2014 Board of Trustees Election

If you have any questions about the Board of Trustees election, please contact Michelle Pierce at 415-538-2053 or email her at michelle.pierce@calbar.ca.gov.

In 2014, three seats on the State Bar's Board of Trustees will be up for election. Districts 2, 4 and 6 will each have one open seat.

District 2: Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura

District 4: Imperial, Inyo, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego

District 6: Monterey, San Benito, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz

Any active member of the State Bar who maintains his or her principal office for the practice of law within the State Bar district in which there is a vacancy is eligible to run for a seat on the board. Lawyer members are elected for three-year terms and will assume their offices at the conclusion of the 2014 Annual Meeting.

2014 Candidate Statements
District 2
District 4
District 6

2014 schedule of dates and deadlines

Feb. 3: Nominating petitions available
April 1:
Last day to file nominating petitions
April 11: Last day to withdraw nomination
April 21: Eligibility list closes*
April 30:
Ballots mailed**
June 30: Last day for voting
July 7-10: Canvass of ballots
Sept. 11-14:
Annual Meeting-San Diego

Upon receipt of the ballot packet, members may vote using the mail ballot or online with their member number (blind information that is not printed on the ballot) and the voter PIN number printed on the ballot. The combination of these two numbers permits members to vote in their district election.

* Any active member of the State Bar, in good standing on the date the eligibility list closes, whose principal office for the practice of law is located within a county that is included within the State Bar district in which there is an election, shall be eligible to vote in the 2014 election.

** For 2014, the State Bar will conduct a “hybrid” election that uses a combination of voting by mail ballot and online. A ballot packet is mailed to all eligible members. The ballot packet is similar to the one used in past elections by the State Bar and includes a ballot, instructions, candidate statements, a unique voter PIN number printed on the ballot, and a return mail ballot envelope.