Criminal Law Section
The Criminal Law Section seeks the participation of the Bar, including prosecutors and defense counsel, by providing a forum for the exchange of ideas in the areas of criminal law, correction, procedure, and evidence. The section works with pending legislation and development of statutory enactments to improve and facilitate the administration of justice within the criminal arena.
With an equal number of defense and prosecuting attorney positions, the executive board champions the rights of both the accused and victims in the criminal justice system. Activities include publishing a newsletter, as well as assisting with the Criminal Law Institute.
Section Executive Committee Elections
The Section is conducting elections for open positions on the executive committee.
Voting is scheduled for June 6–19, 2022.
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, 2022.
Candidate: Josephine Townsend
Secretary/Treasurer: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2022, and ending Sept. 30, 2023.
Candidate: Nicholas Holce
At-Large Member - Defense: two-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2022, and ending Sept. 30, 2024.
Candidate: Mark Vovos
At-Large Member - Prosecution (two positions open): three-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2022, and ending Sept. 30, 2025.
Candidate 1: Hugh Birgenheier
Candidate 2: Anita Petra
At-Large Member - Defense (two positions open): three-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2022, and ending Sept. 30, 2025.
Candidate: Mary Kay High
The Latest Criminal Caselaw Notebook for Free
As a benefit to Criminal Law Section members, download the Criminal Caselaw Notebook 2022, prepared by the Hon. Ron Kessler. If you are having trouble accessing the documents, contact email@example.com.
Archived issues are available to section members upon request. To request an issue, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Terms run Oct. 1, 2021–Sept. 30, 2022, unless otherwise noted
Chair: Josephine Townsend
Chair-Elect: Dale Slack
Secretary/Treasurer: Dan LeBeau
Young Lawyer Liaison*: vacant
Board of Governors Liaison*: Alec Stephens (2021-2022)
The Executive Committee of the Criminal Law Section conducts meetings from time to time. As meetings are scheduled, details will appear in the events section of this page.
Please contact committee member for any other details on their upcoming meetings and locations.
Join Our List Serve
To join the section list serve and for general questions, please send your email address and Bar number to email@example.com. For more information and to get involved with the section, please contact the section chair, Josephine Townsend.