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Subject: LegalXML Member Section Steering Committee Special Election Nominations due by 29 November 2013

OASIS members:
An OASIS LegalXML Member Section (MS) [1] Steering Committee special election for one ‘At-large’ seat serving a one year term is open for nominations. The one ‘At-large’ Steering Committee member will join Jim McMillan (National Center of State Courts), Monica Palmirani (University of Bologna), Laurel Shifrin (LexisNexis), and Adam Wyner (University of Aberdeen).
Any LegalXML MS participant may make nominations to the Steering Committee.   However, only Member Section Members may be a candidate and nominees employed by organizations already represented on the LegalXML Steering Committee are not eligible. If you aren't currently active in the LegalXML Member Section [2], now is a great time to join. The process to join is simple but it must be completed during the nomination period. Send an email to member-services@oasis-open.org stating your intent to join the LegalXML MS.
Nominations will be held 14 November – 29 November 2013
The election will be held 2 December  – 16 December 2013
Both the Nomination and Election periods may be extended in order to afford the broadest participation on the process.  The details may be found in Section 5.5 of the Member Section Policy [3].
Any LegalXML MS participant may nominate a candidate via email to: nominations@oasis-open.org; please state 'LegalXML SC nomination' in the subject line.
Prior to being confirmed as a candidate, each nominee must:
1. Accept the nomination
2. Confirm his/her ability to meet the time commitments of the position (participation in a one hour teleconference each week, promote the work of the Member Section, additional outreach activities as needed);
3. Provide background information and a position statement describing his/her qualifications and motivations for serving on the Steering
4. Be an LegalXML Member Section Member.
If sufficient candidates are not identified by the nominations closing date, the nomination period will be extended by two weeks.
The two new Steering Committee members will be selected by the MS Qualified Electors, in a closed ballot. The ballot tabulation process and quorum requirements are detailed in Section 5.5 of the Member Section Policy [3]. Results will be announced immediately after they are tabulated and confirmed. Each LegalXML MS Supporting Entity has one Qualified Elector who casts the single vote on behalf of his/her organization. Unless otherwise designated, the organization's Primary Representative serves as the Qualified Elector. The Primary Representative may defer the voting member role to another employee member by sending an email to member-services@oasis-open.org;  any such change should be in place before the ballot is cast.
The nomination and election procedures for the Steering Committee are defined by the OASIS Member Section Policy [3] and the LegalXML Member Section Rules of Procedure [4].
We encourage all LegalXML MS participants to consider serving on the Steering Committee. Please contact (member-services@oasis-open.org) with any questions you might have regarding this process.
[1] http://www.legalxml.org/
[2] http://www.legalxml.org/members/index.shtml
[3] https://www.oasis-open.org/policies-guidelines/member-sections
[4] http://www.legalxml.org/governance/rules_of_procedures.shtml




Dee Schur

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