ELECTION FOR BOARD OF GOVERNORS—NOMINEES HAVE UNTIL OCTOBER 31 TO FILE AND DELIVER NOMINATING PETITIONS – see sample nominating form and rules below

ELECTION FOR BOARD OF GOVERNORS—NOMINEES HAVE UNTIL OCTOBER 31 TO FILE AND DELIVER NOMINATING PETITIONS – see sample nominating form below…
Sept. 19, 2012

Seven positions on the KBA Board of Governors will be subject to election this year. Nominees must submit petitions no later than Oct. 31, 2012, signed by at least 20 lawyers in good standing in the same Supreme Court District. The actual election will be in December.

We have provided below a list of the seven Board members who are up for re-election, the rules governing the nomination and election of Board Members, a link to the Supreme Court Districts, and a suggested sample Nomination Petition.

THE SEVEN MEMBERS OF THE KBA BOARD OF GOVERNORS UP FOR ELECTION THIS YEAR ARE:

SERIETA G. JAGGERS
Farmer & Wright, PLLC
1206 Marion Rd.
Princeton, KY 42445
(270) 365-1112
(270) 365-2765 fax
Term ends June 30, 2013

R. MICHAEL SULLIVAN
PO Box 727
Owensboro, KY 42302-0727
(270) 926-4000
(270) 683-6694 fax
Term ends June 30, 2013

RICHARD HAY
PO Box 1124
Somerset, KY 42502-1124
(606) 679-2214
(606) 678-4696 fax
Term ends June 30, 2013

DOUGLASS FARNSLEY
Stites & Harbison
400 West Market St., Suite 1800
Louisville, KY 40202-3352
(502) 681-0426 (direct)
(502) 779-8268 (fax-direct)
Term ends June 30, 2013

J. STEPHEN SMITH
Graydon Head & Ritchey LLP
2400 Chamber Center Dr., Ste. 300
PO Box 17070
Ft. Mitchell, KY 41017
(859) 578-3070
(859) 525-0124
Term ends June 30, 2013

EARL M. “MICKEY” MCGUIRE
4706 KY Rt. 114
Prestonsburg, KY 41653
(606) 886-2201
(606) 886-2201 fax
Term ends June 30, 2013

WILLIAM R. GARMER
Garmer & Prather PLLC
141 North Broadway
Lexington, KY 40507
(859) 254-9351
(859) 233-9769 fax
Term ends June 30, 2013

RULES REGARDING ELECTION OF BOARD OF GOVERNORS
Section 4 The Board of Governors
(a) The “Board” is defined in SCR 3.070 The term of office of each Governor of the Board shall commence on July 1 next following their election and shall be for a period of two years and/or until their successor is elected and qualified.
(b) Any member of the Association in good standing shall be eligible for nomination and election to the Board of Governors from the Supreme Court District in which the member resides.
(c) Nomination of a candidate for the Board shall be by written petition signed by not less than twenty members in good standing who are residents of that Supreme Court District. All nominating petitions shall be received by the Executive Director at the Kentucky Bar Center prior to 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, of the last regular business day of the month of October. If only one candidate is nominated in a District, he/she shall be declared elected to that office and the Executive Director shall at once so certify to the Board and the candidate. Where two or more candidates are nominated, an election shall be held as provided in Section 9.
(d) Any vacancy on the Board or in the office of President-Elect or Vice President shall be filled by a member eligible for election under Section 4(b) for the remainder of the term by appointment by the President, subject to the written approval of a majority of the Board of Governors.
However, upon a vote of a majority of the Board a special election may be called for filing such vacancy.
(e) The Board shall hold regular meetings at such place and at such time as it may from time to time direct during the months of January, March, May, July, September and November, and immediately preceding the first day of the annual convention of the Association. Special meetings may be called by the President whenever necessary, and shall be called by the President upon the written request of four or more members of the Board. Any of these meetings may be cancelled upon vote of the majority of the Board of Governors.
(f) Eleven members of the Board shall constitute a quorum. Except as otherwise provided in the Rules, the vote of a majority of those present and voting shall be necessary to take action.
HISTORY: Amended eff. 10-14-10; Amended by Order 99-1, eff. 2-3-00, 2-1-00; prior amendment eff. 1-1-97 (Order 96-1); approved eff. 11-11-69; amended by Order, eff. 4-19-12
ELECTION RULES FOR OTHER KBA OFFICERS:
Section 5 Officers
The officers of the Association and of the Board, their duties, tenure, and manner of selection shall be:
(a) The President.
The President shall be the chief executive officer, and preside at all meetings of the Association and of the Board. The President shall be a member of the Board with full power to vote on all matters which it may consider. The President shall perform all duties imposed by the Rules and by these By-Laws. The President’s term of office shall be for
one year and shall commence on July 1 in the second calendar year next succeeding election as President-Elect.
(b) The President-Elect.
The President-Elect shall be nominated and elected as hereinafter provided and shall hold such office until he/she assumes the office of President. The President-Elect shall endeavor to thoroughly familiarize himself/herself with the duties of the President and the work of the Association and of the Board.
(c) The Vice President.
The Vice President shall be nominated and elected as hereinafter provided. The Vice President’s term of office shall commence on July 1 next succeeding his/her election and shall continue for one year. The Vice President shall perform the duties of the President during the absence or disability of the President. If a vacancy shall exist in the office of President, the Vice President shall succeed to that office for the remainder of the term.
(d) Limits on Election
The President, President-Elect and Vice-President shall, during their tenure and for a period of four years thereafter be ineligible to serve as elected members of the Board except the Vice-President may run for and serve as President-Elect.
(e) The Executive Director.
The Executive Director shall be appointed by the Board and shall hold office at its pleasure. The Executive Director shall maintain an office at such place in Kentucky as may be directed by the Board. The Executive Director shall be the custodian of all records of the KBA other than disciplinary records which are maintained by the Disciplinary Clerk or the Inquiry Commission. The Executive Director shall keep a record of the proceedings of the Board; provided, that the Board may order any part of its records expunged. In the absence or disability of the Executive Director, the Board shall appoint an Acting Executive Director. The Board may appoint an assistant or assistants to the Executive Director who shall also perform such other duties as are required by the Board.
Section 9 Elections
(a) Ballots for the offices of President-Elect, Vice-President, members of the Board of Governors for which there will be an election will be prepared by the Executive Director and will be mailed on December 15 with return envelopes as hereinafter provided, to each member of the Association in good standing entitled to vote in that election. Names of candidates shall be listed on the ballots in alphabetical order with each position being voted upon.
(b) The ballot shall be sealed by the member in an unmarked inner return envelope, which, in turn shall be sealed in an outer return envelope containing the words: “Official Ballot-Not to be opened until January 16” and lines for the signature and county address of the attorney casting the ballot.
(c) All ballots must be received not later than January 15 by the Clerk, who shall keep all such ballots in a secure box. Such box shall be opened only at the meeting of the canvassing board which shall count the votes. The canvassing board will be appointed by the Clerk and shall consist of persons chosen by the Clerk in the number sufficient to count the ballots. No member of the Board or employee of the KBA may be placed on the canvassing board. The preference shall be for non-lawyers to serve on the canvassing board. Not later than January 20 the canvassing board shall meet at any such place as may be designated by the Clerk , and count the votes. Each candidate for a position shall be entitled to have present at the meeting of the canvassing board an official observer under a written and signed designation by such candidate. No candidate may be present at the meeting of the canvassing board.
(d) A plurality of all votes cast for each position shall be sufficient to elect. The canvassing board shall make and file with the Clerk a written certification of each election, with a copy thereof to the Executive Director who shall promptly notify each candidate and the Board of the results of the election.
(e) Any candidate who desires a recount must deliver a written request to the Clerk within ten days from the filing of the certification. The Clerk will establish procedures for such recount. If no recount is timely requested, or at the conclusion of the recount, the Clerk shall destroy the ballots.
HISTORY: Amended by Order 2005-10, eff. 1-1-06; prior amendment eff. 1-1-97 (Order 96-1); approved eff. 11-11-69; amended by Order, eff. 4-19-12

HOW TO NOMINATE A CANDIDATE FOR THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS
Nomination of a candidate for the Board shall be by written petition signed by not less than twenty members in good standing who are residents of that Supreme Court District. These nomination petitions must be delivered to the KBA Executive Director not later than 5 P.M. Oct. 31, 2012.

SAMPLE NOMINATING FORM FOR BOARD OF GOVERNORS

We the undersigned, being members in good standing of the Ky. Bar Association, and residents of the _____Supreme Court District, do hereby nominate the Hon.____________________whose addess is_________________
for election to the office of Board of Governors of the Kentucky Bar Association for the _____Supreme Court District.

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DELIVER OR MAIL NOMINATING PETITIONS by 5:00 P.M. October 31 TO:
Hon. John D. Meyers, Executive Director
Kentucky Bar Association
514 W. Main Street
Frankfort KY 40601-1812

Phone: 502-564-3795 ext. 248
jmeyers@kybar.org

To check and see what Supreme Court District your are in Go to:

http://courts.ky.gov/resources/publicationsresources/Publications/P109KYSCCOAJudicialDistrictsMapLETTER_211.pdf

TO NOMINATE A CANDIDATE FOR VICE-PRESIDENT OR PRESIDENT-ELECT YOU MUST SUBMIT A PETITION WITH 100 NAMES AND A MINIMUM OF 10 NAMES FROM EACH SUPREME COURT DISTRICT. THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN NOMINATE A CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT IS TO FIRST NOMINATE HIM/HER AS PRESIDENT-ELECT

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