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Nominating Committee Announces 2023-24 Council Slate

The Nominating Committee, chaired by The Honorable Scott Bales, Chief Justice (Retired), Arizona Supreme Court, presents the following slate to the Council and the Section for election in August 2023. To read the full announcement and nominee bios, click here.

Chair (automatic under Section Bylaws)
Bridget Mary McCormack
President & CEO
American Arbitration Association
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Election to a One-Year Term
David A. Brennen
Professor and Former Dean
University of Kentucky College of Law
Lexington, Kentucky

Vice Chair
Election to a One-Year Term
Daniel Thies
Webber & Thies PC
Urbana, Illinois

Re-election to a Two-Year Term
Charles Ray Nash, Ed.D.
Senior Vice Chancellor Emeritus for Academic Affairs and Student Affairs
The University of Alabama System
Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Election to a Three-Year Term

Melissa Hart
Colorado Supreme Court
Denver, Colorado

Nathan L. Hecht
Chief Justice
Supreme Court of Texas
Austin, Texas

José Roberto (Beto) Juárez Jr.,
Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law
Davie, Florida

Scott B. Pagel
Associate Dean for Information Services and Professor
The George Washington University Law School
Washington, DC

Re-election to a Three-Year Term

Susan L. Kay
Associate Dean for Experiential Education and Clinical Professor of Law
Vanderbilt University Law School
Nashville, Tennessee

Daniel T. Madzelan
Associate Vice President, Government Relations
American Council on Education
Washington, DC

Law Student Division Member
Election to a One-Year Term

Jehan Senai Worthy
University of Massachusetts School of Law
JD Expected May 2024
Dartmouth, Massachusetts

Section Representative to the ABA House of Delegates
Election to a Three-Year Term

Leo P. Martinez
Dean Emeritus & Professor Emeritus
University of California College of the Law, San Francisco
San Francisco, California

The election of Council officers and members will take place at the Section’s annual business meeting, Friday, August 4, during the ABA Annual Meeting.

Article IX, Section 2 of the Bylaws of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar provides that one or more additional nominations may be made for any designated seat on the Council, including officers of the Council (except Chairperson, Immediate Past Chairperson, and representative of the Young Lawyers Division), by petition signed by not less than 50 members of the Section in good standing, not more than 10 of whom are residents of any one state. A person so nominated shall be called the "petitioner". The petition shall specify which nominee the petitioner is challenging and shall state that the petitioner has agreed to the nomination and meets the criteria for the position being sought. The petition shall be delivered in person or by mail to the Section Office at the Association headquarters and must be received no later than June 1. The Secretary shall thereupon confirm that such individual is eligible to serve if elected.

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