Judicial and Bar Conference to Take Place on April 12

The 2019 Judicial and Bar Conference will take place on Friday, April 12 at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center. The conference will kick-off with State of the Judiciary remarks by Chief Judge Blackburne-Rigsby, Chair of the Joint Committee on Judicial Administration, and by DC Superior Court Chief Judge Robert E. Morin, providing an overview of activities of the DC Courts. DC Bar President Esther Lim will also deliver remarks on the State of the Bar.

Additionally, this year’s conference theme is ‘Children and the Law: Protecting the Future,” which will explore the important topic of protecting children and adolescents through the administration of justice and the practice of law in the District of Columbia. DC Attorney General Karl Racine will be the moderator of the morning plenary session entitled “the New Juvenile Justice Challenge: Recognizing and Responding to Traumatized Children and Adolescents." The luncheon keynote speech will be given by Ms. Vanita Gupta, President and CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. In the afternoon, those attending will be able to sit-in on different seminars that cover the topics of: roles of a parent and child, racism in the era of social media, supporting LGBTQ youth, and immigrant children and navigating the law, among other issues.

Those interested in attending the conference, please register by clicking here. For a full schedule of the day's events, please click here.

Press interested in covering the State of the Judiciary, please contact the DC Courts' Media Relations Office at 202-879-1700.