Updated: April 6, 2024

International Practice Section Executive Committee Elections

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Every year, the International Practice 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-Elect: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2024, and ending Sept. 30, 2025.
  • Secretary/Treasurer: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2024, and ending Sept. 30, 2025.
  • Communications Chair: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2024, and ending Sept. 30, 2025.
  • At-Large Member: (three positions open) three-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2024, and ending Sept. 30, 2027.

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 Chair, with the approval of the executive committee, shall annually appoint a nominating committee of not less than three (3) members of the Section, at least one of whom shall not be a current member of the executive committee. Such committee shall make and report nominations for proposed officers and members of the executive committee to succeed the members whose terms will next expire. A member may be re-nominated to the executive committee. The nominating committee shall also propose to fill vacancies existing for any unexpired terms. The executive committee will approve a list of nominees for each open position. All nominees must be voting members of the Section. All candidates will apply through an electronic process administered by the WSBA.

Alternate Nominating Process: As an alternate method, any member may nominate themselves for a vacant position, so long as they receive the written endorsement of five (5) members of the Section. All candidates will apply through an electronic process administered by the WSBA.

Elections Process: All voting members of the section will receive an electronic ballot sent to their email on June 3, 2024. Return to this 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 International Practice Section's bylaws currently list the following required executive committee positions. Open positions are listed above in the Election Information section.

  • Chair
  • Chair-Elect
  • Immediate Past Chair
  • Secretary/Treasurer
  • Communications Committee Chair
  • At least six (6) At-Large Members

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