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 eight standing committees and the YLS has four. Most of the MBA and YLS work is done through its committees and depends on hundreds of attorney volunteers. Committee meetings are usually one hour, once a month, from September through May. MBA committee terms are usually three years and YLS terms are two.
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.