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March 14, 2016

Council Elections

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If you are interested in serving on Council, the Virginia State Bar's governing body, there will be an election conducted in the following circuits by electronic ballot. To be eligible to run, you must be an active member in good standing of the circuit as of March 15, 2016. You must file a nominating petition with the executive director at elections@vsb.org on or before April 1, 2016. The nominating petition shall be signed by not fewer than ten other members eligible to vote in the circuit, and shall be accompanied by a statement of qualifications not exceeding one hundred and fifty words (in Word format) and a digital photograph (head shot). 

Circuit 2 1 seat (incumbent eligible for 2nd term)
Circuit 3 1 seat (incumbent eligible for 2nd term)
Circuit 4 1 seat (incumbent eligible for 2nd term)
Circuit 5 1 seat (incumbent eligible for 2nd term)
Circuit 13 1 seat (incumbent eligible for 2nd term)
Circuit 16 1 seat (incumbent is not seeking 2nd term)
Circuit 17 3 seats (2 incumbents eligible for 2nd term)
Circuit 19 2 seats (1 incumbent eligible for 2nd term)
Circuit 20 1 seat (incumbent eligible for 2nd term)
Circuit 23 1 seat (incumbent is not eligible for re-election)
Circuit 26 1 seat (incumbent is not eligible for re-election)
Circuit 27 1 seat (incumbent is not eligible for re-election)
Circuit 31 1 seat (incumbent is not eligible for re-election)

An election by meeting will be conducted in the 6th circuit, which has 1 Council seat.  The incumbent is not eligible for re-election. The election has been set by Chief Judge W. Allan Sharrett. It will be held at the Sussex County Circuit Court on April 20, 2016, at 4:00 p.m. Nominations may be made at the circuit meeting or by any member eligible to vote in the circuit. No supporting petition or second for such nomination will be required.

An election by meeting will be conducted in the 22nd circuit, which has 1 Council seat.  The incumbent is eligible for re-election. The election has been set by Chief Judge Joseph W. Milam, Jr. It will be held at the Pittsylvania County Courthouse in Chatham on March 25, 2016, at 12:00 Noon. Nominations may be made at the circuit meeting or by any member eligible to vote in the circuit. No supporting petition or second for such nomination will be required.

An election by meeting will be conducted in the 24th circuit, which has 1 Council seat.  The incumbent is eligible for re-election. The election has been set by Chief Judge F. Patrick Yeatts.   It will be held at Lynchburg Circuit Court on April 14, 2016, at 4:00 p.m. Nominations may be made at the circuit meeting or by any member eligible to vote in the circuit. No supporting petition or second for such nomination will be required.

An election by meeting will be conducted in the 29th circuit, which has 1 Council seat.  The incumbent is eligible for re-election. The election has been set by Chief Judge Jack S. Hurley, Jr.  It will be held at Tazewell County Circuit Court on April 8, 2016, at 12:15 p.m. Nominations may be made at the circuit meeting or by any member eligible to vote in the circuit. No supporting petition or second for such nomination will be required.

Updated: Mar 14, 2016