ABA Notices

December 2021-January 2022 ABA Notices

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For more official ABA notices, please visit ABAJournal.com in January.

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 Aug. 8-9 in Chicago. Proposals to amend either the constitution or bylaws may be submitted by any ABA member. In order to be considered at the 2022 annual meeting, a proposed amendment must be received by the Policy and Planning Division at the American Bar Association on or before Friday, March 4. Proposed amendments will be published in the June-July 2022 issue of the ABA Journal. Visit ambar.org/cbamendments for the full text of this notice. —Pauline A. Weaver, ABA Secretary

2022 BOARD OF GOVERNORS ELECTION

At the 2022 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 2022 annual meeting and ending at the conclusion of the 2025 annual meeting. Pursuant to Section 2.1 of the ABA Constitution, the committee will nominate individuals from the following states to represent the districts noted: District 7 (Illinois), District 8 (Florida), District 10 (North Dakota), District 11 (Oklahoma), District 13 (Puerto Rico) and District 18 (Connecticut). The Nominating Committee also will nominate members from the Sections of Family Law, Public Contract Law and Dispute Resolution to serve as section members-at-large and one young lawyer member who must be admitted to practice in his or her first bar within the past five years or be 36 years old or younger at the beginning of the term to serve as a young lawyer member-at-large. Nominating petitions are provided upon request and must be filed with the secretary at association headquarters by Wednesday, Jan. 5. For the full text of this notice, visit ambar.org/2022-BOGdel.
—Pauline A. Weaver, ABA Secretary

2022 STATE DELEGATE ELECTION

Pursuant to Section 6.3(a) of the ABA Constitution, 16 states will elect state delegates for three-year terms beginning at the adjournment of the 2022 annual meeting. The deadline for nomination petitions is Wednesday, Dec. 8. To find the states conducting elections, as well as the election rules and procedures, go to ambar.org/2022-statedel.

2022 MIDYEAR NOMINATING COMMITTEE BUSINESS SESSION, CANDIDATES FORUM AND VOTING SESSION

The Nominating Committee will meet in conjunction with the 2022 midyear meeting at 9 a.m. PT on Sunday, Feb. 13. The meeting will begin with the business session and be immediately followed by the Candidates Forum, at which the Nominating Committee and members will hear from candidates seeking nomination at the 2023 midyear meeting for an association office. This portion of the meeting is open to association members. In addition, immediately following the Candidates Forum, the Nominating Committee will hold its voting session to announce nominations for district and at-large positions on the ABA Board of Governors (2022-2025 term). For a list of the district and at-large positions that apply, please visit ambar.org/2022-BOGdel.

GOAL III MEMBERS-AT-LARGE ON THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE FOR THE 2022-2025 TERM

The ABA president will appoint one Goal III Minority Member-at-Large and one Goal III Woman Member-at-Large to the Nominating Committee for the 2022-2025 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. If you are interested in submitting a nomination, please submit a letter of interest and a resumé by Friday, May 13, to [email protected]

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