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The traveling and other necessary expenses incurred by any committee, standing or special, for meetings of such committee, during the interval between the Annual Meetings of the Association, shall be paid by the Treasurer, on the approval and by the order of the Executive Committee, out of such appropriation as to the Executive Committee may seem necessary in each case, on previous application in advance of its expenditure.

All committees may have their reports printed by the Secretary before the Annual Meeting of the Association; and any such report, containing any recommendation for action on the part of the Association, shall be printed, together with a draft of bill embodying the views of the committee, whenever legislation shall be proposed. Such report shall be distributed by mail by the Secretary to all the members of the Association at least fifteen days before the Annual Meeting at which such report is proposed to be submitted. No legislation shall be recommended or approved unless there has been a report of a committee, either in favor of or against the same, and unless such legislation be approved by a two-thirds vote of the members of the Association present." Where the report of a committee has been printed it shall not be read before a meeting of the Association unless directed by a majority vote of those present at the meeting, but the Chairman of the committee shall state the purport and substance thereof to the meeting."

It shall be the duty of each Vice-President and member of the General Council of this Association to endeavor to procure the enactment by the legislature of their state of each and every law recommended by the Association, and the Secretary shall furnish them with copies of each and every recommendation and draft of bill, when there shall be such draft; and whenever this Association shall by resolution recommend the enactment of any law or laws, the Secretary shall, as soon as possible, furnish a copy of the resolution to the President of each State Bar Association, with the request of this Association that such State Bar Association shall co-operate with the local Vice-President and member

11 Amended August 29, 1902, and August 31, 1906. 12 Amended September 1, 1910.

of the General Council of this Association in having a bill introduced in the legislature of its state containing the subject matter recommended by such resolution, and use proper means to procure the enactment of the same into law. In every state where there is no State Bar Association, a copy of such resolution with a similar request shall be sent to the President of the Bar Association of the principal city in such state; and in every instance where the form of bill has been recommended with the resolution, a copy of such form of bill shall also be sent with the resolution.

ANNUAL DUES.

XIII. The Annual Dues shall be payable at the Annual Meeting in advance. If any member neglects to pay his yearly dues on or before June 1 following the Annual Meeting, it shall be the duty of the Treasurer to serve upon him by mail a copy of this By-law and notice that unless the dues are paid within one month thereafter, the default will be reported to the Executive Committee, which may, without further notice, cause the name of such member to be stricken from the rolls for non-payment of dues, and his membership and all rights in respect thereto will thereupon cease."

A member who has been dropped from the roll for non-payment of dues may be restored to membership by the Executive Committee upon the payment of such back dues as the committee shall think equitable." Provided, such restoration shall be recommended by a member of the Local Council of his state, or in their absence, at an Annual Meeting, by any two members of the Association.

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SECTION OF LEGAL EDUCATION.

XIV. A Section of the Association, to be known as the Section of Legal Education," is hereby established, which shall meet annually in connection with the meeting of the Association, but not during such hours as the Association is in session.

18 Amended August 29, 1911.

14 Amended September 28, 1904.

15 Amended August 30, 1893.

Its object shall be the discussion of methods of legal education, and it may make recommendations to the Association, which shall be referred by the Association to the Committee on Legal Education.

The proceedings of the Section may be published from time to time, at the discretion of the Executive Committee, and on the recommendation of the Committee on Publications.

All members of the Association, who desire, may enroll themselves as members of the Section, and persons not eligible for membership in the Association, but who are engaged in teaching law, may be admitted to the privilege of the floor at any meeting of the Section, by vote of the Section.

The Section shall be organized by the appointment of a Chairman and Secretary at its first session; and a Chairman and Secretary shall thereafter be elected annually by the Section.

SECTION OF PATENT, TRADE-MARK AND COPYRIGHT LAW.

XV. A Section of the Association, to be known as the Section of Patent, Trade-Mark and Copyright Law, is hereby established, which shall meet annually in connection with the meeting of the Association, but not during such hours as the Association is in session.

Its object shall be to discuss the subject of the law and practice relating to patents, trade-marks and copyrights. It may report to the Association; and matters relating to patents, trade-marks and copyrights may be referred to it.

The proceedings of the Section may be published from time to time, at the discretion of the Executive Committee, and on the recommendation of the Committee on Publications.

All members of the Association who desire may enroll themselves as members of the Section.

The Section shall be organized by the appointment of a Chairman and Secretary by the Section, and a Chairman and Secretary shall be thereafter annually elected by the Section for the year commencing upon the final adjournment of its meeting.

16 Amended August 30, 1899.

COMPARATIVE LAW BUREAU.

XVI."—1. An auxiliary body of the Association, to be known as the Comparative Law Bureau, is hereby established, which shall meet annually in connection with the meeting of the Association, but not during such hours as the Association is in session.

2. Its objects shall be the presentation and discussion of methods whereby important laws of foreign nations affecting the science of jurisprudence may be brought to the attention of American lawyers and institutions of learning, and become available in the general study of private law.

3. The membership of the Bureau shall consist of the members of this Association who are in good standing and such other bodies corporate or unincorporated associations and individuals as the Bureau may admit.

4. No dues or assessments shall be chargeable to individual members of this Association, but all others shall be subject to such as may be prescribed by the Bureau.

5. The Bureau shall be organized by the selection of a Director, Secretary and Treasurer who shall be members of this Association in good standing, and five Managers at its first session who with four members of this Association to be appointed by the President, shall compose a Board of Managers of twelve, which shall be renewed annually and have entire management and control of the Bureau and its affairs until its successors shall have been duly qualified by acceptance, subject to the advance direction and advice of this Association. The Bureau shall have power to adopt regulations for conducting its affairs in accordance with the purpose of its creation, but not in conflict with the Constitution, By-laws or any action or direction of this Association.

6. The financial liability of this Association concerning said Bureau, shall be limited to such appropriations as may be made for it from time to time and shall cease in all respects with payment to the Treasurer of the Bureau of the amounts so appropriated.

17 Adopted August 28, 1907.

7. The Board of Managers shall present to this Association an annual report in detail as to work and finances up to the preceding June first, which report shall be printed and distributed among the members fifteen days before the Annual Meeting of this Association, unless this requirement be waived for any particular year by the Executive Committee.

JUDICIAL SECTION.

XVII. A Section of the Association to be known as the Judicial Section is hereby established which shall meet annually in connection with the Association, but not during such hours as the Association is in session.

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This Section is established for conference, discussion and. interchange of ideas as to the duties and responsibilities of the judiciary. It may make recommendations to the Association which may be referred to a suitable committee. Proceedings of the Section may be published from time to time at the discretion of the Executive Committee and on the recommendation of the Committee on Publications.

All federal and state judges of courts of final appeal in the United States who are members of the American Bar Association may enroll themselves as members of this Section. If any court of final appeal is not represented by one or more of its members at any annual meeting of such Section, one representative appointed by any such court will be entitled to act as a member of such Section, with all the privileges of membership at such annual meeting. Any judge of any court of record of general jurisdiction in attendance at any annual meeting may be entitled to act as a member with all the privileges of membership at such annual meeting by a two-thirds vote of the members present at such meeting.

This Section shall be organized by the appointment of a Chairman and Secretary at its first session held hereafter and a Chairman and Secretary shall thereafter be elected annually by the Section. It shall have power to appoint such committees and adopt such regulations as it may desire, but not in conflict

"Adopted September 3, 1913.

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