Section Council Appointment Procedure
The Environmental Law Section has followed the
1) We have a nominating committee (comprised
of section council members and appointed annually) that evaluates and nominates
potential section council members.
2) We give notice that Section Members are invited
to submit their names for consideration by the nomination committee. This
is not always done in the same way, but last year we sent out an email to
the membership and made announcements at Section events, notifying the membership
that those interested in serving on the Section Council were invited to submit
their names to any Section Council member.
3) In advance of the annual meetings, nominations
for Section Council are circulated to the membership via mail. Consistent
with the Section by-laws, by petition of any five (5) members of the Section
additional nominations may be made and submitted to the nominating committee
prior to or at the annual dinner. If no additional nominations are made,
the slate of the nominating committee, or so much thereof as may be unopposed,
shall stand elected. Contested elections would be conducted by ballot after
the Annual Dinner.
4) Officers are also nominated by the nominating
committee, chosen from the pool of council members based upon a process developed
by the nominating committee. Typical factors have included their past service,
and level of interest in and willingness to perform the functions of an officer.