The Modern Rules of Order

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American Bar Association, 2007 - Law - 59 pages
This new edition of an ABA best-seller will provide anyone who conducts meetings with an easy framework for efficiency and fairness. With a system that is easy to implement, this book is organized in an intuitive fashion to make it easy to refer to for guidance during a meeting. The framework is perfect for any organization looking to adapt them as a starting point for their own customized bylaws. The book is fully indexed, and contains charts helpful for handling tricky situations at a glance.
 

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Contents

Rules of Order
1
The Agenda
2
General Discussion
3
General Consensus or Sense of the Meeting
4
Motion Practice and Precedence
5
Disposition Motions
6
Main MotionsTo Take Action or Reconsider Action Taken
8
Adjournment
9
To Recess the Meeting
23
To Postpone Consideration
24
To Limit Extend or Close Debate
25
Main Motions
26
To Convene a Committee of the Whole
27
To Divide a Question
28
Adjournment
30
Minutes
31

Discussion of the Rules
11
The Rules and Governing Law
13
Convening the Meeting
14
Special Officers
15
Approval of Minutes and Reports as Submitted
16
General Principles for Discussion or Debate
17
General Consensus or the Sense of the Meeting
19
Motion Practice
20
Point of Privilege
21
Point of Procedure
22
Typical Meeting Agendas
33
Meeting of Directors Agenda
34
Discussion of Minutes and General Guidelines for the Conduct of Meetings
35
Content of Minutes
37
Reports and Action Items
38
Typical Minuts
41
Meeting of the Board of Directors
45
Chart of Motion Practice
Index
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