2016 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

Election materials

In 2016, two seats on the State Bar's Board of Trustees will be up for election. Districts 1 and 3 will each have one open seat.

District 1:  Alameda, Contra Costa, Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Solano and Sonoma counties

District 3:  Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, El Dorado, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Mono, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Yolo and Yuba counties

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 2016 Annual Meeting.

2015-16 schedule of dates and deadlines

Oct. 1: Nominating petitions available
Dec. 1:
Last day to file nominating petitions
Dec. 11: Last day to withdraw nomination
Dec. 22: Eligibility list closes *
Dec. 31:
Ballots mailed
Feb. 29: Last day for voting
March 7-10: Canvass of ballots
Sept. 29-Oct. 2:
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 2016 election.