Bar’s House of Delegates Letters of Interest - Due February 21, 2014

02/14/2014 - Involvement in the activities of our Bar Association is a richly rewarding experience.  One way to become familiar with Bar Association activities is by serving as a member of the House of Delegates.  For those interested in becoming a member of the Bar’s Executive Committee and an eventual Bar officer, House of Delegates’ membership is a necessary first step.  To learn more about Rhode Island Bar Association governance, please click here.

The Nominating Committee will meet soon to prepare a slate of officers and members of the 2014-2015 Rhode Island Bar Association House of Delegates. The term of office is July 1, 2014- June 30, 2015. If you have not already done so, to be considered for appointment to the House of Delegates, please send a letter of interest no later than February 21, 2014.

Letters of interest should include the member’s length of service to the Rhode Island Bar Association (i.e., participation in Committees and positions held in those Committees; community service to the Bar Association and outside the Bar Association, and positions held outside the Bar Association). Testimonials and letters of recommendation are neither required nor encouraged. Direct and indirect informal contact by candidates or those wishing to address a candidate's qualifications to members of the Nominating Committee is prohibited.

HOD Nominating Committee Chairperson
Rhode Island Bar Association
115 Cedar Street
Providence, RI 02903

Or, you may send your letter of interest to Helen Desmond McDonald, Executive Director by fax: (401) 421-2703, or email:

There will be an Open Forum at the Bar Headquarters at a date in February or March to be determined at which candidates for the House of Delegates and for Officer Position(s) may, but are not required to, appear before the Nominating Committee and further explain their candidacy. Candidates for officer positions and candidates for the House at large will be given up to ten minutes each to speak (or as determined by the Chair). Candidates who elect to address the Nominating Committee are encouraged to present their vision of how they would advance the mission of the Bar through their service in the office.

Any member planning to make a presentation at the Open Forum must inform Executive Director Helen McDonald, prior to the Forum via email: or telephone: (401) 421-5740.