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    Are you a leader? Or do you wish to be one? Now’s your chance to put your skills into action – or gain valuable leadership experience. Run for a 2018 State Bar officer or Board of Governors’ position.
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    Oct. 4, 2017 – Member volunteers are the driving force behind the State Bar of Wisconsin. Leaders of all experience levels are welcome and needed – and when you get involved, you help shape the future of your Bar and your profession.

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

    Candidates are needed for these positions:

    BOG district mapState Bar Officers

    The State Bar will elect a president-elect, a secretary, and a Judicial Council representative in 2018. Members wishing to be considered for one of these offices should send a letter of interest before Nov. 10, 2017, to org jmarks wisbar Jan Marks. Letters can be mailed to Jan Marks, State Bar of Wisconsin, P.O. Box 7158, Madison, WI 53707-7158.

    The State Bar Nomination Committee, chaired by State Bar President-elect Chris Rogers, will announce its slate of candidates by Dec. 15.

    State Bar members can also make officer nominations by filing a petition signed by 100 active State Bar members. Send nominations to Jan Marks by Feb. 1, 2018. For an officer petition, contact org jmarks wisbar Jan Marks at (608) 250-6106, or (800) 444-9404, ext. 6106.

    Board of Governors

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

    Districts 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, and 16 will elect governors in 2018. District 2 (Milwaukee) will elect five; District 6 (Waukesha) will elect two; District 9 (Dane) will elect four; and all other districts will 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, 2018, that is signed by 10 active members in their district.

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

    The State Bar will mail election ballots no later than April 13, 2018, and they must be returned by April 27, 2018.

    Persons elected will take office July 1, 2018.

    About Leadership

    Many people make resolutions for a new year or when a birthday approaches with the goal of becoming better personally and professionally. In this article, State Bar leaders Margaret Hickey and Anna Muñoz talk about volunteering. Whether you have two years or 20 years of lawyering under your belt, you have something to offer. Volunteering is a smart thing to do, and it’s never too early, or too late, to start, they say.

    Hickey and Muñoz challenge you to look at what you can do to get involved influencing the future of your profession.