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BAR BUSINESS
D.C. Bar Budget for 2021-2022
O
n April 13, 2021, the D.C. Bar Board of
Governors approved a budget for the Bar's
fiscal year that begins July 1, 2021. The Bar's
strategic plan for the years 2021-20251
guided
the development of the organization's operating
budget.
Bar leadership has delivered better-thanbudgeted
results from operations - surpluses
for the past four fiscal years and a forecasted
surplus for the current fiscal year. This achievement
reflects leadership's efforts to utilize the
skills and expertise of staff, leverage technologies,
adapt to external conditions, and continue
conducting efficiency reviews of programs and
processes to provide long-term financial sustainability
and resiliency.
For the 2021-2022 fiscal year, the Board of
Governors has budgeted for a modest expenditure
increase to keep up with market conditions
while continuing to provide Bar members
with a superior level of support as well as outstanding
programming and services during
these uncertain times. The budget for 2021-
2022 is flexible in the event that conditions
change. The Bar's leadership, volunteers, and
staff are prepared to adjust programming and
spending as needed to ensure compliance with
the budget and the most efficient use of
license fee dollars.
The license fee for active members will be $320,2
which reflects a $2 (0.62 percent) decrease over
the past year - in part to recognize how the
NOTES
1 The strategic plan can be viewed at www.dcbar.org/
strategic_plan.
2 The current dues ceiling approved by the D.C. Court of
Appeals for active members is $380.
3 " In-Kind " includes contributed legal services as well as
office space contributed by the D.C. Court of Appeals
for the Office of Disciplinary Counsel and the Executive
Attorney's offices.
4 Operations expenses are reduced by the internal service
cost recovery.
NON-LICENSE
FEE-FUNDED
ACTIVITIES
Communities
Continuing Legal Education
Other
TOTAL BUDGET
Surplus
Revenue
$1,723,196
1,826,130
565,000
$4,114,326
Expense
$1,676,238
1,823,398
329,573
$3,829,209
(Deficit)
$46,958
2,732
235,427
$285,117
The expenditure budget for license fee-funded
activities is $36.5 million, an increase of 2.2
Additional and supporting budget information
is summarized in the table below.
pandemic has negatively affected our members.
The fees for inactive and judicial members will
remain at $199 and $150, respectively.
FY2021-2022 PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET
FUNDING SOURCE
Active
LICENSE
FEE-FUNDED
ACTIVITIES
EXPENSES, BY DIVISION
Board on Professional
Responsibility
Executive Division
Programs Division
Information
Technology Division
Operations Division4
Total Expenses
Investment Advisory
Fees
Funding of Reserves
Clients' Security Fund
TOTAL
5,586,315
13,538,981
$36,499,759
$25,000
$184,340
$36,709,099
5,586,315
13,518,981
$35,203,894
$25,000
$184,340
$35,413,234
$1,295,865
20,000
$1,295,865
$50.48
$122.16
$318.10
$0.23
$1.67
$320.00
$31.39
$75.96
$197.82
$0.14
$1.04
$199.00
$23.66
$57.26
$149.11
$0.11
$0.78
$150.00
Total
License
Fee
In-Kind 3
License
Fee
Inactive
License
Fee
Judicial
Member Member Member
License
Fee
$10,066,149
2,069,992
5,238,322
$8,810,284
2,049,992
5,238,322
$1,255,865
20,000
$79.61
$18.52
$47.33
$49.51
$11.52
$29.44
percent over the previous year. The budget
includes a net transfer of $184,340 to the
Clients' Security Fund.
$37.32
$8.68
$22.19
JULY/AUGUST 2021
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