Section Council Approves By-Law Amendment

Section Council Approves By-Law Amendment

The Section Council has approved a By-Law Amendment contingent upon the Section membership’s approval during the Annual Business Meeting during the ABA Annual Meeting in Boston, MA, on August 9.  The proposed amendment will limit the terms of the HLS House of Delegates representatives to the ABA House of Delegates to three (3) three-year terms. Should a vacancy occur, an individual would be appointed by the Chair to fill such vacancy and serve the remainder of the outstanding term.  Such service shall not be considered a term for purposes of the three-term limit unless the remainder of the outstanding term is at least 18 months.

Amend Article V, Officers, Section 5.10, by revising Section 5.10(e) to be and read in its entirety as follows:

5.10        Terms.

(e) The term of each Section Delegate is three Association years beginning with the adjournment of the Annual Meeting during or immediately prior to which such Section Delegate is elected.  Except as provided in Section 5.11, no person may serve in the office of Section Delegate for more than three terms.

Amend Article V, Officers, Section 5.11, by adding the following sentence immediately after the existing last sentence thereof:

In the event of a vacancy in the office of Section Delegate, the individual appointed by the Chair to fill such vacancy as provided above shall serve the remainder of the outstanding term, but such service shall not be considered a term for purposes of the three-term limit provided for in Section 5.10(e) unless the remainder of the outstanding term is at least 18 months.

If you have any questions or concerns about this bylaw amendment, please contact Wanda Workman, Director, at wanda.workman@americanbar.org.

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