Posted Dec 25, 2006 3:46 AM CDT
2007 Board of Governors Elections
At the 2007 Midyear Meeting, the Nominating Committee will announce nominations for district and at-large positions on the ABA Board of Governors for terms beginning at the conclusion of the 2007 Annual Meeting and ending at the conclusion of the 2010 Annual Meeting.
The Nominating Committee will nominate individuals from the following states to represent the districts noted: Ohio (District 7), Texas (District 8), South Dakota (District 10), Arizona (District 11), Oregon (District 13), and Washington (District 18). The Committee will also nominate members from the Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice and the Section of Science and Technology Law to serve as Section members-at-large on the Board. In addition, one member-at-large who is a woman shall be nominated pursuant to § 26.1(d) of the Association’s Constitution. (For rules and procedures on filing petitions, visit www.abajournal.com.)
2007 Regular State Delegate Elections
Seventeen states will elect State Delegates for three-year terms beginning at the adjournment of the 2007 Annual Meeting. (The states conducting elections and election rules and procedures can be found at www.abajournal.com.)
Notice by the Secretary
At the 1996 Annual Meeting, the House of Delegates approved an amendment to the Constitution to provide that at least 40 days’ notice shall be given to Association members of the time and place of the meeting of the Nominating Committee at which nominations for officers and members of the Board of Governors will be considered. Accordingly, notice is hereby given that the Nominating Committee will meet in conjunction with the 2007 Midyear Meeting in Miami, Florida on Sunday, February 11, 2007, beginning with the business session at 9:00 a.m. (For additional information, visit www.abajournal.com.)
Amendments to the Constitution and Bylaws
The Constitution and Bylaws of the American Bar Association may be amended only at the ABA Annual Meeting upon action of the House of Delegates. The next Annual Meeting of the House of Delegates will be August 13-14, 2007 in San Francisco, California.
Proposals to amend either the Constitution or Bylaws may be submitted by any ABA member. It is preferable that proposals be submitted in the form of a memorandum that details the purpose and effect of the proposal.
In order to be considered at the 2007 Annual Meeting, a proposed amendment must be received by the Division for Policy Administration at the American Bar Center on or before Friday, March 16, 2007. This deadline is essential in order to allow time for proposed amendments to be considered by the Standing Committee on Constitution and Bylaws.
Exact language will be drafted by the Standing Committee on Constitution and Bylaws and submitted to the sponsors for approval. This procedure will ensure that all amendments that are approved conform to style required by the rules.
Articles 12 and 13 of the Constitution require that notice of proposed amendments must be given to all ABA members at least 30 days in advance of the meeting at which the amendments are to be considered. Therefore, proposed amendments will be published in the July 2007 issue of the ABA Journal. The proponent or his or her designee must be in attendance to present the amendment for debate by the House of Delegates at the meeting at which the proposal will be considered.
Copies of Article 12, concerning amendment of the Bylaws, and Article 13, concerning amendment of the Constitution, will be provided to any member upon request to the Division for Policy Administration at the American Bar Center, 321 N. Clark Street, 21st Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60610.
Armando Lasa-Ferrer Secretary
CLE Programs in January
For information, contact the ABA Service Center at 800-285-2221 or service @abanet.org, or visit www.abanet.org/cle.