COMMITTEES

If you would like to participate in one of these committees listed below, please contact us at dominicanbarassoc@gmail.com or using the CONTACT link  in the within the committee description. 

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

This community outreach committee organizes activities to implement the purposes of the Association relating to  community service, including the organization of legal workshops, Know-Your-Rights discussions,  donation drives and more. The committee seeks attorneys who are willing to speak on social and economic issues to the public.   To join or volunteer, CONTACT the committee chair. 


YOUNG LAWYERS 

This committee welcomes lawyers with less than five years experience and recent law graduates. The committee organizes fun and informative events that will help the new lawyer discover different areas of law and connect them with experienced attorney mentors. 

To join or volunteer, CONTACT the Young Lawyers committee chair.

  • CORPORATE LAW 

This committee seeks to strengthen relations between the Association and leaders in the business,  government, legal and other communities relating to corporate law.   Earlier this year the committee hosted mock interview sessions and a panel which included the Dechert LLP recruiting team. 

To join or volunteer, CONTACT the Corporate Law committee chair. 

IMMIGRATION LAW 

The purpose and mission of the Immigration and Nationality Law committee is to (A) promote the interests of DBA members who practice immigration and nationality law through professional development; (B) Promote the delivery of competent, ethical and lawful immigration services; (C) Educate our members on latest trends and best practices in immigration and nationality law and support their efforts to stay on top of the ever changing immigration landscape; (D) Educate our community members on the practical aspects of immigration law and procedures; and (E) Serve as a platform/forum to discuss the present-day issues of the practice of immigration.

The Immigration and Nationality Law committee is responsible for offering educational programs and seminars, creating networking opportunities, building strategic partnerships with other organizations and engaging in outreach with the immigrant community in NYC on issues of relevance to them. 

To join or volunteer, CONTACT the Immigration committee chair. 

FINANCE COMMITTEE

This committee shall (A) assist the Treasurer  with his or her duties generally, (B) keep track of and report to the Board on all of the  Association’s filings with government regulatory offices, including the Internal  Revenue Service, and (C) perform such other tasks as the Board may request.  

To join or volunteer, CONTACT the Finance committee chair. 

SOCIAL MEDIA  

The committee members work with the corresponding secretary and the president to edit and create informative posts for all social platforms. This includes creating event flyers and editing video clips. Training is provided. 

To join or volunteer CONTACT the President. 


WOMEN'S COMMITTEE

This committee assists the Association with all functions undertaken by the Association which affect Women  attorneys. In the past, the committee has organized events in areas of law where women are underrepresented and skill-based events on personal money management.  

To join or volunteer, CONTACT the committee chair. 

 FOREIGN ATTORNEYS

This committee aims to mentor and support foreign  attorneys with admission to a state bar in the United States. It also maintains and continues to build relationships with legal and judiciary academic institutions in the Dominican Republic. 

To join or volunteer, CONTACT the committee chair. 


 JUDICIARY

This committee aims to support and promote the advancement of Dominican and Latinx attorneys into judicial positions. It also maintains and continues to build relationships with legal community and educates members on the road to becoming a judge. 

To join or volunteer, CONTACT the committee chair. 

LAW STUDENT 

This committee organizes activities to educate and support law  students. The committee aims to maintain and build relationships with academic law student organizations across the nation. 

To join or volunteer, CONTACT the committee chair. 

YOUTH

This committee conducts  activities aimed at implementing the purposes of the Association relating to youth  outreach, including the organization of the Association’s Law Day events, attending other events for youth, and performing such other tasks as the Board may request.

To join or volunteer, CONTACT the committee chair. 

SCHOLARSHIP 

This committee is responsible for identifying and selecting candidates for the Association’s scholarship awards. The committee members review applications submitted by eligible law students and meet to select the final recipients. 

To join or volunteer, CONTACT the committee chair. 

GALA 

This committee shall be chaired by the Scholarship Gala Chairperson and shall be responsible for, among other duties  specified by the Scholarship Gala Chairperson, (A) identifying and selecting candidates for the Association’s scholarship awards, (B) identifying and selecting  honorees for the Gala, (C) generally planning the Gala; and (D) performing such  other tasks as the Board may request.  

To join or volunteer, CONTACT the committee chair. 

MEMBERSHIP

This committee shall (A) identify and  recruit eligible candidates to join the Association, (B) keep track of and report on the  status of the Association’s membership, and (C) perform such other tasks as the  Board may request. 

To join or volunteer, CONTACT the committee chair. 

ADVISORY

This committee, consisting of the immediate past president as chairperson and those former directors and officers of the  Association as may volunteer to join the committee, shall (A) serve as a consultative  and advisory body to the Board of Directors by providing valuable input on matters  related to the purposes of the Association with respect to which the Board requests  guidance, and (B) work closely with the other committees to further  that committee’s objectives.

To join or volunteer, CONTACT the committee chair. 






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