Would you like to serve your Bars?
By Christie Speir Roeder
Committee will meet again in August, and at that time we will produce a slate
of candidates to run for the Board positions for both the Tenth Judicial
District and the Wake County Bar Association.
We will nominate 14 people to fill the seven vacant positions on the
Board of Directors, two names for the President-Elect position, and names for
vacant Bar Councilor, Secretary and Treasurer positions. The nominations committee would love to have
people who have a little bit of passion for their Bars and would like to be a
part of governance of these exceptional Bars.
Serving on the
Board of Directors requires attendance at six meetings per year, plus being
liaison for at least one committee. The
meetings are usually at the Bar
Center and last from 4:30 p.m. until approximately 6 p.m.
President-Elect position is a three year time commitment. During the year as President-Elect, you
would be responsible for attending as many committee meetings and Bar functions
as possible. As President-Elect of the WCBA, you would
select and introduce speakers for each of the monthly luncheons. As President, you would continue attendance
at the meetings and functions and you would preside over the Board meetings and
luncheons. As Past-president, your
duties resemble those of the Board members, however, you are available to the
President(s) and President(s)-elect for guidance and advice.
Councilors meet quarterly, and they have a fairly substantial amount of reading
material for each of the meetings. They
are also requested to serve on either the Ethics or Grievance Committees of the
State Bar. The
meetings are either three or four days in length.
If you have
interest in serving your Bars in one of these capacities, please fill out the
attached form and send it to your Nominations Committee!