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Committee and Board Vacancies

The D.C. Bar Board of Governors is seeking candidates for appointment in the spring to various committees. The deadline for submitting application materials is Friday, March 13, 2015.

Standing Committees: Attorney/Client Arbitration Board, Clients' Security Fund, Judicial Evaluation Committee, Legal Ethics Committee.

View a list of committees and a full description of their functions. Applicants for attorney vacancies must be members of the D.C. Bar.

Board on Professional Responsibility of the D.C. Court of Appeals: Three individuals will be selected for each vacancy and forwarded to the D.C. Court of Appeals for final appointment. Preference is given to individuals with experience on BPR hearing committees. Bar members interested in being considered for BPR hearing committee vacancies that arise periodically should send a letter of interest and résumé to the Board on Professional Responsibility, 430 E Street NW, Suite 138, Washington, DC 20001.

D.C. Bar Foundation Board of Directors: The D.C. Bar Board of Governors is accepting applications from D.C. Bar members who are interested in serving on the D.C. Bar Foundation's Board of Directors. Consideration will be given to individuals who have experience with or knowledge of fundraising, finance, and the D.C. community and its legal services providers.

The deadline to apply for the D.C. Bar Foundation vacancies is February 10, 2015.

To apply for a board or committee opening, please submit a résumé and a cover letter stating the committee(s) or board(s) on which you would like to serve and a description of relevant work or volunteer experience. 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.

Application materials can be submitted via email at executive.office@dcbar.org or by mail to:

D.C. Bar Executive Office
1101 K Street NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20005-4210

Moot Court Judge

The D.C. Bar District of Columbia Affairs Section is looking for Bar members interested in serving as guest judges for its 2015 D.C. Cup Moot Court Competition. Judges would score briefs and oral arguments during preliminary rounds, which will be held on Saturday, February 28, and Friday, March 6, 2015.

The competition features participants from District law schools and takes place at the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law, 4200 Connecticut Avenue NW.

Individuals interested in judging oral argument rounds or competitors' brief submissions must apply by November 15.