LSBA Elections: Self-Qualifying Deadline is Oct. 28

LSBA Elections: Self-Qualifying Deadline is Oct. 28


Several leadership positions are open in the 2013-14 Louisiana State Bar Association (LSBA) election cycle.
Self-qualification forms for positions on the Board of Governors, Nominating Committee, LSBA House of Delegates, Young Lawyers Division and American Bar Association House of Delegates were provided to the membership on Sept. 30.

Self-qualification forms also are available online at: http://www.lsba.org/BarGovernance/Elections.aspx
 
Deadline for return of nominations by petition and qualification forms is Monday, Oct. 28. First election ballots will be available to members on Monday, Nov. 25. Deadline for electronically casting votes is Monday, Dec. 16. For the 2013-14 election cycle, balloting will be conducted electronically only, as approved by the LSBA Board of Governors. No paper ballots will be provided.

Nominations

The LSBA Nominating Committee met Aug. 23 and nominated Mark A. Cunningham of New Orleans for 2014-15 president-elect and Robert A. Kutcher of Metairie for 2014-16 treasurer.

According to the president-elect rotation, the candidate must have his/her preferred mailing address in Nominating Committee District 1 (parishes of Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard and St. Tammany). According to the treasurer rotation, the candidate must have his/her preferred mailing address in Nominating Committee District 2 (parishes of Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Jefferson, Lafourche, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John the Baptist, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, Washington, West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana).

The Young Lawyers Division (YLD) Council nominated Erin O. Braud of Metairie for 2014-15 chair-elect and Scotty E. Chabert, Jr. of Baton Rouge for 2014-15 secretary.

Other Leadership Positions

Other positions open for the 2013-14 elections are:

Board of Governors (three-year terms beginning at the adjournment of the 2014 LSBA Annual Meeting and ending at the adjournment of the 2017 LSBA Annual Meeting): one member each from the First, Second, Third and Fifth Board districts.

Nominating Committee (15 members, one-year terms beginning at the adjournment of the 2014 LSBA Annual Meeting and ending at the adjournment of the 2015 LSBA Annual Meeting): District 1A, Orleans Parish, four members; District 1B, parishes of Plaquemines, St. Bernard and St. Tammany, one member; District 2A, East Baton Rouge Parish, two members; District 2B, Jefferson Parish, two members; District 2C, parishes of Ascension, Assumption, East Feliciana, Iberville, Lafourche, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John the Baptist, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, Washington, West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana, one member; District 3A, Lafayette Parish, one member; District 3B, parishes of Acadia, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Iberia, Jefferson Davis, St. Martin, St. Mary and Vermilion, one member; District 3C, parishes of Allen, Avoyelles, Evangeline, Grant, LaSalle, Natchitoches, Rapides, Sabine, St. Landry and Vernon, one member; District 3D, parishes of Bossier and Caddo, one member; and District 3E, parishes of Bienville, Caldwell, Catahoula, Claiborne, Concordia, DeSoto, East Carroll, Franklin, Jackson, Lincoln, Madison, Morehouse, Ouachita, Red River, Richland, Tensas, Union, Webster, West Carroll and Winn, one member.

LSBA House of Delegates (two-year terms beginning at the commencement of the 2014 LSBA Annual Meeting and ending at the commencement of the 2016 LSBA Annual Meeting): one delegate from each of the 1st through 19th Judicial Districts, plus one additional delegate for every additional district judge in each district.

Young Lawyers Division: Chair-elect (2014-15 term), nominee shall be a resident of or actively practicing law in the parishes of Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard or Plaquemines, based on preferred mailing address. Secretary (2014-15 term), nominee shall not be a resident of or actively practicing law in the parishes of Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard or Plaquemines, based on preferred mailing address. Petitions for nomination must be signed by 15 members of the Young Lawyers Division. Also to be elected, one representative each from the First, Second, Third, Fifth and Seventh districts (two-year terms).

ABA House of Delegates (must be a member of the American Bar Association): two delegates from the membership at large and one delegate from that portion of the membership not having reached their 35th birthday by Aug. 12, 2014, that delegate being the “Young Lawyer Delegate,” all as required by the rules of the American Bar Association. All LSBA members may vote for both sets of candidates. The delegates will serve two-year terms, beginning with the adjournment of the 2014 ABA Annual Meeting and expiring at the adjournment of the 2016 ABA Annual Meeting.

For more information on the election, go to: http://www.lsba.org/BarGovernance/Elections.aspx.



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