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SABA-DC Elections

The SABA-DC Elections for 2018 Board of Directors is approaching!  

If you are interested in running for a position on the 2018 SABA-DC Board of Directors, please submit a statement of purpose no longer than 500 words to sabadcelections@gmail.com.  The statement must indicate the position you are running for, should describe your vision of SABA-DC for the upcoming year, and your pertinent qualifications.  The election provides for a campaign period beginning, October, 7, 2017, during which time the candidates' statements will be posted on this page.  Candidates for the SABA-DC Board of Directors must be current attorney members of SABA-DC in good standing.

Candidates may submit statements through 5:00 PM on November 5, 2017

A general election of the SABA-DC membership will be held by electronic vote.  The election period will begin at 9 AM on Monday, November 6 and end at 11:59 PM on Thursday, November 9.  The 2018 Board of Directors will be announced by Friday, November 10, 2017.   The members of the 2018 Board of Directors will be sworn in at the Public Interest Gala on November 18, 2017, and take office on January 1, 2018.  Please note that voting is restricted to current attorney members of SABA-DC. 

If you would like to join or renew your membership please visit the Join section If you have any questions about the election process, please contact the SABA-DC Elections Commissioner at sabadcelections@gmail.com.


Positions Available:

President Elect
The President-Elect shall have those powers of the president, in the absence of the president, as the president so delegates.  In circumstances in which the president resigns, or otherwise is unable to complete his/her term, the President-Elect shall be vested with the full powers of the president for the remainder of the president's term, or at least until the Board is able to conduct an election for a new president, as discussed above.  The President-Elect shall be the President of the Association for the term following his or her term as President-Elect.

Vice-President of Programming
The Vice-President of Programming shall be responsible for all matters pertaining to Programming, periodically report to the President and the Board on the activities and initiatives relating to Programming, and perform such other duties as the President or the Board may from time to time direct.  The members of the programming committee will report to the Vice-President of Programming.

Vice President of Media and Communications
The Vice-President of Media and Communications shall be responsible for all matters pertaining to Membership, Media, and Communications, periodically report to the President and the Board on the activities and initiatives relating to Communications and Membership, and perform such other duties as the President or the Board may from time to time direct.  Communications include all activities related to marketing of the Bar such as advertising to the Bar Membership and maintaining the Bar social media and website.  The members of the communications committee will report to the Vice-President of Communications.

Vice-President of Finance
The Vice-President of Finance shall be responsible for the safeguarding of all funds received by the Association and for their proper disbursement in accordance with budget parameters.  Such funds shall be kept on deposit in financial institutions, or invested in a manner approved by the Board of Directors.  Checks are to be signed by the VP of Finance and or as directed by the Board of Directors.  The VP of Finance shall cause a quarterly financial report to be made to the Board.  The VP of Finance shall be responsible for the preparation and filing of financial regulatory reports.

Secretary
The Secretary shall keep all non-financial records, carry on correspondence, and cause to be prepared notices, agendas, and the minutes of the meetings of the Board of Directors and the general membership.  The Secretary will mail the minutes of the meetings of the Board to every Board Member and officer prior to the following meeting.

General Directors (9 positions)
The directors shall serve on either the Communications and Membership committee, under the direction of the Vice-President of Communications, or the Programming committee, under the direction of the Vice-President of Programming, to carry out the functions of those respective committees.

The following positions are not part of the election process, but members interested in serving on a committee are encouraged to submit their statement of interest for consideration by the Board.  SABA-DC committees are not part of the Board of Directors, but work under the direction of the Board to accomplish the committee's stated objectives.

BOARD APPOINTED COMMITTEE POSITIONS
Endorsements Committee (3 Positions Available)
The Endorsements Committee is responsible for reviewing all requests for the endorsement of SABA-DC submitted by candidates for the judiciary, bar leadership, and/or senior government positions.  Following its review, the Endorsements will make recommendations to the Board as to which candidates warrant the support of SABA-DC.  Membership on the Endorsements Committee is by appointment of the Board of Directors.  If interested in serving in 2018, please send your statement of interest to 
sabadcelections@gmail.com

Mentorship Committee (3 Positions Available)
The Mentorship Committee is responsible for working with the Board and the Law Student Liaisons to coordinate the SABA-DC Law Student Mentorship Program and related activities.  Membership on the Mentorship Committee is by appointment of the Board of Directors.  If interested in serving in 2018, please send your statement of interest to 
sabadcelections@gmail.com

Public Interest Committee (3 Positions Available)

The Public Interest Committee is responsible for developing programs and activities targeted at pro bono opportunities and the area of public interest law.  Membership on the Public Interest Committee is by appointment of the Board of Directors.  If interested in serving in 2018, please send your statement of interest to sabadcelections@gmail.com


Fundraising Committee (3 Positions Available)

The Fundraising Committee is responsible for coordinating SABA-DC fundraising and sponsorship efforts.  Membership on the Fundraising Committee is by appointment of the Board of Directors.  If interested in serving in 2018, please send your statement of interest to sabadcelections@gmail.com









 

 

SABA-DC 

Our goal is to address the needs and concerns of the South Asian American legal community in Washington, D.C. while providing our members with the knowledge and support necessary to reach their personal and professional goals.


You can find us here:

South Asian Bar Association of Washington, D.C.

P.O. Box 65349
Washington, D.C. 20035


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