ABA Notices - April-May 2023
2023 DELEGATE-AT-LARGE ELECTION
Pursuant to Section 6.5 of the ABA Constitution, six Delegates-at-Large to the House of Delegates will be elected at the 2023 ABA Annual Meeting to three-year terms beginning with the adjournment of that meeting and ending with the adjournment of the 2026 Annual Meeting. Candidates for election as Delegate-at-Large are to be nominated by written petition. The deadline for filing nominating petitions is Thursday, May 18. For rules and procedures, go to ambar.org/delegate-at-large.
GOAL III MEMBERS-AT-LARGE ON THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE FOR THE 2023-2026 TERM
The ABA president will appoint one Goal III Minority Member-at-Large, one Goal III Woman Member-at-Large and one Goal III Disability Member-at-Large to the Nominating Committee for the 2023-2026 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. Submit a letter of interest and a resumé to [email protected] if you are interested. The deadline for submission of credentials for consideration for these presidential appointments is Friday, May 12.
2023 STATE DELEGATE VACANCY ELECTION (VIRGINIA)
Due to the Board of Governors nomination for Tracy A. Giles of Virginia, pursuant to Section 6.3(e) of the Association’s constitution, the state of Virginia will hold a state delegate vacancy election to fill the unexpired two-year term that will exist for the state delegate position. The deadline for filing petitions is Friday, May 5. Petitions must be filed at [email protected] The Board of Elections will certify the election results. The term will commence at the end of the 2023 Annual Meeting and will expire at the conclusion of the 2025 Annual Meeting. Go to ambar.org/stdelvacancy for petition instructions and procedures.
ACTION OF THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE AT THE 2023 MIDYEAR MEETING
In accordance with Section 9.1 of the ABA Constitution, the House of Delegates Nominating Committee, at its meeting Sunday, Feb. 5, nominated William R. Bay of Missouri for president-elect (2023-2024) and Marvin S.C. Dang of Hawaii for secretary (2023-2026 term) and the new members of the Board of Governors (2023-2026). Go to ambar.org/NomCtteActions for the list of all the nominees.
2023 ARIZONA STATE DELEGATE CONTESTED ELECTION
Pursuant to Section 6.3(b) of the ABA Constitution, because two valid nomination petitions were filed for the 2023 Arizona state delegate election, the election is contested. The Board of Elections will conduct a ballot election for ABA lawyer members accredited to the state of Arizona to elect the nominee. Voting will begin on Monday, April 3, and close on Wednesday, May 3. The three-year term will commence at the conclusion of the 2023 Annual Meeting and will expire at the conclusion of the 2026 Annual Meeting. The first candidate is Joseph Kanefield of Phoenix, who was nominated by: Bennett Evan Cooper, Bill Richards, Frank Moskowitz, Samuel A. Thumma, Paul J. McMurdie, Maria Elena Cruz, Ann Scott Timmer, Robert Brutinel, David Gass, Jennifer Campbell, Jennifer Green, Christopher Coury, Barb Dawson, Rachael Pugel, Diamond Zambrano, David Barker, Carlie Tovrea, Christian Fernandez, Taryn Gallup, Zach Schroeder, Ed Hermes, Marsha Cotton, Cory Braddock, Don Bivens and Danielle J. Viola. The second candidate is the Hon. Leslie Miller (retired) of Tucson, who was nominated by: Lynda Shely, George Chen, Louraine Arkfeld, Marcus Reinkensmeyer, Jennifer Langford, Diandra Benally, Patricia Green, Elizabeth Finn, Nanette Warner, Regina Nassen, Linda Benally, MaryAnne Majestic, Kyle Bryson, Shannon Scola, Charles Wirken, Maddalena Savary, Sean O’Brien, Megan Ritenour, Christina Noyes, D. Douglas Metcalf, Peter Hochuli, Janet Bostwick, Joan Wagener, Tom Chauncey and D. Greg Sakall.