Updated: June 3, 2024

Animal Law Section Executive Committee Elections

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Every year, the Animal Law Section holds elections for open seats on its executive committee. On this page you will find information about the election process, how to run for an executive committee position, and other helpful info.

Election Information

Election Timeline

Instructions for Receiving Ballot

How to Apply

Executive Committee Roles

 


Election Information

Section Executive Committee Elections

The Section is conducting elections for open positions on the executive committee.

Voting is scheduled for June 3-17, 2024.

Candidate Information, Open Positions, and Terms

For more information about the Section and its executive committee, please review the Section's bylaws. Candidates are listed in alphabetical order by position.

Chair-Elect: remainder of current term ending Sept. 30, 2024.

Candidate: Leila Arefi-Pour

Secretary: two-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2024, and ending Sept. 30, 2026.

Candidate: Amber Cognata

Treasurer: two-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2024, and ending Sept. 30, 2026.

Candidate: Owen Sutanto

At-Large Member (four positions open): one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2024, and ending Sept. 30, 2025.

Candidate: Adam Karp

NOTE - The following positions did not receive any applicants:
Chair-Elect (2-year term: Oct. 1, 2024–Sept. 30, 2026)
Pursuant to WSBA and section's bylaws, the Animal Law Section Executive Committee may appoint an individual to fill any vacant positions on an interim basis.

Questions? Contact sections@wsba.org.

 

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How to Apply

The deadline for submitting applications has passed.

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Instructions to Ensure You Receive Your Ballot

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If you still do not receive a ballot, email sections@wsba.org. Paper ballots are available on request.

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Election Timeline

The election season for the FY 2025 term year has begun. This election will determine who will serve in executive committee positions opening as of Oct. 1, 2024 as well as some current vacancies. Please see the following timeline for important dates regarding your section's election timeline.

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Executive Committee Roles

 

The Animal Law Section's bylaws currently list the following required executive committee positions. Open positions are listed above in the Election Information section.

  • Chair
  • Chair-Elect
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Immediate Past Chair
  • Four At-Large Members

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