Updated: April 22, 2024

Real Property, Probate & Trust Section Executive Committee Elections

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Every year, the Real Property, Probate & Trust (RPPT) 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.

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Executive Committee Roles



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

  • Probate & Trust Council Director: two-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2024, and ending Sept. 30, 2026.
  • Probate & Trust Council Member: (two positions open) two-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2024, and ending Sept. 30, 2026.
  • Real Property Council Member: (two positions open) two-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2024, and ending Sept. 30, 2026.

To learn more about roles and expectations for serving on the section executive committee, review the RPPT Committee Member Role Description.

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: A nominating committee consisting of the three immediate past chairs (or if not available, such other past chairs or members of the Section as may be appointed by the chair, including one member who is not a current executive committee member) shall review nominated persons and shall provide its recommendations to the chair for each of the positions on the executive committee to be elected at the annual election (i.e., the director of one of the councils and two members of each of the councils). The chair shall confirm the nominating committee by Jan. 1 of each year. Notice of the request for nominations from the membership of the Section for the upcoming open positions on the executive committee shall be posted on the Section website no less than 120 days prior to the scheduled election. The notice shall state the following requirements for nominations from the membership: (a) nominations must be received by the identified member of the nominating committee no less than 90 days prior to the scheduled election (and such year's deadline date shall be contained in the published notice); (b) the nomination must be endorsed by three (3) members of the Section and must state the name and Bar number of the nominee and the position for which he or she is being nominated; (c) the nominee must be a member of the Section; and (d) the nomination must contain a brief written statement of the nominee's qualifications for the position.

The executive committee and nominating committee may nominate individuals, and these nominations must also conform to the requirements of (a) through (d) above. Within 30 days following close of the nominations period, the nominating committee shall forward the names of the nominees complying with the foregoing process along with any additional nominees identified by the nominating committee to the chair. The names of all nominees shall be posted on the Section website at least thirty 30 days prior to the annual election of the Section.

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.

Elections Process: All voting members of the section will receive an electronic ballot sent to their email on May 1, 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

The deadline for submitting applications has passed. Stay tuned for instructions on how to make sure your email is ready to receive your ballot.

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

  • Chair
  • Secretary/Treasurer
  • Probate and Trust Council
    • One (1) Probate and Trust Council Director
    • Four (4) Probate and Trust Council Members
  • Real Property Council
    • One (1) Real Property Council Director
    • Four (4) Real Property Council Members

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