July 22, 2013

The DWLR is pleased to announce that we've been awarded the 1st Place prize for Public Notices in the National Newspaper Association's Better Newspaper Contest.

July 16, 2013

One of the longest and most prolific professional careers in the history of the District of Columbia concluded in November, 2007 with the retirement of our longtime Legal Editor Michael A. Schuchat. During a 51-year career, he reviewed an estimated 40,000 written opinions and wrote headnotes for nearly 35,000 of them from every major court in the nation’s capital. It is a staggering work product to behold. Having read and digested that much case law he was undoubtedly a repository of legal knowledge that rivals, or exceeds, that of any appellate judge, anywhere.

May 15, 2013

Attorneys in Distress: Perspectives on the Problem

The practice of law can take a heavy toll on lawyers. Attorneys are
statistically more likely to struggle with depression, alcoholism and
substance abuse than the general public. These issues can have drastic
repercussions on lawyers’ personal and professional lives. These
problems and the legal profession’s response to them was the topic of
the Fortieth Annual Disciplinary Conference on May 14 at the Mayflower


March 13, 2013

D.C. Law Firm seeks attorney with 5+ years trial experience, licensed in
M.D. and D.C. Spanish speaking required. Excellent work environment and
benefits, salaray commensurate with experience. Email resume to

February 7, 2013

Joseph, Greenwald & Laake, P.A. (JGL) is seeking a staff attorney to
support our estates and trust practice group. This is an entry level
attorney position that will involve drafting estate planning documents
and legal research. We are seeking a motivated, organized, hard working
attorney eager to learn and gain valuable estate planning experience.
This is not a partnership track position. To be considered, a candidate
must be a member in good standing of the Maryland Bar. The firm offers
competitive compensation and benefits package. JGL is an Equal
Opportunity Employer.

February 5, 2013

A highly regarded AV rated Greenbelt, MD firm seeks medical malpractice
lawyer (plaintiff or defense) preferably with 4 years experience to do
plaintiff's malpractice work. Candidates should be a member of the DC or
MD bar. The firm offers competitive compensation and benefits package.
Please submit your resume to

January 11, 2013

Businesses that blog get 55% more business than those that don't.
Experienced legal affairs writer available for writing/editing projects.
For more information, email

January 11, 2013

The DWLR would like to extend a hearty welcome to our new Legal Editor,
David F. O'Brien, Esq. For many DWLR readers, Mr. O'Brien's is a
familiar name as he is both a former and now current member of the DWLR
team, having left us to attend law school at Case Western Reserve, where
he served as the Symposium Editor for the Case Western Reserve Journal
of International Law. Upon his graduation, Mr. O'Brien has returned to
our area and will serve as our new Legal Editor. He can be reached at and welcomes submissions of court opinions that should
be covered in our pages.

December 19, 2012

Please note, on the following days, the DWLR will not publish a newspaper:

December 10, 2012

Beware the pitfalls in DMV practice! Let me handle the DMV portion of
your client's DWI case. I'll cover all exposure to client's driving
privilege here and elsewhere. I'll protect your client from bad
surprises. Just phone me your mailing address or fax number and I'll
send you without charge a full description of my representation. I've
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