PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ACTIVITIES

Federal Bar Association

National President, 1991-1992

As national FBA President, Mr. Belcuore led the FBA's efforts to restore civility to the practice of law, through education and self-governance, and extended the work of FBA's Democracy Development Initiative to help the emerging democracies of the former Soviet Union. He visited more than 50 of the FBA's Chapters across the Nation; spoke on civility and professional responsibility before the Judicial Conference of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, at the Annual Meeting of the American Inns of Court, in law schools, and before other continuing education gatherings; and represented the FBA before Congress and the United States Judicial Conference Advisory Committee considering proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and
Evidence.

In the Summer of 1992, as FBA President, Mr. Belcuore traveled to Russia and Kazakhstan with seven other FBA members, including the Solicitor General of the United States, Kenneth W. Starr. The trip was the beginning of a dialogue with Government officials, legislators, judges, lawyers, and professors as part of the FBA's Democracy Development Initiative in these new democracies.

Prior to his Presidency, Mr. Belcuore held numerous positions within the FBA, including service as Chairman of its national Budget Committee, Section Coordinator, and Founder and first Chairman of its Federal Litigation Section.

After his Presidency, Mr. Belcuore served as Chair of the FBA’s “Blue Ribbon” Committee to study the Association’s election procedures, and served as Chair of the FBA’s “Facilities Committee” charged with (a) studying whether the FBA should lease or purchase space for its national headquarters and (b) determining a suitable building to purchase, once the decision to buy rather than lease was made.

Mr. Belcuore has been a Member of the FBA's National Council since 1979, and served on its National Executive Committee for 10 years.

During Mr. Belcuore’s tenure, the Building Corporation, an affiliated organization of the Federal Bar Association, had responsibility for ownership and management of two substantial commercial office buildings in Downtown Washington, D.C. As President, Mr. Belcuore negotiated and consummated the sale of those two properties, and the purchase of a new site for the Federal Bar Association's Headquarters in Downtown Washington, D.C.

Federal Bar Building Corporation

President, 1997-2000
Vice President, 1992-1997
Member, Board of Directors, 1992-2000

District of Columbia Bar

Nominated as Candidate for Office of President Elect, 2009
Member, Continuing Legal Education Committee, 1983-1989
Member, Task Force on Mandatory Continuing Legal Education, 1992-1995
Member, Task Force on Civility in the Profession, 1993-1996

Washington Bar Association

Sustaining Member, 2009 - present

Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia

Sustaining Member, 2009 - present

American Bar Association

Member, Section of Litigation, 1975 - present

American Cancer Society, District of Columbia Division

General Counsel, 1995-1997
Member, Board of Trustees, 1995-1997
Member, Executive Committee, 1995-1997

Physician Insurers Association of America

Affiliate Member, 2008 - present
Chair, Steering Committee, Defense Law Firms Affiliate Members,
2008 - present

Fellow, Foundation of the Federal Bar Association

Member, The Barristers, Washington, D.C

Member, The Counsellors, Washington, D.C.

Member, University Club, Washington, D.C.

Member, The Smithsonian Associates

Member, National Geographic Society

Member, Southern Poverty Law Center

Member, AARP

The John Carroll Society

The National Italian American Foundation (Inactive)

Knights of Columbus

Avocation: “The King Bee Blues Band,” Jazz and Rhythm and Blues, Guitarist

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