NACDL conducts annual elections for various officer and Board positions. Each year, NACDL elects approximately one third of the Board of Directors. Directors serve three-year terms and may serve two consecutive full terms. Each year NACDL also elects a Secretary, Second and First Vice President, and President Elect. After a one-year term, the President Elect automatically becomes President. Finally, NACDL elects a Treasurer to a two-year term every other year. The Treasurer is ineligible to run for any Board or Director office during that term.
Periodically NACDL conducts special elections to fill positions left vacant.
All elections and election candidates are subject to the provisions of the NACDL bylaws regarding elections and to the board-adopted standing board policy on elections.
2014 Regular Election
In 2014, NACDL will elect nine members to the Board of Directors, in addition to a President Elect, First Vice President, Second Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary. Click here for more information on the 2014 Regular Election. For election deadlines, click here.
Special Election to Fill Vacant Seat on the Board of Directors
In addition to the annual election, NACDL's Board of Directors will hold a special election on May 18, 2014 to fill a vacant seat on the Board. The election will be held at the next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Directors in Las Vegas on May 18, 2014. Please note this special election is separate from the regular annual election of officers and directors.
Responsibilities: The Board of Directors manages the business and affairs of the Association.
Eligibility: Any qualified member of the Association who is authorized to vote may submit his or her name as a candidate for the Board of Directors. Candidates must state the year and jurisdiction of their bar admission, must indicate whether they are members in good standing of their respective bar, and must disclose if they are under indictment or information for any felony or crime involving moral turpitude.
Process: Any member wishing to submit his or her name as a candidate for the position of Director shall submit a statement of qualifications, not to exceed 600 words. The statement of qualifications should include a description of any past service to the Association (including meetings attended, recruitment efforts, and committee work) and to the legal profession. Curriculum vitae may also be provided. The statement of qualifications must be received by 5pm EST on May 2, 2014, and should be sent by email to NACDL Elections Registrar Daniel Weir at firstname.lastname@example.org. Candidates will be responsible for confirming that their materials have been received.
Each candidate will be given the opportunity, if he or she so chooses, to speak briefly regarding his or her qualifications at the meeting of the Board of Directors in Fort Lauderdale prior to the commencement of the voting. Appearance is optional and no negative inference shall be drawn if a candidate does not attend.
Voting will be conducted by secret ballot. The elected Director will serve the remainder of the current term, which expires at the 2015 Annual Meeting.