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Law Firms, Courts Brace for Pope's D.C. Visit

Thursday, September 17, 2015

With less than a week until Pope Francis' arrival, one of Washington's largest industries is taking a wait-and-see approach to the downtown disruption the visit will bring. The Pope's parade, masses and other events, stretched over three days, is expected to draw hundreds of thousands of onlookers and will prompt extensive road closures in downtown and other parts of the city. The visit could also disrupt law firms, with many employing more than 100 attorneys and staff located downtown, and the city's federal and local courts, near the National Mall.