Updated: April 6, 2024

Health Law Section Executive Committee Elections

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Every year, the Health 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

How to Apply

Executive Committee Roles



Election Information

Shape Your Section for the Future: Apply Today to Become a Section Leader

Application Deadline is 5 p.m., April 15, 2024.

The following section executive committee positions are open for applications. All terms begin Oct. 1, 2024, unless otherwise noted.

  • Chair: remainder of current term ending Sept. 30, 2024.
  • Chair: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2024, and ending Sept. 30, 2025.
  • 1st Vice Chair: remainder of current term ending Sept. 30, 2024.
  • 1st Vice Chair: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2024, and ending Sept. 30, 2025.
  • 2nd Vice Chair: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2024, and ending Sept. 30, 2025.
  • Secretary: remainder of current term ending Sept. 30, 2024.
  • Secretary: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2024, and ending Sept. 30, 2025.
  • Treasurer: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2024, and ending Sept. 30, 2025.
  • At-Large Member: remainder of current term ending Sept. 30, 2024.
  • At-Large Member: (three positions open) one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2024, and ending Sept. 30, 2025.

To learn more about roles and expectations for serving on the section executive committee, review this volunteer position description, which provides a general overview of section executive committee positions and may differ for each section.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be a current section member and eligible to vote in accordance with the section's bylaws.

Application Process: Go to the myWSBA.org Portal to complete the online application for open executive committee positions. The Section has requested that each applicant submit a statement of interest. This document must be uploaded with your online application (pdf format only). Please be advised that application materials may be posted on this website for public viewing during the election.

Note: If you are applying for more than one position on this or multiple sections' committees, you must complete and submit all applications at the same time, as you will not be allowed back into the portal at a later time. Please make sure you are completing the applications within the application window for all of the relevant sections.

Nominating Process: The nominating committee shall consist of the Immediate Past Chair, the current Chair, the 1st Vice Chair, and at least one Voting Member, chosen by the executive committee, who is not a current member of the executive committee. All applicants will apply through an electronic application process administered by the Association. The nominating committee shall nominate one or more members of the Section for each of the officers and At-Large positions. The individual(s) nominated for Chair by the nominating committee shall have previously held an officer or At-Large position in the Section unless the nominating committee unanimously waives this requirement. The executive committee will also have an alternative nominating process to allow for nominations to occur outside of the nominating committee process. The executive committee will approve a list of nominees for each open position. Individuals nominated through an alternative nomination process will be included on the final list of approved nominees.

Alternate Nominating Process: A section member may nominate another member by emailing the designated primary contact on the nominating committee. If materials (statement of interest, resume, etc.) are requested, the nominator is required to submit those materials. The Nominating Committee will inform the nominee of consideration. A section member may self-nominate or be nominated by someone else during a meeting within the nomination timeline. The Nominating Committee will inform the nominee of consideration.

Elections Process: All voting members of the section will receive an electronic ballot sent to their email on June 3, 2024. Return to webpage in early June for election updates and voting instructions.

Questions?
For more information about the section, its executive committee roles, and elections process, please review the section's bylaws. You may also contact any member of the Section Executive Committee or email sections@wsba.org.

 

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How to Apply

Interested in applying for one of the open positions on your section's executive committee? Here's how to get started.

  • Head over to myWSBA.org and log in using your bar number and password.
  • On the left toolbar, under the "CONNECT & SERVE" heading, click "Section Executive Committee Application."

PLEASE NOTE: You must be a current section member to apply. If you have not joined a specific section or renewed your membership, that section's name will not display in the drop-down menu. If you are not a current member of any sections, you will see this message in the Step 1 box: You are not eligible to apply for a position on the section executive committee because the application deadline has passed or because you are not a voting member of the section.

  • Step 1
    • Select the section whose executive committee you'd like to apply for.
    • Select the position within the section you'd like apply for.
    • Click "Add."

PLEASE NOTE: You must add all positions you'd like to apply for in this step before continuing, and especially before you complete your application. You will not be able to apply for additional positions through the portal after submitting your application.

  • Step 2 — Upload the request documents.
  • Step 3 — Respond to any/all of the Voluntary Demographic Information questions (optional).
  • Click "Submit Application."

And you're all done!

If you have any questions, or issues with applying, please contact Noah Baetge, or the sections team at sections@wsba.org.

 

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

  • Chair
  • 1st Vice Chair
  • 2nd Vice Chair
  • Immediate Past Chair
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Three (3) At-Large Members

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