ABA Notices

ABA Notices - December-January 2020-2021

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2021 REGULAR STATE DELEGATE ELECTION

Pursuant to Section 6.3(a) of the ABA’s constitution, 17 states will elect state delegates for three-year terms beginning at the adjournment of the 2021 annual meeting. The deadline for nomination petitions is Dec. 8. Go to ambar.org/2021-statedel to find the states conducting elections as well as rules and procedures.

2021 BOARD OF GOVERNORS ELECTION

The secretary hereby gives notice that at the 2021 midyear meeting, the nominating committee will announce nominations for district and at-large positions on the ABA Board of Governors for three-year terms beginning at the conclusion of the 2021 annual meeting. The deadline for nomination petitions is Jan. 12. To find a list of all of the district and at-large positions conducting elections as well as all of the election rules and procedures, please visit ambar.org/2021-BOGdel.

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. 9-10 in Toronto. 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. To be considered at the 2021 annual meeting, a proposed amendment must be received by the policy and planning division at the American Bar Association on or before March 5. Go to ambar.org/cbamendments for the full text of this notice.

—Pauline A. Weaver, ABA Secretary

BOARD OF GOVERNORS VACANCY

The passing of Kevin Curtin of Wellesley, Massachusetts, a member of the Board of Governors from District 2, has created a vacancy on the Board of Governors for a 2020-2023 term. Pursuant to Section 7.4 of the Constitution, the unexpired term for this vacancy position shall be filled by an eligible member of the Association selected by the members of the House of Delegates in the district where the vacancy is. All nominees must be accredited to District 2, specifically Massachusetts. If you would like to become a nominee or wish to nominate someone, you may do so provided that you or the person you nominate is accredited to District 2, specifically Massachusetts. Nominations may be made by email to the Office of the Secretary, c/o Leticia Spencer ([email protected]), and must be received no later than Monday, Feb. 1.

—Pauline A. Weaver, ABA Secretary

GOAL III MEMBERS-AT-LARGE ON THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE

The ABA President will appoint one Goal III LGBT Member-at-Large, one Goal III Minority Member-at-Large and one Goal III Woman Member-at-Large to the Nominating Committee for the 2021-2024 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 or have questions, contact Leticia Spencer at 312-988-5160 or [email protected] by Monday, May 10.

2021 MIDYEAR NOMINATING COMMITTEE BUSINESS SESSION, CANDIDATES FORUM AND VOTING SESSION

The Nominating Committee will meet in conjunction with the 2021 Virtual Midyear Meeting on Saturday, Feb. 20, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. CT. The meeting will begin with the business session and immediately followed by the Candidates Forum, at which the Nominating Committee and members will hear from candidates seeking nomination at the 2022 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 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. CT to announce nominations for district and at-large positions on the ABA Board of Governors (2021-2024). Go to ambar.org/2021-BOGdel for a list of the district and at-large positions that apply.

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