2020 LACBA Officer and Board
Annual Election

Nominations are now closed.


Officers and Board of Trustee Nominees for 2020-21

Click here to read the press release.


Bradley S. Pauley


Senior Vice President
Ann I. Park


Vice President
Kristin Adrian



Katherine J. Blair


Theresa A. Leets


Shahrokh Sheik

Shahrokh Sheik-headshot



Donna E. Kirkner
Small Firm & Sole Practitioner


Nicholas J. Mireles
Immigration & Nationality Law


Ibiere N. Seck




Reema M. El-Amamy
John M. Langston Bar Association


Hon. Sam E. Lucas
LGBT Bar Association of Los Angeles


Merete E. Rietveld
Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles



The Deadline for Declarations of Intent and Nominations by
Sections and Affiliates was February 10, 2020.

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, 2020, must submit a declaration of intent no later than February 10, 2020.

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


Open Positions and Candidate Qualifications

Members can be considered in more than one category.

  • Elective Officers:
    • One (1) President-Elect

Candidates for president-elect must have served as a LACBA trustee for at least two years prior to July 1, 2020.

    • One (1) Senior Vice President
    • One (1) Vice President

Candidates for senior vice president and vice president must have served as a LACBA trustee for at least one year prior to July 1, 2020.

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

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.

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



Declaration of Intent Submissions Deadline: February 10, 2020


  • A written letter or email of interest and an attached resume or bio for one or more positions, as well as nominations by sections and affiliates, should be submitted to  to Stan Bissey, Executive Director at the Los Angeles County Bar Association, 1055 West 7th Street, Suite 2700, Los Angeles, CA 90017 or via e-mail (ed@lacba.org) by clicking here.

Applications not received by February 10, 2020, will not be considered.


The Nominating Committee (NomCom)

NomCom consists of LACBA's current president; president-elect; immediate past president; nine (9) members selected by lot from those trustees who served on the Board in the last four (4) annual elections 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 submitted 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, 2020. All trustees serve two-year terms. NomCom will also nominate qualified candidates for each of the offices of president-elect, senior vice president, and vice president - all who serve one-year terms. Current President-Elect Tamila Jensen will assume the presidency on July 1, 2020. Current President Ronald F. Brot will automatically assume the position of Immediate Past President at that time.

NomCom is expected to conclude its nominations no later than Friday, March 13, 2020. 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, 2020, a LACBA nomination form signed by at least 100 LACBA members. The 2020 LACBA Officer and Trustee Election Rules and Regulations will be available here no later than March 13.

To view the 2020 Nominating Committee Roster, please click here.


Annual Election Deadlines Pursuant to Article VII of the Amended and Restated LACBA Bylaws as Amended May 22, 2019

On or before February 10

Declarations of intent of members seeking nomination to the Board due

On or before February 10

Submission of nominations by Affiliate Bar Associations and Sections due

Within 5 business days after NomCom makes its selections; no later than
March 16

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


The LACBA Bylaws are available here for LACBA members.  Your LACBA user name and password will be required.