Inside Track: John Danner, Paul Swanson Vie for State Bar President-elect Post; Secretary and Judicial Council Candidates Announced:

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    The 2016 State Bar of Wisconsin officer candidates represent areas across Wisconsin, from Minoqua to Oshkosh and Green Bay to Madison and Appleton. It’s not too late to run for election on these positions – and have a say in the future of your Bar and your profession.
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    John E. Danner 

    John E. Danner

    Paul G. Swanson 

    Paul G. Swanson

    Ann I. Brandau  

    Ann I. Brandau

    Mary Lynne Donohue 

    Mary Lynne Donohue

    Sherry Coley 

    Sherry Coley

    Charles Stertz 

    Charles Stertz

    Dec. 17, 2015 – John E. Danner and Paul G. Swanson have accepted nominations to run for 2016 State Bar of Wisconsin president-elect. The president-elect serves a one-year term before becoming president.

    Danner is with Harrold, Scrobell & Danner S.C., Minoqua, and Swanson is with Steinhilber, Swanson, Mares, Marone & McDermott, Oshkosh.

    The nominees for secretary are Ann I. Brandau, Brandau & Waltz Law Offices LLP, La Crosse, and Mary Lynne Donohue of Sheboygan, who is retired from the active practice of law. The secretary serves a two-year term.

    The candidates for Judicial Council are Sherry Coley, Davis & Kuelthau, S.C., Green Bay, and Charles Stertz, Outagamie County District Attorneys Office, Appleton. The Judicial Council representative serves three years.

    The State Bar Nomination Committee was chaired by President-elect Fran Deisinger, Milwaukee. Other members include: Susan L. Collins, Madison; William T. Curran, Mauston; Benjamin J. Lane, Chippewa Falls; and Kevin J. Palmersheim, Middleton.

    Members who wish to run for these positions must file a petition, signed by 100 active State Bar members, by Feb. 1, 2016. To receive a petition, contact Jan Marks org jmarks wisbar via email or call (608) 250-6106, or (800) 444-9404, ext. 6106.

    Represent Your District – Run for the State Bar Board of Governors

    Board of Governors district mapLeaders of all experience levels are welcome and needed – and when you get involved, you help shape the future of your Bar and your profession.

    The State Bar’s Board of Governors is the policymaking body of the organization, and is represented by 52 board members (governors) in 16 districts who serve two-year terms.

    Governors represent the district in which they work. In 2016, Districts 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, and 16 will elect governors. District 2 (Milwaukee) elects five; District 6 (Waukesha) elects two; District 9 (Dane) elects four; and all other districts elect one.

    To be considered for a seat on the Board of Governors, members must submit a petition to the State Bar by March 1, 2016, that is signed by 10 active members in their district.

    To receive a petition, visit WisBar.org, or contact Jan Marks org jmarks wisbar via email or by calling (608) 250-6106 or (800) 444-9404, ext. 6106.

    Voting Set for April

    State Bar election ballots will be mailed no later than April 8, 2016, and must be returned by April 22, 2016.

    Persons elected will take office July 1, 2016.

    Learn more about State Bar leadership opportunities.