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|2020 State Bar Elections|
Meet the 2020 Candidates | Positions on ballot | Position Descriptions | Voting and Eligibility | Election Calendar/Deadlines
Nomination Petition Form
The bar has in-person signature gathering requirement or nomination petitions in light of social distancing guidelines and will instead accept support of by means such as an email. Please forward the required number of signatures and/or emails supporting your candidacy along with a signed nomination form to email@example.com.
Email Questions or Comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The State Bar of Montana now features an online election system. Eligible voters will receive an email with voting instructions in May. If you are an eligible voter and did not receive the instructions, you may email email@example.com to request instructions to be sent again. (Information on voting eligibility here)
The State Bar of Montana has asked nominees for Board of Trustee and Bar Officer positions to submit candidate statements. Their statements will be posted here when available.
State Bar of Montana ABA Delegate
Area A Trustee
Area B Trustee
Area C Trustee
Area D Trustee
Area G Trustee
The State Bar will elect a President-Elect; an ABA Delegate; and Trustees from the following bar areas:
Board of Trustee (2-year term)
The duties of each Trustee are:
President-Elect (1-year term as President; serves on Executive Committee for 3 years)
The President-Elect is a member-at-large of the Board of Trustees and the Executive Committee; and performs all other duties assigned by the President or Board of Trustees. Before assuming the ofﬁce of president, the President-Elect must present to the Board of Trustees for its consideration a proposed plan of State Bar goals and objectives for the succeeding year. The Immediate Past President is a member of the Executive Committee. Responsibilities include: (1) organizing the local bar leadership conference; (2) chairing the Past Presidents Committee; (3) serves as a liaison with out of state Bar members; (4) performs other duties as assigned by the State Bar President or Board of Trustees.
State Bar of Montana ABA Delegate (2-year term)
Serves as a representative of the State Bar of Montana to the American Bar Association.
Voting members are active, active military service and judicial members except Supreme Court justices. Only voting members may hold ofﬁce or vote in any election conducted by the State Bar. [By-laws of the State Bar of Montana, Article I, §3(c)]
A voting member is eligible to vote only in the area in which the member resides. A voting member may represent an area only if the member both resides in the area and either maintains a law practice or serves as a judicial officer in the area. [By-laws of the State Bar of Montana, Article III, §2(a)]
April 6 – Filing deadline for original nomination petitions - download the form HERE
May 5 – Online voting begins
May 26 – Online voting period ends
June 5 – Votes tabulated