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1990s

Re-Envisioning
& Expanding

By Jeffery Leon

T

he 1990s was a period of upheaval
in the United States and abroad,
beginning with the collapse of

communist regimes, the end of apartheid
in South Africa, and the start of the Gulf
War. However, there also were major breakthroughs: the World Wide Web, the launch of
the Hubble Space Telescope, and the cloning
of a sheep named Dolly. The decade saw the
rise of third-wave feminism, environmentalism, and the counterculture Generation X.
Maureen Thornton Syracuse

1990
D.C. Bar establishes the Beatrice
Rosenberg Award for Excellence
in Government Service.
Bar leadership elects to bring
its Continuing Legal Education
Program in-house, with the George
Washington University Law School
(then called the George Washington
University National Law Center)
providing assistance, and secures
MCLE accreditation the same year.
President George H. W. Bush signs
into law the Americans with
Disabilities Act.
Maureen Thornton Syracuse, courtesy of the D.C. Bar;
Justice Clarence Thomas, MCT/Contributor/Tribune
News Service/Getty Images; Cynthia D. Hill, Tracy
Schorn

1990s was
" The
transformational

The Immigration Act of 1990
becomes law.
The District of Columbia celebrates
its bicentennial.

for the Pro Bono
[Center]. It was
a period of
dramatic and
rapid change.

1991
A new code of ethics for D.C. Bar
members, the District of Columbia
Rules of Professional Conduct, goes
into effect.

"

MAUREEN THORNTON
SYRACUSE
D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center
Executive Director,
1992-2011

U.S. Supreme Court rules that use
of racial criteria in jury selections
is unconstitutional.
Clarence Thomas becomes the
second black Supreme Court justice.
Congress passes the Civil Rights
Act of 1991.

Justice Clarence Thomas



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 - 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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