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    Oct. 5, 2011 – 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.

    As a State Bar volunteer, you serve a vital role in providing member and public services while gaining the personal and professional satisfaction of making a difference in the profession and the legal system. At the same time, you can gain one of the most valuable skills needed today ... leadership.

    Please consider contributing your time and expertise as an officer or Board of Governors representative.

    State Bar offices

    The State Bar will elect a president-elect, a secretary, and a Judicial Council representative in 2012. 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.

    State Bar President Jim Brennan appointed President-elect Kevin Klein of Phillips to chair the Nomination Committee, which will announce its slate of candidates by Dec. 15. Members include: William Curran, Mauston; Margaret Hickey, Milwaukee; Athenee Lucas, Milwaukee; and past president James Boll, 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. 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 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, and 16 will elect governors in 2012. District 2 (Milwaukee) elects five; 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 1, 2012. To receive a petition, visit Board of Governors or contact Marks.

    Election ballots will be mailed no later than April 13, 2012, and must be returned by April 27, 2012. Persons elected will take office July 1, 2012.