My Love of the Bar Association

The Bar Association of the District of Columbia or BADC is the third oldest bar in the United States. 
Founders Day commemorates May 23, 1871 -  the day 139 years ago the BADC was founded at the National Hotel at 6th & Pennsylvania Ave NW  --  the 3rd bar association in the nation following President John Adams founding the Boston City Bar Association and the Association of the Bar of New York City.

Over my years in leadership BADC annual meetings were often held in conjunction with a trip abroad. Mayberry taught a CLE On "Long Term Care Planning For Lawyers" in Portugal.

Bar's Annual Conventions

Richard Mayberry had the honor to serve as BADC board member and committee chair of Estate Planning and Elder Law committee. 

He was nominated to be a candidate for the BADC president. Medical malpractice king Jack Olander prevailed in the general election. Jack had a productive presidency including a "Heroes in the Law" series that features such great trial lawyers as the now deceased Johnny Cochran.

For the BADC Foundation Richard Mayberry was a Board member and VP for Grant Making. During his tenure he made 9-11 grants to secondary victims of the the attack.  He 
continue to serve BADC as a "Fellow."  

Mayberry has benefited from the Bar Association's professional development activities and 
 enjoys social time with fellow lawyers, many of whom are life-time friends, such as lawyer extraordinaire Paul Perstein featured in the top picture.