[District of Columbia, Mar. 6, 2015] — The Young Lawyers Network (YLN) Leadership Council offers younger lawyers an opportunity to further the goal of access to justice in our community by working with the Bar Foundation—the leading funder of civil legal services for the District’s underserved.
The Bar Foundation will add several new members for a two-year term expiring June 30, 2017. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on May 1, 2015.
To qualify for consideration individuals must be members of the District of Columbia Bar in good standing, be 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 the YLN Leadership Council.
Members of the YLN Leadership Council serve on YLN committees, are appointed to DC Bar Foundation Board committees, and serve as liaisons to the DC Bar Foundation’s Board and Advisory Committee. The YLN Leadership Council also plans the annual Go Formal for Justice Gala, which will be held on October 17, 2015.
Interested applicants should email an application form, résumé, letter of interest, and up to two letters of support, along with a completed application form, to Kirra L. Jarratt, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “Young Lawyers Network, [Your Full Name]” in the subject line of the email. Additional information about the Young Lawyers Network 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 services in the District. The Bar Foundation’s 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 D.C. poverty lawyers to help with their educational debt.