Upcoming Events
2015 Intellectual Property Section Luncheon - June 3
Registration is now open for the 2015 Intellectual Property Section Annual Luncheon on Wednesday, June 3 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Learn more about the event here. Register online here
144th Annual Meeting & Luncheon - June 19
Registration is now open for BADC's 144th Annual Meeting & Luncheon on Friday, June 19, 2015 at The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC.  Learn more about the event here. Register online here

News & Announcements
The Bar Association of the District of Columbia’s Quality of Life Committee has selected the Office of the General Counsel, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to receive the 18th Annual Constance L. Belfiore Quality of Life Award. Read the press release here.

Election ballots have been emailed to all eligible BADC members. If you have not received this email, please check your spam folder. Physical ballots will be arriving in your regular mailboxes soon.


The Foundation of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia Is Now Accepting Grant Applications
The Foundation of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia (FBADC) is pleased to announce application guidelines for its 2015 grant making cycle. The mission of the FBADC is to support nonprofits that serve the legal and related needs of citizens of the District of Columbia. The deadline is May 31, 2015.

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.


BADC Nominating Committee Members - 2015






Immediate Past President

David E. Hawkins




Christopher A. Zampogna




Nancy E.




Robert C.




Hon. Rainey R. Brandt




James G.



YLS Member

Matthew O. Gatewood





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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