Upcoming Events

Join the Bar Association of the District of Columbia for our annual black tie banquet, sponsored by the Foundation of the BADC.
The evening will include a cocktail reception, dinner, dessert, dancing, and an award ceremony honoring BADC's Judicial Honoree of the Year, Lawyer of the Year, Honorable Annice M. Wagner Pioneer Award Winner, and Young Lawyer of the Year.  

The FBADC will present the first Suzanne Richards Award. This new award is named for BADC's first female president and will be given annually to a DC nonprofit. 


Suzanne Richards Award

D.C. Affordable Law Firm


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


Proceeds over expenses help The BADC Foundation fund legal services providers. The BADC Foundation is a 501(3) organization tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Any sponsorship amount over the cost of attendance is tax-deductible.




  • $5,000 Benefactor (14 tickets)
  • $2,500 Patron (10 tickets)
  • $1,500 Small Firm Advocate (4 tickets)
  • $1,000 Individual Advocate (4 tickets)
  • $500 Individual Supporter (2 tickets)
(Sponsorships offer benefits in addition to banquet tickets, such as recognition and preferred seating.) Please find the sponsor commitment form here.

Registration Costs

  • $175 Judge
  • $225 BADC Member
  • $300 Non-BADC Members

REGISTER ONLINE or print out this form to email/fax/mail. Please call the BADC office at 202-223-6600 if experiencing any issues registering online.


144th Annual Banquet is sponsored by: 



Vinson & Elkins LLP



Hon. Diane M. & Lyle Brenneman

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

Capital Professional Insurance Managers, Inc. 

Foundation of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP


Small Firm Advocates

Kaiser, LeGrand & Dillon PLLC

Schertler & Onorato LLP


Individual Supporters

Ralph P. Albrecht

William P. Atkins

Honorable Rainey R. Brandt

Paulette E. Chapman

Matthew L. Fedowitz

Robert A. Gazzola

Ellen M. Jakovic

Keith W. Watters

If you would like information about our events emailed to you please email your contact information to info@badc.org. You can also follow us on Facebook

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 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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