May 30, 2019— Kellogg Hansen is pleased to announce that Geoffrey Klineberg has been elected president-elect of the D.C. Bar for the 2019-2020 term.  Mr. Klineberg will assume office in June 2019 and serve in that post for one year before becoming D.C. Bar President in 2020; he will continue in office a third year as immediate past president.

“I am honored to have been elected as the next D.C. Bar President-Elect,” stated Mr. Klineberg.  “I want to thank the D.C. Bar membership for its confidence and support, and I would particularly like to thank Charlie Lemley, who reminded all of us throughout the campaign of the importance of working to achieve a more inclusive and diverse Bar. I am grateful for this opportunity to serve this remarkable organization.”

The D.C. Bar is the largest unified bar in the United States, providing the oversight structure needed to maintain the profession’s ethical standards and Rules of Professional Conduct.  Since its creation by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals in 1972, the D.C. Bar has been committed to advancing its core missions of enhancing access to justice, improving the legal system, and empowering lawyers to better serve their clients.

Mr. Klineberg began as an associate at Kellogg Hansen in 1995 and has been a member of the Firm since 1998.  He currently serves on the Firm’s Executive Committee.  He practices primarily in the areas of administrative law and appellate litigation.  He also advises clients on the applicability of the D.C. Rules of Professional Conduct.  Over the past 18 years, Mr. Klineberg has worked on various committees and task forces of the D.C. Bar and the courts.  He currently serves on the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Task Force, focusing on how best to encourage and facilitate the participation of pro bono lawyers to serve clients of limited means in the courts of the District of Columbia.  He is also currently working on the Appellate Working Group, focusing in particular on ways to provide pro bono representation before the D.C. Court of Appeals.