Notice of Election of Bar Commissioners
Third, Fourth, and Fifth Divisions
Pursuant to the Rules for Integration and Management of the Utah State Bar, nominations to the office of Bar Commission are hereby solicited for two members from the Third Division, one member from the Fourth Division, and one member from the Fifth Division, each to serve a three-year term. To be eligible for the office of Commissioner from a division, the nominee’s mailing address must be in that division as shown by the records of the Bar.
Applicants must be nominated by a written petition of ten or more members of the Bar in good standing and residing in their respective division. Nominating petitions may be obtained from the Bar office on or after January 2, 2009, and completed petitions must be received no later than February 2, 2009, by 5:00 p.m. Ballots will be mailed on or about April 1 with balloting to be completed and ballots received by the Bar office by 5:00 p.m. May 1. Ballots will be counted on May 4th.
In order to reduce out-of-pocket costs and encourage candidates, the Bar will provide the following services at no cost:
1. Space for up to a 200-word campaign message plus a photograph in the March/April issue of the Utah Bar Journal. The space may be used for biographical information, platform or other election promotion. Campaign messages for the March/April Bar Journal publications are due along with completed petitions, two photographs, and a short biographical sketch no later than February 2nd.
2. A set of mailing labels for candidates who wish to send a personalized letter to the lawyers in their division.
3. The Bar will insert a one-page letter from the candidates into the ballot mailer. Candidates will be responsible for delivering to the Bar no later than March 16th enough copies of letters for all attorneys in their division. (Please call Jeff Einfeldt at 297-7020 for count of the number of lawyers in your respective division.)
If you have any questions concerning this procedure, please contact John C. Baldwin at 531-9077.
NOTE: According to the Rules for Integration and Management, residence is interpreted to be the mailing address according to the Bar’s records.