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2018 REGULAR STATE DELEGATE ELECTION

Pursuant to §6.3(a) of the ABA’s Constitution, 17 states will elect State Delegates for three-year terms beginning at the adjournment of the 2017 Annual Meeting. The states conducting elections and election rules and procedures can be found at ambar.org/2018StateDelegateElection.

2017 STATE DELEGATE ELECTION (Vacancy)

Pursuant to §6.3(e) of the ABA’s Constitution, the states of Tennessee and Virginia will elect a State Delegate to fill vacancies due to the nominations of Randall D. Noel of Tennessee and Allen C. Goolsby of Virginia, who were nominated and will be elected to the Board of Governors. The terms commence immediately upon certification by the Board of Elections and expire at the conclusion of the 2019 Annual Meeting. Go to ambar.org/2017StateDelegateElectionVacancy.

NOTICE BY THE SECRETARY: MEETING OF THE MEMBERSHIP

This is to notify members of the American Bar Association that the meeting of the membership will be held in conjunction with the Nominating Committee Business Session and Coffee with the Candidate Forum, Sunday, Aug. 13, at 9 a.m. in the Trianon Ballroom, 3rd Floor, at the New York Hilton Midtown, New York City.

Mary T. Torres, ABA Secretary

NOTICE BY THE SECRETARY: NOMINATING COMMITTEE MEETINGS

The Nominating Committee will meet during the 2017 Annual Meeting in New York City on Sunday, Aug. 13, beginning with the business session at 9 a.m. in the Trianon Ballroom, 3rd Floor, at the New York Hilton Midtown Hotel. Immediately following that session, the Nominating Committee will hear from candidates seeking nomination at the 2018 Midyear Meeting. This portion of the meeting is open to Association members. If you have any questions regarding the foregoing, please contact Leticia Spencer at 312-988-5160 or [email protected]

Mary T. Torres, ABA Secretary

ABE Annual Meeting of the Members

The Annual Meeting of the Members of the American Bar Endowment will be held on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, at 8:45 a.m. at the New York Hilton Midtown, Ballroom Level, in the Grand Ballroom. In addition to the election of Board members, ABE members will be asked to vote on amendments to the ABE bylaws. Two proposed alternatives will be before the members. One set of amendments is being proposed by the ABE Board of Directors and the other set is being proposed by some individual members of the ABE.

ABE Proposal: The proposed bylaws amendments if adopted would (i) permit the ABE to more easily communicate and provide notice to its members by allowing the ABE to post meeting notices on the ABE website and deliver them by email, (ii) increase the size of the Board of Directors to fourteen (14) to allow for representation by two (2) members appointed by the President of the ABA and two (2) members appointed by the Board of Governors of the ABA, (iii) continue the role of the members of ABE in the election process for Board members who are not the two appointed by the ABA President and the two appointed by the Board of Governors and in filling any mid-term vacancies, (iv) retain the authority of the ABE Board to appoint its officers, and (v) retain the requirement that amendments to the Bylaws be approved by the ABE members.

Proposal by Certain ABE Members: The proposed bylaws amendments, if adopted, will (i) permit the ABE to more easily communicate and provide notice to its members by allowing the ABE to post meeting notices on the ABE website and deliver them by email; (ii) reduce the size of the ABE Board of Directors to nine (9); and (iii) give the ABA Board of Governors or its designee the right to (a) elect the members of the ABE Board of Directors; (b) elect ABE’s officers from amongst the members of the ABE Board; (c) fill vacancies on the ABE Board; and (d) amend the ABE Bylaws, thereby removing the right of the ABE members to elect ABE Board members and approve an amendment to the ABE Bylaws.

The two nominees for election as Directors of the American Bar Endowment are Jonathan Cole, of Baker Donelson, Nashville, Tennessee, and Palmer Gene Vance II of Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC, Lexington, Kentucky, each being nominated to serve for a second term.

See abendowment.org for the full text of the notice of ABE Members Annual Meeting, slate of nominees for the elected Board member positions, and the full text of the bylaws amendments proposals.


This article was corrected on August 9 to reflect the correct web addresses.

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