House of Delegates Letters of Interest - Due February 16, 2018

02/05/2018 - 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 in potential service as a Bar officer, House of Delegates membership is a necessary first step. To learn more about the Rhode Island Bar Association's House of Delegates, please go to the Bar's website and go to Governance and Bylaws or simply click here.

The upcoming House of Delegates term of office runs from July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019. 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 16, 2018.

PLEASE NOTE: Current members of the Bar's House of Delegates who wish to be considered for reappointment must also send a letter of interest by this date.

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; as well as community service through Bar Association programs and 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 candidates' qualifications to members of the Nominating Committee is prohibited. Please send letters of interest to:

HOD Nominating Committee Chairperson
Rhode Island Bar Association
41 Sharpe Drive
Cranston, RI 02920

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 March to be determined, at which House of Delegates candidates may, but are not required to, appear before the Nominating Committee and further explain their candidacy. Candidates who elect to address the Nominating Committee are encouraged to present their vision of how they would advance the Bar's mission through their service in 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.