ABA Notices

ABA Notices - December 2023-January 2024

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2024 STATE DELEGATE ELECTION

Pursuant to Section 6.3(a) of the ABA Constitution, 17 states will elect state delegates for three-year terms beginning at the adjournment of the 2024 ABA Annual Meeting. The deadline for receipt of nominating petitions is Friday, Dec. 8. Go to ambar.org/2024-stdel to find the states conducting elections as well as election rules and procedures.

2024 BOARD OF GOVERNORS ELECTION

At the 2024 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 2024 Annual Meeting and ending at the conclusion of the 2027 Annual Meeting. Pursuant to Section 2.1 of the association’s constitution, the committee will nominate individuals from the following states to represent the districts noted: New Jersey (District 3), North Carolina (District 5), Missouri (District 9), California (District 14), New York (District 15), Arkansas (District 16) and Utah (District 17). The Nominating Committee will also nominate a Judicial Member-at-Large, members from the sections of Labor and Employment Law, Antitrust Law, and the Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division to serve as Section Members-at-Large, one Young Lawyer Member-at-Large and one Minority Member-at-Large. Nominating petitions must be sent to [email protected] no later than Friday, Jan. 5.

ABA MEDAL NOMINATIONS

The Profession, Public Service, and Diversity Committee of the American Bar Association Board of Governors invites your nominations for the 2024 ABA Medal. Traditionally, nominations for the ABA Medal have been due in May; however, beginning this year, the deadline has been moved to the first week of January to allow for additional time to publicize the achievements of the extraordinary recipient of this award. Guidelines for awarding the medal and a list of past recipients can be found on the ABA Medal website at ambar.org/medalsite. Submit the nomination form, available at ambar.org/medalnomform, and materials, including biographical information about the nominee, to [email protected] by Friday, Jan. 5.

2024 MIDYEAR NOMINATING COMMITTEE BUSINESS SESSION, CANDIDATES FORUM AND VOTING SESSION

The Nominating Committee will meet in conjunction with the 2024 Midyear Meeting at 9 a.m. ET on Sunday, Feb. 4. The Candidates Forum will immediately follow the business session, and association members are invited to hear from candidates for president-elect and treasurer, who will be seeking nomination at the 2025 Midyear Meeting. After the Candidates Forum, the Nominating Committee will meet in executive session to nominate candidates for election by the House of Delegates.

GOAL III MEMBERS-AT-LARGE ON THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE FOR THE 2024-2027 TERM

The ABA president will appoint one Goal III Minority Member-at-Large, one Goal III Woman Member-at-Large and one Goal III LGBTQ+ Member-at-Large to the Nominating Committee for the 2024-2027 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 a member who is interested. The deadline for submission of credentials for consideration for these presidential appointments is Friday, May 17.

AMENDMENTS TO THE ABA CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS

The ABA Constitution and Bylaws may be amended upon action of the House of Delegates only at Annual Meetings. The next Annual Meeting of the House of Delegates will be Aug. 5-6 in Chicago. Proposals to amend either the constitution or bylaws may be submitted by any ABA member. For a proposed amendment to be considered at the 2024 Annual Meeting, it must be received electronically by the Policy and Planning Division and addressed to the attention of the ABA secretary via the mailbox [email protected] by Friday, March 8. Visit ambar.org/cbamendments to view the procedural guidelines. —Marvin S.C. Dang, ABA Secretary

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