Final Days to Apply for Committee, Board Vacancies

August 9, 2017

The D.C. Bar Board of Governors is seeking candidates for appointment in the fall to the following standing committees: Clients’ Security Fund, Continuing Legal Education, Election Board, Lawyer Assistance, Leadership Development, Practice Management Service, Regulations/Rules/Board Procedures, and Rules of Professional Conduct Review. The deadline is Monday, August 14.

The D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center Board of Directors is seeking candidates for appointment in the fall to the Pro Bono Committee and Nonprofit/Small Business Legal Assistance Subcommittee. (Candidates for the Nonprofit/Small Business Legal Assistance Subcommittee should have experience as a senior executive of a nonprofit organization that provides substantial services to low income residents in the District of Columbia.)

Nonlawyer candidates are encouraged to apply for appointment to the following committees: Lawyer Assistance, Practice Management Service, and Nonprofit/Small Business Legal Assistance Subcommittee.

The deadline to apply for the above vacancies is Monday, August 14.

Additionally, the Bar is seeking candidates to fill vacancies on the D.C. Bar Committee on Nominations, D.C. Commission on Judicial Disabilities and Tenure (JDTC), D.C. Judicial Nomination Commission (JNC), and the Neighborhood Legal Services Program (NLSP) board. The deadline to apply for these vacancies is Monday, September 18.

JNC/JDTC: All terms are for six years. Applicants for these Commissions must be active members of the D.C. Bar and bona fide residents of the District of Columbia. Please refer to the Commission statutes [D.C. Official Code § 1-204.34] and [D.C. Official Code § 1-204.34], Section 434, for a full list of requirements.

NLSP: The Board of Governors is accepting applications from D.C. Bar members who are interested in serving on the Neighborhood Legal Services Program (NLSP) 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.

To apply for any of these openings, please submit a résumé and a cover letter stating the committee(s), commission(s), or board on which you would like to serve and a description of relevant work or volunteer experience. Leadership experience with D.C. Bar committees, voluntary bar associations, or the Bar’s Communities (formerly Sections) is highly desirable. Read the descriptions of D.C. Bar standing committees.

Submit materials via email or by mail to D.C. Bar Executive Office, 1101 K Street NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20005-4210.