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Subject: [Fwd: LegalXML Member Section Steering Committee Nominations Close 5 January 2009 - Reminder]

OASIS members:

Two 'at-large' seats serving a 'one-year term' on the OASIS LegalXML Member
Section (MS) Steering Committee [1] is up for election. All LegalXML MS
participants are invited to nominate qualified candidates and/or serve on
the Steering Committee. If you aren't currently active in the LegalXML
Member Section, now is a great time to join.

The OASIS LegalXML Member Section produces technical specifications that
support implementation of XML technology in the legal system for use by all
who have a stake in electronic legal documents, records, and information
exchanges. The LegalXML Member Section engages legal document creators,
vendors, academics, and users in a legal community in defining requirements,
drafting and reviewing the specifications.

The nomination and election procedures for the Steering Committee is defined
by the OASIS Member Section Policy [2] and the LegalXML
Member Section Rules of Procedure [3].

Any LegalXML MS participant [4] may nominate or be nominated as a candidate
for the Steering Committee. Any OASIS member may join the LegalXML MS [5].
The process is simple but it must be completed during the nomination period
to submit a nomination.

The "At Large" LegalXML Member Section Steering Committee members will be
nominated and elected by Member Section Qualified Electors. The LegalXML
Member Section Qualified Electors are those Eligible Persons who are either
an Individual Member Section Supporting Entity or an employee or designee of
an organizational Member Section Supporting Entity, who subscribes to the
Member Section email list. An organizational Member Section Supporting
Entity may have more than one Qualified Elector. Please contact
(member-services@oasis-open.org) if you have any questions regarding your
affiliation with the LegalXML MS.


Nominations will be held 18-December-2008 through 5-January-2009.

The election will be held 7-January-2009 through 21-January-2009.


***Any LegalXML MS participant may nominate a candidate via email to:

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 two-hour teleconference each month, promote the work of
the Member Section).

3. **Provide background information and a position statement describing
his/her qualifications and motivations for serving on the Steering
Committee; and

4. Be a participant in the LegalXML Member Section.


The two new Steering Committee members will be selected by the LegalXML MS
Qualified Electors, using the Single Transferable Voting (STV) process -
Scottish  Method [6]. STV considers each voter's ranked preference for
candidates, in order to more accurately reflect the wishes of the

Results will be announced immediately after they are tabulated and

We encourage all LegalXML 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/governance/

[2] http://www.oasis-open.org/who/ms_policy.php

[3] http://www.legalxml.org/governance/rules_of_procedures.shtml

[4] http://www.legalxml.org/members/index.shtml

[5] http://www.oasis-open.org/join/

[6] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Single_transferable_vote

Thank you,

Dee Schur, Manager of Member Support
OASIS: Advancing open standards for the information society
+1.978.667.5115 x211

Dee Schur

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