Nominating Committee to Meet Aug. 22 to Nominate President-Elect, Secretary; Other Leadership Positions Open

Nominating Committee to Meet Aug. 22 to Nominate President-Elect, Secretary; Other Leadership Positions Open


The LSBA's Nominating Committee will meet on Friday, Aug. 22, in New Orleans to nominate a president-elect for the 2015-16 term and a secretary for the 2015-17 term. The president-elect will automatically assume the presidency in 2016-17.

According to the president-elect rotation, the nominee must have his or 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).

According to the secretary rotation, the nominee must have his or her preferred mailing address in Nominating Committee District 3 (parishes of Acadia, Allen, Avoyelles, Beauregard, Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Calcasieu, Cameron, Caldwell, Catahoula, Claiborne, Concordia, DeSoto, East Carroll, Evangeline, Franklin, Grant, Iberia, Jackson, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, LaSalle, Lincoln, Madison, Morehouse, Natchitoches, Ouachita, Rapides, Red River, Richland, Sabine, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, Tensas, Union, Vermilion, Vernon, Webster, West Carroll and Winn).

Any member interested in seeking the position of president-elect or secretary should contact members of the Nominating Committee. Go online to: www.lsba.org/GoTo/NominatingCommittee.

Election Schedule

For the 2014-15 election cycle, balloting will be conducted electronically only, as approved by the LSBA Board of Governors in June 2011. No paper ballots will be provided.

The Nominating Committee report will be submitted to the Board of Governors on Aug. 23.

On Monday, Sept. 22, notice of the action of the Nominating Committee and self-qualification forms for positions on the Board of Governors, LSBA House of Delegates, Nominating Committee, Young Lawyers Division and American Bar Association House of Delegates will be provided to the membership.

Deadline for return of nominations by petition and qualification forms is Monday, Oct. 20. First election ballots will be available to members on Monday, Nov. 17. Deadline for electronically casting votes is Monday, Dec. 15.

Other Positions Open

Other positions to be filled in the 2014-15 elections are:

Board of Governors (three-year terms beginning at the adjournment of the 2015 LSBA Annual Meeting and ending at the adjournment of the 2018 LSBA Annual Meeting): one member each from the Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Board districts.

LSBA House of Delegates (two-year terms beginning at the commencement of the 2015 LSBA Annual Meeting and ending at the commencement of the 2017 LSBA Annual Meeting): one delegate from each of the 20th through 42nd Judicial Districts, plus one additional delegate for every additional district judge in each district.

Nominating Committee (15 members, one-year terms beginning at the adjournment of the 2015 LSBA Annual Meeting and ending at the adjournment of the 2016 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.

Young Lawyers Division: Chair-elect (2015-16 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. Secretary (2015-16 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, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and Eighth districts (two-year terms).
 
American Bar Association House of Delegates (must be a member of the American Bar Association): one delegate from the membership at large. The delegate will serve a two-year term, beginning with the adjournment of the 2015 ABA Annual Meeting and expiring at the adjournment of the 2017 ABA Annual Meeting, as provided in Paragraph 6.4(e) of the ABA Constitution.




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