Professional conduct: The District of Columbia Bar presents “Mandatory Course on the D.C. Rules of Professional Conduct and D.C. Practice.” The course begins at 9 a.m. Speakers: Jack Marshall, ProEthics Ltd.; Daniel Mills, D.C. Bar; and Wallace Shipp, Office of Bar Counsel. Location: Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Atrium Ballroom. Cost: $219. Registration: (202) 626-1315 or www.dcbar.org.

Startups: The D.C. Bar presents “Crowd­funding: How It Will be Implemented and Its Value to Startups.” The program begins at noon, with a hot lunch buffet available at 11:45 a.m. Speakers: Leila Bham, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Division of Trading and Markets; Richard Fleming, North American Securities Administrators Association; Sebastian Gomez, SEC, Division of Corporation Finance; Andrew Green, legislative director for Sen. Jeff Merkley; Sara Hanks, CEO of CrowdCheck Inc.; Jason Parson, lecturer and research scholar for Professor John Coffee Jr.; and Ford Ladd, Law Offices of Ford C. Ladd. Location: Jenner & Block, 1099 New York Ave. N.W., Suite 900. Cost: free for students and government and nonprofit employees; $20, teleconference and co-sponsoring section members; $30, nonsection members. Registration and information: (202) 626-3463 or www.dcbar.org.


Pro bono: The Washington Council of Lawyers presents “Best Practices in Pro Bono: Building Effective Pro Bono Relationships.” The program begins at 6:30 p.m. Location: Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, 801 17th St. N.W. Cost: free. Registration and information: (202) 942-5063 or www.dcbar.org.