What better way to get acquainted with your colleagues than to join a committee?
Personal fulfillment, making dreams realities, meeting new people and expanding personal perspectives are just a few of the reasons members cite for serving on committees. And, there is power in numbers. The more MBA members involved, the more the profession and the MBA are perceived to have clout. Those who are perceived to have clout, do! 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.
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, so committee appointments are made over the summer. To volunteer for an MBA committee, please complete this form and fax to the MBA office at 503.243.1881, scan and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org, or fill out our online form here.
The MBA has nine 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.
In addition to committee assignments, members are encouraged to volunteer time to pro bono projects. Many of the programs indicated 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.