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Appointment Considerations

Appointment Considerations

Each year, the Board of Governors appoints new members to state bar committees. The Board strives to make appointments that will achieve diversity and broad representation of the legal community. The participation of all state bar members is encouraged by the board. From time to time, the board may appoint representatives of other professions and members of the public to select committees.

Limitations

In no case shall the Board of Governors appoint a person who is currently on disciplinary probation.

Term of appointment and time commitment

Members are appointed to varying terms. On occasion, the board may appoint a member to fill an unexpired vacancy (i.e., the appointee serves only the remaining portion of the term of the member who resigned).

Committee members receive no compensation for services. Committee members may be reimbursed for approved travel expenses, in accordance with the state bar's travel policy and the committee's approved budget.

Application review and Board Appointment

Committees review the appointment applications and forward their recommendations to the Board of Governors. The ultimate authority to make the appointments rests with the board.

Notification

Applicants are notified of the board's appointments.

List of Committees

The committees to which applicants may apply are listed here. For additional information on the areas of interest of the committee, eligibility requirements, special qualifications sought, participation of non-lawyers, number of meetings, etc., please contact Gale Skala at gales@nvbar.org.