The American Bar Association Call for a Conference: Proceedings of Conference, First Meeting of the Association, Officers, Members, Etc (Google eBook)

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Page 17 - ARTICLE VI. By-laws may be adopted at any Annual Meeting of the Association by a majority of the members present. It shall be the duty of the Executive Committee, without delay, to adopt suitable by-laws, which shall be in force until rescinded by the Association. DUES. ARTICLE VII. Each member...
Page 18 - Each member shall pay five dollars to the Treasurer as annual dues, and no person shall be qualified to exercise any privilege of membership who is in default.
Page 17 - No" against any name or names upon the ballot shall be deemed a negative vote as to such name or names and against those only; but during the period between the annual meetings members may be elected by the Executive...
Page 18 - This 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 thirty members are present. CONSTRUCTION. ARTICLE XI. The word "state," whenever used in this Constitution, shall be deemed to be equivalent to state, territory and the District of Columbia.
Page 18 - Association with an address, in which he shall communicate the most noteworthy changes in statute law on points of general interest made in the several States and by Congress during the preceding year.
Page 38 - The purpose of the Association was a noble one, and he believed that it should seek to avoid becoming an agitator of the law, and rather aim to codify and harmonize than to revolutionize or reform the law. The Association should watch the progress of events as they occur, and be ready to act on all matters of importance when the need arrives. The Association should not be ephemeral, but address itself honestly and earnestly to the great objects properly within its scope.
Page 38 - ... Association should watch the progress of events as they occur, and be ready to act on all matters of importance when the need arrives. The Association should not be ephemeral, but address itself honestly and earnestly to the great objects properly within its scope. Such an organization is new here, but is not new in other countries. The Order of Advocates is an organization that has stood for centuries in France, and has done much to promote the science of jurisprudence. So this Association,...
Page 17 - No " against any name or names upon the ticket, shall be deemed a negative vote against such name or names, and against those only. Five negative votes shall suffice to defeat an election. ARTICLE 5.
Page 18 - This Association shall meet annually in the month of July or August, at such time and place as the Executive Committee may select, and those present at such meeting shall constitute a quorum.
Page 4 - ... thing for those taking part in it, but of great service in helping to assimilate the laws of the different States, in extending the benefit of true reforms and in publishing the failure of unsuccessful experiments in legislation. This circular will be lent to a few members of the Bar in each State, whom, it is thought, such a project might interest.

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