Announcements from the PTAB Bar Association Board of Directors

Board Adopts Policy Statement of the PTAB Bar Association Regarding Diversity and Inclusion

Reaffirming the member values expressed in the Association’s founding charter, the Board has approved a new Diversity and Inclusion Policy that is intended to help guide and enhance all Association activities. Thank you to the Diversity Committee for spearheading this important initiative. The PTAB Bar Association Diversity and Inclusion Policy can be viewed here.


Members Invited to Participate in Both Affinity and Substantive Committees

All PTAB Bar Association members are invited to join a committee based on their areas of interest. As the organization has evolved, it has become clear that many members would like to participate in both a substantive standing committee and an affinity committee focused on particular groups within the membership. Therefore, members are now permitted to serve on two committees: a regular standing committee and an affinity committee.


The affinity committees are:

If you would like to be added to an affinity committee or update your committee membership information to add a substantive committee to your current membership in an affinity committee, please contact Mehdi Stambouli, Coordinator of Association Services, at


PTAB Bar Association Bylaws Updated

On November 29, the PTAB Bar Association Board of Directors invited all members to vote on proposed changes to the bylaws and articles of incorporation of the PTAB Bar Association. By a majority vote of those members present, the Association’s bylaws were amended to change the structure of its Board of Directors.


The changes were summarized in the PowerPoint slides here. and shown in detail in the redlines to the Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation here. and here.


The Board of Directors thanks all the members or reviewed changes, provided feedback, and participated in the vote. The Board particularly thanks Marc Richards of Brinks Gilson & Lione for his assistance in this project and his ongoing dedication to the Association.


2019 PTAB Bar Association Annual Conference

The 2019 PTAB Bar Association Annual Conference will take place March 14 – 15, 2019, at the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, D.C. Pre-conference sessions will be offered March 13. Visit the conference webpage to find out more about the agenda, registration, and sponsorship opportunities.