TUESDAY , OCT. 29

Ethics: The District of Columbia Affairs section of the District of Columbia Bar presents “The First Year of Enforcement by the D.C. Board of Ethics and Government Accountability.” The course begins at noon. Speakers: Darrin Sobin, director of government ethics; Bob Spagnoletti, chairman of Board of Ethics and Government Accountability; and V. David Zvenyach, general counsel, District of Columbia Council. Location: D.C. Bar Conference Center, 1101 K St. N.W. Cost: free. Registration and information: (202) 626-3463 or www.dcbar.org.

Advertising Law: The D.C. Bar presents “Advertising Law and Unfair Competition: Substantiating and Litigating Claims.” The course begins at 6 p.m. Speakers: Jonathan Brightbill, Kirkland & Ellis; Robin Weisman, Kirkland & Ellis; and Kathryn Farrara, Unilever USA. Location: D.C. Bar Conference Center, 1101 K St. N.W. Cost: $89, co-sponsoring section members; $99, D.C. Bar members; $109, government attorneys; $129, others. Registration and information: (202) 626-3488 or www.dcbar.org.

WEDNESDAY , OCT. 30

Litigation Skills: The Washington Council of Lawyers presents “Mini Litigation Skills Training: Opening Statements.” The course begins at noon. Speakers: none. Location: Arnold & Porter, 555 12th St. N.W. Cost: $25, WCL members; $50, others. Registration and information: (202) 924-5093 or www.dcbar.org.

Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act: The D.C. Bar presents “Practitioners’ Guide to FISA.” The course begins at 6 p.m. Speakers: none. Location: Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, 700 Sixth St. N.W. Cost: free. Registration and information: (703) 915-4514 or www.dcbar.org.

FRIDAY , NOV. 1

Appellate Advocacy: The D.C. Bar presents “Appellate Advocacy 2013.” The course begins at 9 a.m. Speakers: Judge A. Raymond Randolph, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit; Judge Stephen Williams, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit; Richard Friedman, U.S. Department of Justice; Erik Jaffe, Erik S. Jaffe P.C.; Douglas Letter, U.S. Department of Justice; Maureen Mahoney, Latham & Watkins; Ronald Schechter, Arnold & Porter; Paul Smith, Jenner & Block; Catherine Stetson, Hogan Lovells; and Theodore Whitehouse, Willkie Farr & Gallagher. Location: D.C. Bar Conference Center, 1101 K St. N.W. Cost: $79, government and public interest attorneys; $89, co-sponsoring section members; $99, D.C. Bar members; $109, government attorneys; $159, others.