Bar Rules

Section 2. Special Committees.

Organization of the State Bar & Admissions / State Bar of Georgia Bylaws / ARTICLE VIII COMMITTEES - GENERALLY / Section 2. Special Committees.

  1. Creation of Special Committees; Statement of Purpose. The President may create special committees for such purposes as deemed appropriate. A list of the special committees of the State Bar shall be published annually in the State Bar Directory. The publication shall include a description of each committee's purpose and the names of current committee members. The President shall designate a specific term, not to exceed three years, for the work of the committee. The incoming President shall review the special committees whose terms are expiring to determine whether such committee of committees should continue. The President may extend the term of such special committees for a specific term, not to exceed three years.
  2. Non-voting and Liasion Members. There may be non-voting advisory and liaison appointments to special committees appointed by the President at his or her discretion.
  3. Terms of Members. All appointments shall be for the term of the committee as established by the appointing President. Should the President extend the term of the committee for a specific term, the President may reappoint any current members he or she may choose, appoint new members to replace the original members, or appoint additional members to the special committee. The terms of the new or additional members shall be for the extended term as established by the appointing President.
  4. Chairperson, Co-chairs, Vice Chairperson and Vice Co-chairs. The President shall appoint a chairperson or co-chairs and vice-chairperson or vice co-chairsĀ  of each special committee.

    The chairperson or, in the absence of the chairperson, the vice-chairperson may act on behalf of the committee when it is not practical or possible to confer with the committee.
  5. Executive Committee Liaison Members. Not later than the second Board of Governors meeting during the President's term in office, the President may appoint an Executive Committee Liaison member to such special committees as the President chooses. Such Executive Committee Liaison Members shall serve for a term of one year, with such term expiring on the first June 30 after such appointment. Such members shall have full voting privileges and count towards a quorum at any meeting of a special committee.



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