Bar Rules

Section 1. Standing Committees

Organization of the State Bar & Admissions / Bylaws of the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia / ARTICLE IX COMMITTEES / Section 1. Standing Committees

Each Standing Committee shall include in its membership at least six (6) members of the Executive Council, including two (2) from each federal judicial district. The mandatory members described herein (other than nonvoting members) shall count towards fulfilling the minimum member requirement. The membership of each Standing Committee (other than the Budget Committee) shall be selected by the president, subject to the requirements set forth in this Section 1. The Standing Committees of the Young Lawyers Division shall be as follows:

(a) Membership and Meetings. This committee, which shall include the secretary and president-elect as members, shall consider and make recommendations on ways to improve the membership’s involvement and attendance at meetings.

(b) Budget. This committee, which shall be chaired by the treasurer, shall be appointed and organized by the president-elect at least sixty (60) days immediately preceding the Annual Meeting and shall prepare the budget for the subsequent Bar Year.

(c) Rules, Bylaws and Procedures. This committee shall consider and make recommendations on all proposed amendments or changes concerning the organization of the Young Lawyers Division and its rules, Bylaws, and procedures.

(d) Nominating. This committee, which shall be chaired by the president-elect, who shall act as chairperson but shall have no vote on the committee, shall be charged with making nominations for all elections. The president-elect shall notify all committee members of the time and place of meetings. Three (3) voting members of the Nominating Committee shall constitute a quorum for such meetings.

(e) Election. This committee, which shall be chaired by the president-elect, shall be charged with conducting all elections.

(f) Communications. This committee, which shall include the secretary and the editor(s) as members, shall consider and make recommendations on proposed publications of the Young Lawyers Division and the number and types of publications issued or sponsored by the Young Lawyers Division. This committee shall also be responsible for maintaining the Young Lawyers Division’s website.

(g) Public Relations and Policy. This committee shall consider and make recommendations on ways to promote a positive public image of young lawyers in the State of Georgia and shall inform the membership of any legislation relevant to the legal profession. The actions of this committee shall comply with the requirements of Article XI, Section 1. 


 



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