COMMITTEES

If you would like to participate in one of these committees listed below, please contact us at dominicanbarassoc@gmail.com or fill out our Committee Interest form by CLICKING HERE

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

This committee shall (A)  conduct activities aimed at implementing the purposes of the Association relating to  community service, including the organization of legal workshops, and (B) perform  such other tasks as the Board may request. 



YOUNG LAWYERS 

This committee shall (A) assist the Association with all functions undertaken by the Association which affect n  attorneys, and (B) perform such other tasks as the Board may request.


  • BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT 

This committee shall (A) create  and/or strengthen relations between the Association and leaders in the business,  government, legal and other communities, (B) generally focus on identifying and  fostering relationships with individuals and entities that are in a position to help  further the careers of Latino lawyers and, in particular, lawyers of Dominican  heritage as well as the overall objectives of the Association, and (C) perform such  other tasks as the Board may request.  



PROFESSIONAL ETHICS AND RESPONSIBILITY

The duties  of this committee include (A) confirming the admission and/or membership in good  standing of Members in the jurisdiction(s) in which, according to such Members’  initial membership applications or membership renewals, such Members are  admitted, (B) reviewing cases of Members against whom grievances have been filed  with the Association or any other forum and assisting the Board with taking proper  actions in respect of the same, (C) developing and implementing procedures to  educate Members on the rules of ethical conduct in the legal profession, and (D)  performing such other tasks as the Board may request.  



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.  



NOMINATION AND ELECTION 

This committee shall (A)  evaluate and nominate candidates for positions as directors of the Board and officers,  (B) administer all elections held by the Association, and (C) perform such other tasks  as the Board may request. If no such committee has been created, the President shall  administer all elections of the Association.



WOMEN'S COMMITTEE

This committee shall (A) assist the Association with all functions undertaken by the Association which affect Women  attorneys, and (B) perform such other tasks as the Board may request.


 FOREIGN ATTORNEYS

This committee shall (A) assist the Association with all functions undertaken by the Association which affect foreign  attorneys, and (B) perform such other tasks as the Board may request.



LAW STUDENT 

This committee shall (A) assist the Dominican Bar Association with all functions undertaken by the Association which affect law  students, and (B) perform such other tasks as the Board may request.



YOUTH

This committee shall (A) conduct  activities aimed at implementing the purposes of the Association relating to youth  outreach, including the organization of the Association’s Law Day events, and (B)  perform such other tasks as the Board may request.

SCHOLARSHIP 

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.


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.  



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. 



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 Business Development Committee to further  that committee’s objectives.







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