Washington, DC – The Young Lawyers Network Leadership Council (YLN LC) 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 private funder of civil legal aid for the District’s poor and underserved. Members of the YLN LC serve as ambassadors who promote the Foundation’s mission and programs by engaging in regular meetings, grantee site visits, and quarterly networking dinners. The group is also actively involved in the organization’s fundraising efforts, through hosting an annual event that provides critical support to low-income DC residents in need of legal representation.
The DC Bar Foundation will add several new Young Lawyers Network Leadership Council members for a two-year term expiring September 30, 2019. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on August 8, 2017.
To qualify for consideration, individuals must be members of the District of Columbia Bar in good standing, 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 YLN LC. Staff of LRAP-eligible employers, or of organizations eligible to receive funding from the DC Bar Foundation, are ineligible for membership.
Interested applicants should submit a completed application form, résumé, letter of interest, and up to two letters of support that speak to their commitment to advance the District’s civil legal services network. Please send all materials to David Stone, Development Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org. It is also important to include “Young Lawyers Network Leadership Council, [Your Full Name]” in the subject line of the email. Additional information about the YLN LC is available on the Foundation’s website at www.dcbarfoundation.org.
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The DC Bar Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization established in 1977, is the largest funder of civil legal aid in the District of Columbia. Its mission is to fund, support, and improve legal representation of the poor, vulnerable, and otherwise disadvantaged in DC, and is committed to the vision that residents have equal access to justice, regardless of income. The Foundation provides grants and training and technical assistance to local nonprofit legal services organizations and awards loans to public interest attorneys to help with their educational debt.