Deadline Extended for 2017 D.C. Bar Elections Nominations

January 3, 2017

The D.C. Bar has extended the deadline for nominations from members wishing to be candidates in the 2017 D.C. Bar elections. Interested members must apply by Friday, January 13.

The D.C. Bar Nominations Committee is charged with nominating individuals for the positions of D.C. Bar president-elect, secretary, and treasurer; five members of the D.C. Bar’s Board of Governors; and three vacancies in the American Bar Association (ABA) House of Delegates, including a vacancy for attorneys who are either under the age of 36 at the beginning of his or her term or have been admitted to practice in his or her first bar within the past five years. All candidates must be active members of the D.C. Bar, and all candidates for ABA House of Delegates positions must also be ABA members.

Individuals interested in being considered for any of these positions should submit their résumés and a cover letter stating the position for which they would like to be considered and a description of relevant work or volunteer experience. Nominations that do not include a description of relevant experience will not be considered. Leadership experience with D.C. Bar committees, voluntary bar associations, or the Bar’s sections is highly desirable. 

Nominations materials may be e-mailed to or mailed to the D.C. Bar Nominations Committee, Attention: Katherine A. Mazzaferri, Chief Executive Officer, 1101 K Street NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20005-4210.

In addition, on February 6, the Nominations Committee will hold a public meeting at the offices of the D.C. Bar at 12:30 p.m., at which time members of the Bar are invited to speak briefly on their own behalf or on behalf of persons whom they propose for nomination. Anyone wishing to schedule a time to speak at that meeting should contact Crystal White by email at or call 202-737-4700, ext. 3405.