2016 Election for 2017 Officers and Trustees
The nominating period is now open for the nomination of Active Members of the SCCBA to officer positions for 2017 and trustee positions for terms running from Jan. 1, 2017 to Dec. 31, 2018. Below you will find information about SCCBA Officers and Trustees.
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The nominating petition is due no later than 4:45 pm on August 15, 2016. The balloting will take place electronically during the first 10 days of October 2016. For additional information or if you have questions, please contact SCCBA staff liaison for elections, Irene Cortez, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 408-975-2114.
Basic Information About Duties of Trustees
Trustees are elected from election districts. For the 2017 elections, the following districts have one or more open trustee positions: San Jose (3), Palo Alto/Mountain View (2), Sunnyvale/Cupertino (1), Morgan Hill/Gilroy (1) and Santa Clara (1) . 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.
Basic Information About Duties of SCCBA Officers
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 Officers, Board and Executive Committee, for the applicable by-laws.
Qualifications: Below are qualifications for each officer position as set out in the SCCBA By-Laws, Article IV, Section 5. OFFICERS AND QUALIFICATIONS OF OFFICERS.
The Officers of this Association shall be the president, president-elect, secretary and treasurer who shall be elected and have the duties as set forth in these By-Laws. Trustees may serve as Officers of the Corporation, but a vacancy on the Board shall be deemed to exist in the event the President is selected from the Trustees.
To be eligible to serve as an Officer of the Corporation, the member shall meet the following qualifications:
(1) President-Elect and President: To serve as president and president-elect, the member shall have served in the Corporation as follows: (a)as the secretary or treasurer within the three years prior to being elected or appointed president-elect; or (b)as a member of the Board of Trustees’ Executive Committee for at least one year within the three years prior to being elected or appointed president-elect; or (c)as a member of the Board of Trustees for at least one term and as a member of the Finance Committee for at least one year immediately preceding being elected or appointed president-elect.
(2) Secretary: To serve as secretary, the member, at minimum shall have served in the Corporation as follows: (a)as a member of the Board of Trustees for at least one year in the year prior to being elected or appointed secretary; or (b)shall have been elected or appointed to the Board of Trustees and served at least one year as chair of a Corporation section or committee and served at least one year as a member of a Corporation committee or section executive committee within the three years prior to being elected or appointed secretary.
(3) Treasurer: To serve as treasurer, the member, at minimum, shall have served on the Finance Committee for at least one year and shall have been elected or appointed to the Board of Trustees within the three years prior to being elected or appointed treasurer.