Bar Rules

Section 1. Delegates: Designation; Nomination and Election; Alternates.

Organization of the State Bar & Admissions / State Bar of Georgia Bylaws / ARTICLE X DELEGATES TO THE AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION / Section 1. Delegates: Designation; Nomination and Election; Alternates.

The delegates of the State Bar to the House of Delegates of the American Bar Association shall be active members in good standing of the State Bar and of the American Bar Association. There shall be a separate post for each delegate of the State Bar to the House of Delegates of the American Bar Association. The posts shall be consecutively numbered by the Board of Governors as "Post Number 1," "Post Number 2," etc. Numbering shall be solely for the purposes of designations, nominations and elections.

Elected delegates shall be nominated and elected to staggered two year terms beginning with an even numbered year, so that the terms are staggered as equally as possible. Delegates for the elected posts shall be nominated and elected in the same manner as provided in these Bylaws for the election of the Secretary of the State Bar; however, a nomination shall designate the post for which the candidate is nominated.

So long as the State Bar is entitled to six or more delegates, Post 5 and Post 6 shall be designated as follows: beginning with a term to start at the adjournment of the year 2000 annual meeting of the American Bar Association, Post 6 shall be filled by the immediate past president of the State Bar; and beginning with a term to start at the adjournment of the year 2002 annual meeting of the American Bar Association, Post 5 shall be filled by the immediate past president of the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar, provided that person is under the age of 35 years when the term begins. Otherwise, Post 5 shall be filled by a person who is under the age of 35 appointed by the President of the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar.

Should any designated or elected post become vacant prior to the end of the term for which the person filling that post was selected because of resignation, death or disability, the President of the State Bar shall appoint another member to fill the unexpired term.



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