Bar Invites Members to Serve on Boards, Committees

January 4, 2016

The D.C. Bar Board of Governors is accepting applications from Bar members 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. Applications are due by February 10.

Additionally, the Bar is seeking candidates for appointment this spring to the Attorney/Client Arbitration Board, Judicial Evaluation Committee, Legal Ethics Committee, Clients' Security Fund, and the Board on Professional Responsibility (BPR) of the D.C. Court of Appeals. The deadline to apply for these vacancies is March 11.

Applicants for attorney vacancies must be members of the D.C. Bar. For openings on the BPR, three individuals will be selected for each vacancy and their names will be 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.

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. View the committee descriptions and learn more about the D.C. Bar Foundation and BPR.

Applicants should submit materials by e-mail to or by mail to D.C. Bar Executive Office, 1101 K Street NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20005-4210.