January 26, 2017

Call for Austin Bar Board Nominations

Consider a Leadership Position in 2017

Austin Bar Association members are leaders in their firms, their communities, and their world. They work to make a difference and care deeply about the law, while juggling family commitments and responsibilities to multiple civic groups, non-profits, and faith organizations.  This is especially true of those who serve in leadership positions.  The dedicated, passionate, and talented lawyers who serve on the Austin Bar Board of Directors or as officers, along with those who chair its committees, and lead its sections are in the unique position of significantly impacting the Austin legal profession and the community at large.

If you’ve been active in the Austin Bar and would like to join this dynamic leadership team, now is the time.   If you are interested in running for a position as an officer or on the Board of Directors for the Austin Bar, please send a resume, along with the desired position, by Fri. Feb. 28 to: Austin Bar Association, ATTN: Nominating Committee, 816 Congress, Suite 700, Austin TX 78701.

Officer positions are one-year terms; director positions are for two years.  Nominees for the office of president-elect shall have served at least two years of the Board of Directors prior to assuming office.

The Nominating Committee’s decision will be announced on or before Wed. March 15.  The number of candidates to be nominated for each position shall be left to the discretion of a majority of the Nominating Committee.  Any qualified member not receiving the nomination of the committee may be included on the ballot by submitting a written petition signed by 75 members of the Austin Bar.  Such written petitions must be submitted by April 10.

Voting shall be conducted via electronic ballot and at the annual Bench Bar Conference on May 12.

If you have questions about the nomination or election process, contact Austin Bar Executive Director, DeLaine Ward.