Code of the District of Columbia

§ 1–608.59. Residency.

(a) The provisions of § 1-515.02 shall apply to employment in the Legal Service other than the Senior Executive Service Attorney Service and attorneys employed by the Council of the District of Columbia.

(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of Unit A of Chapter 14 of Title 2, and in accordance with § 1-515.03, any attorney appointed to the Senior Executive Service Attorney Service and an attorney appointed to the Legal Service at the Council shall become a resident of the District within 180 days of the effective date of the appointment, and shall remain a District resident for the duration of the employment. Failure to become a District resident or to maintain District residency shall result in forfeiture of the position to which the person has been appointed.

(c) Beginning on May 23, 2019, waivers for residency requirements applicable to employees in the Legal Service shall be governed by § 1-515.05; provided, that a waiver of the residency requirement described in subsection (b) of this section issued before May 23, 2019, for an individual appointed to a hard-to-fill position in the Senior Executive Service Attorney Service, shall remain effective for the duration of the individual's appointment to the position for which the individual received the waiver.

(d) Verification and enforcement of District residency shall occur pursuant to § 1-515.04.


(Mar. 3, 1979, D.C. Law 2-139, § 859; as added Apr. 20, 1999, D.C. Law 12-260, § 2(j), 46 DCR 1318; Apr. 12, 2000. D.C. Law 13-91, § 110(e), 47 DCR 520; May 23, 2019, D.C. Law 22-315, § 3(f), 66 DCR 1983.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-609.59.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 2-1831.08.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 13-91, in subsecs. (a) and (b), substituted “the Senior Executive Service Attorney Service and attorneys employed by the Council of the District of Columbia” for “the Senior Executive Attorney Service”.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary addition of subchapter, see note to § 1-608.51.

For temporary (90-day) amendment of section, see § 3(d) of the Legal Services Clarification and Technical Emergency Amendment Act of 1999 (D.C. Act 13-203, December 8, 1999, 46 DCR 10456).

For temporary (90-day) amendment of section, see § 3(d) of the Legal Services Clarification and Technical Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2000 (D.C. Act 13-293, March 7, 2000, 47 DCR 2063).