Pursuant to New Jersey State Bar Association bylaws, the General Council will vote this fall to elect a member to a two-year term on the NJSBA’s Nominating Committee. The committee is responsible for nominating candidates to serve as officers and trustees of the association, and as American Bar Association (ABA) delegates and members of the Nominating Committee.

Any member of the NJSBA’s General Council may become a candidate for a Nominating Committee seat by filing a petition(s) signed by no fewer than 10 members (original signatures only) of the General Council (as designated in the association’s bylaws, Article X(1)(A-E)). At the present time, nominees from Monmouth County are not eligible, pursuant to Article VIII(2)(h) of the association’s bylaws, which prohibits more than one of the two members elected to the Nominating Committee by the General Council to be from the same county.

To obtain a petition form, please call the NJSBA at 732-937-7514, or email generalcouncil@njsba.com. Completed petitions with original signatures must be received by Angela C. Scheck, NJSBA executive director, by noon on Wed., Sept. 26, at New Jersey Law Center, One Constitution Square, New Brunswick, NJ 08901.

Voting will occur electronically (with paper ballots available upon request) from Oct. 17 to Oct. 24.

The General Council standing rules and procedures for the election of General Council members to serve on the NJSBA Nominating Committee were recently amended by the General Council Executive Committee to improve the General Council nominating and election process. Please visit njsba.com for more information.

Membership in the General Council is governed by Article X(1) of the NJSBA bylaws and is limited to: NJSBA and New Jersey State Bar Foundation officers, current and past NJSBA trustees, past association presidents, and current committee chairs, section and division officers and designated delegates. Members also include NJSBA delegates to the ABA, as well as county and designated diverse/affinity bar association officers and delegates.