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The Historical Society of the District of Columbia Circuit

The mission of the Society, founded in 1990, is to record, preserve, and publicize the life and history of the courts of the District of Columbia Circuit.

The Society is a tax exempt organization that operates independently from the courts.

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What’s New

  • The Society is very pleased to announce that Margaret (Margie) Gaines has joined the Society as its new Executive Director. Ms. Gaines was an attorney with the NLRB Appellate and Supreme Court Litigation Branch from 1983 until her retirement in 2017, and served as Deputy Assistant General Counsel and Settlement Director from 2005 to 2017. Margie is well known to the Circuit, having served as a volunteer mediator in the Circuit Mediation Program since 2013. We are confident that Margie will be a superb Executive Director for the Society in the years to come.

Meet Margaret Gaines, the Society’s New Executive Director

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