Fall 2004

Section to Hold 2004 Fall Meeting and Special Election

The Section Council will hold its fall meeting on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 14-15, 2004, at the ABA offices in Washington, D.C. (740 15th Street, NW, 9th Floor Conference Room). The meeting is open to all Section members in good standing. The Council will meet from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Friday and from 9:00 am to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday.

The Council also will hold a special election during the fall meeting to make interim appointments to Section officer and Council member positions vacated by Chair-elect John D. Podesta and Council member Harlan A. Loeb, and any other position that may become vacant as a result of the election (see details below). The special election will take place on Friday, Oct. 15, at 1:00 p.m.

Under Article III of the Section’s bylaws, when a Section officer or Council member vacancy occurs, the Council may make an interim appointment until a successor is elected at the next Annual Meeting. Should the Council fail to make an interim appointment, the position shall remain vacant until the next Annual meeting.

Unlike annual elections -- where the Section’s Nominating Committee submits a slate of candidates for consideration by the Section membership -- no candidate endorsements will be made by the Nominating Committee or any other Section entity for this special election. Instead, the Council will consider all nominations submitted in writing and received by the Section office by Wednesday, October 6, 2004, and signed by the nominee and at least one other Section member. Nominations will not be accepted from the floor at the time of the election. All nominations received by October 6, 2004, shall be announced to the Section Council by Friday, October 8, 2004.

The outcome of the special election potentially may result in additional officer and Council vacancies. For example, should a current officer or Council member be appointed to one of the vacant positions, his or her present position will become vacant and also must be filled by interim appointment.* Therefore, nominations may be submitted for the Chair-elect and Council member positions, and any other positions that may become vacant as a result of the election. All nominations should indicate the position for which the person is being nominated.

*Note: Section Vice Chair Paul M. Igasaki has indicated his interest in the Chair-Elect position and Section Secretary Robert E. Stein has indicated his interest in the Vice Chair position, should it become available.

If you have questions regarding the Council meeting or the special election, please contact the Section office (202/662-1030) or visit the website at www.abanet.org/irr.

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