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Elections Committee

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Elections Committee Job Description

The Elections Committee maintains and updates the Election Code, oversees each election, and reviews potential Election Code violations. The committee members should be well-versed on election procedures and guidelines and able to maintain confidentiality of candidate information and of any issues that may arise during elections.

Job Responsibilities

  • Reviewing and updating the Election Code.
  • Maintaining in-depth knowledge of the Election Code.
  • Managing each election, including coordinating with ABA Law Student Division staff on:
  • Reviewing election timelines;
  • Setting appropriate voting procedures;
  • Reviewing candidate applications for eligibility; and
  • Managing complaints of candidate violations and determining an appropriate response.

Time commitment: 5 hours weekly.
Term: Committees serve a one-year term beginning at the conclusion of the Annual Meeting through adjournment of the following Annual Meeting.

Travel Requirements

Attending the ABA Annual Meeting in August.

Eligibility

To hold a Committee position, students must be:

  • A law student attending an ABA-approved law school;
  • An ABA Law Student Division member for the current bar year by the filing deadline;
  • A Premium Law Student Division member*;
  • A law student in good standing at law school (not on academic probation or suspension) during the academic year;
  • A law student who has not received his/her first degree in law;
  • A law student attending law school during the academic year subsequent to June 1, 2018;
  • A law student who has received the approval of his/her law school dean to be appointed for a position. All application forms must be approved and signed by each
    candidate’s dean; and
  • A law student who is in compliance with the submission deadlines and requirements.

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