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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jan 30, 2018
Young lawyers interested in running for leadership positions within the Young Lawyers Division (YLD) have until February 15, 2018 to file a nominating petition with YLD Secretary John R. Wilks. Positions open for the 2018-2019 bar year include the following:
• Vice President (must be from the Western Grand Division; ascends to presidency in 2020-2021)
• East Tennessee Governor
• Middle Tennessee Governor
• West Tennessee Governor
• Secretary
• Treasurer
• Even-numbered District Representatives:
District 2: Anderson, Campbell, Claiborne, Cocke, Fentress, Grainger, Jefferson, Scott, Sevier, Union counties
District 4: Bledsoe, Blount, Bradley, Loudon, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Polk, Rhea, Roane counties
District 6: Clay, Cumberland, DeKalb, Jackson, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Van Buren, Warren, White counties
District 8: Macon, Smith, Sumner, Trousdale, Wilson counties
District 10: Cheatham, Dickson, Houston, Humphreys, Montgomery, Robertson, Stewart counties
District 12: Benton, Carroll, Crockett, Dyer, Gibson, Henry, Lake, Obion, Weakley counties
District 14: Shelby County
Be reminded that candidates for Executive Committee positions must complete a nominating petition signed by at least 25 TBA members in good standing. These positions include: vice president, secretary, treasurer, and the three grand division governors. Candidates for district representative seats may file the standard nomination petition.
Ballots will be submitted electronically. Guidelines adopted by the YLD Board of Governors dictate that all YLD members will be presumed to have opted for voting via electronic ballot unless a member expresses a desire for paper ballot in either a separate writing or by selecting this option in the member profile section in the TBA membership database. Such preference must be designated by February 1, 2018. For more details about the electronic voting process instituted last year, see the TBA website.
For all YLD positions, candidates must be members of the division at the time of their nomination. Petitions should be submitted to John Wilks by email no later than February 15, 2018. Questions about the election should be directed to Wilks by email or phone, (615) 800-7096. 
Read the full election notice and download nominating petitions or visit the YLD’s election webpage for details about length of term and qualifications for office.