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ABA Notices - February-March

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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.

2021 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 2021 ABA Annual Meeting for three-year terms beginning with the adjournment of that meeting and ending with the adjournment of the 2024 annual meeting. Candidates for election as Delegate-at-Large are to be nominated by written petition. The deadline for filing nominating petitions for the 2021 election is Wednesday, May 19. Go to ambar.org/delegate-at-large for rules and procedures.

BOARD OF ELECTION RESULTS OF THE UNCONTESTED 2021 STATE DELEGATE ELECTIONS

In December, the Board of Elections certified the results of the 2021 State Delegate Elections. For a complete list of the state delegates elected for the 2021-2024 term, go to ambar.org/stdelegateresults.

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.

AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS

The constitution and bylaws of the ABA may be amended only at the ABA Annual Meeting upon action of the House of Delegates. The next annual meeting of the House will be held 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. In order to be considered at the 2021 annual meeting, a policy amendment must be received by the Policy and Planning Division at the American Bar Association on or before Friday, March 5. Go to ambar.org/amendments for the full text of this notice.

STATE DELEGATE VACANCY ELECTION (MISSOURI)

Due to the resignation of C. Ronald Baird of Missouri, Section 6.3(e) of the Association’s Constitution provides that the state of Missouri conduct an election to fill the unexpired term for the State Delegate position. The petition deadline is Wednesday, March 31. Petitions must be filed electronically at [email protected] The Board of Elections will certify the election results, and the unexpired term will commence immediately and will expire at the conclusion of the 2022 Annual Meeting. For petition instructions and procedures, go to ambar.org/MOSTDELVACANCY. If you are interested in filing and would like to obtain a petition or if you have questions, contact the ABA Policy and Planning Division/[email protected]

STATE DELEGATE VACANCY ELECTIONS (ALABAMA AND PENNSYLVANIA)

Pursuant to Section 6.3(e) of the Association’s Constitution, the states of Alabama and Pennsylvania will hold elections to fill the State Delegate positions that will become available due to the nominations of Jennifer Ginger Busby, Alabama, and Thomas G. Wilkinson Jr., Pennsylvania, to the Board of Governors. The deadline for filing petitions is Friday, May 7. Petitions must be filed electronically at [email protected] The Board of Elections will certify the election results, and the unexpired term will commence at the end of the 2021 Annual Meeting and will expire at the conclusion of the 2022 Annual Meeting. For petition instructions and procedures, go to ambar.org/AL-PASTDELVACANCY. If you are interested in filing and would like to obtain a petition or if you have questions, contact the ABA Policy and Planning Division/[email protected]

ACTION OF THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE AT THE 2021 MIDYEAR MEETING

In accordance with Section 9.1 of the ABA Constitution, the House of Delegates Nominating Committee, at its Meeting on Saturday, Feb. 20, nominated Deborah Enix-Ross of New York for President-Elect (2021-2022) and individuals as members of the Board of Governors (2021-2024). For the list of all the nominees, go to ambar.org/NomCtteActions.

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