The D.C. Bar Board of Governors is seeking candidates for appointment to several of its standing committees and to positions it designates on the Neighborhood Legal Services Program Board, the D.C. Judicial Nomination Commission, and the D.C. Commission on Judicial Disabilities and Tenure.Select each committee below to see description of functions.
Standing Committees: Application materials are due by September 6, 2013.
- Community Economic Development Pro Bono Project Advisory
- Continuing Legal Education
- Election Board
- Lawyer Assistance
- Leadership Development
- Practice Management Service
- Pro Bono
- Regulations/Rules/Board Procedures
- Rules of Professional Conduct Review
Committees With Nonlawyer Designees: Community Economic Development Project Advisory, Lawyer Assistance, Membership, Neighborhood Legal Services Program (NLSP), and Practice Management Service.
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.
Additionally, the Bar is seeking candidates to fill vacancies on the Committee on Nominations, D.C. Judicial Nomination Commission (JNC), and D.C. Commission on Judicial Disabilities and Tenure (JDT). The deadline to apply for these vacancies is October 4.
Committee on Nominations:The Bar is accepting candidate résumés for the seven–member Committee on Nominations through October 4. 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.
JNC/JDT:The Board of Governors will need to fill vacancies for the D.C. Judicial Nomination Commission and the D.C. Commission on Judicial Disabilities and Tenure. All terms are for six years. Applicants for these commissions have to be active members of the D.C. Bar and bona fide residents of the District of Columbia. Applicants must apply by October 4.
To apply for a board or committee opening, applicants must submit a résumé and a cover letter stating the committee or board on which they would like to serve, and a description of work or volunteer experiences providing relevant skills for the position(s) sought to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. Descriptions of the committees can be found online at www.dcbar.org/inside_the_bar/structure/