Save the date for the 2016 Neglect and Delinquency Practice Institute on Monday, March 7th and Tuesday, March 8th at the UDC David A. Clarke School of Law.

Register Online Here.

Click here for the 2016 NDPI Schedule of Events.

The 144th Annual Banquet was held on Saturday, December 5th at the Capitol Hilton. Photos from the event can be viewed on BADC's Facebook Page

This year's Honorees:


Suzanne Richards Award

D.C. Affordable Law Firm


Annice M. Wagner Pioneer Award

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton


Judge of the Year

Honorable Diane M. Brenneman, Superior Court of the District of Columbia


Lawyer of the Year

Lisa Blatt, Arnold & Porter LLP


Young Lawyer of the Year

Lisa Manning, Schertler & Onorato LLP



Thank you to the sponsors of the 144th Annual Banquet: 



Vinson & Elkins LLP



American Psychological Association

Hon. Diane M. & Lyle Brenneman

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

Capital Professional Insurance Managers, Inc. 

Crowell & Moring LLP

Foundation of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP


Small Firm Advocates

Jackson & Campbell PC

Kaiser, LeGrand & Dillon PLLC

Schertler & Onorato LLP

Stein Mitchell Cipollone Beato & Missner LLP


Individual Supporters

Ralph P. Albrecht

William P. Atkins

Honorable Rainey R. Brandt

Paulette E. Chapman

Jennifer Duane

Matthew L. Fedowitz

Robert A. Gazzola

Allen P. Grunes

Ellen M. Jakovic

Deborah Y. Luxenberg

Clifton E. McCann

Nancy E. Nunan

Dominic Vorv

Keith W. Watters


Banquet Donors

Arent Fox LLP

Reed Smith LLP

UDC David A. Clarke School of Law

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News & Announcements
The 2015 Judicial Reception was held on Wednesday, October 21st at the E. Barrett Prettyman United States Courthouse. Photos from the event can be viewed on BADC's Facebook Page


BADC dues renewal notices have been sent to all members.  To renew online please login using the form at the bottom of the left sidebar and follow the link to the renewal form. BADC is now offering the option to renew for 1, 2, or 3 years at a time.


BADC National Security Law Policy & Practice Committee's Cybersecurity for Small Firms and Business Podcast

If you missed the Cybersecurity for Small Firms and Businesses panel on 2/26/15 you can listen to it via podcast.


Steven Chabinsky, CrowdStrike

Ira Hoffman, Offit Kurman

Harriet Pearson, Hogan Lovells US LLP

Christopher Zampogna, Zampogna, P.C.



Please thank your veterans and service members for their service.

A few ways you can support your service members and veterans are listed below.


  • Claims Assistance Network (VCAN): ABA VCAN is a pilot program in partnership with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that provides pro bono volunteer opportunities for lawyers to help veterans with the preparation and completion of claims for disability compensation benefits currently pending with VA. Attorneys can sign up and view VCAN’s free training webinar on


  • ABA Home Front: ABA Home Front is an online resource, on, designed to help military members, veterans, and their families find legal information, referrals, and representation for civil legal matters. They may use the (1) the Directory of Programs to find a state-by-state guide of legal resources available in their area, and (2) the Information Center for information about their legal rights and responsibilities.


  • VSO Search Page: Veterans can appoint a VA-recognized Veterans Service Organization (VSO) that will help them for free throughout the entire benefits claims process with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Visit:, click on “View all Features,” and then “Find or View Your Representative for VA Claims” to find and select a local representative.


If have questions or if you  sign up please email or call Bill Aramony with the Military Law Committee (MLC) Please use subject line BADC Vets or via phone at 703-299-8496.



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