Every year following the NLG #Law4thePeople Convention, Guild membership vote on the elected officer positions on the NLG National Executive Committee. Please see below for the positions available this year, the statements of candidates submitted thus far, and information on the voting process this year.
In 2020, the following offices are up for election:
- President is a four-year position and the term will end at the 2024 convention. During the first year of the term, the President-Elect will work with the current President. This position is responsible for fundraising, leading major initiatives and projects of the NLG, and chairing the National Executive Committee (NEC) and Executive Council (EC). See the President Description for more details.
- Vice-President is a three-year position and the term will end at the 2023 convention. This position supports the President in the work of fundraising, leading major initiatives and projects of the NLG, and facilitating the work of the National Executive Committee (NEC) and Executive Council (EC).
- Treasurer is a four-year position and the term will end at the 2024 convention. During the first year of the term, the Treasurer-Elect will work with the current Treasurer. The treasurer serves on the Executive Council and chairs the Finance Committee, and is responsible for the overall financial oversight of the National Office budget and fundraising. See the Treasurer Description for more details.
2020 Candidate Statements
Current NLG members can nominate themselves for open positions up to 24 hours before the first plenary, which takes place on September 25th at 12pmET. [NOTE: We are ending the nomination period one day early this year due to the digital nature of the 2020 convention. Staff need extra time in order to upload statements, publicize nominees, finish plenary schedule, and invite candidates and their supporters to present through our online platform.]
Unopposed elections: If candidates are unopposed, they are elected by acclamation at the plenary.
Contested elections: If the election is contested, it will go to an online ballot of the entire current membership after the conclusion of the convention.
Publicity & Plenary Participation
The governance plenary will take place during the convention. Candidates will be given two to three minutes to address the plenary if they choose. Candidates may use this time any way they like, and may allot part or all of this time for others to speak on their behalf.
Information for Candidates for Non-Elected or Non-National Positions
Candidates for national office which are selected by caucuses, regions, projects, task forces, or committees (e.g., National Law Student Vice President, National Legal Worker Vice President, Regional Vice Presidents, representatives from the Queer Caucus and The United People of Color Caucus, and representatives from up to eight NLG projects and national committees) should refer to their respective entities for procedures and available offices.
Please email NLG Executive Director Pooja Gehi at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about elections.