The BADC is a voluntary bar, and thus a part of its mission is to take public advocacy positions on issues related to efforts “to improve the professional lives of its members by creating opportunities for professional, civic, and personal growth and camaraderie, to increase access to justice, and improve the administration of justice in the District of Columbia.” The BADC’s Committee on Judicial and Public Appointments (“JPAC”) which “[w]henever an appointment to any court or public office is under consideration,… may recommend to the Board, after such investigation, consultation, and solicitation of suggestions as may be appropriate, the names of persons who in the judgment of the JPAC are best qualified for the office.”; the JPAC also ensures that the BADC can speak publicly, through letters, testimony or reports, on issues of concern.
Any member of the BADC can recommend that the JPAC take up a proposed advocacy initiative; such proposals should be communicated, in writing, to the President. News about advocacy efforts will posted at this page of the BADC website.
|8/31/18||BADC||Senate Committee on Appropriations, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Senate Committee on the Judiciary||BADC support for S.Amdt.3876 to S.Amdt.3695, relating to security clearance|
|7/12/18||BADC||In the District of Columbia Court of Appeals||Brief of Amicus Curiae BADC in support of appellees, Allan B. Diamond v Benson Kasowitz, et al., No. 18-SP-0218|
|4/2/18||Intellectual Property||In the Supreme Court of the United States||Brief of Amicus Curiae BADC in support of petitioner Helsinn Healthcare S.A. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., No. 17-1229|
|12/11/17||National Security Law, Policy & Practice||Senate Committee on the Judiciary||BADC Supports Nomination of Adam I. Klein to serve as Chairman and Member of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB)|
|10/31/17||National Security Law, Policy & Practice||Senate Select Committee on Intelligence||BADC Supports Nomination of John C. Demers to serve as Assistant Attorney General, National Security Division, Department of Justice|
|10/11/17||Antitrust Law||President||BADC Urges Federal Trade Commission Vacancies be Filled|
|3/28/17||National Security Law, Policy & Practice||Senate Select Committee on Intelligence||BADC Supports Nomination of Courtney Simmons Elwood to serve as General Counsel of the Central Intelligence Agency|
|3/14/16||National Security Law, Policy & Practice||Senate Select Committee on Intelligence||BADC Supports the Establishment and Funding of Expanded Mechanisms to Make Increased Use of Secure Alternative Dispute Resolution by the Intelligence Community|