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NOTICE BY THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS

Pursuant to § 6.3(e) of the ABA Constitution, the state of Idaho will elect a State Delegate to fill a vacancy due to the demise of M. Allyn Dingel, Jr. The term is effective at the conclusion of the 2009 Annual Meeting and expires at the conclusion of the 2012 Annual Meeting.

PETITIONS

Nominating petitions must be filed with the Board of Elections at Association headquarters not later than Friday, July 17, 2009. A minimum of twenty-five signatures of members of the Association is required.

While it is desirable that more than the required minimum of twenty-five names of members of the Association appear on the nominating petitions, only twenty-five names of signers of any petition will be included with the ballot. Only signatures of members of the Association will be counted. Each nominating petition must be accompanied by a typewritten list of names and addresses of the signers in the order in which they appear on the petition. The petition must also be accompanied by a one-hundred-word biographical sketch of the nominee. Forms for this purpose will be provided. The biographical sketch and a list of twenty-five signers from the nominating petitions will be included in the ballot material sent to each Association member in the state of Idaho.

The candidate and all signers must be members of the Association whose membership is accredited to the state of Idaho. There is no limit to the number of candidates who may be nominated in any state, and the nominations are made only on the initiative of members themselves.

Each nominee for the office of State Delegate is entitled to receive one list of the names and addresses of the Association members in his/her state. The list is to be made available only after the proper filing of nominating petitions and after the petition-filing deadline, upon written request. The nominee should allow fourteen days from receipt of the request until delivery of the list.

Nominating petitions may be obtained from the Board of Elections at the headquarters office of the American Bar Association, 321 N. Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois 60654-7598, and must be filed before the close of business at 5:00 P.M., Friday, July 17, 2009.

Ballots will be mailed to Association members in good standing, accredited to the state of Idaho, no later than Friday, August 14, 2009.

In accordance with § 6.3(e) of the ABA Constitution, no ballots will be mailed to members when a State Delegate election is uncontested. If only one valid nominating petition is filed, the Board of Elections will certify that the sole nominee is elected.

BOARD OF ELECTIONS
Hon. Glenn Murdock, Chair
Louise Michaux Gonzales
Jack B. Middleton

NOTICE BY THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS

Pursuant to § 6.3(e) of the ABA Constitution, the state of Wyoming will elect a State Delegate to fill a vacancy due to the resignation of Timothy J. Kirven. The term commences immediately upon certification by the Board of Elections and expires at the conclusion of the 2011 Annual Meeting.

PETITIONS

Nominating petitions must be filed with the Board of Elections at Association headquarters not later than Friday, July 17, 2009. A minimum of twenty-five signatures of members of the Association is required.

While it is desirable that more than the required minimum of twenty-five names of members of the Association appear on the nominating petitions, only twenty-five names of signers of any petition will be included with the ballot. Only signatures of members of the Association will be counted. Each nominating petition must be accompanied by a typewritten list of names and addresses of the signers in the order in which they appear on the petition. The petition must also be accompanied by a one-hundred-word biographical sketch of the nominee. Forms for this purpose will be provided. The biographical sketch and a list of twenty-five signers from the nominating petitions will be included in the ballot material sent to each Association member in the state of Wyoming.

The candidate and all signers must be members of the Association whose membership is accredited to the state of Wyoming. There is no limit to the number of candidates who may be nominated in any state, and the nominations are made only on the initiative of members themselves.

Each nominee for the office of State Delegate is entitled to receive one list of the names and addresses of the Association members in his/her state. The list is to be made available only after the proper filing of nominating petitions and after the petition filing deadline, upon written request. The nominee should allow fourteen days from receipt of the request until delivery of the list.

Nominating petitions may be obtained from the Board of Elections at the headquarters office of the American Bar Association, 321 N. Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois 60654-7598, and must be filed before the close of business at 5:00 P.M., Friday, July 17, 2009.

Ballots will be mailed to Association members in good standing, accredited to the state of Wyoming, no later than Friday, August 14, 2009. In accordance with § 6.3(e) of the ABA Constitution, no ballots will be mailed to members when a State Delegate election is uncontested. If only one valid nominating petition is filed, the Board of Elections will certify that the sole nominee is elected.

BOARD OF ELECTIONS
Hon. Glenn Murdock, Chair
Louise Michaux Gonzales
Jack B. Middleton

ELECTION FOR DELEGATE-AT-LARGE VACANCY (2009-2010 TERM)

Due to the resignation of Robert A. Stein, a Delegate-at-Large vacancy exists. To fill this vacancy, one Delegate-at-Large to the House of Delegates will be elected at the 2009 Annual Meeting for a one-year term beginning with the adjournment of that meeting and ending with the adjournment of the 2010 Annual Meeting. Candidates for election as Delegate-at-Large are to be nominated by written petition. The deadline for filing nominating petitions for the 2009 vacancy election in Chicago, Illinois, is Friday, July 10, 2009.

Voting will take place in the registration area of the Hyatt Regency Hotel. The polls will be open during the same hours as registration, except on the last day the polls will close at 10:00 a.m. The votes will then be tallied and the nominee with the highest number of votes in the vacancy election will be declared elected as Delegate-at-Large. In the event of a tie vote, I, as the Secretary, will determine the winner by lot. Rules that restrict campaigning for the position of Delegate-at-Large will be mailed to all nominees upon receipt of their petitions.

Nominating petitions may be obtained from the Office of the Secretary, Carri L. Kerber, American Bar Center, 321 N. Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois 60654-7598. The petition must be signed by twenty-five (25) members of the American Bar Association. The signing by any member of one petition will not disqualify him/her as the signer of other petitions. Each petition must be filed with my office at the above address by the close of business at 5:00 p.m. (CDT), Friday, July 10, 2009. The filing must include the written consent of the nominee and a biographical sketch approved by the nominee consisting of not more than seventy-five (75) words. All biographical sketches will be printed and available to Association members as they register or collect their credentials at the registration desk at the Annual Meeting.

Any questions regarding the foregoing should be sent promptly to the Office of the Secretary at the Bar Center in care of Carri L. Kerber

Hon. Bernice B. Donald
Secretary

PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS

Proposed amendments to the Constitution and Bylaws of the American Bar Association summarized below have been duly filed with the Secretary of the Association by the indicated sponsoring members of the Association for consideration by the House of Delegates at the 2009 Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois. Copies of the full text of these proposals will be published in the book of reports to the House of Delegates and are also available on the ABA’s Website on the House of Delegates Leadership Page @ http://www.abanet.org/leadership/2009/annual/ (click on Summary of Recommendations). These proposals are also available to any member upon request to the Division for Policy Administration at the American Bar Association, 321 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60610, 312/988-5230.

        I

Notice is hereby given that Edward Haskins Jacobs proposes to amend § 1.2 of the Constitution to include the following language as one of the purposes of the Association: “to defend the right to life of all innocent human beings, including all those conceived but not yet born.”

        II

Notice is hereby given that Jay G. Foonberg (Primary Sponsor), Joel Bennett, James Brill, John W. Clark, Jr., R. William Ide III, Nathan Mease, Sharon D. Nelson, Stephen N. Maskaleris, Mark Robertson and Dwight L. Smith propose to amend Article 6 of the Constitution to provide for a delegate in the House of Delegates from American Samoa.

        III

Notice is hereby given that Hon. Glenn Murdock (Primary Sponsor), Louise Michaux Gonzales and Jack B. Middleton propose to amend § 6.3(c) of the Constitution to provide the Board of Elections with the option of using paper ballots, electronic ballots or a combination of paper and electronic ballots in conducting State Delegate elections.

        IV

Notice is hereby given that Karl J. Ege (Primary Sponsor), Nathaniel Doliner, Lynne Barr, Linda Rusch and Charles McCallum propose to amend § 30.5 of the Bylaws to provide that non-U.S. lawyer associates may serve on the Council of the Section of Business Law.

        V

Notice is hereby given that C. Timothy Hopkins (Primary Sponsor), Sara A. Austin, Joanne A. Epps, Gerald T. Giaimo, Peter M. Suzuki, David K.Y. Tang, David C. Weiner, and Hon. Bernice B. Donald propose to amend various sections of the Constitution and Bylaws as housekeeping amendments to include the following:

a) Amend § 6.8 of the Constitution to change the name of the National Les­bian and Gay Law Association to the National LGBT Bar Association.

b) Amend § 29.5 of the Bylaws and § 45.2 of the House Rules of Procedure to authorize the Secretary to correct punctuation, grammar or numbering where appropriate of recommendations adopted by the House if the correction does not change meaning.

        VI

Notice is hereby given that Charles A. Collier, Jr., (Primary Sponsor), T. Maxfield Bahner, John P. Driscoll, Jr., Ruth L. Kleinfeld, Richard J. Podell, Anthony R. Palermo and Richard L. Thies propose to amend § 10.1(a) of the Constitution to change the name of the Senior Lawyers Division to the Elder Law and Experienced Lawyers Division.

Respectfully submitted.

Hon. Bernice B. Donald
Secretary

ABE ANNUAL MEETING OF MEMBERS

The Annual Meeting of Members of the American Bar Endowment will be held in conjunction with the ABA Annual Meeting on August 3, 2009, at 8:45 A.M. in the Grand Ballroom, Gold Level, East Tower, of the Hyatt Regency Chicago. At this meeting two Directors will be elected, each to serve a five-year term, and one Director will be elected to serve a two-year term.

CLE PROGRAMS IN AUGUST

For information, contact the ABA Service Center at 800-285-2221 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or visit abanet.org/cle.

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