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In case of a vacancy in any office, it shall be filled by appointment by the Executive Committee, which, however, can appoint only a Vice-President to the office of President.
This Constitution shall go into effect immediately. It can be amended only by a two-thirds vote of the members present at an annual meeting of the Association.
Adopted by the Association January 10th, 1879, and
Amended January 8th, 1880.
I. The Association shall convene at the hour of 10 o'clock A. M. on the day of the Annual Meeting.
ORDER OF BUSINESS, 1. Reading of minutes of preceding meetings. 2. Report of Committee on Admissions. 3. Election of Officers. 4. The Annual Address by the retiring President. 5. Reports of Standing Committees, in the order named.
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III. The Standing Committees shall meet and organize by selecting one of their number Chairman and another Secretary, immediately upon their appointment and during the annual meeting. Standing committees shall perform their respective duties so far as practicable during the annual meeting, and report to such meeting.
Applications for admissions may be made in writing to the Secretary, accompanied with the admission fee and the recommendation of a member of the Association. The Secretary shall lay such applications as are received by him before the Committee on Admissions, for its consideration and report.
V. The public deliberations of the Association shall be governed by the usual parliamentary rules.
VI. The proceedings, at the meeting of the Association, shall be published and distributed by the Secretary.
Members in arrears for annual dues, after notice and demand in writing by the Secretary, shall be reported to the Association by the Secretary, and shall be suspended from membership
Charges of misconduct on the part of any member of the Association, shall be preferred in writing to the Chairman of the Committee on Grievances: and said committee, after due notice, shall investigate such charges, and make report thereof to the Association. The Association shall thereupon, after notice to the member under charges, take such action upon the report and charges as may be determined, and either exonerate, suspend, or expel said member.
Adopted January 11, 1888.
Resolved, That it is within the province of this Association to receive complaints affecting the professional conduct of practicing lawyers in this State other than its own members, and to undertake, through its standing Committee on Grievances, the investigation of such complaints; in which investigation said committee shall only be required to consider complaints presented to the Secretary of the Association in writing, duly verified by the oath of a reputable person or persons, and such evidence as shall be submitted in writing, duly verified by oath; nor shall said committee consider any such complaint and evidence in support thereof until a copy of such complaint shall have been served by mail on the person complained against, by the Secretary of this Association, and a reasonable time, to be fixed by the Secretary, shall have elapsed for the accused, if he shall so desire, to meet and answer such complaint; and that said committee report its conclusions, along with the complaint and evidence submitted, to this Association for its action thereon. But in serving such copy of complaint upon the accused, the Secretary shall withold the name of the person making the complaint; nor shall such name be disclosed to any person but the Secretary and the Committee on Grievances until after such complaint shall have been finally acted upon, and not then, unless the complaint shall be sustained by said committee.
James B. Bradwell, er officio, Chairman.
C. C. Bonney, Chicago.
John Hamline, Chairman, Chicago.
Robert E. Jenkins, Chicago.
Harvey B. Hurd, Chairman, Chiago.
For Three Years,
For One Year.
E. B. Green, Chairman, Mt. Carmel.
Hon. Gustavus Koerner, December 4, 1818..
Lyman Trumbull, July 4, 1853..
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