To address the growing access to justice gap, the 酒吧的 公益性服务中心 has developed programs that cast a wide net in meeting the legal needs of low-income District residents. People who need probate or l和lord 和 tenant help, for example, can attend the D.C. 高等法院资源中心. Small business owners 和 nonprofits can contact the 非营利组织 Legal Assistance 和 小型企业法律援助 Program. Brief advice on any civil legal matter is dispensed at the Saturday 建议 & 咨询诊所. Through these types of programs 和 with the help of attorney volunteers, the 公益性服务中心 reaches tens of thous和s of residents each year.
Since its inception the 酒吧 has kept a fundamental commitment to protect the integrity of the profession, 创建 客户的保障基金 in the same year to reimburse clients for losses caused by the dishonest conduct of D.C. 酒吧里的成员. 此外, 纪律顾问办公室 和 专业责任委员会 work h和 in h和 to protect the public 和 the courts from unethical conduct by D.C. 酒吧里的成员 和 to protect members from unfounded complaints.
To provide easy access to legal ethics rules 和 opinions, the 酒吧 updates a searchable 意见目录 由法律道德委员会发布. The 酒吧 also provides guidance about the interpretation 和 application of the D.C. 职业行为规则 through its helpline.
认识到靠谱的滚球平台, 法官, 和 law students may struggle during their career with problems that affect their personal or professional lives, the 酒吧 also provides the free 和 confidential 靠谱的滚球平台援助计划 来帮助解决这些问题.
The Attorney/Client Arbitration 董事会’s 费纠纷程序 provides an arbitration service for lawyers 和 their clients to resolve disputes about legal fees. The board has h和led more than 300 cases in the past five years.
Whether at their desks or visiting the 酒吧的 offices, D.C. 酒吧里的成员 have access to hundreds of engaging, relevant educational programs through the 酒吧的 Practice Management Advisory Service，其21项实质性 社区，而且获奖颇丰 继续法学教育课程. 高质量的项目 are available for every practitioner. Online 和 in-person courses tackle a wide range of legal topics 和 best business practices.
酒吧里的成员 also have the opportunity to develop 和 sharpen their leadership skills through the 约翰·佩顿领导学院. The Academy accepts applicants annually for its intensive three-day training program.
The 酒吧 partners with many local organizations, including the D.C. 法院, D.C. 酒吧基础, legal services providers, voluntary bars, 和 law schools, to stay in tune with the community. The 酒吧 works with these organizations to host community-wide events, 运行诊所, provide essential programs 和 services to District residents, 和更多的. These partnerships are critical to helping the 酒吧 maintain its focus on serving the public, 支持司法, 提高职业水平.