Nominations Now CLOSED:
2019 LACBA Officer and Board
Annual Election

The Deadline for Declarations of Intent and Nominations by Sections and Affiliates was
February 8, 2019.

Board of Trustees Nominations are now being accepted. Qualified LACBA members seeking nomination by the Nominating Committee to any elective officer, except the President and Immediate Past President, or the position of elected Trustees for terms that begin on July 1, 2019, must submit a declaration of intent no later than February 8, 2019.  

Section chairs and affiliated bar presidents also may nominate qualified LACBA members from sections or affiliates, subject to the same deadline.

Open Positions

Members can be considered in more than one category.

  • Elective Officers: One (1) President-Elect, One (1) Senior Vice President, One (1) Vice President, and One (1) Vice President of Diversity, Inclusion and Outreach. 

  • Elected Trustees: Three (3) At-Large Trustees, Three (3) Trustees from Sections, and Three (3) Trustees from Affiliates.

To view the current Board of Trustees, please click here.


Candidate Qualifications

  • Candidates for president-elect must have served as a LACBA trustee for at least two years prior to July 1, 2019.
  • Candidates for senior vice president and vice president must have served as a LACBA trustee for at least one year prior to July 1, 2019.
  • Candidates for trustee positions:
  • For no less than three (3) years, be a LACBA member in one of the following membership categories: general, sustaining, affiliate, faculty, judicial, or government/public service.
  • For no less than five (5) years, be a member in good standing of the State Bar of California, or a judge in a California court of record, or a registered in-house counsel satisfying requirements therefor in the California Rules of Court.
  • As to Trustees from Sections, must also currently be a member of at least one LACBA Section.
  • As to Trustees from Affiliate Bar Associations, must also currently be a member of at least one bar association currently affiliated with LACBA.
  • Candidates from sections and affiliate bars must continuously be a member of at least one section or one affiliated bar association, respectively, at all times during their terms on the LACBA Board, if selected.


Submissions Deadline: February 8, 2019

Declarations of intent -- a written letter or email of interest and an attached resume or bio --for one or more positions, and nominations by sections and affiliates should be submitted to Stan Bissey, Executive Director, Los Angeles County Bar Association, 1055 West 7th Street, Suite 2700, Los Angeles, CA 90017 or via e-mail ( by clicking here.

Applications not received by February 8, 2019, will not be considered.


The Nominating Committee (NomCom) 

NomCom consists of LACBA's immediate past president; current president; president-elect; nine members selected by lot from those who have served on the Board of Trustees during the previous four years as trustees at-large, from sections and affiliates; and two members designated by the Barristers/Young Attorneys president. No member of NomCom may be nominated for any elective officer or elected trustee position during the year of service on the committee.

In addition to considering declarations of intent and nominations by section chairs and affiliate bar presidents, members of NomCom may submit additional members for nomination to trustee positions. NomCom will nominate one or more LACBA members for each available trustee position for the term that begins on July 1, 2019. All trustees serve two-year terms. The Committee will also nominate trustees for each of the offices of president-elect, senior vice president, vice president, and vice president of diversity, inclusion & outreach. Officers serve one-year terms, except the vice president of diversity, inclusion & outreach who serves a two-year term. Current President-Elect Ronald F. Brot will assume the presidency on July 1, 2019. Current President Brian S. Kabateck will automatically assume the position of Immediate Past President at that time.

NomCom is expected to conclude its nominations no later than Thursday, March 14, 2019. Even if not nominated by NomCom, a member who meets the eligibility criteria stated above may petition for a trustee or officer position (except for the president or immediate past president) upon filing with Stan Bissey, Executive Director, by April 15, 2019, a LACBA nomination form signed by at least 100 LACBA members.


Annual Election Deadlines Pursuant to Article VII of the Amended and Restated LACBA Bylaws as of January 16, 2019

On or before February 8

Declarations of intent of members seeking nomination to the Board due

On or before February 8

Submission of nominations by Affiliate Bar Associations and Sections due

Within 5 business days after NomCom makes its selections; no later than
March 15

Press release and posting of names of persons nominated to the  Board by NomCom

On or before April 15

Petitions/written nominations signed by at least 100 members of LACBA due

April 20

Record date for members entitled to vote


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