March 2009 • Vol. 29 No. 3 | An E-Publication of the Los Angeles County Bar Association

Board Election Declarations Due

LACBA members seeking nomination by the Nominating Committee for LACBA officer and at-large trustee positions to be voted on in June are required to submit a declaration of intent to seek such nomination no later than March 17, 5:00 p.m. Applications not timely received will not be considered. Declarations of intent should be sent to Stuart Forsyth, Executive Director, Los Angeles County Bar Association, PO Box 55020, Los Angeles, CA 90055.

Members of the Nominating Committee may submit additional names of members for nomination to at-large trustee positions prior to the second meeting of the Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee nominates one or more LACBA member(s) for each position of at-large trustee to be filled at the June election. (At-large trustees serve two-year terms.) It also nominates one or more current or former trustees for each of the offices of president-elect, senior vice president, and vice president. (Officers serve one-year terms. President-Elect Don Mike Anthony assumes the presidency on July 1, 2009).

The committee consists of LACBA’s immediate past president, current president, president-elect, 3 members selected by lot from those who have represented LACBA sections on the Board of Trustees during the previous 4 years, 3 members designated by the Barristers president, 3 members selected by lot from those who have represented the affiliated associations on the board during the previous 4 years, and 7 trustees-at-large selected by lot from those who have served on the board during the previous 4 years.

No member of the committee may be nominated, either by the committee or by a written nomination, for an elective office, including the position of trustee, during the year of service on the committee. Nominees for president-elect, senior vice president, and vice president must have served as a LACBA trustee for at least 2 years prior to July 1, 2009. Nominees for the 6 at-large trustee positions (term of service 2009-2011) must (1) be a LACBA member for at least 3 years prior to July 1, 2009, and (2) have demonstrated service for LACBA through active membership on one or more LACBA or section committees or in LACBA public service projects for a total of at least 2 years.

The committee must complete its work by April 15. Nomination by the committee is not the only way for a member’s name to be placed on the annual ballot for a trustee or officer position. A member meeting the eligibility criteria stated above may run for a trustee or officer position upon filing with the executive director a written nomination signed by at least 25 members. Nomination forms are available at the LACBA offices.

Election Deadlines
March 16, 2009: Selection by lot of 7 at-large, 3 affiliate, and 3 section trustee members of Nominating Committee
March 17, 2009: Prospective nominees’ submission of declaration of intent by 5:00 p.m.
April 15, 2009: Selection of nominees
April 30, 2009: Members’ submission of written nominations to run for trustee and officer positions by 5:00 p.m.
May 5, 2009: Candidates’ statements submitted to the Executive Director by 5:00 p.m.
June 1, 2009:  Ballots distributed
June 22, 2009:  Election




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