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REVISED AND ADOPTED JANUARY 24, 1895.
The Association shall convene at the place and hour indicated in the notice therefor. The presence of twenty-five members shall constitute a quorum.
The President shall assume the general duties of his office on the adjournment of the annual meeting at which he is elected but during the session at which he is elected he shall announce all committees for the succeeding year, the appointment of which shall not have been otherwise provided for.
He shall, when present, preside at all meetings of the Association, and deliver the President's Annual Address, embodying therein such reference to recent changes in the law of this State, its present state and
administration, with his recommendations in respect thereto, as shall seem best calculated to conserve the general weal.
He shall be a member and Chairman of the Executive Committee In his absence, or in case of vacancy in the office of President, the duties of President shall be descharged by the Vice-President selected by the Executive Committee.
The Secretary-Treasurer shall keep a record of the proceedings of the Association and the Executive Committee; be the keeper of the records and archives of the Association; superintend the publication and distribution of the publications of the Association, as directed by the Executive Committee; demand, receive and receipt for all moneys coming to the Association, and safely keep and disburse the same under the direction of the Executive Committee, be a member and Secretary of the Executive Committee, and discharge such other duties as may be imposed upon him. Of the moneys coming to his hands he shall retain $300 per annum as his salary.*
Chairmen shall call a meeting of their respective committees immediately after they have been announced, and at such other times as may be required for the prompt and thorough consideration of the matters falling within their jurisdictions respectively, or may have been referred to them respectively. Committee reports shall be in writing, signed by the Chairman; but such reports shall show what members thereof concur therein.
The proceedings of the Executive Committee and the Committees on Admission and Grievances, shall be conducted with closed doors, and only the result of their deliberations be made public.
Reports of all standing committees should be filed with the Secretary at least thirty days before the Annual Meeting so that the Executive Committee may, if they deem it advisable, have such reports printed and sent out to the members before the Annual Meeting.
(Adopted at June meeting, 1908.)
Applications for membership may be made at any time to the Secretary-Treasurer. They shall be in writing and show the place of residence (with office number and street in cities) of the applicant and bear
*Amount changed to $300 at annual meeting 1904.
the endorsement and recommendation of two members of this Association, and also be accompanied by an admission fee of five dollars.
When the Secretary-Treasurer shall have received such application for membership, he shall give notice of the name of the applicant to each member of the committee on admission, and to the secretary of the affiliated bar association of the county where the applicant resides, if there be such association; if no objection to the admission of the applicant is made known to the committee within twenty days after the receipt of such notice, then the committee on admissions may at once pass on such application and a majority vote shall be sufficient to admit the applicant to membership to this association.
The Committee on Admissions shall report all members admitted by such Committee at our next succeeding annual meeting. The favorable action of the Committee on Admissions, and the payment of the admission fee, shall constitute the applicant a member of this Association. No annual dues shall be required for the first year's membership.
The Justices of the Supreme Court of this State, in commission; past Justices of the same Court, not in practice; Justices of the United States Court, resident or assigned in this State; and the ex-Presidents of the Association, shall be enrolled as honorary members; and distinguished members of the profession may, by vote of the Association, be enrolled as honorary members; and all honorary members (not also active members) shall be entitled to all the privileges of membership, save voting at the election of officers.
The annual dues of members-not enrolled as honorary-shall be $3, payable to the Secretary-Treasurer on demand.
Members who, after notice mailed to their last reported address, neglect or refuse the Secretary-Treasurer's demands or drafts therefor, may be expelled by vote of the Association.
Withdrawal from membership may be effected by application to the Secretary-Treasurer, and the payment of all unpaid dues, including those of the current year.
CHARGES AND COMPAINTS.
Charges and complaints affecting the professional conduct of any person practicing as a lawyer in this State, when executed in duplicate,
signed and verified by the complainant, may be filed with the SecretaryTreasurer and when so filed, one copy thereof shall be by such officer mailed to the accused, and a reasonable time given to answer the same; and on the coming in of the answer, also executed in duplicate and verified by the accused, one copy thereof shall in like manner be sent to the complainant. And thereupon the Secretary-Treasurer shall fix a reasonable time, of which reasonable written notice shall be given both parties, in which the evidence in support and denial of the matters in issue shall be filed with him. And upon the coming in of the evidence, the complaint, answer and evidence shall be referred to the Committee on Grievances, the Chairman of which shall fix a time (of which both parties shall have written notice) when and where the Committee will consider the matter, and at which time and place both parties may appear and be heard. But the Committee may refuse to consider any evidence not in writing, duly verified.
The proceedings of the Committee shall be with closed doors. If the Committee shall determine to quash or dismiss the complaint, announcement of that fact may be made, but, if otherwise, the Committee's determination shall remain unannounced, until duly reported to the Association, along with the pleadings and evidence in the case.
The report of the Committee shall be considered by the Association, and such action taken thereon as the nature of the case may require.
The President, during vacation, may appoint one or more members to represent the Association, and promote its interests, on any occasion deemed expedient by him; and over his official hand, attested by the Secretary-Treasurer, duly accrediting him or them as such representative.
The Constitution and By-Laws, together with the roll of active, honorary and deceased members, shall be included in the publication of the proceedings of the Association.
(Adopted July Meeting, 1900.)
When it shall officially appear that a member of the Association has been disbarred, he shall thereupon cease to be a member, and the Secretary shall drop his name from the roll of members.
LIMITATION AS TO SPEAKING.
(Adopted by Executive Committee August 21, 1900. As to authority of Executive Committee to prescribe By-Laws, see Constitution, Art. 5, Sec. 1.)
No member shall speak more than five minutes except in the delivery of an address upon the regular program.
No member shall speak more than once on any matter, question or motion except by unanimous consent.
REPRESENTATIVES OF LOCAL BAR ASSOCIATIONS.
(Adopted at June Meeting, 1908.)
Any county or city bar association within the State of Illinois may become affiliated with this Association on application filed with the Secretary-Treasurer at any time. Such application shall be in writing, signed by the president and secretary of such local association, and shall state the name and object of such association, and give the number of its members. Such application shall be presented at the next succeeding annual meeting of this Association, and favorable action thereon by a majority vote shall constitute the applicant an affiliated association.
Each affiliated association shall be entitled to at least one delegate to represent it in the State Association. If the local association shall have more than twenty members, it shall be entitled to two delegates and two delegates to every twenty members in addition thereto, or the major fraction thereof.
ELECTION OF OFFICERS.
(Adopted by Executive Committee September 17, 1909, pursuant to resolution at June Meeting, 1909.)
At least sixty days before each annual meeting the President shall appoint, as tellers, three members resident in the place where the meeting is to be held, who shall arrange for the election of officers at such meeting, and canvass the ballots there cast and report the result thereof at such meeting.
Any twenty or more members of the Association may, in writing, nominate a candidate, or candidates, for each, or for any, of the offices of the Association. Such written nominations shall be filed with, and received by, the Secretary of the Association at least thirty days preceding the first day of the annual meeting. In case no nomination shall be made for any office, or if a vacancy shall occur by reason of death, refusal, or