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Filing for board seats begins.

Filing for Bar president-elect for the 2004-05 year begins November 15, with a deadline of 5 p.m. December 15. The Bar is also continuing to accept nominating petitions for 23 Board of Governors and 19 Young Lawyer Divisions Board of Governors seats.

According to Bar rules, president-elect candidates cannot begin active campaigning and soliciting support until November 15. To qualify, they must submit a petition signed by at least 1 percent of the Bar's active membership, or around 650 signatures.

The winner of the post will serve as president-elect designate until the June Annual Meeting when he or she will be sworn in as president-elect when Kelly Overstreet Johnson is sworn in as president. In June 2005, the winner will become Bar president.

There are 23 seats on the Board of Governors up for election this year, each for a two-year term.

Six of the incumbent board members have indicated they are not seeking reelection: Alan B. Bookman in the First Circuit, Seat 1; Louis Kwall in the Sixth Circuit, Seat 1; Francisco R. Angones in the 11th Circuit, Seat 1; David Bianchi in the 11th Circuit, Seat 7; Robert C. Blue, Jr., in the 14th Circuit, Seat 1 ; and Michael T. Krantz in the 15th Circuit, Seat 3.

Board members who have indicated they are seeking reelection are: Michael J. Glazer in the Second Circuit, Seat 2; Gregory S. Parker in the Third Circuit, Seat 1; S. Grier Wells in the Fourth Circuit, Seat 1; Chas. Chobee Ebbets in the Seventh Circuit, Seat 1; Mayanne Downs in the Ninth Circuit, Seat 1; Warren W. Lindsey in the Ninth Circuit, Seat 3, Robert M. Brush in the 10th Circuit, Seat 1 ; Ervin A. Gonzalez in the 11th Circuit, Seat 3; Don L. Horn in the 11th Circuit, Seat 5; Timon V. Sullivan in the 13th Circuit, Seat 1; John G. White III in the 15th Circuit, Seat 1; Alan C. Brandt, Jr., in the 17th Circuit, Seat 1; Jesse H. Diner in the 17th Circuit, Seat 4; Clifton A. McClelland, Jr., in the 18th Circuit, Seat 1; J. Christopher Lombardo in the 20th Circuit, Seat 1; Ian M. Comisky in the Out-of-State, Seat 2; and Brian D. Burgoon in the Out-of-State Seat 4.

Bar members can qualify for a board seat by submitting a nominating petition signed by five Bar members in good standing who reside in their circuit.

Nine of the YLD Board of Governors incumbents have indicated they are not seeking reelection: Courtney IL Grimm in the Fourth Circuit, Seat 1; Bonito J. Young in the Eighth Circuit, Seat 1, John Marc Tamayo in the 10th Circuit, Seat 1; Morgan R. Bentley in the 12th Circuit, Seat 1; Cecelia R. Boyd in the 14th Circuit, Seat 1; an open seat in the 16th Circuit, Seat 1; Clifton H. Gorenflo in the 18th Circuit, Seat 1; Joseph G. Colombo in the 18th Circuit, Seat 2, and Eric L. Meeks in the Out-of-State, Seat 1.

YLD board members seeking reelection are: William L. Sundberg in the Second Circuit, Seat 1; Kelly A. O'Keefe in the Second Circuit, Seat 2, Curry G. Pajcic in the Fourth Circuit, Seat 2; Jewel W. Cole in the Sixth Circuit, Seat 1 ; Brandon S. Vesely in the Sixth Circuit, Seat 2, Alison H. Haskins in the 12th Circuit, Seat 2, Cynthia J. Hubbard in the 10th Circuit, Seat 1; Carlos A. Kelly in the 20th Circuit, Seat 2; Victoria E. Wu in Out-of-State, Seat 2; and Scott E. Atwood in Out-of-State, Seat 3.

To qualify for a YLD board seat, candidates must submit a nomination petition signed by five YLD members in good standing in the candidate's circuit.

Ballots for contested races, either for president-elect or the board races, will be mailed on or before March 1 and must be returned no later than midnight, March 22. Once again this year, the Bar will be offering members the option of voting with a paper ballot or electronically online at a special site put up by election.com, the Bar's election's company.
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