Ford pardons Nixon.
D.C. citizens elect their first government in more than 100 years.



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Washington Lawyer - July 2017

Your Voice
From Our President
Calendar of Events
The Bar at 45
Annual Report 2016-17
1970s: Bar Beginnings
1980s: Reagan Reigns, Women Rise
1990s: Re-Envisioning & Expanding
2000s: Strength in the Face of Adversity
2010s: Solidifying the Bar's Future
The Founding of the D.C. Bar
A Conversation with Robert J. Spagnoletti
Attorney Briefs
Ask the Ethics Experts
Disciplinary Summaries
Last Word
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Washington Lawyer - July 2017 - 1980s: Reagan Reigns, Women Rise
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Washington Lawyer - July 2017 - 1990s: Re-Envisioning & Expanding
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Washington Lawyer - July 2017 - 2000s: Strength in the Face of Adversity
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Washington Lawyer - July 2017 - 2010s: Solidifying the Bar's Future
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Washington Lawyer - July 2017 - The Founding of the D.C. Bar
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Washington Lawyer - July 2017 - A Conversation with Robert J. Spagnoletti
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