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Bar Seeks Candidates for Committee and Board Vacancies

January 28, 2020

The D.C. Bar Board of Governors is seeking candidates for appointment this spring to the Attorney/Client Arbitration Board (ACAB), Clients’ Security Fund, Legal Ethics Committee, and Rules of Professional Conduct Review Committee, as well as to the Board on Professional Responsibility (BPR) of the D.C. Court of Appeals and the board of directors of the D.C. Bar Foundation (DCBF). The deadline to apply for these vacancies is March 2, 2020.

Applicants for attorney vacancies must be active members of the D.C. Bar. Nonlawyer candidates are encouraged to apply for appointment to the Legal Ethics Committee, ACAB, BPR, and DCBF.

DCBF vacancy applicants should have experience in one or more areas, including nonprofit governance, fundraising, grantmaking, research, and evaluation, as well as a familiarity with the D.C. nonprofit community. D.C. Bar membership is not required. Learn more about the foundation and its activities.

For openings on the BPR, the Board of Governors will recommend three individuals for each vacancy for final appointment by the D.C. Court of Appeals. Preference is given to candidates with experience on BPR hearing committees.

For the vacancy on the Clients’ Security Fund, the trustees of the Fund and the Board of Governors will recommend a candidate to the D.C. Court of Appeals for final appointment to a five-year term beginning October 2020.

To apply for a board or committee opening, please submit a résumé and 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. Leadership experience with D.C. Bar committees, voluntary bar associations, or the Bar’s communities is highly desirable. Learn more about the committees and additional qualifications to serve.

Submit materials by email to Crystal White, board and committee liaison, at [email protected] or by mail to D.C. Bar Executive Office, 901 4th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001.