Elections

2021-2022 Bar Year Board of Governors and Young Lawyers Division Elections Information

2021-2022 Bar Year Board of Governors & Young Lawyers Division Elections Information

BAMSL's Bylaws
(Revised 9/18/2019)

YLD's Bylaws

Important Dates

September 15, 2020       Deadline to submit nominations for consideration by the Nominating Committee
 
Submission Form
 
Nominations will be considered for the following Board of Governors positions:
  • President-Elect
  • Vice President
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • ABA Delegate
October 31, 2020       Deadline for Nominating Committee to complete nominee interviews
 
November 15, 2020       Deadline for Nominating Committee to select its slate of candidates
 
December 10, 2020       Deadline for Nominating Committee to release its report
 
January 1, 2021       Nominating Committee report published online and in January issue of the St. Louis Lawyer
 Nominating Committee Report
 
January 10, 2021       Board and YLD election petition filing period opens at 8:30 a.m.
Sample Nominating Petition
 
Nominations will be accepted for the following Board of Governors positions:
  • President-Elect
  • Vice President
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • ABA Delegate
  • Member-at-Large (5 openings)

Nominations will be accepted for the following Young Lawyers Division positions:
  • Chair-Elect
  • Vice Chair
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Member-at-Large (2 opening)
January 31, 2021       Board and YLD election petition filing period closes at 5:00 p.m.
 
March 2, 2021       Board and YLD election ballots delivered to members and online voting opens at 9:00 a.m.
 
March 16, 2021       Voting closes and all ballots due at 5:00 p.m.
 
March 31, 2021       Election results to be announced on or before March 31.
 

 

Nominating Committee Members

Chair (Term Expires April 2021)
Edward L. Dowd, Jr.
Dowd Bennett LLP
7733 Forsyth Blvd, Suite 1900
Clayton, MO 63105
Phone: 314-889-7300
Presidential Appointee (Term Expires April 2022)
Matt Reh
Armstrong Teasdale LLP
7700 Forsyth Blvd, Suite 1800
Clayton, MO 63105
Phone: 314-621-5070
Presidential Appointee (Term Expires April 2021)
Hon. Nicole Zellweger
St. Louis County Circuit Court
105 S Central Ave, Div 31
Saint Louis, MO 63105
Phone: 314-615-1531
MILP Appointee (Term Expires April 2022)
Brandon L. Jackson
Brown & Crouppen, P.C.
211 N Broadway, Suite 1600
St. Louis, MO 63102
Phone: 314-222-2222
WILP Appointee (Term Expires April 2022)
Angela Kennedy
Armstrong Teasdale LLP
7700 Forsyth Blvd., Suite 1800
Clayton, MO 63105
Phone: 314-621-5070
Past-Presidents Council Appointee (Term Expires April 2021)
Gerry Ortbals
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
211 N Broadway, Ste 3600
Saint Louis, MO. 63102
Phone: 314-259-2000
YLD Appointee (Term Expires April 2021)
Erica B. Slater
The Simon Law Firm, P.C.
800 Market St, Ste 1700
Saint Louis, MO 63101-2506
Phone: 314-241-2929

 

Nominating Committee Report for the 2021-2022 Bar Year

Effective November 2014 the by-laws of the Association provide for the appointment of a nominating committee to include diverse representation from the Women in the Legal Profession Section, Minorities in the Legal Profession, Young Lawyer’s Division, and the Past Presidents as well as three Presidential appointments.

In May 2020, BAMSL President Hon. Glenn Norton appointed Ed Dowd as the chair of the 2021-22 Nominating Committee, Hon. Nicole Zellweger continued a two-year term and Matthew Reh was appointed to a two-year term by President Norton. Additional committee members include:

Angela Kennedy – appointed by Women in the Legal Profession Section
Brandon Jackson – appointed by Minorities in the Legal Profession Section
Gerry Ortbals – appointed to the Committee by the Past Presidents
Erica Slater – appointed by the Young Lawyer's Division

The committee held their first meeting on June 25, 2020 to review the by-laws and outline the committee charge. A lengthy discussion occurred about the process, the need to assure all BAMSL Members are informed about the process, and to ensure every effort was made to make the committee process open and accessible. Subsequent meetings were held on July 8, 2020 and September 21, 2020 with committee interviews of the candidates conducted on October 8, 2020. The candidates interviewed were diverse, well-qualified and demonstrated a commitment to the mission of the bar association. In carrying out our work as a committee, we were guided by the principle that BAMSL’s Executive Board should be, to the extent possible, qualified and representative of the diverse elements of the Association’s membership including, but not limited to, age, race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, geography, and areas and types of practice and have a willingness to commit time, energy and talents to BAMSL. We believe our recommended slate of candidates is reflective of that.

Following the interview process and vetting of the candidates, the following recommendations are submitted by the Nominating Committee for 2021-22 elections:

2021-22 President-Elect – Anne Marie Brockland
2021-22 Vice President – Kendra Howard
2021-22 Secretary – Untress “Trez” Quinn
2021-22 Treasurer – Kevin Gunn
ABA Delegate – Lynn Ann Vogel

President-Elect Robert Tomaso will assume Presidency on May 1, 2021 

Respectfully submitted,
Ed Dowd
Chair, BAMSL Nominating Committee

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