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BALIF Board Elections 2023-2024

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 ( and BALIF's Administrative Director, Katie Carlson ( by Sunday, April 9, 2023 at 5:00 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 non-binary (as used in the BALIF bylaws, meaning any gender identity or expression that does not fit within the traditional binary classifications of male or female). 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 Monday, April 3, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. to

Elections will be held online from April 10 to April 20. BALIF's annual general membership meeting will be held on Thursday, April 20, 2023 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. to meet the 2023-2024 Board 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



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 10, 2023 to elect the BALIF Board of Directors for 2023-2024! We have a fabulous and diverse group of candidates this year!

Elections will be online from Monday, April 10, 2023 until 4 pm on Thursday, April 20, 2023.

Elections will be held online until 4pm or you can vote in person at the event.

Check your inbox (and spam folder) for your personalized e-ballot. If you don't receive your e-ballot, please email

You must be a current member of BALIF in order to vote. Please make sure your membership is current!

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