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  • February 17, 2021

    Help Colleagues amid Pandemic: Run for a 2021 State Bar Board Position

    Are you a leader? Or do you wish to be one? Now's your chance to put your skills into action – and gain valuable leadership experience. Run for a 2021 State Bar Board of Governors' position – petitions are due March 1.
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    Feb. 17, 2021 – Leaders of all experience levels are welcome and needed on the State Bar of Wisconsin Board of Governors – and when you get involved, you help shape the future of your State Bar and your profession.

    “Think of the opportunity to help shape, with other State Bar members, what we lawyers need to do to continue coping with a pandemic and change the dynamic so that justice really works for all,” said State Bar President-elect Cheryl Daniels. “We are looking for lawyers with all types of skills to come forward.”

    Petitions Accepted Before March 1

    The Board of Governors is the State Bar's policymaking body, and governors serve two-year terms.

    Districts 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, and 15 will elect governors in 2021. District 2 (Milwaukee) elects seven, District 9 (Dane) elects three, and all other districts elect one. View the District Map.

    To be considered for a seat on the Board of Governors, members must submit a petition, signed by 10 active members in their district, to the State Bar by March 1, 2021. Candidates will be announced in March.

    To receive a petition or for more information, visit the Board of Governors’ page on, or contact Jan Marks via email or phone at (608) 250-6106 or (800) 444-9404, ext. 6106.

    Persons elected will take office July 1, 2021.

    For more information on State Bar elections, visit the Elections page on WisBar. See who is running for a State Bar officer position.

    Find out about other State Bar leadership opportunities through divisions, sections, and committees.

    Vote in April: Look for Your Email Ballot

    All State Bar elections (including for State Bar divisions and sections) will be held via an electronic ballot in 2021. Ballots are emailed by the second week in April, and the election closes at noon Central time on April 23, 2021.

    To ensure you receive your State Bar election ballot, add as an approved sender in your inbox sometime before April 1. This prevents the ballot from being identified as spam.

    Please note: If you have placed any holds on emails from the State Bar, you may not receive an electronic ballot. Contact Customer Service at (800) 444-9404 to verify that your account is set up to receive your email ballot.

    State Bar members with no email address on file will receive paper ballots. Paper ballots will be mailed on April 7, 2021.


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