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Deadline to Run for BALIF Board Extended- Seeking addition Female & Non-Binary/Gender Non-Conforming Candidates

28 Mar 2017 12:33 PM | BALIF Administrator (Administrator)

A great way to serve the LGBT 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. 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. All Directors must attend BALIF's Board Retreat the evening of Saturday, April 22 and during the day on Sunday, April 23.

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). To run for the Board or nominate someone else, please send a candidate statement of up to 250 words to Julie Wilensky ( and BALIF's Administrator, Katie Carlson (

To achieve gender parity on the Board, BALIF is seeking additional candidates who identify either as female or the broad “other gender” category. The deadline has been extended to March 30 for all candidates, regardless of gender.

Elections will be online starting on April 3. There will also be an opportunity to vote in person at BALIF's annual general membership meeting on Thursday, April 13, 2017 from 6 - 8:30 p.m. The results will be announced at the end of the meeting.

Want to learn more? Please contact Julie Wilensky, BALIF's Amicus Chair and Secretary, at

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