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Young Lawyers Division

Run for the OBA YLD Board of Directors

Deadline:September 27 at 5 p.m.

If you are interested in becoming more involved in the OBA/YLD, consider running for a position on the YLD Board of Directors. The YLD Board has monthly meetings that are typically held on Saturday mornings in Tulsa or Oklahoma City.

Nominating petitions must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013. Questions can be directed to Jennifer Heald Castillo, Nominating Committee Chairperson.

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 (Jan. 1, 2014 – Dec. 31, 2014). The chairperson-elect automatically becomes the chairperson of the division for 2015.

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 (Jan. 1, 2014 – Dec. 31, 2014).

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 (Jan. 1, 2014 – Dec. 31, 2014).

Board of Directors: (Two-year terms)

The following directorships are open for election for a two-year term from Jan. 1,2014, to Dec. 31, 2015.

DISTRICT NO. 2: Atoka, Bryan, Choctaw, Haskell, Johnston, Latimer, LeFlore, McCurtain, McIntosh, Marshall, Pittsburg, Pushmataha and Sequoyah (1 seat).

DISTRICT NO. 3: Oklahoma County (2 seats).

DISTRICT NO. 4: Alfalfa, Beaver, Beckham, Blaine, Cimarron, Custer, Dewey, Ellis, Garfield, Harper, Kingfisher, Major, Roger Mills, Texas, Washita, Woods and Woodward counties  (1seat).

DISTRICT NO. 6: Tulsa County  (1 seat).

DISTRICT NO. 8: Coal, Hughes, Lincoln, Logan, Noble, Okfuskee, Payne, Pontotoc, Pottawatomie and Seminole counties   (1seat).

AT LARGE: Statewide. (2 seats).

AT LARGE RURAL: Any county other than Tulsa County or Oklahoma County (1 seat).

Nominating Procedure:

Article 5 of the Division Bylaws requires that any eligible member wishing to run for office must submit a nominating petition to the Nominating Committee. The petition must be signed by at least 10 members of the OBA YLD. The original petition must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013. A separate petition must be filed for each opening, except that a petition for a directorship shall be valid for one-year and two-year terms and at-large position. A person must be eligible for division membership for the entire term for which elected.

Eligibility:

All OBA members in good standing who were admitted to the practice of law 10 years ago or less are members of the OBA YLD. Membership is automatic – if you were first admitted to the practice of law in 2003 or later, you are a member of the OBA YLD!

Election Procedure:

Article5 of the Division Bylaws governs the election procedure. In October a list of all eligible candidates and ballots will be published in the OBJ. Deadlines for voting will be published with the ballots. All members of the division may vote for officers and at-large directorships. Only those members with the OBA roster addresses within a subject judicial district may vote for that district’s director. The members of the Nominating Committee shall only vote in the event of a tie. Please see OBA YLD Bylaws for additional information.

Deadline:

Nominating petitions, accompanied by photograph and brief resume (in electronic form) for publication in the OBJ, must be received by the Nominating Committee Chairperson no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, at the following address:

Jennifer Heald Castillo
Hall, Estill, Hardwick, Gable, Golden & Nelson, P.C.
100N. Broadway, Suite 2900
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Tel:(405) 553-2854
Fax:(405) 553-2855