Saturday, October 9, 2021

Volunteer Board of Directors Members Sought

Volunteer Board of Directors Members Sought: The First District Appellate Project (FDAP), a non-profit law firm based in Oakland is conducting an open search for multiple Board of Director positions to be filled in 2022. FDAP’s mission is to ensure quality representation of individuals who cannot afford counsel in criminal, delinquency, dependency, and mental health appeals in California’s First Appellate District and in the California Supreme Court. To carry out this mission, FDAP recruits and trains panel attorneys; matches attorneys to cases based on their experience, skills, and expertise; and provides panel attorneys with direct assistance in their cases. In a small number of cases, the Court also appoints FDAP staff attorneys to provide direct representation to indigent clients. FDAP board members are actively involved in organizational governance, including oversight of the executive director, financial oversight, and ensuring that organizational programming and administration serve FDAP’s mission. Board members attend three regularly-scheduled board meetings annually and other meetings scheduled as necessary, participate in board committees, and review materials prepared for board meetings.

Details here.