September 25, 2018 Division News

Call for Nominations: Division Officers, Council Members, and Delegate

By Jack Young

Nominating Committee

The Chair of the Senior Lawyers Division Marvin S.C. Dang has appointed the following to the Division’s Nominating Committee: Jack Young, Chair, and Albert C. Harvey, Karen P. Campbell, Leonard H. Gilbert, and Donna J. Jackson, Members.

Automatic Succession

Under the Division’s Bylaws, upon adjournment of the 2019 ABA Annual Meeting, Chair-Elect Albert C. Harvey becomes Chair; Vice-Chair Michael J. Van Zandt becomes Chair-Elect; and Marvin S.C. Dang, Chair during the 2018-19 bar year, becomes Immediate Past Chair of the Division.

Request for Applications and Recommendations for Nominations

The Nominating Committee will accept applications and recommendations for nominations for the following elected Division leadership positions for terms beginning with the adjournment of the ABA Annual Meeting in August 2019. The DEADLINE for submitting applications and recommendations is MONDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2018.


  • Vice-Chair for a one-year term with automatic succession to Chair-Elect the following year
  • Secretary for a two-year term
  • Budget Officer for a two-year term
  • Division Delegate for a three-year term
  • Council Members-at-Large: Four (4) Council positions for four-year terms to expire in 2023 are to be elected. The current incumbents are ineligible since they will have served full four-year terms. Additional Council positions may be open if an existing Council member is nominated for another position.

Application and Recommendation Process

You can recommend yourself or another person for an elected Division leadership position by sending an email or letter to the Nominating Committee. If you are recommending another person, please confirm with that person that he or she will accept a nomination and state this in your recommendation. Anyone currently holding an elected Division position can apply or be recommended for another position even if the term for the current position expires after August 2019.

All nominations must include at a minimum a letter and a statement of the applicant’s or the recommended person’s activities within the Division, the ABA and the legal profession.

The Nominating Committee will meet at the ABA Midyear Meeting and intends to submit its report to the Division Chair at that meeting. Additional nominations may be made by petition pursuant to Section 6.2 of the Division Bylaws, which requires receipt of such petitions by the Chair of the Division no later than sixty (60) days prior to the opening of the Annual Meeting of the Association.

All elections shall be held at the business session of the Division during the 2019 ABA Annual Meeting in August in San Francisco, CA.

Deadline for Nominations

Please e-mail applications or recommendations by the deadline of Monday, December 10, 2018 to the Nominating Committee Chair or to any Committee member with a copy to Division Staff Director Emily Roschek at or mail a copy to Emily's attention at ABA Senior Lawyers Division, 321 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654.

Here are the e-mail addresses of the Nominating Committee Chair and members:

     Jack Young (Chair):

     Albert C. Harvey:

     Karen P. Campbell:

     Leonard H. Gilbert:

     Donna J. Jackson: