Upcoming Events

Monday, March 9th and Tuesday, March 10th




Sponsored by

The Child Abuse & Neglect Committee



The David A. Clarke School of Law

The University of the District of Columbia

4340 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Building 52

Washington, DC 20008


Institute sessions qualify for CCAN, Special Education, and/or Juvenile Family Court Panel training credits, according to the topics covered. Approval for Virginia/Pennsylvania CLE (including 2.0 Ethics) will be requested. 

The 2015 NDPI Committee:  Joanne Schamest, Esq., Leslie J. Susskind, Esq., Co-Chairs BADC Child Abuse & Neglect Committee.  Wilma A. Brier, Esq., Gary Jacobs, Esq., Joseph Jose, Esq., Adriane R. Marblestein-Deare, Esq., and Monica A. Myles, Esq.  


Click  here for a schedule of events and more information about the program. 


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News & Announcements

2015 Call for Nominations

If you wish to run for a position as BADC Officer or Director or as a Foundation Trustee, or wish to nominate someone for those positions, please contact any member of the BADC Nominating Committee.  Contact information for each member is listed below.

The BADC Nominating Committee is seeking nominations of active BADC members for the offices of President-electSecretaryTreasurerTreasurer-elect, and Director.  On behalf of the Foundation of the BADC and the BADC Young Lawyers Section, the Committee is also seeking nominations for the Trustees of the Foundation and the Officers and Directors of the YLS.

Pursuant to Art. VI, Sec. 3: "Nomination in addition to those made by the Nominating Committee may be made in writing...over the signatures of not less than thirty voting members, by filing such nominations with the Secretary..."

Please look for your ballot in early May, along with instructions for voting prior to the BADC Annual Meeting and Luncheon to be held in June .

BADC Nominating Committee Members - 2015
Category Name Email Telephone
Immediate Past President David E. Hawkins dhawkins@velaw.com 202-639-6605
President Christopher A. Zampogna president@badc.org 202-223-6635
President-Elect Nancy E.
badc.nancy.nunan@gmail.com 703-405-1426
Member Robert C.
r.bertin@morganlewis.com 202-373-6672
Member Hon. Rainey R. Brandt rainey.brandt@dcsc.gov 202-879-4795
Member James G.
jflood@crowell.com 202-624-2716
YLS Member Matthew O. Gatewood matt.gatewood@sutherland.com 202-383-0122

Thank you to everyone who attended our 143rd Annual Banquet and helped make the event a resounding success!

We'd especially like to thank all of our generous sponsors:



American Psychological Association
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, PC
Capital Professional Insurance Managers, Inc.
Fay Kaplan Law, PA
Katten Muchin Rosenman, LLP
Kirkland & Ellis, LLP
David Lipson of Savills Studley
Reed Smith, LLP
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, LLP
UDC David A. Clarke School of Law
Vinson & Elkins, LLP
Zampogna, PC

Individual Advocates

William S. Aramony
Joe Hollingsworth, Hollingsworth, LLP
Elizabeth Homer
Matthew G. Kaiser
Keith W. Watters

Individual Supporters

Ralph & Michelle Albrecht
Cory M. Amron
Gabriella Balderrama, PNC Bank
Honorable Rainey Brandt and Robert Brandt
Honorable Diane M. Brenneman
Joseph V. Cupo
Terry Eaton
Matthew L. Fedowitz
Robert A. Gazzola
Allen P. Grunes
Christopher G. Hoge
Elizabeth Hughes
Ellen Jakovic
Lisa Manning
Clifton E. McCann
Pamela B. Stuart
Robert L. Weinberg

For more information on this event, please follow the link here.


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 www.ABAVCAN.org.


  • ABA Home Front: ABA Home Front is an online resource, on www.ABAHomeFront.org, 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: http://www.ebenefits.va.gov, 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) billaramony@gmail.com. Please use subject line BADC Vets or via phone at 703-299-8496.



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