Updated: Oct. 12, 2023

Labor & Employment Law Section Executive Committee Elections

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Every year, the Labor & Employment Law Section holds elections for open seats on its executive committee. On this page you will find information about the election process, how to run for an executive committee position, and other helpful info.

Election Information

Election Timeline

How to Apply

Executive Committee Roles



Election Information

The Labor & Employment Law Section election season runs from March to June of each year. If you're interested in running as a candidate for the Section's Executive Committee, check back here for the latest information regarding the section's election process.

Congratulations, Incoming Executive Committee Members!

Below are the results of the Labor & Employment Law Section Executive Committee election. Thank you for voting!

For more information about the Section and its Executive Committee roles, please review the Section's bylaws. Winners are listed alphabetically by position.

At-Large Member — Plaintiff: three-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2023, and ending Sept. 30, 2026.

Cassandra Lenning

At-Large Member — Defense - Public Sector: three-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2023, and ending Sept. 30, 2026.

Sarah E. Spierling Mack

Questions? Contact sections@wsba.org.

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How to Apply

The election for the Labor & Employment Law Section's Executive Committee begins with the posting of open positions on the section's Elections page, and the opening of the Application Portal.

The link and information on how to apply will be listed here in March 2024.

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Election Timeline

Interested in running for a seat on the Labor & Employment Law Section's Executive Committee? Here's some dates you should know about:

  • March — Open positions on the executive committee are posted on the section's Elections page.
  • March — Application Portal for candidates opens.
  • April/May — Application Portal closes and the section's Nominating Committee submits names for the ballot.
  • June — Voting begins (approx. two weeks).
  • June — Voting closes.
  • July — The section's Nominating Committee reaches out to winners of the election.
  • July — Results are posted on the section's Elections page.

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Executive Committee Roles

The Labor & Employment Law Section's bylaws currently list the following required roles for the executive committee:

  • Four (4) At-Large positions held by individuals that primarily practice as defense counsel in the private sector
  • One (1) At-Large position held by an individual that primarily practices as defense counsel in the public sector
  • One (1) At-Large position held by an individual that practices labor or employment law
  • One (1) At-Large position held by an individual that primarily practices as a full-time neutral
  • Three (3) At-Large positions held by individuals that primarily practice as plaintiff's counsel
  • Three (3) At-Large positions held by individuals that primarily practice as counsel for a labor union or labor unions

With the exception of the Immediate Past Chair, the executive committee will nominate and elect officers from the existing executive committee. The officer roles are as follows:

  • Chair
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Immediate Past Chair

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