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Bar News - November 15, 2013


Special Business Meeting & Budget Info Session

A special business meeting and budget information session, where members will vote on several proposed amendments to the NH Bar Association Bylaws and Constitution is scheduled for 3 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 12, at the NH Bar Center in Concord.

Proposed Amendments to the NHBA Bylaws

Article VI – Nomination and Election of Governors and Officers – adds an out-of-state governor seat on the Board of Governors to be elected by all voting members.

Article IX – Committees – eliminates Special Committees and adds Task Forces and Work Groups to the designations. Removes Standing Committees no longer appointed and adds current ones. Revises descriptions, as needed, to more accurately reflect the work of that committee. Adds a new section on Termination.

Article X – Sections – amendments change language to reflect “the way things are done”. The proposed amendments to the NHBA Bylaws will be effective immediately upon approval of those present and voting at the December 12, 2013 Special Business Meeting & Budget Info Session.

Proposed Amendments to the NHBA Constitution

Article II – Membership – Section 3 – amendment creates a part-time judicial membership category for those judges that are not full time with the judiciary, and no longer maintain a law practice.

Article II – Membership – Section 6 – amendment reduces, by 2 months, the timeframe in which members have to pay their annual dues before they are administratively suspended; allowing time for member to rectify their suspension before the next dues billing cycle on June 1st.

Article IV – Officers & Employees – Section 1 – adds language allowing for a past president to serve a second term as president, no less than ten (10) years after completing the first term.

Article V – Board of Governors – Section 1 – adds language establishing an out-of-state governor seat on the Board of Governors.

The proposed amendments to the NHBA Constitution will be effective upon approval of two thirds of the active members of the Association present and voting at the December 12, 2013 Special Business Meeting & Budget Info Session and then subject to the approval of the Supreme Court.

Read the text and explanation of the amendments.

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