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Foundation Bylaws

 

BY-LAWS
OF
THE FOUNDATION OF THE BAR ASSOCIATION
OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
 
 
I
 
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
 
(1)               The number of Trustees shall be nineteen, with one Trustee serving as Representative of the Young lawyers Section.        
(2)               The election of Trustees shall be held at the same time and conducted in the same manner as the election of officers and directors of the Bar Association. Duly elected Trustees shall take office at the next succeeding Annual Meeting of the Research Foundation and in the same manner as those duly elected to the offices and directorships of the Bar Association and shall hold office until a successor is elected or appointed and shall qualify as provided in these By-laws.
(3)                Any vacancy may be filled by majority vote of the Trustees in attendance at any meeting of the Board of Trustees, and such Trustee shall hold office until a successor is elected or appointed as provided in these By-laws.
(4)                Any Trustee may be removed for cause by a tow-thirds vote of the active members of the Bar Association at a meeting called for the propose. With or without cause, a Trustee may be suspended by the unanimous vote of the remaining Trustees constituting a quorum at any meeting called for that purpose.


II
 
Officers
 
(1)   The officers of the Research Foundation shall be President, one or more Vice President, a Secretary, and a Treasurer, each to be elected by the Board of Trustees by a majority vote at its annual meeting. The office of Vice president, Secretary, and Treasurer, and any combination thereof, may be held by the same person.
(2)   In addition to such other duties as shall from time to time be prescribed by the Board of Trustees:
(a)   President : The President shall preside at all meeting of the Board of Trustees, sign the records thereof, and perform all of the duties usually preformed by presiding officers of like bar association foundations. The President shall submit to the presiding officer of the Bar Association of the District of Columbus at its annual meeting, a report which shall contain a statement of the financial condition of the Research Foundation and a resume of its activities throughout the year.
(b)   Vice President: The first Vice President shall have the powers and perform the duties of the President in the absence or disability of the President. Additional Vice Presidents shall have the powers and duties assigned by the Trustees.
(c)    Secretary: The Secretary shall keep, and attest to, minutes and records of all the proceedings of the Board of Trustees, and shall perform all of the duties usually preformed by the secretary of like bar association foundations.


(d)   Treasurer: The Treasurer shall receive and have custody of, and shall keep accurate accounts with respect to, all funds and properties belonging to or controlled by the Research Foundation and deal with them as prescribed by the Board of Trustees, and shall perform all of the bonded in an amount to be determined from time to time be the Board of Trustees.
(e)     Other Officers: The Board of Trustees, by a majority vote of the Trustees constituting a quorum, may elect other officers from time to time and for such term with such duties as the Board of Trustees may prescribe, including a General Counsel, an Assistant Secretary, an Assistant Treasurer, and, in the absence of the President and first Vice President, a Chairperson to preside at a duly called and convened meeting of the Board of Trustees.
(3)   Officers must be members of the Board of Trustees.
(4)   Vacancies in any office shall be filled by a majority vote of the remaining Trustees constituting a quorum.
(5)    Each duly elected or appointed officer shall serve until a successor has been elected or appointed and shall qualify in accordance with these By-laws.


III
 
COMMITTEES, AGENTS, AND ADVISORS
 
The Board of Trustees may, by the majority vote of the Trustees constituting a quorum, appoint such committees, committee chairpersons, agents and advisors as may be necessary to carry out the intent of the Board of Trustees and the purposes of the Research Foundation, and fix the term and assign the duties of each appointee.
 
IV
 
MEETING
(1)    The annual meeting of the Board of Trustees shall be held in June of each year, on a date and at a time place specified by the President of the Secretary on not less than ten days’ notice to all Trustees.
(2)    Regular meetings will be held on a periodic basis, on a date and at a time and place specified by the President or the Secretary on not less than three days’ notice to all Trustees.
(3)    Special meetings may be called by the President or the Secretary or by a majority of the Trustees on not less than three days; notice to all Trustees.
(4)     The notice Provisions of this Article IV may be waived by the unanimous vote of the Trustees.
(5)     A Majority of the Trustees shall constitute a quorum at all meetings.


V
 
FISCAL YEAR
 
(1)   The fiscal year of the Research Foundation shall by the same as that of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia.
 
VI
SEAL
 
(1)   No seal is adopted for, or shall be used by, the Research Foundation.
 
VII
AMENDMENTS
(1)   These By-laws may be amended, supplemented, or repealed by a majority vote of the Board of Trustees only at a meeting called for that purpose, or any annual meeting of the Board of Trustees.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Washington, DC
September 27, 1984
 
Amended
Washington, DC
September 27, 1999
 
 

 

 
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