IABA Board Election Information
Your Indian-American Bar Association of Chicago is looking for talented, motivated, and energetic individuals to serve on IABA's 2015 Executive Board. Previous IABA Chicago involvement is not required.
Executive Board members will be elected at IABA-Chicago's Annual Holiday Party on December 3, 2015.
The Election of the 2016 IABA Executive Board will occur at the IABA Chicago Holiday Party on December 3, 2015.
To be eligible to vote, you must be a paid member of IABA Chicago for the 2016 membership year. To pay your 2016 membership dues, click here.
If you cannot attend the IABA Chicago Holiday Party to cast your ballot in person, please contact Deven Kane (firstname.lastname@example.org) for an absentee ballot via e-mail. Absentee ballots will be sent along with candidate information by November 30, 2015 and must be received back no later than 5pm on December 2, 2015.
Running for the Executive Board
To be eligible member of the 2016 Executive Board, you must:
- Be a paid member of IABA Chicago for the 2016 membership year. To pay your 2016 membership dues, click here;
- Submit an application no later than 5 pm on Monday, November 23; and
- Commit to (a) participating in monthly Board Meetings, (b) attending IABA-sponsored events (including regularly scheduled networking events, special receptions, CLE presentations, and mentoring events), and (c) attending at lease one clinic date. On average, IABA organizes events once every three weeks.
Open Positions for the Executive Board
The 2015 President-Elect, Sufyan Sohel, will serve as President in 2016.
The open Executive Board positions are as follows (click each to read position descriptions):
The President-Elect shall have those powers of the president, in the absence of the president, as the president so delegates. In circumstances in which the president resigns, or otherwise is unable to complete his/her term, the President-Elect shall be vested with the full powers of the president for the remainder of the president's term, or at least until the Board is able to conduct an election for a new president, as discussed above. The President-Elect shall be the President of the Association for the term following his or her term as President-Elect.
The Secretary shall keep all non-financial records, carry on correspondence, and cause to be prepared notices, agendas, and the minutes of the meetings of the Board of Directors and the general membership. The Secretary will mail the minutes of the meetings of the Board to every Board Member and officer prior to the following meeting. The Secretary will also be responsible for maintaining a current membership roster and working to increase membership for the organization.
The Treasurer shall be responsible for the safeguarding of all funds received by the Association and for their proper disbursement in accordance with budget parameters. Such funds shall be kept on deposit in financial institutions, or invested in a manner approved by the Board of Directors. Checks are to be signed by the Treasurer and or as directed by the Board of Directors. Treasurer shall cause a quarterly financial report to be made to the Board. The Treasurer shall be responsible for the preparation and filing of financial regulatory reports.
Vice President of Programming (One Position)
The Vice-President of Programming shall be responsible for all matters pertaining to Programming, periodically report to the President and the Board on the activities and initiatives relating to Programming, and perform such other duties as the President or the Board may from time to time direct. The members of the programming committee will report to the Vice-President of Programming.
Vice President of Public Relations (One Position)
The Vice-President of Communications shall be responsible for all matters pertaining to Social Media, and Communications, periodically report to the President and the Board on the activities and initiatives relating to Communications and perform such other duties as the President or the Board may from time to time direct. Communications include all activities related to marketing of the Bar such as advertising to the Bar Membership and maintaining the Bar social media and website. The members of the communications committee will report to the Vice-President of Communications.
General Director (Up to Nine Positions)
The directors shall serve on either the Communications and Membership committee, under the direction of the Vice-President of Public Relations, or the Programming committee, under the direction of the Vice-President of Programming, to carry out the functions of those respective committees.
Election Committee and Questions
2015 Election Committee:
If you have any questions about IABA-Chicago or the positions listed above, please contact President-Elect Sufyan Sohel at email@example.com or about the election process, please do not hesitate to contact Election Commissioners Deven Kane (firstname.lastname@example.org), Avanti Bakane (email@example.com) or Tejas Shah (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We look forward to seeing you at the Annual IABA-Chicago Holiday Party and Elections on Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 6pm!!