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D.C. Bar Appointment Interest Application Process

The D.C. Bar Board of Governors is seeking candidates for appointment in the fall to various committees. The deadline for submitting application materials is Friday, September 5.

Standing Committees: Community Economic Development Pro Bono Project Advisory, Continuing Legal Education, Election Board, Lawyer Assistance, Leadership Development, Membership, Practice Management Service, Pro Bono, Publications, Regulations/Rules/Board Procedures, Rules of Professional Conduct Review, and Technology.

View a list of committees and a full description of their functions.

Committees With Nonlawyer Designees: Community Economic Development Project Advisory, Lawyer Assistance, Membership, Neighborhood Legal Services Program (NLSP), Practice Management Service, and Technology.

Additionally, the Bar is seeking candidates to fill vacancies on the NLSP and Committee on Nominations. The deadline to apply for these vacancies is Friday, October 3.

NLSP:The Board of Governors is accepting applications from D.C. Bar members who are interested in serving on the Neighborhood Legal Services Program board of directors. Candidates must be licensed attorneys who are supportive of the Legal Services Corporation Act and have an interest in, and knowledge of, the delivery of quality legal services to the poor. The NLSP board is required to attempt to reflect the diversity of the NLSP client population in its recommendations to the Bar’s Board of Governors.

Committee on Nominations: The Bar is accepting candidate résumés for the seven–member Committee on Nominations. This body is appointed each year in accordance with the Bar’s bylaws and is responsible for nominating candidates for the Bar’s officer and Board of Governors positions for the next Bar election. Any active Bar member who is not a Board of Governors officer or member and who has not served on the Committee on Nominations during the past three years is eligible to apply.

To apply for a board or committee opening, please submit a résumé and cover letter stating the committee(s) or board on which you would like to serve and a description of work or volunteer experiences relevant to the position(s) sought. Applications that do not include the requisite cover letter with a description of relevant experience will not be considered. Leadership experience with other D.C. Bar committees, voluntary bar associations, or the Bar's sections is highly desirable.

Submit materials to executive.office@dcbar.org or mail to the D.C. Bar Executive Office, 1101 K Street NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20005–4210.