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Roundtable Tips For Law Students

NCBL-DC will be holding a panel for law students, individuals considering going to law school, and recent law school graduates to give tips on starting their own firms, pros and cons.  This event will take place at Howard University School of Law this Fall 2019.  Each quarter we will host a session with a different subject.  AMID THE COVID-19 EPIDEMIC ALL PLANS FOR FACE TO FACE PANELS WILL BE POSTPONED.

Quarterly Social

On February 20, 2020, NCBL-DC hosted their first Quarterly Socials at Brasserie Beck, located at 1101 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005.  We gathered to enjoy good times and unwind with lawyers, law students, legal assistants and NCBL- DC members and private individuals.  This event was open to the public.  Guest speaker Anitra Brown, Assistant Director of Admissions, Howard University School of Law gave remarks on innovative lawyering, how she came to the place she is now in and the importance of being able to reinvent yourself as a lawyer in an ever changing legal landscape.   NCBL-DC will continue to sponsor socials and informative forums.  Check back here often for dates, time, and locations of future NCBL-DC events.


Periodically members from NCBL-DC will hold in-person forums.  We will also  broadcast on Facebook Live,, and various other internet television programs and radio shows to provide valuable information to our community.  At this time of uncertainty amidst the COVID-19 epidemic NCBL-DC will not be hosting any live forums.  However, check back with us here to stay abreast of what we are doing that will allow us to keep in compliance with the social distancing that is so important at this time.




Q: Do I have to be an attorney practicing in DC to join NCBL-DC?

A: No. Our members include attorneys barred in other jurisdictions, law students, and non-attorneys working in the legal field.

Q: How often does NCBL-DC meet?

A: We meet monthly, on the second Monday of each month.

Q: Is there a cost to join NCBL-DC?

A: Yes.  See our MEMBERS page for specific amounts.

Q: What if I want to join NCBL-DC but am not able to make all of the meetings?

A: While we most often meet  monthly in person, and encourage personal attendance at those meetings, we also  at times hold meetings by conference calls and try to make that option "available" for all meetings. 

events and news

Voter Rights Advocates

Breaking Barriers The Tim Jenkins Story

Breaking Barriers The Tim Jenkins Story


On February 20, 2020 our own Tim Jenkins testified before the House of Representatives Committee on Oversight & Reform about issues with voting, voter suppression and voter disenfranchisement.  He also offered ways to combat these issues and suggestions about what the Representatives could do to aid in this effort.  Also testifying before the Committee was, Civil Rights Activist, Diane Nash (pictured here second from the left), Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights Director, Marcia Johnson-Blanco and Co-Chair of the Poor Peoples Campaign, Rev. Dr. William Barber.

All gave compelling testimony that caused the Representatives to take note and listen.

Congratulations Tim and all who testified.

Breaking Barriers The Tim Jenkins Story

Breaking Barriers The Tim Jenkins Story

Breaking Barriers The Tim Jenkins Story


Not only is Timothy Jenkins' story is educational and riveting, it is also inspiring.   Mr. Jenkins is proof that we still have Civil Rights giants among us who are still on the battlefield.  His story serves as a reminder to us that there remains much work to do in the civil rights area, (not the least among them surrounding voting issues).  In it he shares that effecting the change you want may not be easy but that doesn't mean we shouldn't try. 

Click the link below and learn how

Timothy Jenkins was and is a barrier breaker.

Homeless Advocate

Breaking Barriers The Tim Jenkins Story

Combating COVID-19 in Jamaica


 On March 5, 2020 our own Adjoa Aiyetoro, gave testimony regarding the homelessness during the Deputy Mayor of Health and Human Services Oversight Hearing called by D.C. Councilmember Gray.  She testified to her observance of a lack of compassion shown to the homeless  that live in encampments in the District of Columbia and the failure of the city to address in a holistic manner the needs of those living in those encampments.  She called for permanent supported housing for these individuals, physical and mental healthcare and job training and placement.

Adjoa we are proud of you.  You not only talk the talk, you walk the walk, making a difference in the lives of those who some are prone to simply throw away.

Combating COVID-19 in Jamaica

15th Annual Pre-law Conference

Combating COVID-19 in Jamaica


Cuba sends 140 health care professionals to Jamaica to aid in the fight against COVID-19.

90 nurses, 46 medical practitioners and 4 therapist.  Such a selfless thing to do.  My heart is filled with joy.  Earth Angel.  I love this.  Click the link below for the full story.

15th Annual Pre-law Conference

15th Annual Pre-law Conference

15th Annual Pre-law Conference


On February 20, 2020, NCBL-DC held its first Meet & Greet Social Mixer at Brasserie Beck.  Assistant Director of Admissions, Anitra Brown gave remarks about innovative lawyering and the importance of keeping up with the times to stay relevant in the ever-changing landscape of lawyering today.

Thank you for your timely needed words of wisdom Attorney Brown.


15th Annual Pre-law Conference

15th Annual Pre-law Conference


Thanks and Congratulations to Lennox Hinds, Jeff Edison, Desiree Ferguson and Ajamu Sankofa, Adjoa Aiyetoro (NCBL-DC), and Judith Bourne for their work on the revision of NCBL's Declaration of Concern and Commitment.