What better way to get acquainted with your colleagues than to join a committee? Professional development, personal fulfillment, meeting new people and expanding perspectives are just a few of the reasons members cite for serving on committees. As a committee member, you become part of a team of colleagues. As you contribute your own particular strengths to the work of the committee, you also learn from other members.
The MBA has nine standing committees and the YLS has four. You may also volunteer for the MBF CourtCare Campaign Committee. Most of the MBA and YLS work is done through its committees and depends on hundreds of attorney volunteers.
MBA Committee appointments are made mid-year for three-year terms. YLS Committee appointments are made mid-year for two-year terms. Committees meet September - May. The MBF CourtCare Committee is a one-year term; most of its work takes place from March to May. To volunteer for an MBA committee, please complete this form, scan and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org, or fill out our online form here.
In addition to committee assignments, members are encouraged to volunteer time to pro bono projects. Many of the programs listed provide training materials and mentors to assist new volunteers. To view a list of opportunities locally, please see our Pro Bono Volunteer Opportunities page. To view opportunities throughout Oregon, please visit the OSB Pro Bono website.