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Young Lawyers Division

Run for the OBA YLD Board of Directors

Enhance your legal career by becoming involved in YLD leadership. It offers community service, networking opportunities and a way to rise in leadership for the entire association.  

Submit your nominating petition by 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, to YLD Immediate Past Chair Bryon Will. Contact him if you have any questions. With the petition, also submit a photograph and bio that will be published in the Oklahoma Bar Journal and on www.okbar.org announcing your candidacy.

Positions are available for lawyers who have been in practice 10 years or less from all 77 counties.

Officers:
Chairperson-Elect
Qualifications: Any member of the division having previously served for at least one year on the OBA YLD Board of Directors.
Term: One-year term. The chairperson-elect automatically becomes the division chairperson for 2019.

Treasurer
Qualifications: Any member of the OBA YLD Board of directors may be elected by the membership of the division to serve in this office.
Term: One-year term.

Secretary
Qualifications: Any member of the OBA YLD Board of directors may be elected by the membership of the division to serve in this office.
Term: One-year term.

Board of Directors: 
Qualifications: Any OBA YLD member who is located in a particular district (see below) may be elected as a board member of that respective district.  Location is determined by the address at which the member receives their Oklahoma Bar Journal. An “At-Large” seat is not restricted to a particular district, but rather the member may be located anywhere statewide. An “At-Large Rural” seat is statewide but excludes Oklahoma and Tulsa counties. 

Board of Directors members are elected to two-year terms. Each district encompasses the same counties as each of the Supreme Court districts.  Meetings are held monthly.

Nominations are open for following 2018 board seats:

District 2: Atoka, Bryan, Choctaw, Haskell, Johnston, Latimer, LeFlore, McCurtain, McIntosh, Marshall, Pittsburg, Pushmataha and Sequoyah (One Seat)
District 3: Oklahoma (One Seat)
District 4: Alfalfa, Beaver, Beckham, Blaine, Cimarron, Custer, Dewey, Ellis, Garfield, Harper, Kingfisher, Major, Roger Mills, Texas, Washita, Woods and Woodward (One Seat)
District 6: Tulsa (One Seat)
District 8: Coal, Hughes, Lincoln, Logan, Noble, Okfuskee, Payne, Pontotoc, Pottawatomie and Seminole (One Seat)
At-Large: Statewide (Two Seats)
At-Large Rural: Statewide, excluding Oklahoma and Tulsa counties (One Seat)

Ballots will be emailed to all YLD members on Monday, Oct. 2. Voting will end Oct. 25, and election results will be announced at the YLD meeting held at the OBA Annual Meeting Nov. 1-3 in Tulsa.

Consult the YLD Bylaws for all the official details governing the division. 

Interested in running for a board position, but have questions or could use some help gathering signatures? Reach out to any of the current YLD Officers and Board of Directors.