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Bluemel Elected to Serve on ABA Board of Governors

CHEYENNE - The Wyoming State Bar today announced that Kemmerer attorney Joseph B. Bluemel has been elected to serve on the Board of Governors for the American Bar Association (ABA).

The Board of Governors is the administrative agency of the House of Delegates and has the responsibility of overseeing the management of the American Bar Association. The Board develops methods and specific plans for making the ABA and its activities useful to the members in their professional work. The Board of Governors is made up of 38 members of the ABA.

Bluemel served as a Wyoming State Bar Commissioner for the Third Judicial District (Lincoln, Sweetwater and Uinta Counties) from September 2000 – September 2003. Following his term as Commissioner, he was elected by the Bar membership to serve in the following leadership capacities: Secretary-Treasurer – September 2003 – September 2004; Vice President – September 2004 – September 2005; President-Elect – September 2005 – August 2006; and he served as the President of the Wyoming State Bar from August 2006 – September 2007.

Bluemel has also served on the Bar’s Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee (2003 – 2007), the Legislative and Law Reform Committee (2006 – 2007), the Editorial Board of the Wyoming Lawyer magazine (2006 – 2007), and he currently serves on the Board of Professional Responsibility, which has oversight of attorneys’ professional conduct.

Prior to his election to the Board of Governors, Bluemel served as the Wyoming State Bar Delegate to the ABA from 2009 – 2010, followed by serving as the State Delegate from 2010 to present. He also served as a member of the ABA Standing Committee on Professional Discipline.

Bluemel currently serves as the Chancellor of the Jackrabbit Bar Conference, which is comprised of select western states. He will serve in this capacity until May 2014. He also served on the Board of Directors for the Wyoming Community Development Authority and currently serves as a member of the Wyoming State Retirement Board, both of which are gubernatorial appointments.