2023 Fall Special Election

NACDL is seeking to fill officer and director vacancies. 

At the Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors, three seats were declared vacant by President Michael P. Heiskell, and the Board of Directors established rules for a Special Elections to fill the remaining term of these vacancies in accordance with Association Bylaws. These vacancies will be filled at the Fall Meeting of the Board of Directors. 


  • Office of Treasurer with a term ending 7/27/2024
  • Director with a term ending 7/27/2024
  • Director with a term ending 7/12/2025

The Nomination Process

Pursuant to Article VIII, Section 1, “Any member qualified to vote may be nominated as a candidate for any Officer or Director position. A member may be nominated by one of three means:

  1. By the Nominating Committee, as set forth in Article VII, Section 5 (a) and Special Election Procedures adopted on August 5, 2023;
  2. Any Member of the Association qualified to vote may nominate by petition any other Member qualified to hold office; or
  3. Any Member qualified to vote may nominate by petition himself or herself.”

Candidates for nomination by the Nominating Committee must submit materials via a form to be published on this page. Candidates who submit materials via other channels cannot be guaranteed that their submissions will be transmitted to the Nominating Committee.

Candidates seeking nomination by the Nominating Committee should note the following deadlines:

September 9

The form to submit candidacy materials to the Nominating Committee will become available on this page. The form will go live no earlier than 10:00 am ET on September 9.

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September 13, 5:00pm ET

Candidates seeking nomination by the Nominating Committee must submit the following via web form posted on this page:

  1. A resume
  2. A statement of qualifications of up to 600 words
    1. The statement of qualifications should include a statement of service to NACDL.
    2. It may also include NACDL meetings attended, member recruitment efforts, and committee work and service to the legal profession (including work on behalf of criminal justice issues and for other professional associations), a description of the member’s practice (including areas of concentration and percentage of time devoted to criminal defense and pro bono work) and other relevant community service
  3. A headshot or photo
  4. A designation of the position(s) for which the member would like to be considered and why
  5. A statement that the member is a member in good standing of his or her respective bar
  6. Disclosure of any indictment or information for any felony or crime involving moral turpitude

Candidates must electronically sign the NACDL Code of Conduct and Personal Conduct Policy.

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September 20 - 23

Candidate interviews will take place virtually.

October 11

The Nominating Committee must notify the Executive Director of its nominations.

October 21

NACDL Fall Meeting

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