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

Barristers Election Process Begins

The 2009 Barristers election process begins March 12, the first day to file a self-nominating petition for one of the seven 2-year positions on the Executive Committee or for the offices of president-elect or vice president. The president-elect and vice president each have one-year terms. The president-elect automatically succeeds the president.

All self-nominating petitions must be filed by April 1 and must be signed by at least 10 Barristers.

To be eligible for president-elect or for a seat on the Executive Committee, candidates must have been born after January 1, 1974, or not have completed the 10th year of practice as of January 1, 2010. Candidates for vice president must have been born after January 1, 1973, or not have completed the 10th year of practice as of January 1, 2009. Candidates for president-elect and vice president must have previously served or be serving on the Executive Committee. Executive Committee candidates must not have served previously for more than 3 years as of July 1, 2009.

For more information/to receive a self-nominating petition, contact Gail Coleman at

2009 Barristers Election Deadlines
March 12:  Election process begins
April 1:  Submission of nominating petitions by 5 p.m.
April 15:  Submission of candidate statements by 5 p.m.
May 6:  Ballots e-mailed to Barristers
June 3:  Election Day

Notice re Online Barristers Election 
Are you a LACBA member less than 36 years of age or practicing law for 10 years or less? If so, you are automatically a member of Barristers, LACBA’s new and young attorney section. Barristers has its own officers, executive committee, and committees. Barristers holds its annual elections electronically. The notice of the election, candidate statements, and voting is conducted through the Internet. If we do not have your current e-mail address, or want more information about the election, please send an e-mail to

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