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ganized law school in the State, and endorsed by three or more members of the Association, not members of the Committee on Admissions, and must be accompanied by the usual admission fee.
Sec. 6. Persons elected to membership must, within three months after notification of their election, sign, or cause to be signed for them, a roll containing the Charter and By-Laws, or such election shall become void.
Sec. 7. No application shall be considered at any meeting unless filed with the Secretary forty days prior thereto.
Sec. 8. A list of all applications filed as aforesaid, and approved by the Committee on Admissions, shall be included in the next call for a meeting, and shall be reported to said meeting.
Sec. 9. Rejected applicants shall not be again proposed within one year after their rejection.
Sec. 10. Distinguished non-resident lawyers may be elected honorary members by a vote of the Association, and shall have a voice, but no vote, at the meetings of the Association.
Sec. 11. The officers shall be a President, a First and Second Vice-President, a Secretary and a Treasurer. The offices of Secretary and Treasurer may be held by one person.
Sec. 12. The President shall preside at all meetings of the Association, and shall deliver at the annual meeting an appropriate address, with particular reference to any statutory changes in the State of public interest, and any needed changes suggested by judicial decisions during the year.
Sec. 13. The Vice-Presidents, according to number, shall act when required in the place of the President.
Sec. 14. The Secretary shall keep a record of the proceedings of the Association, and of such other matters as may be directed to be placed on the files of the Association; he shall keep an accurate roll of the officers and members, and notify them of their election or appointment on committees; he shall issue notices of all meetings; furnish the Treasurer with the names and addresses of per
sons elected members; conduct the correspondence of the Association and keep its seal. He shall report to the Executive Committee, prior to the annual meeting, a summary of his transactions during the year, and shall perform such other duties as may be required of him by the Association, the President or the Executive Committee. His books and papers shall at all times be open to the inspection of the Executive Committee, and he shall receive such compensation as shall be allowed by that committee.
Sec. 15. The Treasurer shall keep an accurate roll of the active members of the Association; notify members of their election to membership; collect, keep careful and regular book accounts of, and expend, under direction of the Association or the Executive Committee, all moneys of the Association, and shall exhibit at the annual meeting, and when directed by the Association or the Executive Committee, detailed statements of the moneys received and expended, the amounts due to and by the Association, and an estimate of the resources and expenditures for the ensuing year. His books and accounts shall at all times be subject to examination and audit by the Executive Committee, or by any special committee appointed for that purpose.
Sec. 16. Vacancies in the offices of the Association shall be filled by the Executive Committee, but no appointment shall be made to the office of President while any Vice-President is able and willing to serve.
Sec. 17. The officers of the Association shall be elected by ballot at the annual meeting, to serve for one year and until their successors are chosen.
Sec. 18. No member shall be elected President for two successive terms.
The first annual meeting of this Association shall be held at Colorado Springs, Colo., upon the 6th day of July, 1898, and thereafter the annual meetings shall be held at such time and place as the Association shall select. In default of such selection,
it shall meet at the same time and place as the last preceding annual meeting.
Sec. 20. Adjourned meetings shall be held at such time and place as the Association shall determine.
Sec. 21. Special meetings shall be called by the Secretary, when requested in writing by the President, the Executive Committee, or twenty members of the Association. Such request shall specify the purpose of the meeting. At special meetings no business shall be transacted except that stated in the call, unless by consent of four-fifths of the members present and voting.
Sec. 22. At all meetings fifteen members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.
Sec. 23. At least one month's notice shall be given of the annual meeting, and ten days' notice of adjourned or special meetings, by letter mailed to the last known address of each member.
Sec. 24. The Executive Committee shall arrange for the reading of appropriate papers at the annual meeting, and for the opening of a discussion thereupon; and notice thereof shall be given to the members in the call for the meeting.
Sec. 25. At the annual and adjourned meetings the order of business, unless otherwise directed by a majority of members voting, shall be as follows:
1. Reading of the minutes of the preceding meeting.
Report of the Committee on Admissions.
Election of members.
Report of Executive Committee.
6. Report of Treasurer.
7. Reports of other standing committees.
Sec. 26. Except as herein otherwise provided, the meetings shall be conducted according to the usual parliamentary rules, Cushing's Manual governing; but, without leave of the Association, no member shall be permitted to speak more than ten minutes at any one time, or more than twice on the same subject.
Sec. 27. Except by leave of the Association or the Executive Committee, no one not a member shall be allowed on the floor while the meetings are in progress.
Sec. 28. No complimentary resolution shall be entertained relative to the reading of any paper by, or to the performance of any act or duty by any officer or member of the Association.
Sec. 29. A stenographer shall be selected by the Executive Committee to report the proceedings of each meeting; and those proceedings, together with any papers read at the meeting, shall be printed, and a copy thereof sent to each member. If desired, twenty additional copies shall be sent to each member reading a paper by request. Copies shall also be sent to every law library in the State, to every other State Bar Association extending a like courtesy to this Association, and to every National Bar Association.
Sec. 30. The standing committees shall be an Executive Committee, a Committee on Admissions, a Committee on Grievances, a Committee on Law Reform, a Committee on Legal Education, and a Committee on Legal Biography.
Sec. 31. The Executive Committee shall consist of seven members. The President and Secretary of the Association, and the chairman of each of the other standing committees, shall constitute the committee. They shall have general management of the affairs of the Association, make arrangements for meetings, including, as far as may be, the obtaining of reasonable accommodations at, and of reasonable transportation to and from, the place of meeting; shall order the disbursement of the funds of the Association, audit the accounts, and have such other powers as may
be conferred on them by these By-Laws or by a vote of the Association.
Sec. 32. The Committee on Admissions shall consist of nine members. All applications for membership shall be referred to this committee. They shall report to the Association the names of such persons as they deem suitable for membership, and shall seek to bring in all the lawyers of the State fitted to become members. What occurs at the meetings of this committee shall be considered confidential, except such matters as shall be publicly reported to the Association. Any ten members may appeal, in writing, to the Association from the failure or refusal of this committee to report favorably any application for membership.
Sec. 33. The Committee on Grievances shall consist of nine members. They shall hear all complaints preferred by one member against another for misconduct in his relations to the profession or to this Association, provided the same be in writing, particularly stating the matters complained of, and signed by the complainant. They may also hear any specific complaints made by any member, affecting the interest of the profession, the practice of law or the administration of justice; and may report thereon to the Association, with such recommendations as they deem advisable. No report shall be made adversely to any member until after notice to him, with full opportunity to defend and to meet his accusers and witnesses face to face. The adverse action of this committee must be approved by a vote of not less than two-thirds of the members present and voting. It shall also be the duty of this committee to institute and carry forward all measures necessary for the maintenance of a high standard of professional integ rity and honor, by opposing the admission to the Bar of incompetent, dishonest and immoral persons, and by instituting proceedings for the expulsion from the Bar of members thereof, guilty of improper, immoral or dishonest conduct. What occurs at the meetings of this committee shall be considered confidential, excepting such matters as shall be publicly reported to the Association.