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09/24/2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Contact: Brian Sims

Phone: 215-238-6353


"Nuts and Bolts" of Running for the Board of Governors Sept. 29

With the Philadelphia Bar Association Board of Governors election just months away (Dec. 8), and the deadline for nominations just weeks away (Oct. 9), now is the time to come find out about what it takes to run for the Board of Governors.

Come spend an hour hearing from current Board members, officers, and the Bar Association staff about collecting signatures, attending events, endorsements, and most importantly, learn about the role of a Board of Governors member in the Philadelphia Bar Association! The program will held Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 12 p.m. in 10th floor Board Room of Bar Association headquarters, 1101 Market St.

Offices for which candidates are being solicited are Vice Chancellor; Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer (each office carries a one-year term); and five seats on the Board of Governors (each Board seat carries a three-year term).

Association members may become candidates for any of these offices by filing with the Assistant Secretary, on or before Oct. 9, 2009, nominations in writing which, for candidates of the Board, must be signed by at least 25 members who are entitled to vote; for candidates for Secretary, Treasurer, Assistant Secretary and Assistant Treasurer, shall be signed by at least 35 members who are entitled to vote; and for candidates for Vice-Chancellor, shall be signed by at least 100 members who are entitled to vote.

Please RSVP to Brian Sims, Staff Counsel for Policy and Planning, at bsims@philabar.org or call (215) 238-6353.

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