January 29, 2020 ABA & SLD News

Call for ABA 2020 Presidential Appointment Nominations

Nominations for ABA 2020 Presidential Appointments due February 17, 2020.

Dear ABA Senior Lawyers Division members:

ABA President-Elect Patricia Lee Refo will soon be making appointments to various ABA Standing and Special Committees, Commissions, Working Groups, Task Forces, and other ABA entities for the FY 2020-21 bar year. We urge all our members to consider nominating themselves and others for a presidential appointment. In furtherance of ABA Goal III  and in partnership with the ABA Diversity and Inclusion Center,  we particularly encourage our members from diverse backgrounds to consider applying for a presidential appointment. If you are interested, here are three steps to follow:

Step 1: Apply for an appointment. The online nomination application process began on December 30, 2019 and the submission deadline is February 21, 2020. To submit a nomination or for detailed instructions please click here. Any questions about the application process, can be sent to Danielle.Norwood@americanbar.org.

Step 2: Take 2 minutes to voluntarily complete the following Goal III Presidential Appointments Form. The form collects information (e.g. your name, demographic information etc.) that the Diversity and Inclusion Center will include on a diverse presidential nominee list that it will support and share with the Appointments Committee to strengthen your nomination. Any questions about the Goal III Presidential Appointments Form can be sent to Safaya.Fawzi@americanbar.org.

Providing the requested demographic information is voluntary and, per ABA’s Privacy Policy, is deemed “sensitive personally identifiable information” that will not be included in membership directories or registration lists, or otherwise be shared publicly. It will only be shared with the ABA Appointments Committee to help facilitate increased diversity and inclusion for FY 2020-21 Presidential Appointments.

Step 3: Send us an electronic copy of your nomination form. Please email the nomination form to emily.roshek@americanbar.org by February 17, 2020. The SLD Chair Albert C. Harvey and SLD Nominating Committee Chair Marvin S.C. Dang will review and determine whether to issue a letter or nomination in support.

Thank you very much for your attention and assistance with this important initiative.

Sincerely,
Albert C. Harvey, SLD Chair