Get Involved

Our all-volunteer board of directors is integral to everything we do, including advocacy, mentoring, training, event planning, communications, fundraising, and more. Serving on our board is rewarding, both personally and professionally. As a board member, you will make connections with leaders in the community, engage in efforts to increase access to justice and help promote and expand the District’s pro bono and public-interest community.

Washington Council of Lawyers believes that the legal profession should be as varied and diverse as the world in which we live. Our board of directors is all-inclusive and is comprised of individuals from diverse backgrounds who bring a range of skills, interests, and experience. Our board members work in all sectors of the legal community and are committed to pro bono or public-interest law. They see value in strong collaboration and partnerships so that our efforts have greater impact. We also ask board members to be dues-paying members of the Washington Council of Lawyers (you can join, renew your membership, or check on its status here).

Our board is a working board, which means our board members devote time and energy to our work. The term of service is one year from September 1 until August 31, with the opportunity to stay on for future terms. We hold six board meetings each year (typically at lunchtime during the week) and board members actively participate in two of our committees (Communications, Issues, Membership, Special Events & Fundraising, and Pro Bono & Public Interest). Additionally, we ask board members to attend our events, when possible, and to make a personally meaningful financial contribution to the organization.

Applications for 2019-20 are now closed. Thanks to all who applied! We will be in touch in the next few weeks.

We expect to accept applications to join our board again in April 2020.  

For more information, email our Executive Director, Nancy Lopez, at

Our upcoming Board meetings will take place on:

Wednesday, May 15 at noon

Washington Council of Lawyers members are welcome to attend. For more information and to RSVP, contact Executive Director Nancy Lopez at