Bar President-Elect - Notice of Election - Any active member of the Bar in good standing is eligible to submit his or her name to the Bar Commission to be nominated to run for the office of president-elect in a popular election and to succeed to the office of president. Indications of an interest are due at the Bar offices, c/o Executive Director John Baldwin, 645 South 200 East, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84111 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 p.m. on January 2, 2009.
The Bar Commission will interview all potential candidates at its meeting in Salt Lake City on January 23, 2009 and will then select two finalists to run on a ballot submitted to the active Bar membership. Final candidates may also include sitting Bar Commissioners who have indicated an interest in running for the office.
Pursuant to the Rules of Integration and Management of the Utah State Bar ("Rules"), Applicants must be nominated by a written petition of ten or more members of the Bar in good standing and residing in their respective Division. NOTE: Residence is interpreted in the Rules to be the mailing address according to the Bar’s records. Completed petitions must be returned to the Utah State Bar office no later than February 1st.
Ballots will be mailed on or about April 1 with balloting to be completed and ballots received by the Bar office by 5:00 p.m. May 1. Ballots will be counted on May 2.
In order to reduce out-of-pocket costs and encourage candidates, the Bar will provide the following services at no cost:
1) space for up to a 200-word campaign message plus a photograph for the E-bulletin and in the March/April issue of the Utah Bar Journal. The space may be used for biographical information, platform or other election promotion. Campaign messages for the E-bulletin and Bar Journal are due along with completed petitions, two photographs, and a short biographical sketch no later than February 1st;
2) space for up to a 500-word campaign message plus a photograph on the Utah Bar Website due February 1st;
3) a set of mailing labels for candidates who wish to send a personalized letter to the lawyers in their division who are eligible to vote; and
4) the Bar will insert a one-page letter from the candidates into the ballot mailer. Candidates would be responsible for delivering to the Bar no later than March 15th enough copies of letters for all attorneys in their division. (Call Bar office for count in your respective division.)
If you have any questions concerning this procedure, please contact John C. Baldwin at the Bar Office, 531-9077.