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News of Note

DCBF Seeks Candidates for Board of Directors

The DC Bar Foundation (DCBF) is seeking candidates for our Board of Directors for three-year terms, from October 1, 2022 – September 30, 2025. In addition to our commitment to diversifying our Board, DCBF seeks candidates with skill sets that support our strategic vision and five accompanying strategies. Preferred applicants should demonstrate a commitment to racial equity and familiarity with the DC legal aid community, as well as experience in network development, fundraising, participatory grantmaking, or research and evaluation.

DC Bar membership is not required. The deadline to apply for these vacancies is March 1, 2022. Appointments to the DCBF Board of Directors will be made in September. All applicants will be notified regarding the status of their applications shortly after that.

Click here to learn more about the Foundation’s commitment to furthering access to justice in DC. For more information, please contact

Submit a Nomination for the 2022 Scoutt Prize

We are now accepting nominations for the 2022 Jerrold Scoutt Prize, awarded annually to an exceptional legal services attorney in the District of Columbia. Nominations must include a cover letter and the nominee’s curriculum vitae. Supporting materials, like articles of interest or letters of support, are highly encouraged. Nominations made for the 2020 and 2021 prizes will be reconsidered. Those who submitted nominations in those years are encouraged to update their nomination materials.

Send nominations and supporting materials to by 5:00 PM on Friday, March 25, 2022.


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