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September 10, 2020

2020 Philadelphia Bar Association Election: Petitions Due Oct. 15

The Philadelphia Bar Association has formed its Elections Committee, which is chaired by Past-Chancellor Rochelle Fedullo and consists of Butler Buchanan, Lisa D. Eldridge, Thomas J. Giordano, Jennifer Lynn Gomez Hardy, Mark M. Lee, Vincent R. McGuinness Jr., Mathieu J. Shapiro, Patrice A. Toland, and Dominique B.E. Ward. Ex Officio members are Chancellor Hon. A. Michael Snyder (ret.), Chancellor-Elect Lauren P. Mckenna, and Vice-Chancellor Wesley R. Payne IV. As Secretary, Jennifer S. Coatsworth serves as a non-voting member.

Offices for which candidates are being solicited are Vice Chancellor, Secretary, Treasurer, Assistant Secretary, Assistant Treasurer, and five seats on the Board of Governors. Each Board seat carries a three-year term.

To become a candidate, Association members can obtained the nomination form through Tracey McCloskey at Nomination forms must be completed with the appropriate number of signatures and returned to Tracey McCloskey on or before October 15 for the December 8 Annual Meeting. Nomination forms for candidates of the Board must be signed by at least 25 Members who are entitled to vote; candidates for Secretary, Treasurer, Assistant Secretary, and Assistant Treasurer shall be signed by at least 35 Members who are entitled to vote; and candidates for Vice Chancellor shall be signed by at least 100 Members who are entitled to vote.

Individuals who wish to run for any of the above-named offices should contact Tracey McCloskey, Director of Meetings & Special Events, at In addition to the nomination form, a resume and written authorization should be submitted no later than 5 p.m. Thursday, October 15, 2020.

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