Washington, D.C. personal injury lawyer Paulette Chapman has been nominated to run for President Elect of the District of Columbia Bar. Ms. Chapman is a partner at Koonz, McKenney, Johnson, DePaolis & Lightfoot and an honors graduate of George Washington University Law School. She is currently serving her second term on the DC Bar Board of Governors and has served on the Bar’s Budget, Executive, Nominations and Screening Committees.
Ms. Chapman has an extensive history of leadership experience. Her list of qualifications for DC Bar President Elect includes the following:
Ms. Chapman has managed the full range of key bar association functions from programming, fundraising, membership development and serving diverse practitioners. She has led major fundraising campaigns to benefit legal services providers.
One of Ms. Chapman’s goals is to enhance the relationships among the DC Bar, its Sections and the voluntary bar associations. “Expanding the Bar’s services and programs for lawyers in transition and those starting or building a law practice is crucial. The Bar also needs to develop technology-based resources in recognition that lawyers require multiple ways to communicate about the law, jobs and their professional lives,” Ms. Chapman commented.
For many years, Paulette has co-instructed the Bar’s CLE program on jury selection and taught NITA’s trial skills programs. She serves on the D.C. Trial Lawyers Board of Governors and is Secretary of The Barristers.
Ms. Chapman is an experienced Washington, D.C. personal injury attorney, and she has represented plaintiffs in personal injury cases since 1988.