Section 914 Bylaws

Section 914. Nominating Committee. (a) The General Officers of the Association shall be nominated by a Nominating Committee consisting of the following members:

(1) the Zone Governors; the Unit County Governor; the Minority Governors; the Woman Governor; the five living immediate Past Presidents; the living immediate Past Chair of the Young Lawyers' Division;

(2) a member of the Conference of County Bar Leaders Executive Committee selected by the Executive Committee of the Conference of County Bar Leaders immediately following its annual meeting;

(3) a representative from each of three Sections of the Association selected by a plurality of the chairs (or the chairs' duly appointed representatives) of the Sections, present and voting at a meeting of the chairs held at least three months prior to the meeting of the Nominating Committee;

(4) a representative from each of two Committees of the Association selected by a plurality of the chairs (or the chairs' duly appointed representatives) of the Committees present and voting at a meeting of the chairs held at least three months prior to the meeting of the Nominating Committee;

(5) a representative selected by the Executive Council of the Commission on Women in the Profession Committee, immediately following its annual meeting;

(6) a representative selected by the Executive Council of the Minority Bar Committee, immediately following its meeting held during the Spring Committee/Section Day Meeting;

(7) a representative selected by the Executive Committee of the Solo and Small Firm Section, immediately following its annual meeting;

(8) a representative selected by the Executive Council of the Young Lawyers Division, immediately following its annual meeting;

(9) a representative selected by the members of the Gay & Lesbian Rights Committee in odd numbered years starting in 2011; and

(10) a representative selected by the members of the Legal Services to Persons with Disabilities Committees in even numbered years starting in 2012.

The living Past President who has last retired from office shall be chair of the Committee. For this purpose the Committee shall meet not later than five months before the beginning of each Annual Meeting and shall make and immediately announce a nomination for each of the offices of Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer to be elected at the next Annual Meeting. For elections to be held in odd numbered years they shall nominate a Chair of the House of Delegates

(b) Not less than ten days written notice of any meeting of the Nominating Committee shall be given by the Secretary to each member of the Committee. No Zone Governor, Unit County Governor or Governor serving pursuant to Section 907 may be nominated for election as a General Officer by the Committee, or by petition, during the period for which such Governor was elected or appointed.

(c) Additional nominations for General Officers may be made by petition signed by 100 Active Members, no more than 50 of whom may be by Active Members accredited to the same Zone.

(d) All such petitions shall be filed with the Secretary at Association Headquarters not later than two months prior to the first day of the Annual Meeting and shall be accompanied by the written consent of the nominee.