March 20, 2015

Austin Bar and AYLA Announce Candidates for Office and Board of Directors

The following are vying for 4, two-year positions on the Austin Bar’s 2015-2016 Board of Directors:

Amanda Arriaga
Leslie Boykin
Laura Merritt
Jana Ortega
Amanda Taylor
Kennon Wooten

Those selected will take office on July 1, along with incoming President Judge Eric Shepperd.  Current Board Secretary, Leslie Dippel, is running unopposed for President-Elect, and current Treasurer, Amy Welborn, is running unopposed for Secretary. Adam Schramek is running unopposed for Treasurer.

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 Association requesting that such member’s name be placed on the list of candidates.  Such written petition must be submitted to the Association office by April 10. 

The Austin Young Lawyers Association has announced the following candidates for its Officers and Board of Directors:

Katie Fillmore
Mary-Ellen King

Austin Kaplan

Jorge Padilla
Nadia Ramkissoon

Sandy Bayne
Nicole M. Conger
Franklin Hopkins
Tom Jacob
David King
Michael McGovern
Jessica Palvino
Andrea Rose

Voting will begin on Monday, April 13, by electronic ballot. Members of AYLA and the Austin Bar will receive an email ballot from Ballot Box.  Please set your spam filter to allow emails from If you prefer to vote in person, you may do so at the Austin Bar office Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. at 816 Congress Ave., Suite 700. Voting will end at the conclusion of the annual meeting on April 30 at noon.