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2023 D.C. Bar Elections Open for Nominations

November 03, 2022

The D.C. Bar is now accepting nominations from members seeking to be candidates in the 2023 D.C. Bar elections. The deadline for receipt of nominations is January 13.

Open positions for the 2023 elections include president-elect, treasurer, treasurer-elect, five at-large members of the D.C. Bar Board of Governors, and three delegates to the American Bar Association (ABA) House of Delegates, including one for the under-36 seat.

Pursuant to the Bar’s amended bylaws, the treasurer-elect will serve for three years, first as a non-officer performing the duties of the treasurer during any absence or temporary disability of the latter, followed by a one-year term as treasurer, and then succeeding as an at-large member of the Board of Governors for another year. The amended bylaws also provide that the D.C. Bar president will appoint the secretary from among the elected Board members for a one-year term.

Nominees must be active members of the D.C. Bar, and ABA House of Delegates candidates must also be ABA members. Leadership experience with D.C. Bar Committees or Communities and/or voluntary bar associations is desirable, but not required.

To submit a nomination, complete this online form. Please be sure to attach a current résumé and cover letter in your submission.

The D.C. Bar Nominations Committee will review all nominations and announce the slate of candidates by March 15, 2023.

Voting in the 2023 D.C. Bar elections will take place from April 28 to June 1, 2023. The new officers will be sworn in at the D.C. Bar Celebration of Leadership in June.

To learn more about candidate eligibility criteria, expectations of elected Board members, and the benefits of serving the D.C. Bar, visit www.dcbar.org/nominations.

For any questions, please e-mail Crystal White, Board and Committee Liaison, at [email protected].

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