Elder and Disability Rights
Section Council Appointment Procedure
The Elder Law Section
Council members serve two year terms and are entitled to seek re-election for an
additional term. In the event members wish to continue serving on the Council
after the expiration of their second term, they must agree to serve as an
officer. This is the method by which most members move forward to take
leadership roles on the Council.
The Nominating Committee of
three to five members must be established pursuant to the By-laws by the Chair
with Council approval sixty days before the Annual Meeting. In practical terms,
the Chair normally appoints the Nominating Committee in the fall. The Section
generally puts "the word out" either through networking opportunities,
continuing education classes and its newsletter to seek Section members who are
interested in serving on the Council.
After the Committee receives
and considers suggestions for nomination of qualified persons to serve as
officers and members, it makes recommendations to the Section membership thirty
days prior to the MSBA Annual Meeting. It publishes its recommendations in the
April Bar Bulletin. The slate then stands as elected at the Annual
Meeting unless there are additional nominations. In this case, a majority vote
determines the election.