B&D Principal Jimmy Slaughter Appointed to DC Bar Rules of Professional Conduct Review Committee
The District of Columbia Bar President and Board of Governors have appointed Principal Jimmy Slaughter (Washington, DC) to the DC Bar’s Rules of Professional Conduct Review Committee for a two-year term. This important committee assists the Board of Governors with the development of the rules that govern many aspects of lawyer conduct and are the foundation of a self-governing profession.
The Rules of Professional Conduct Review Committee—consisting of 15 active members of the Bar—regularly reviews the D.C. Rules of Professional Conduct for possible revisions and amendments, including proposals from the American Bar Association for amendments to the Model Rules. All proposed amendments are considered by the Board of Governors, who then send recommended changes to the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, which has sole authority to promulgate and amend the Rules.
Jimmy commented that “I’m privileged to have this opportunity to serve the profession. I’ll do my best to help shape rules that protect the public, advance the profession, and ensure fairness for lawyers.”
Jimmy is a litigator and trial lawyer with a varied practice representing private and public sector clients on a wide range of issues involving solid waste, wastewater, biosolids, air emissions, and constitutional challenges to laws and permits. In 2020, Law360 named Jimmy as an MVP in the environmental law category and named Beveridge & Diamond as an environmental practice group of the year.
Jimmy's award from Law360 follows other recognition he and B&D colleagues have received for excellence in environmental litigation, including four selections in 2019 and 2020 as a Runner-Up for The American Lawyer's Litigator of the Week award.