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2020 REGULAR STATE DELEGATE ELECTION

Pursuant to Section 6.3(a) of the ABA’s Constitution, 18 states will elect State Delegates for three-year terms beginning at the adjournment of the 2020 Annual Meeting. The states conducting elections and election rules and procedures can be found at ambar.org/2020-statedel.

DELEGATE-AT-LARGE ELECTION

Pursuant to Section 6.5 of the ABA’s Constitution, six Delegates-at-Large to the House of Delegates will be elected at the 2019 Annual Meeting for three-year terms beginning with the adjournment of that meeting and ending with the adjournment of the 2022 Annual Meeting. Candidates are to be nominated by written petition. The deadline for petitions for the 2019 election in San Francisco, California, is May 15. For rules and procedures, go to ambar.org/delegate-at-large.

GOAL III MEMBERS-AT-LARGE ON THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE

The ABA President will appoint one Goal III Minority Member-at-Large and one Goal III Woman Member-at-Large to the Nominating Committee for the 2019-2022 term. These appointments will be made from broadly solicited nominations from the diversity commissions, sections, divisions and forums, state and local bar associations, and the membership at large. If you are interested in submitting a nomination or have questions, contact Leticia Spencer (leticia.spencer@americanbar.org, 312-988-5160) c/o Office of the Secretary, by May 3.

AMENDMENTS TO THE ABA CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS

The Constitution and Bylaws may be amended only at the ABA Annual Meeting upon action of the House of Delegates. The next meeting is Aug. 12-13 in San Francisco, California. The deadline for any ABA member to submit proposals is March 8. Proposals will be published in the July/August ABA Journal. For details, go to ambar.org/AmendmentsNotice.

Mary L. Smith, ABA Secretary

Arizona State Delegate Vacancy Election

Pursuant to Section 6.3(e) of the ABA’s Constitution, the state of Arizona will elect a State Delegate to fill a vacancy due to the passing of John J. Bouma. The one-year term will commence immediately upon certification by the Board of Elections and will expire at the conclusion of the 2020 Annual Meeting. The deadline for filing petitions is May 10. For instructions and procedures, go to ambar.org/statedel-vac. If you are interested in filing or have questions, contact Leticia Spencer at 312-988-5160 or leticia.spencer@americanbar.org.

New Mexico State Delegate Vacancy Election

Pursuant to Section 6.3(e) of the ABA’s Constitution, the state of New Mexico will hold an election to fill the State Delegate position that will become available due to the election of Charles J. Vigil to the Board of Governors. The Board of Elections will certify the election results, and the unexpired term will commence at the end of the 2019 Annual meeting and will expire at the conclusion of the 2022 Annual Meeting. The deadline for filing petitions is May 10. For instructions and procedures, go to ambar.org/statedel-vac. If you are interested in filing or have questions, contact Leticia Spencer at 312-988-5160 or leticia.spencer@americanbar.org.

North Carolina State Delegate Vacancy Election

Pursuant to Section 6.3(e) of the ABA’s Constitution, the state of North Carolina will hold an election to fill the State Delegate vacancy position that will become available at the end of the 2019 Annual Meeting. The Board of Elections will certify the results of this election. The term for this state delegate position will commence at the end of the 2019 Annual Meeting and will expire at the conclusion of the 2022 Annual Meeting. The petition filing deadline is May 10. For instructions and procedures, go to ambar.org/statedel-vac. If you are interested in filing or have questions, contact Leticia Spencer at 312-988-5160 or leticia.spencer@americanbar.org.

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