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NOTICE BY THE SECRETARY OF THE AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION REGARDING ELECTION OF DELEGATES-AT-LARGE

Pursuant to § 6.5 of the ABA Constitution, six Delegates-at-Large to the House of Delegates will be elected at the 2008 Annual Meeting for three-year terms beginning with the adjournment of that meeting and ending with the adjournment of the 2011 Annual Meeting. Candidates for election as Delegate-at-Large are to be nominated by written petition. The deadline for filing nominating petitions for the 2008 election in New York, New York, is Friday, May 16, 2008.

Under the Constitution, no more than one nominee from a particular state, territory or possession may be elected in the annual election. If more than one member accredited to the same state, territory or possession submits nominating petitions, each will be notified within ten days of the fact that there is more than one nominee.

Voting will take place in the registration area of the Hilton New York. The polls will be open during the same hours as registration, except on the last day the polls will close at 11:00 a.m. The votes will then be tallied and the six nominees with the highest number of votes (taking into account that no more than one may be elected from the same state, territory or possession) will be declared elected as Delegates-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 60610. 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, May 16, 2008.

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.

Armando Lasa-Ferrer
Secretary

NOTICE BY THE SECRETARY OF THE AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION REGARDING DELEGATE-AT-LARGE VACANCY ELECTION

Due to the election of Robert M. Carlson as State Delegate, a Delegate-at-Large vacancy will exist. To fill this vacancy, one Delegate-at-Large to the House of Delegates will be elected at the 2008 Annual Meeting for a one-year term beginning with the adjournment of that meeting and ending with the adjournment of the 2009 Annual Meeting. Candidates for election as Delegate-at-Large are to be nominated by written petition. The deadline for filing nominating petitions for the 2008 vacancy election in New York, New York, is Friday, May 16, 2008.

Voting will take place in the registration area of the Hilton New York. The polls will be open during the same hours as registration, except on the last day the polls will close at 11:00 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 60610. 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, May 16, 2008.

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

Armando Lasa-Ferrer
Secretary

ACTION OF THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE AT THE 2008 MIDYEAR MEETING

In accordance with § 9.1 of the Association’s Constitution, I hereby certify that the Nominating Committee of the House of Delegates, at its meeting on Sunday, February 10, 2008, nominated Carolyn B. Lamm of Washington, DC as President-Elect for 2008-2009 and William C. Hubbard as Chair of the House of Delegates for 2008-2010.

The Nominating Committee also nominated the following individuals as Members of the Board of Governors:

District Members (2008-2011)

District 1: Stephen L. Tober, New Hampshire

District 2: W. Anthony Jenkins, Michigan

District 4: Robert N. Weiner, District of Columbia

District 6: Howard H. Vogel, Tennessee

District 12: Craig A. Orraj, New Mexico

Members-at-Large (2008-2011)

General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division: Lee S. Kolczun, Ohio

Tort Trial and Insurance Practice: Mitchell A. Orpett, Illinois

Minority Member-at-Large (2008-2011) Richard A. Soden, Massachusetts

Woman Member-at-Large (2008-2011) Lauren Stiller Rikleen, Massachusetts

Young Lawyer Member-at-Large (2008-2011) Jonathan W. Wolfe, New Jersey

Armando Lasa-Ferrer
Secretary

CLE Programs in May

For information, contact the ABA Service Center at 800-285-2221 or service@abanet.org, or visit abanet.org/cle.

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