Bar Rules

Section 2. Nomination of Members for the Board of Governors.

Organization of the State Bar & Admissions / State Bar of Georgia Bylaws / ARTICLE VII NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS / Section 2. Nomination of Members for the Board of Governors.

  1. Circuit Members. When the term of a member of the Board of Governors representing a circuit is to expire at the next Annual Meeting, members of that circuit may nominate a candidate for that office for the ensuing two-year term by filing with the Executive Director, on the date determined according to Section 14 of this Article, a petition in the form and subject to the requirements prescribed in this Article. If an incumbent member of the Board of Governors intends to offer as a candidate for re-election, the incumbent shall file a petition, in the form and subject to the requirements prescribed in this Article, with the Executive Director on the date determined according to Section 14 of this Article. The petition shall be signed by a minimum number of active members of the State Bar from the circuit as follows:
    1. three from a circuit having less than twenty-five members;
    2. seven from a circuit having more than twenty-four but less than one hundred members; or
    3. twenty from a circuit having more than ninety-nine members.
  2. Nonresident Members. Nominations for election of a nonresident member of the Board of Governors shall be filed with the Executive Director on the date determined according to Section 14 of this Article and shall be in written form as prescribed in this Article. The petition shall be signed by at least five active nonresident members of the State Bar.
  3. Write-in Candidates. No person, other than a candidate nominated as provided in subparagraphs (a) and (b) above, may be elected by "write-in" ballots or otherwise to any position described in this Section, unless that person shall have filed with the Executive Director, not less than ten days prior to the date on which the ballots are to be mailed to the membership, a written statement that he or she is a "write-in" candidate for the Board of Governors for the circuit indicated and intends to serve if elected.
  4. Vacant Positions. Should any position on the Board of Governors which is scheduled for an election not receive a nomination as provided in subparagraphs (a), (b) or (c) above, such position shall be declared vacant, and shall be filled under Article III, Section 8 of these bylaws.



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