Nov. 2, 2011 – Member volunteers are the driving force behind State Bar programs and initiatives. When you get involved, you help shape the future of your Bar and your profession. As a State Bar volunteer, you serve a vital role in providing member and public services while gaining the personal and professional satisfaction of making a difference in the profession and the legal system. At the same time, you can gain one of the most valuable skills needed today ... leadership. Please consider contributing your time and expertise for one of these leadership roles.
State Bar offices
The State Bar will elect a president-elect, a secretary, and a Judicial Council representative in 2012. Members wishing to be considered for one of these offices should send a letter of interest to Jan Marks, State Bar of Wisconsin, P.O. Box 7158, Madison, WI 53707-7158, by Nov. 1.
State Bar President Jim Brennan appointed President-elect Kevin Klein of Phillips to chair the Nomination Committee, which will announce its slate of candidates by Dec. 15. Members include: William Curran, Mauston; Margaret Hickey, Milwaukee; Athenee Lucas, Milwaukee; and past president James Boll, Madison.
State Bar members also can make officer nominations by filing a petition signed by 100 active Bar members with the State Bar by Feb. 1, 2012. For an officer petition, contact org jmarks wisbar Jan Marks at (608) 250-6106, or (800) 444-9404, ext. 6106.
Board of Governors
Districts 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, and 16 will elect governors in 2012. District 2 (Milwaukee) elects five; District 9 (Dane) elects four; and all other districts elect one. The Board of Governors is the State Bar's policymaking body. Governors serve two-year terms.
To be considered for a seat on the Board of Governors, members must submit a petition signed by 10 active members in their district at the State Bar by March 1, 2012. To receive a petition, visit Board of Governors or contact Marks.
The State Bar's Government Lawyers (GLD), Nonresident Lawyers (NRLD), Senior Lawyers (SLD), and Young Lawyers (YLD) divisions are selecting candidates to run in their 2012 elections.
GLD members will choose three division directors to serve two-year terms. Interested GLD members are invited to write to the GLD Nominating Committee in care of the State Bar by Feb. 1.
NRLD members will choose a president-elect for a one-year term, and five directors to serve two-year terms. Please note that only active and emeritus-status NRLD members can run for these positions. Interested NRLD members are asked to send resumes and letters of interest to the NRLD Nominating Committee chair in care of the State Bar by Jan. 13.
SLD members will choose a president-elect for a one-year term and four directors to serve two-year terms. Interested SLD members should send resumes and letters of interest to the SLD Nominating Committee in care of the State Bar by Jan. 15.
YLD members interested in running for division president-elect are invited to write to the YLD Nominating Committee Chair in care of the State Bar by Feb 3. YLD directors and other officers will be elected during the 2012 Young Lawyers Leadership Conference on March 30 in Milwaukee, by nomination from the floor.
Send letters to the appropriate nominating committee State Bar, P.O. Box 7158, Madison, WI 53707-7158.
Election ballots will be mailed no later than April 13, 2012, and must be returned by April 27, 2012. Persons elected will take office July 1, 2012.