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Voice of Experience: December 2023

SLD Leadership Nominations

Senior Lawyers Division

SLD Leadership Nominations

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Nominating Committee

The Chair of the Senior Lawyers Division Richard M. Leslie has appointed the following to the Division’s Nominating Committee: James L. Schwartz as Chair, Karren J. Pope-Onwukwe as Vice Chair, and Daniel J. Homick, Darcee Siegel, and Don Slesnick as Members.

Automatic Succession

Under the Division’s Bylaws, upon adjournment of the 2024 ABA Annual Meeting, Chair-Elect Karren J. Pope-Onwukwe automatically becomes Chair; Vice Chair Anthony C. Musto automatically becomes Chair-Elect; and Richard M. Leslie, Chair during the 2023-24 bar year, automatically becomes Immediate Past Chair of the Division. 

Call for Nominations

The Nominating Committee will accept nominations for the following elected Division leadership positions for terms beginning with the adjournment of the ABA Annual Meeting in August 2024.


  • Vice Chair for a one-year term with automatic succession to Chair-Elect.
  • Division Delegate for a three-year term. (Note: Current office holder is eligible for reelection.)

     Council Members:

  • Council Members-at-large (4) for a four-year term. (Note: Current Council Members are eligible for reelection.)
  • Honorary Council Members (2) for a two-year term (non-voting).

Nomination Process

You can nominate yourself or you can nominate another person for one of the elected Division leadership positions.

If you are nominating another person, please confirm with that person that he or she will accept the nomination, and you must state this in your nomination.

Anyone currently holding an elected Division position can self-nominate or be nominated for another position even if the term for the current position expires after August 2024.

Nominations must only be submitted at

No other form of submissions of nominations will be accepted.

The deadline to submit nominations is Wednesday, January 17, 2024 at 11:59 PM ET.

The Nominating Committee plans to meet during the ABA Midyear Meeting in February 2024 to consider nominations. The Committee will thereafter submit its report to the Division Chair.

Additional nominations may be made by petition pursuant to Section 6.2 of the Division’s Bylaws which requires receipt of those petitions by 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 2024 ABA Annual Meeting in August.