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Elections

State Bar offices

The State Bar annually elects a president-elect, treasurer or secretary, and a Judicial Council representative. A Nomination Committee, appointed by the president, chooses two or more candidates to run for these offices. The Nomination Committee announces its slate of candidates by Dec. 15. Members also can self-nominate by submitting to the State Bar a petition signed by 100 active Bar members by the first business day of February. For more information or to receive a petition, contact org jmarks wisbar Jan Marks at (800) 444-9404, ext. 6106, (608) 250-6106.

Board of Governors. Districts 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, and 15 elect governors in odd years. Districts 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, and 16 elect governors in even years. District 2 (Milwaukee County) elects seven governors in odd years and five governors in even years. District 6 (Waukesha County) elects one governor in odd years and two governors in even years. District 9 (Dane County) elects three governors in odd years and four governors in even years, and all other districts elect one governor. 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, members must submit a petition signed by 10 active members in their district to the State Bar by the first business day of March.

For more information, contact org jmarks wisbar Jan Marks at (800) 444-9404, ext. 6106, (608) 250-6106.

Divisions

The State Bar's divisions hold annual elections in April.

By mailed ballot, Government Lawyers Division (GLD) members elect a president-elect, secretary, treasurer, and three division directors to serve two-year terms in odd years. Three division directors are elected to serve two-year terms in even years. GLD members interested in being nominated are invited to write to the GLD Nominating Committee in care of the State Bar by Feb. 1.

By mailed ballot, active and emeritus status Nonresident Lawyers Division (NRLD) members elect a president-elect for a one-year term, and a secretary, treasurer, and five directors to serve two year terms in odd years. In even years, a president-elect for a one-year term and five directors for two-year terms are elected. Those active and emeritus status NRLD members interested in running are asked to send their resumes and letters of interest to NRLD Nominating Committee in care of the State Bar by Jan. 15.

The following Senior Lawyers Division (SLD) positions are elected each spring: a president-elect for a one-year term, a secretary (in odd years), a treasurer (in even years), and three directors to serve two-year terms. According to the SLD bylaws, if the election is uncontested, no ballots will be mailed. Interested members are invited to write to the SLD Nominating Committee in care of the State Bar by Jan. 15.

Each April the Young Lawyers Division (YLD) members elect the division president-elect by mailed ballot. 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. 1.