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next ensuing year, but the same person shall not be elected President for two years in succession. All such elections shall be by ballot. The officers elected shall hold office until their successors are elected and qualified according to the Constitution and By-Laws.
The Central Council shall consist of nine members to be appointed by the President, three members thereof to be appointed by the President elected at the 1911 meeting for a term of three years, three to be appointed for a term of two years, three to be appointed for a term of one year, and, the President elected at each succeeding annual meeting of the Association thereafter will appoint three members of the Central Council for a term of three years. The Central Council shall be at all times an advisory board of consultation and conference, when called on for that purpose by the President, or, any Vice-President, who may for the time being, be acting as President.
The President, by and with the advice and consent of the Central Council, may establish a Local Council in any county in the State by issuing a warrant to that effect, naming therein the persons composing such Local Council. Each Local Council shall consist of not less than three nor more than seven members. No person shall be eligible to appointment as a member of any Local Council who is not at the time a member of this Association.
All members of this convention signing the charter, and all members elected as herein provided shall become members of the Association upon the payment of the admission fee as herein provided for. But after the adjournment of this convention all nominations for membership shall be made as herein provided.
Fach member shall pay three dollars to the Treasurer as annual dues, and no person shall be qualified to exercise any privilege of membership who is in default. Such dues shall be payable, and the payment thereof enforced, as may be provided by the By-Laws. Members shall be entitled to receive all publications of the Association free of charge. The admission fce shall be three dollars, to be paid as the member is elected. The admission fee shall be in lieu of all dues for the first year.
Adoption or Amendments of By-Laws.
By-Laws may be adopted or amended at any annual meeting of the Association by a majority of the members present.
Section 1. There shall be Standing Committees of this Association as follows, viz: 1. On Jurisprudence and Law Reform; 2. On Judicial Administration and Remedial Procedure; 3. On Legal Education and Admission to the Bar; 4. On Legislation; 5. On Grievances. The five Committees hereby and just before created, shall each consist of nine members to be appointed by the President. Three of the members of each of said Committees shall be appointed by the President elected at the 1911 meeting, for a term of three years, and three for a term of two years, and three for a term of one year, and the President elected at each succeeding annual meeting of the Association thereafter will appoint three members of each of said Committees for a term of three years. Also Committees: 6, on Publication; 7, on Grievances; 8, on Obituaries and Memorials, each of which shall consist of three members to be appointed by the President elected at the 1911 meeting, one for a term of three years, one for a term of two years, and one for a term of one year, and the President elected at each succeeding annual meeting of the Association thereafter will appoint one member for each of said Committees for a term of three years.
A majority of any Committee, or of the Central Council, shall constitute a quorum. Vacancies in any office, council
or committee provided for by the Constitution shall be filed by appointment by the President, and the appointees shall hold office until their successors are appointed by the President elected at the next meeting of the Association, or elected by the Association.
The Central Council shall perform such duties as may be assigned to them by the President, or as may be defined by the By-Laws, except as herein otherwise directed.
Meeting of the Association.
The Association shall meet annually at such time and place as the Central Council may select, and those present at such meeting shall constitute a quorum. The Secretary shall give sixty days' notice of the time and place of such meeting, either by publication in a public newspaper or by personal communi
Duties of the President.
The President shall open each annual meeting of the Association with an address, in which he shall communicate the most noteworthy changes in the statute law, on points of general interest, made in the State and by Congress during the preceding year.
Alterations or Amendments to the Constitution. The Constitution may be altered or amended by a vote of three-fourths of the members present at any annual meeting, but no such change shall be made at any meeting at which less than twenty members are present.
Duties of the Local Council.
Each Local Council shall perform such duties as it may be called upon to perform by the President, or as may be defined by the By-Laws.
Suspension of Members.
Any member of the Association may be suspended or ex pelled for misconduct in his relations to this Association, or in his profession, on conviction thereof, in such manner as may be prescribed by the By-Laws.
The President shall preside at all meetings of the Association, and in case of absence, one of the Vice-Presidents shall preside.
The Secretary shall keep a record of all meetings of the Association, and all other matters of which record shall be deemed advisable by the Association, and shall conduct the correspondence of the Association, with the conference of the President. He shall notify the officers and members of their election, and shall keep a roll of the members, and shall issue notices of all meetings.
III.-SECRETARY AND TREASURER.
The Secretary and Treasurer shall collect, and, under the direction of the Central Council, disburse all funds of the Association; he shall report annually, and oftener, if required; he shall keep regular accounts, which shall be at all times open to inspection of the members of the Association. His accounts shall be audited by the Central Council. Before discharging any of the duties of this office the incumbent shall execute a bond, with good and sufficient security, to be approved by the President, payable to the President and his successors in office, in the sum of one thousand dollars, for the use of the Association, and conditioned that he will well and faithfully perform the duties of his office so long as he discharges any of the duties thereof.
The Central Council shall meet at least once every three months, and oftener if called together by the President. They shall have power to make such regulations, not inconsistent with the Constitution and By-Laws, as shall be necessary for the protection of the property of the Association, and for the preservation of good order in the conduct of its affairs. They shall keep a record of the proceedings, which shall be read at the ensuing meeting of the Association; and it shall be their
duty to present business for the Association. They shall have no power to make the Association liable for any debts amounting to more than one-half the amount in the Treasurer's hands in cash, and not subject to prior liabilities. They shall perform such other duties as are required of them by the Constitution, or as may be assigned to them by the President.
V.-ORDER OF BUSINESS.
At each annual, stated or adjourned meeting of the Associa tion the order of business shall be as follows:
1. Reading of minutes of preceding meeting.
2. Address of the President.
3. Report of the Treasurer.
4. Report of Central Council.
5. Election, if any, to membership.
6. Report of other standing committees. 7. Report of special committees.
The order of business may be changed by a vote of the majority of the members present.
No person in discussion shall occupy more than ten minutes at a time, nor be heard more than twice on the same subject. The parliamentary rules of order contained in Cushing's Manual, except as otherwise herein provided, shall govern all meetings of this Association.
If any person elected does not, within one month after notice of his election, signify his acceptance of membership by a letter to the Secretary to that effect, and by payment of his admission fee, he shall be deemed to have declined to become a member.
In pursuance of Article X of the Constitution, there shall be the following standing committees:
1. A Committee on Jurisprudence and Law Reform, who shall be charged with the duty of attention to desirable changes in the substantive law and of recommending such as, in their