A great way to serve the LGBTQI legal community and become more involved in BALIF is to join BALIF's Board of Directors. BALIF's Directors are elected by the BALIF membership and each Director holds office for two years. Any BALIF member is welcome to run for the Board or nominate another BALIF member. BALIF seeks a board that reflects the diversity of our LGBTQI legal community, and we specifically encourage people of color, women, transgender people, and non-binary/gender non-conforming people to run for the Board.
To run for the Board or nominate someone else, please send a candidate statement of up to 250 words to our secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org) and BALIF's Administrative Director, Katie Carlson (email@example.com) by April 1, 2021 at 5:30 pm. BALIF's bylaws require gender parity on the Board, with a certain number of positions allocated to Directors who identify as male, female, or other genders (a broad category including but not limited to non-binary, genderqueer, gender variant, and gender non-conforming). So if you are seeking a position, please indicate the category under which you plan to run. If you are interested in receiving an endorsement from the Nominating Committee, please submit your candidate statement no later than March 15, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.
Elections will be held online from April 15 to April 22, and we will hold a candidate forum on Thursday, April 15, 2021 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. BALIF's annual general membership meeting will be held virtually on Thursday, April 22, 2021 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. to announce the elections results and give the membership a year-end update.
Thinking about seeking a position? Know someone who would make a fabulous addition to the Board? Want to learn more about BALIF and what's involved in being on the Board? Please contact Katie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
VOTE FOR THE 2021-2022 BALIF BOARD OF DIRECTORS & Join us for our General Membership Event!
It will soon be time to vote! Your voice matters in selecting the people who will lead BALIF as members of the Board.
Voting will be open April 15, 2021 to elect the BALIF Board of Directors for 2021-2022! We have a fabulous and diverse group of candidates this year!
Elections will be online from Thursday, April 15, 2021 until 4 pm on Thursday, April 22, 2021.
Elections will be held solely online.
Check your inbox (and spam folder) for your personalized e-ballot. If you don't receive your e-ballot, please email email@example.com.
You must be a current member of BALIF in order to vote. Please make sure your membership is current!