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Nominations are open for 2016 Officers and Trustees

Posted By Administration, Friday, June 5, 2015

The nominating period is now open for the nomination of Active Members of the SCCBA to officer positions for 2016 and trustee positions for terms running from Jan. 1, 2016 to Dec. 31, 2017.  Below you will find information about SCCBA Officers and Trustees.




The nominating petition is due no later than 4:45 pm on July 1, 2015. The balloting will take place electronically during the first 10 days of October 2015.  For additional information or if you have questions, please contact SCCBA staff liaison for elections, Irene Cortez, at or 408-975-2114.


Trustees are elected from election districts. For the 2015 elections, the following districts have one or more open trustee positions: San Jose, Palo Alto/Mountain View, Sunnyvale/Cupertino, Los Gatos/Campbell, Morgan Hill/Gilroy and At-Large (non-Santa Clara County members) . Terms are two years and trustees may serve two consecutive terms. Trustees are required to attend the monthly seven Board meetings held on the last Thursday of each month at 5:00 pm at the SCCBA Offices.

Qualifications to be eligible to run for the office of Trustee is that the attorney be an Active Member of the SCCBA and have his/her principal office in the district from which s/he is seeking election.


General Information: SCCBA Officer positions include the President-Elect, Secretary and Treasurer.  The President-Elect automatically becomes President upon expiration of the term of President-Elect.  All officer positions are one year terms and an attorney holding an officer position cannot succeed him/herself in the same office.  Officers are members of the Board of Trustees, the Executive Committee, the Finance Committee and the Strategic Planning Committee.  The Board, Executive and Finance Committees meet monthly and Strategic Planning Committee meets four to six times a year for a dinner meeting.   Board meetings are held on the last Thursday of each month seven times a year at 5:00 pm at the SCCBA Offices.  The Executive Committee meets on the Wednesday, two weeks prior to the last Thursday of each month, at 5:00 pm at the SCCBA Offices and Finance Committee meets on the Tuesday, two weeks prior to the last Thursday of each month,  at 12:15 pm with most meetings being held by teleconference.

For further description of the duties of Officers and the powers and responsibilities of the Board and Executive Committee, please see the SCCBA By-laws.  Click on these highlighted links OfficersBoard and Executive Committee, for the applicable by-laws.

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