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Graphic: 2020 DC Bar Candidate Endorsements

Every year, we endorse candidates for D.C. Bar office who we believe will share our commitment to pro bono service and public-interest law. We endorse candidates for President, Secretary, Treasurer, Board of Governors, and ABA House of Delegates.

We endorse the following 2020 candidates, listed alphabetically, and not in order of preference.

Charles C. Lemley

Steven R. Miller

Shaun M. Snyder

Board of Governors (vote for up to 5)
Natalie M. Koss
Molly (Megan) Lacchini
James E. Rocap III
Richard V. Rodriguez
Courtney L. Weiner

ABA House of Delegates (vote for up to 3)
John C. (Jack) Keeney Jr.*
Lorelie S. Masters
Laura A. Possessky

The endorsements are determined by our Board of Directors and are based on the candidates’ resumes and answers to a questionnaire, jointly prepared by our D.C. Bar Affairs Committee and the D.C. Consortium of Legal Services Providers. For the office of President, we also hold a question-and-answer session with the candidates.

*Candidates with asterisks next to their names are members of the Washington Council of Lawyers Board of Directors. 

For more information about our endorsements process, contact co-chairs Rebecca Goldfrank, Carolyn Lerner, and Prianka Sharma at

Voting takes place by email for eligible D.C. Bar members. If you have not received an email ballot, contact or log into your D.C. Bar profile at Read the candidate profiles here or by watching the 2020 virtual candidates forum here.

Voting closes on Friday, June 1 at 11:59 pm.