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NABE Elections
The position of NABE vice president will be contested by two dedicated NABE members:  Terry Hill, division director, The Florida Bar, and Leah Johnson, assistant executive director, The South Carolina Bar.  Information on candidates as will be posted by April 1.  Regular paid members as of April 1, 2018, are eligible to vote in board elections scheduled to begin on April 16. Look for voting instructions via email from NABE staff and Elections Online. Voting ends on May 1, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. eastern.


Uncontested Candidates
The following unopposed candidates are deemed the winners of their respective elections: 

  • Ellen Miller Sharp, executive director, San Diego County Bar Association, secretary for a one-year term
  • Sebrina Barrett, executive director, The Missouri Bar, state bar director, term of two years
  • Greg Conyers, diversity director, State Bar of Michigan, at-large director, term of two years
  • Whitney von Haam, executive director, Wake County Bar Association, local bar director, term of two years

All terms begin on July 1, 2018. 

Latest News from NABEnet.org

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 When you cannot afford to go bankrupt because you can't afford a lawyer
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 Law schools get creative with their pitches
The competition for top undergrads among U.S. law schools is so intense that administrators at Case Western Reserve University School of Law are trying to recruit first-year law students at other universities.

 

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