Nominations Sought for Young Lawyers Division Executive Committee

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January 18, 2022
For Immediate Release
Contact: Kate Coscarelli
732-937-7548

NOTICE TO THE BAR
Nominations Sought for Young Lawyers Division Executive Committee

The Nominating Committee of the Young Lawyers Division (“YLD”) of the New Jersey State Bar Association is soliciting nominations for the YLD Executive Committee for the May 2022 to May 2023 term.  The deadline for submitting nominations or letters of interest is 5:00PM on Monday, February 14, 2022.  Virtual interviews for contested positions will be scheduled on dates to be determined in late February or early March.
   
We are accepting nominations for the following positions:
   
Officers: Secretary, Treasurer, and Chair-Elect.
   
District Representatives: Atlantic, Bergen, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Essex, Gloucester, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Salem, Somerset, Sussex, Union, and Warren. Representatives must live or work in the County they wish to represent.
   
Other Voting: Representative to the Council of the Young Lawyers Division of the American Bar Association, three (3) Diverse YLD Members (must self-identify as a person from an underrepresented segment of the legal profession, as defined by the Association, which is presently Hispanic/Latino/a/x, Asian/Pacific American, Black/African American, LGBT[Q+], women, lawyers over the age of 70, attorneys with disabilities/differing abilities, and attorneys who are members of a diversity bar association listed in the NJSBA Policy Manual*), Editor-in-Chief of the YLD newsletter, and nine (9) At-Large Members.
   
The NJSBA Policy Manual provides: When used in the NJSBA Bylaws, the term, “Diversity Bar Associations” shall refer to: Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey (“APALA-NJ”), Association of Black Women Lawyers of New Jersey (“ABWL-NJ”), Association of Portuguese Speaking Attorneys of New Jersey (“APSA”), Caribbean Bar Association of New Jersey (“CBA”), Garden State Bar Association (“GSBA’), Haitian American Lawyers of New Jersey (“HALA-NJ), Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey (“HBA-NJ”), Korean Bar Association of New Jersey (“KBA-NJ), New Jersey Women Lawyers Association (“NJWLA”), New Jersey Muslim Lawyers of New Jersey (“NJMLA”) and South Asian Bar Association of New Jersey ("SABA-NJ").

Eligibility: 

Candidates may nominate themselves.
There is no limit on the number of positions a candidate may be nominated for. 
A candidate must have been a member of the YLD in good standing for at least three (3) months prior to Annual Meeting of the Association. 
All candidates must be prepared to attend all regular monthly YLD meetings and report the business of their districts to the Committee.
    
Nominations:
A letter of nomination, or if it is a self-nomination, a letter of interest, must be submitted to the YLD Nominating Committee via e-mail or mail at the address below. 
The letter must include the nominator’s contact information and the contact information of the candidate being nominated. 
Nominations must be RECEIVED by 5:00PM on Monday, February 14, 2022 at the address below (email preferred).
Late submissions WILL NOT be considered absent a showing of good cause. 

PLEASE NOTE:  EVEN IF YOU ALREADY HOLD AN EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE POSITION, YOU MUST RECEIVE A NOMINATION OR SUBMIT A LETTER OF INTEREST BY THE ABOVE DEADLINE.  
    
Nominations and questions should be directed to YLD Nominating Committee Chair Katrina Homel:

Katrina Homel
[email protected]
New Jersey School Boards Association
413 West State Street
Trenton, New Jersey 08618

 

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