IN THE MATTER OF THE APPOINTMENT OF A MEMBER TO THE COMMISSION ON PRACTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF MONTANA
Rule 2 of the Rules for Lawyer Disciplinary Enforcement provides that appointments to the Commission on Practice shall be made by the Supreme Court from a list of three licensed and practicing attorneys submitted to the Court as having received the highest number of votes in an election by the Area resident members of the State Bar of Montana. Rule 2 further provides that this Court shall, by order, designate the time, place and method for the election of members for appointment to the Commission on Practice.
The term of the attorney member from Area A, Tracy A. Axelberg, is due to expire on April 1, 2014. Area A is comprised of the Fourth, Eleventh, Nineteenth, Twentieth and Twenty-first Judicial Districts (Mineral, Missoula, Flathead, Lincoln, Lake, Sanders and Ravalli Counties).
THEREFORE, IT IS NOW ORDERED:
1. An election shall be had in Area A for nomination of three resident bar members whose names shall be submitted to this Court, and this Court shall then appoint one of the three to membership on the Commission on Practice.
2. The election in Area A shall be the responsibility of District Judge Ted O. Lympus.
3. The election shall be conducted in the following manner:
(a) At the discretion of Judge Lympus, the election may be conducted either by e-mail or regular mail. Whether by e-mail or regular mail, the ballots shall be in the following form:
Mineral, Missoula, Flathead, Lincoln, Lake, Sanders and Ravalli Counties (4th, 11th, 19th, 20th and 21st Judicial Districts)
BALLOT FOR MEMBERS OF COMMISSION ON PRACTICE (Vote for Three)
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