The National Trans Bar Association is Seeking Applicants to Serve on Our Board of Directors!

Applications Due: Friday October 20th, 2017

As a new and growing organization, Board members have an exciting opportunity to shape the direction of NTBA and direct its mission and programs moving forward. NTBA has been many years in the making and was recently founded with the following core mission:

  • Recruit, support and develop the skills of trans and gender nonconforming (TGNC) legal professionals and law students;
  • Increase access to affordable, legally and culturally competent legal services for TGNC communities;
  • Work in partnership with existing organizations to foster bold, inclusive, and creative legal strategies to expand formal legal protections for TGNC people and meaningfully address issues of equity; and
  • Elevate intersectional work and cross movement collaborations


BOARD CRITERIA: We are currently looking to fill several Board positions, with a particular interest in individuals with the following experiences and expertise:

  • Identification as trans and/or gender non-conforming, particularly trans women and trans-feminine people

  • Members of communities who have been historically underrepresented and/or excluded from the legal profession, including people of color, people who are currently or have previously lived in poverty, people who have come into contact with the criminal legal system, and members of immigrant communities

  • People from a range of legal professions, including people who work in small firms, solo practice, larger firms, and/or other practice areas, in addition to those working primarily on TGNC advocacy and litigation

  • People residing in the Midwest, Southwest, Southern and Southeastern regions


Board Member Responsibilities:

  • Ability to commit to monthly Board calls (2 hours/month)

  • Ability to Chair or Co-Chair one NTBA Committee (3-5 hours/month)

  • Ability to play a leadership role in, attend, and promote flagship NTBA events, including the annual Trans Law Symposium

  • Ability to attend annual Board retreat (1 day/year)

  • Commitment to participating in fundraising and/or membership recruitment

  • Commitment to empowering marginalized TGNC communities through our work on the NTBA and commitment to an anti-oppression agenda and values as described by the NTBA mission

  • Commitment to and passion for building a network of TGNC lawyers and legal advocates


APPLICATION: Please send (1) a resume and (2) A statement of interest addressing the following questions to with “Board of Directors Application” in the subject line:

  1. Describe how you would draw upon your own skills and experience to advance NTBA's mission, and in particular, your commitment to empowering historically and currently marginalized trans communities.

  2. Do you have any experience launching an organization, including, for example, a non-profit, law firm or other business?

  3. Do you have experience raising funds or recruiting members for an organization? What others skills would you bring to the Board?


All applications are due by Friday October 20th. 

For more information on our work, please visit We look forward to receiving your application!