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The DC Code: § 1-608.81 Certificate of Good Standing filing requirement.

Index1 Government Organization. (Refs & Annos)
Except as provided by the rules for temporary waiver of this requirement, each attorney employed at the level of DS-13 or above, who is required to be a member of the D.C. Bar as a prerequisite of employment, by the Mayor, the Office of the Corporation Counsel, the Office of the Chief Financial Officer, the Board of Education, and by any independent agency, shall file with the District of Columbia Office of Personnel, a Certificate of Good Standing from the District of Columbia Bar Committee on Admissions, District of Columbia Court of Appeals, on an annual basis.
The Director of Personnel shall publish, on an annual basis, a list of attorneys who have not met the filing requirements of subsection (a) of this section in the District of Columbia Register.
The Director of Personnel shall promulgate rules and regulations concerning:
The timing for filing the Certificate of Good Standing and associated procedures;
The standards governing when a temporary waiver of the filing requirement may be granted by the personnel authority for the agency; and
The procedures by which attorneys shall be notified of the filing requirement and whether they are in compliance with the requirement.
The rules and regulations promulgated pursuant to this part shall be submitted to the Council for a 45-day period of review, excluding Saturdays, Sundays, legal holidays, and days of Council recess. If the Council does not approve or disapprove the rules and regulations within the 45-day review period, the rules and regulations shall be deemed approved.
The failure of an attorney covered by this subchapter to comply with the requirement of this part shall result in the forfeiture of employment.

Historical and Statutory

Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 15-105, in subsecs. (d) and (e), validated previously made technical corrections. Legislative History of Laws Law 14-182, the "Government Attorney Certificate of Good Standing Filing Requirement Amendment Act of 2002", was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 14-591, which was referred to the Committee on Government Operations.  The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on April 9, 2002, and May 7, 2002, respectively.  Signed by the Mayor on May 29, 2002, it was assigned Act No. 14-377 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review.   D.C. Law 14-182 became effective on July 25, 2002. For Law 15-105, see notes following § 1-301.47. DC CODE § 1-608.81 Current through December 11, 2012


(Mar. 3, 1979, D.C. Law 2-139, § 881, as added July 25, 2002, D.C. Law 14-182, § 2(c), 49 DCR 5129; Mar. 13, 2004, D.C. Law 15-105, § 32, 51 DCR 881.)