Bar Rules

Section 4. Nominations

Organization of the State Bar & Admissions / Bylaws of the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia / ARTICLE VII ELECTIONS / Section 4. Nominations

Nominations for any office or position may be made by the Nominating Committee (described in Article IX, Section 1(d) ) or by YLD Members as follows:

(a) Nominations from Nominating Committee.

(1) Nominations of Officers. Not less than forty-five (45) days prior to the Election Commencement Date, the Nominating Committee shall nominate one (1) or more candidates for the office of president-elect, treasurer and secretary, and shall report the names of all such nominees to the Election Committee.
(2) Nominations for Executive Council. Not less than forty-five (45) days prior to the date of the Annual Meeting, the Nominating Committee shall nominate: five (5) or more candidates from each Federal Judicial District for election as members representing such district to fill the terms that will terminate at the next Annual Meeting; twelve (12) or more candidates for election as members at large to the Executive Council; and two (2) or more candidates for election as nonresident members of the Executive Council in the years that the term of such office terminates at the next Annual Meeting. The Nominating Committee shall report the names of all Executive Council nominees to the Election Committee not less than forty-five (45) days prior to the date of the Annual Meeting.

(b) Nominations from Members. Nominations for candidates for the offices of president-elect, treasurer and secretary and for positions on the Executive Council may be made by the membership of the Young Lawyers Division as follows:

(1) Nominations of Officers. Any two (2) YLD members who are qualified to vote in accordance with these Bylaws may submit a nominating petition in writing to the Election Committee for the nomination of Officers not less than thirty (30) days prior to the Election Commencement Date.

(2) Nominations for Executive Council. A nominating petition for the nomination of Executive Council members may be submitted to the Election Committee (a) not less than thirty (30) days prior to the Annual Meeting if signed by two (2) YLD members who are qualified to vote in accordance with these Bylaws, and (b) not less than ten (10) days prior to the Annual Meeting if signed by ten (10) YLD members who are qualified to vote in accordance with these Bylaws. If the nomination is for the position of nonresident member of the Executive Council, at least two (2) of the petitioning YLD members shall be nonresident YLD members.

(3) Nominating Petition. The nominating petition shall be substantially in the following form:

Nominating Petition
the Young Lawyers Division

The undersigned members of the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia in good standing [if applicable, who are nonresidents of the State of Georgia] hereby nominate ____________________ for the office of ___________________ for the term beginning at the close of the Annual Meeting in ______.
_________________________ Nominator
_________________________ Nominator
Date ____________
I, _________________________, the person nominated in this petition, hereby accepts said nomination and, if elected, will serve.
_________________________ Nominee

(c) No Nominations. Should a position on the Executive Council which is to be filled at an Annual Meeting lack a nomination properly filed in accordance with these Bylaws, then nominations for such position may be made from the floor at the Annual Meeting.



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