[District of Columbia, Feb. 4, 2016] – The Young Lawyers Network (YLN) Leadership Council offers younger attorneys an opportunity to further the goal of access to justice in our community by working with the DC Bar Foundation—the leading funder of civil legal aid for the District’s poor and underserved. Members of the YLN Leadership Council are appointed to DC Bar Foundation Board committees, and serve as liaisons to the organization’s Board and Advisory Committee.
The DC Bar Foundation will add several new YLN Leadership Council members for a two-year term expiring June 30, 2018. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on May 2, 2016.
To qualify for consideration, individuals must be good standing members of the District of Columbia Bar, under the age of 40 at the start of their term, either live or work in the District of Columbia, and commit to carrying out the responsibilities of the Network. Staff of LRAP-eligible employers, or of organizations eligible to receive funding from the DC Bar Foundation are ineligible for membership in the YLN Leadership Council.
Interested applicants should email a completed application form, resume, letter of interest, and up to two letters of support to David Stone, Development Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “Young Lawyers Network Leadership Council, [Your Full Name]” in the subject line of the email. Additional information about the YLN Leadership Council is available on the Bar Foundation’s website at www.dcbarfoundation.org.
The DC Bar Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization established in 1977, is the largest funder of civil legal aid in the District. Its mission is to fund, support, and improve legal representation of the poor, vulnerable, and otherwise disadvantaged in the District of Columbia, and it is committed to the vision that residents of the District have equal access to justice, regardless of income. The Foundation provides grants and training and technical assistance to local non-profit legal services organizations and awards loans to DC poverty lawyers to help with their educational debt.