A huge round of applause for Rails-to-Trails Conservancy's (RTC) long-time General Counsel Andrea Ferster, who has been elected by her peers as the president-elect of the D.C. Bar!
Ferster's legal prowess and dedication have had an enormous impact on America's rail-trail landscape, paving the way for the legislative support for making good use of our disused rail corridors.
Under D.C. Bar procedures, the presidency is decided a year ahead of time by a president-elect vote. Last year's winner, Covington & Burling LLP partner Thomas Williamson, will become president on June 19 and serve for one year. Ferster will assume the president-elect title at that time as well, and a year from then she'll become president.
With a remarkable career in public interest law stretching back almost three decades, Ferster has said that her highest priority as D.C. Bar president will be to expand and deepen pro bono engagement by all sectors of the Bar. As a long-time public interest lawyer, she aims to be a strong and sustained voice for the critical needs of, and access to justice for, D.C.'s poorest and most vulnerable citizens.
Way to go, Andrea! RTC is very proud of you!