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    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.
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    Board of Governors district mapNov. 20, 2013 – Member volunteers are the driving force behind State Bar of Wisconsin programs and initiatives. When you get involved, you help shape the future of your Bar and your profession. Please consider contributing your time and expertise as an officer or Board of Governors representative.

    State Bar Officers

    The State Bar will elect a president-elect, a secretary, and a Judicial Council representative in 2014.

    The State Bar Nomination Committee will announce its slate of candidates by Dec. 15. State Bar President Patrick Fiedler appointed the following members to the committee: R. George Burnett, Green Bay; Michelle Behnke, Madison; Jennifer Stuber, Rhinelander; Kelli Thompson, Madison; and Ave Bie, 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. 3, 2014. 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 2014. District 2 (Milwaukee) elects five; District 6 (Waukesha) elects two; 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 3, 2014. To receive a petition, visit the Leadership Opportunities page or contact Marks.

    Division elections

    The State Bar divisions are selecting candidates to run in their 2014 elections.

    Government Lawyers Division (GLD) members will choose a president-elect for a one-year term and three directors to serve two-year terms. Interested GLD members are asked to send resumes and letters of interest to the GLD Nominating Committee, attn: Sonabai Kanhai, by Jan. 15.

    Nonresident Lawyers Division (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, attn: Kris Wenzel, by Jan. 15.

    Senior Lawyers Division (SLD) members will choose a president-elect for a one-year term and three directors to serve two-year terms. Interested SLD members should send resumes and letters of interest to the SLD Nominating Committee, attn: Sonabai Kanhai, in care of the State Bar by Jan. 15.

    Young Lawyers Division (YLD) members interested in running for division president-elect, secretary, treasurer, or director are invited to write to the YLD Nominating Committee, attn: Kris Wenzel, in care of the State Bar by Feb. 1 for officer, and March 1 for directors.

    Send letters to the appropriate nominating committee, State Bar of Wisconsin, P.O. Box 7158, Madison, WI 53707-7158.

    Timing of Elections

    Election ballots will be mailed no later than April 11, 2014, and must be returned by April 25, 2014. Persons elected will take office on July 1, 2014.