NJSBA General Council to Elect Nominating Committee Member from Essex County

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For Immediate Release
September 18, 2015

Contact: Kate Coscarelli
Senior Managing Director Communications



The New Jersey State Bar Association’s General Council Executive Committee invites members to apply for a vacant General Council Nominating Committee seat, vacated by an individual from Essex County. The Nominating Committee is responsible for nominating candidates to serve as officers and trustees of the association, and as ABA delegates and members of the Nominating Committee. 
Pursuant to the Standing rules and procedures for the election of General Council members to serve on the NJSBA Nominating Committee, the General Council Executive Committee has adopted the following special election rules and procedures to fill the vacancy:
Any member of the NJSBA’s General Council from Essex County may become a candidate for a Nominating Committee seat by filing a petition signed by no fewer than 5 members of the General Council as determined by the General Council Executive Committee. Only Nominees from Essex County are eligible to seek the nomination for this one-year term.
Voting on the vacancy will occur at the already scheduled General Council meeting on Friday, October 16 at the Law Center, New Brunswick. Absentee ballots will be available beginning October 5th for those members unable to attend the meeting in person. Please be advised that anyone who requests an absentee ballot will not be permitted to vote at the General Council meeting on October 16. 
To obtain a petition form please call the NJSBA at (732) 937-7514, or email Christina Pateman at [email protected]. Completed petitions, along with a 1-page biography of the candidate, must be submitted to Angela C. Scheck, the NJSBA Executive Director by 5 p.m. on Friday, October 2, 2015. 
Membership in the General Council is governed by Article VI of the NJSBA bylaws and is limited to: NJSBA and NJ State Bar Foundation officers, current and past NJSBA trustees, past association presidents, and current committee chairs, section and division officers and designated delegates. Members also include county and certain specialty bar association officers and designated delegates, and NJSBA delegates to the ABA.