The D.C Bar’s Global Legal Task Force is recommending some changes to the rules for foreign lawyers wishing to be admitted in Washington D.C., and has issued a public consultation on its proposals. Further information and a summary of the Task Force’s report and recommendations can be found here.

The Law Society of England and Wales will be making a submission to the consultation on behalf of the solicitor profession, and we are seeking the views of our solicitor members and member firms to inform this consultation.

If you have a professional interest in the jurisdiction we would appreciate your response to the attached survey on the subject, by Friday 11 August to Please feel free to forward this request on to any relevant contacts within your networks.

Please do also fee to submit your points directly to the DC Bar’s Global Task Force to or c/o Michael D. Rybak, District of Columbia Bar, 1101 K Street NW, Suite 200, Washington DC 20005.