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Emerging Stronger From a Crisis
I
n early 2020, as the coronavirus swept across the United
States, the D.C. Bar faced an unprecedented challenge
- how to continue serving its more than 111,000
members in all 50 states and in over 80 countries and
territories in a world in lockdown and enveloped by fear.
Like most organizations, the Bar was only beginning to
understand the magnitude of the crisis, but it was not
unprepared to face it.
The Bar's foresight to mitigate operational disruptions
and its willingness to embrace change propelled the
organization into the new world of virtual work. A digital
transformation months in the making to improve its
systems and business processes allowed the Bar to not
only move its operations online but also ensure continuity
of service to its members. The Bar's agility was key to its
success story.
Growth and Engagement
While operating on a fully remote basis, the D.C. Bar
grew its membership, admitting more than 3,000
new members during the 2020-21 fiscal year and
welcoming them through virtual orientations, a first
for the Bar. Although new members were unable to
gather in person, engagement was high. The April
2021 orientation, for example, drew approximately
300 attendees.
Membership Distribution*
Total Membership: 111,138
Membership Status
6.32%
D.C. Metropolitan
Area Members
17.66%
Active
Inactive
Retired
Judicial
Special Legal
Consultant
*As of May 3, 2021
75.02%
65,690
111,138
License renewal topped 97 percent, due in large part
to the Bar's seamless online renewal process. Through
affinity partnerships and the introduction of four new
categories of member benefits, Bar members can now
take advantage of thousands of dollars in savings on
everything from practice resources to legal research.
"
The D.C. Bar made me feel welcomed and
encouraged during the new member orientation.
They shared so much beneficial information, and
it was refreshing to see all the opportunities and
benefits the Bar has to offer. This was important to
me, being someone who lives outside of the area.
I am looking forward to pro bono and the courses
that are offered.
- Wittlee Retton-Tennant
U.S. Department of Justice
New Member Virtual Orientation Attendee
Membership Population

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Washington Lawyer - July/August 2021

Digital Extras
Your Voice
From Our President
Election Coverage
Practice Management
Toward Well-Being
A Conversation with Chad Sarchio feature
Ready for Reentry feature
LSC's Ron Flagg feature
Leadership Academy feature
DC Bar Annual Report
DC Bar Budget
Taking the Stand
On Further Review
The Learning Curve
ABA Delegate's Corner
Member Spotlight
Worth Reading
Attorney Briefs
Disciplinary Summaries
Speaking of Ethics
The Pro Bono Effect
A Slice of Wry
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Washington Lawyer - July/August 2021 - Digital Extras
Washington Lawyer - July/August 2021 - Your Voice
Washington Lawyer - July/August 2021 - From Our President
Washington Lawyer - July/August 2021 - Election Coverage
Washington Lawyer - July/August 2021 - Practice Management
Washington Lawyer - July/August 2021 - Toward Well-Being
Washington Lawyer - July/August 2021 - A Conversation with Chad Sarchio feature
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Washington Lawyer - July/August 2021 - Ready for Reentry feature
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Washington Lawyer - July/August 2021 - LSC's Ron Flagg feature
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Washington Lawyer - July/August 2021 - Leadership Academy feature
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Washington Lawyer - July/August 2021 - DC Bar Budget
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Washington Lawyer - July/August 2021 - On Further Review
Washington Lawyer - July/August 2021 - The Learning Curve
Washington Lawyer - July/August 2021 - ABA Delegate's Corner
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Washington Lawyer - July/August 2021 - Member Spotlight
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Washington Lawyer - July/August 2021 - Worth Reading
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Washington Lawyer - July/August 2021 - Attorney Briefs
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Washington Lawyer - July/August 2021 - Speaking of Ethics
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Washington Lawyer - July/August 2021 - The Pro Bono Effect
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