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Selection of 2018 Trustees/Officers

 

CRITERIA FOR ALL OFFICER POSITIONS

  • Dues Paying 2017 SCCBA Member

  • If currently a SCCBA Trustee, must have attended 50% or more of current term Board meetings.

CRITERIA FOR PRESIDENT-ELECT (must meet 1 criteria below)

  •  SCCBA Treasurer or Secretary w/in 3 years prior to 2018; or

  • SCCBA Executive Committee Member for 1 or more years prior to 2018; or

  • SCCBA Trustee for 1 two-year term AND as a 2017 Finance Committee member.

CRITERIA FOR SECRETARY (must meet 1 criteria below)

  • SCCBA Trustee for min. of 1 year immediately prior to 2018; or
  • Served in each of following w/in 3 years prior to 2018:

SCCBA Trustee for min. of 1 complete two year term; and

Chair/Co-Chair of SCCBA Section or Committee for min. of 1 year; and

SCCBA Section Executive Committee or Committee member for min. of 1 additional year beyond chair/co-chair prior to 2018.

CRITERIA FOR TREASURER (must meet each criteria below)

  • SCCBA Finance Committee member for min. of 1 year within 3 years prior to 2018; and

  • SCCBA Trustee for min. of 1 complete two year term prior to 2018 within 3 years prior to 2018.

 

CALL FOR SCCBA MEMBERS INTERESTED IN SERVING AS A 2018 SCCBA TRUSTEE OR SCCBA OFFICER

 

 

On January 26, 2017, several high level amendments to the SCCBA By-Laws were adopted at a Special Membership Meeting.  These amendments focus on significant changes to the governance of the SCCBA, both in how Trustees & Officers are selected and the size of the Board of Trustees. These changes became effective June 2017.  The most important by-laws amended are found at Articles IV and IX of the SCCBA By-Laws.

Here are the highlights of which you should be aware:

  • The Board of Trustees will be reduced from the current 30 trustees to 17 trustees over the next two years. 
  • Membership on the Board will consist of six “selected/elected” at-large trustees and four officers in addition to designated seats for representatives from the following six legal organizations: Asian Pacific Bar Association of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara County Black Lawyers, La Raza Lawyers of Santa Clara County, and the following SCCBA entities: Barristers’ Committee, Diversity Committee and Women Lawyers’ Section. The Immediate Past President will be on the Board of Trustees as an Emeritus Trustee with no vote.
  • The voting districts of the county were eliminated so that all “elected/selected” trustee positions are at large and any SCCBA member may apply for any open trustee position no matter where their principal office is located in the county.
NEW PROCEDURE FOR BEING SELECTED AS AN OFFICER OR TRUSTEE

For those interested in serving as a Trustee or Officer for 2018, the following is the new procedure for being selected.  

 

Members interested in serving as a trustee or officer will submit an appropriate application form for that position instead of the old Nomination Petition form.  If more than one applicant for each open position who meets the criteria for that position submits an application, a ballot will be circulated to the SCCBA membership to “elect” a member for that open position.  If only one application is submitted for each open position, then that applicant will be automatically selected by the Board of Trustees to fill that position.  See SCCBA By-Laws Article IV, Section 6 and Article IX.

Three (3) at-large positions are open for Trustee for two year terms beginning January 1, 2018 and ending December 31, 2019.  Trustees may serve for two consecutive two year terms.

The following officer positions are open for a one year term in 2018:  President-Elect (automatically becomes 2019 President); Secretary and Treasurer.

Criteria for eligibility as a trustee is membership in good standing with the SCCBA with dues fully paid for all of 2017. For further information look at SCCBA By-Laws Article IV, Section 8.

Criteria for eligibility for each officer position is found in the sidebar at the left and at SCCBA By-Laws Article IV, Section 8.

APPLICATIONS FOR 2018 TRUSTEES AND OFFICERS

            2018 Application for SCCBA Trustee

            2018 Application for SCCBA Officers

DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING THE APPLICATIONS IS AUGUST 15, 2017, AT 4:45 PM TO CEO CHRIS BURDICK AT CHRISB@SCCBA.COM. OR THROUGH THE ON LINE APPLICATIONS AT THE LINKS ABOVE. 

If you have questions, please email CEO, Chris Burdick at chrisb@sccba.com or telephone at 408-975-2121.

 

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