Rule 1-701. Executive Committee
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There shall be an Executive Committee composed of such officers and members of the Board of Governors as may be designated in the bylaws, which shall exercise the powers and duties of the Board of Governors when it is not in session, subject to such limitations as the bylaws may provide. The Executive Committee shall also have the authority to supervise the election of the members of the Board of Governors as outlined in Rule 1-304 hereof, and, in particular, to ascertain on or after the first day of January of each year, the number of active members of the State Bar of Georgia who reside in each judicial circuit as of the last day in December of the preceding year; and thereupon to make a determination of whether any judicial circuit may be entitled to additional members of the Board of Governors as provided in Rule 1-302(b) hereof. In addition, whenever a new judicial circuit is created, the Executive Committee shall determine, under the provisions of Rule 1-302(b) and the bylaws, the number of members of the Board of Governors the new circuit is entitled to elect and shall supervise the elections of such members. In the event that the composition of the Board of Governors must be changed, as a result of an increase or decrease in the number of active members of the State Bar of Georgia who reside in each judicial circuit, as a result of the creation of a new judicial circuit, or as a result of a change in the geographical limits of a judicial circuit, the Executive Committee is empowered to take appropriate action to insure that the composition of the Board complies with the provisions of Rule 1-302(b), including but not limited to the implementing of the election of additional members and the designation of numerical posts. The Executive Committee shall generally have broad discretionary powers in the conduct of elections.
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