DCBA Election Petitions Available
Friday, February 28, 2014
March 31, 2014 Deadline to File
Petitions for Election of Officers and Directors
Any DCBA member who is interested in running for election for
the office of Third Vice
President or for the office of Director of the Association,
should file his or her nominating
petition with the Executive Director of the DCBA not earlier than March 1 and not later than
5:00 p.m. March 31, for
the upcoming 2014 elections.
Petitions must include signatures from at least 20 Voting Members of
the DCBA. The "Board of Directors Duties and Expectations” statement must also
be signed and returned with the petitions.
Petition forms are now available from the DCBA Executive
Director and must
include a photo and short (100 words or less) biographic paragraph.
Members are also referred to the DCBA Bylaws, particularly
Section 8 pertaining to the form of the petition and the method of voting. In
particular, Section 8 provides:
active Member in good standing and otherwise eligible to run for a position on
the Board of Directors may file his or her Nominating Petition for the office
of Third Vice President or Director.
The Nominating Petition shall be in
writing in the form approved by the Executive Director and contain the
signatures of twenty (20) or more Members eligible to vote for a candidate for
the office of Third Vice President or Director.
The Nominating Petition shall be
made available to candidates on the first Monday in February. Completed petitions shall be filed in the
office of the Association not earlier than March 1, nor later than 5:00 p.m. on
the last business day of March preceding the commencement of the term of
There will be one (1) Third Vice President and three (3) Board
of Directors members elected in the upcoming 2014 election. Directors are
elected for a 3-year term.
Ballots will be sent out by April 10 and must be received by the
Bar Office no later than the first Monday in May (5th).