NBA Officer Nominations Due by Saturday, May 19, 2018

NBA Officer Nominations Due by Saturday, May 19, 2018


2018 NBA Nominations Process

The nomination of candidates for Officers and At-Large Members of the Board of Governors of the National Bar Association (NBA) shall be by application to the Nominations Committee (Committee).

An application may be made for one or more of the following positions that are available for nomination:  President-Elect (one-year term), two Vice Presidents (two-year term), one Treasurer (two-year term), one Vice President (one-year term), and three At-Large members of the Board of Governors (two- year term).

Each Application must include the 2018 Application for Nomination, which shall be signed by the Nominee, the Nominee’s biographical resume,  a statement prepared by the Nominee that includes details of how the Nominee meets the specific requirements for the office he/she is seeking, as outlined in the NBA Constitution and bylaws, and a photo (must be taken in front of a light-colored wall in a well lit room;  jpg/jpeg format; portrait orientation (taller than it is wide), approximately 120 pixels in width and 160 pixels in height; and a file size of less than 100kb).

Any regular member of the Association in good standing at the time of nomination who meets the requirements of the office sought, as stated in the NBA Constitution (Article VII and Article VIII) and bylaws, shall be eligible as a candidate for election. To obtain a copy of the current NBA Constitution and Bylaws, telephone the NBA office on (202) 842-3900 or visit

Please transmit Nominations Package via electronic mail (e-mail) to the Chairperson and to each member of the Committee.  To be considered by the Committee, your Nominations Package must be transmitted via E-Mail on or before Saturday, May 19, 2018 (11:59 p.m. Eastern Time)

The Committee will conduct its interviews of qualified nominees on Sunday, July 29, 2018.   

All qualified nominees must be available on July 29th, for his/her interview at the time assigned by the Nominations Committee. The location of the interviews will be posted at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel.   In addition, the Nominations Committee will hold a Candidates’ Forum on Monday, July 30, 2018.  All qualified candidates shall participate in the Forum.  The NBA elections will be held on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at the New Orleans Riverside Hotel.  The results of the election will be announced on the same date.

If you have any questions concerning the NBA’s nominations process or if you would like a copy of the 2018 Application for Nomination, you may contact the NBA Office or E-mail (no phone calls) the Committee’s Chairperson, Kim Kendrick, at; she will respond to your question(s) or request by return E-mail.  E-mail messages or telephone calls to other members of the Committee are discouraged and prohibited.

2017- 2018 Nominations Committee Members

Region 1
James G. Bynoe
Boston, MA

Region 2
Taa Grays
New York, NY

Region 3
Cassandra A. McCloud
North Brunswick, New Jersey

Region 4
Pamela Boston
Chesapeake, VA

Region 5
Walter L. Sutton
Dallas, Texas

Region 6
Ashley Upkins
Nashville, TN

Region 7
Wiley Adams
Chicago, IL

Region 8
Hon. Jon Gray (Ret.)
Kansas City, MO

Region 9
Belinda Stith
Los Angeles, CA

Region 10
Hon. Tommy Jewell
Santa Fe, NM

Region 11
Hon. Lynn Sherrod (Ret.)
Huntsville, AL

Region 12
Kim Kendrick
Washington, DC

Download Process Information
Complete Application For Nomination

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