Recently applied for membership into the DC bar. Waiting to be approved to be sworn in. Been practicing in Florida for about two years. Anything you‘d recommend to learn first about practicing in DC?

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Sounds good, thanks for the insight.


Also helpful to know that many (most?) people barred in DC are also barred elsewhere, so there’s always the potential for mixups. Not that it happened often to me or anything (barred first in CA), always just better to know it’s a possibility


Depends on what you're practicing. In terms of civil, it is best to go watch some of the hearings so you get familiar with the Judges. Also DC is pretty much all e-filing, so becoming familiar with the e-filing system as well.

Appreciate it. Does the DC bar provide any materials for young attorneys to acclimate themselves to the DC court system?

They provide a small amount of materials., but your best bet is looking up the DC Civil practice guide on lexis or westlaw.

Yeah, that makes sense. I’m barred in FL as of now

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