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    Oct. 17, 2012 –The State Bar will elect a president-elect, a treasurer, and a Judicial Council representative in 2013. 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. The State Bar Nomination Committee will announce its slate of candidates by Dec. 15.

    State Bar President Kevin Klein appointed former President Jim Boll of Madison to chair the Nomination committee, which will announce its slate of candidates by Dec. 15. Members include: TJ Molinari, Milwaukee; Jill Kastner, Milwaukee; Sue Collins, Madison; and Frederick B. Kaftan, West Bend.

    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 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, and 15 will elect governors in 2013. District 2 (Milwaukee) elects seven; District 9 (Dane) elects three; 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, 2013. To receive a petition, visit Board of Governors or contact Marks.

    Election ballots will be mailed no later than April 12, 2013, and must be returned by April 26, 2013. Persons elected will take office July 1, 2013.