2016 Board of Trustees Election
If you have any questions about the Board of Trustees election, please contact Michelle Pierce at 415-538-2053 or email her at email@example.com
Instructions for filing the petition
Rules of the State Bar – Title 6, Division 1, Chapter 1 (Election of Trustees)
Agreement for use of State Bar membership, eligibility and voting lists
Hold harmless agreement
District membership, eligibility, and voting List Fees
Duties of board members (Tab 6 of the State Bar’s Board of Trustees policy manual)
In 2016, two seats on the State Bar's Board of Trustees will be up for election. Districts 1 and 3 will each have one open seat.
District 1: Alameda, Contra Costa, Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Solano and Sonoma counties
District 3: Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, El Dorado, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Mono, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Yolo and Yuba counties
Any active member of the State Bar who maintains his or her principal office for the practice of law within the State Bar district in which there is a vacancy is eligible to run for a seat on the board. Lawyer members are elected for three-year terms and will assume their offices at the conclusion of the 2016 Annual Meeting.
2015-16 schedule of dates and deadlines
Nominating petitions available
Last day to file nominating petitions
Last day to withdraw nomination
Eligibility list closes *
Last day for voting
Canvass of ballots
Sept. 29-Oct. 2:
Annual Meeting-San Diego
Upon receipt of the ballot packet, members may vote using the mail ballot or online with their member number (blind information that is not printed on the ballot) and the voter PIN number printed on the ballot. The combination of these two numbers permits members to vote in their district election.
* Any active member of the State Bar, in good standing on the date the eligibility list closes, whose principal office for the practice of law is located within a county that is included within the State Bar district in which there is an election, shall be eligible to vote in the 2016 election.