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ing held next after such election. A member who neglects for the space of three years to pay dues which accrue against him while he resides in this state, shall thereupon cease to be a member of this Association ; but no dues shall accrue against a member while he resides without this State. Judges of the United States Courts in this State and the Judges of the Supreme Court shall be honorary members of the Association,and other persons may be elected honorary members.
The officers of the Association shall be a President, three Vice Presidents, a Secretary, Treasurer,and a Board of Managers, consisting of five of whom three shali be a quorum.
The President, Vice Presidents, Secretary, Treasurer and Board of Managers shall be elected at the first and at each succeeding annual meeting, upon the nomination of a committee appointed for that purpose; they shall enter upon the performance of their duties on the second day after the evening of.the annual banquet, and shall hold their offices for one year, and until their successors are elected ; provided, that the same person shall not be elected President two years successively.
The President, or in his absence, one of the Vice Presidents, shall preside at all meetings of the Association.
The President shall be ex officio a member and Chairman of the Board of Managers, and it shall be his duty to deliver before the Association an address at its annual meeting.
The Secretary shall keep a record of the proceedings of all meetings of the Association, and with the concurrence of the President, conduct its correspondence and discharge such other duties as shall be required of him by the Association.
The treasurer shall collect, and by order of the Managers disburse the moneys of the Association, and discharge such other duties as shall be required of him, and shall give such security for the faithful performance of his duties, as the Managers shall require.
BOARD OF MANAGERS.
This board shall manage the affairs of the Association, subject to the provisions of the Constitution, and may fill vacancies in office. It shall also be its duty to examine and report upon the account of the Treasurer.
The following standing committees shall be appointed by the President, on the recommendation of the Managers: A committee on admissions, a committee on professional conduct, a committee on jurisprudence and law reform, and a committee on legal history and biography.
COMMITTEE ON ADMISSIONS.
The committee on admissions shall consist of one mem
ber from each county, whose duty it shall be to receive and pass upon applications for admission, and to nominate to the Association such applicants as they may find worthy.
The proceedings of this committee shall be deemed confidential.
COMMITTEE ON PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT.
The committee on professional conduct shall consist of three members, to whom shall be referred all complaints against members of the Association, and also such charges against other members of the prosession as are claimed to require judicial action, and whose duty it shall be to examine and report to the Association.
COMMITTEE ON JURISPRUDENCE AND LAW REFORM. The committee on jurisprudence and law reform shall consist of three members, to whom shall be referred all proposed changes in law or practice; and it shall be their duty to report thereon, and also to report to the annual meetings of the Association such changes or modifications in existing law or practice or other matters affecting the interests of the profession, as, in their judgment, ought to be proposed by the Association.
COMMITTEE ON LEGAL HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY. The committee on legal history and biography shall consist of three members, whose duty it shall be to provide for the preservation and perpetuation, by suitable written or printed memorials, of the records of the lives and characters of distinguished deceased members of the bar of the State, and of such important events in the legal history of the State as the Association may deem proper.
No money belonging to the Association shall be expended, and no liability shall be incurred, except under the order and direction of the Managers.
There shall be an annual meeting of the Association held at Montpelier, commencing at 3 o'clock in the afternoon of the first day of the October Term of the Supreme Court, or, in the absence of such term, in the afternoon of the second Tuesday in October; and such adjourned or special meetings as the Association or the Managers shall determine.
FEES AND DUES.
The admission fee shall in all cases be three dollars, to be paid on signing the constitution.
The annual dues of members, after the year of their admission, shall be one dollar, and shall be payable to the Treasurer in advance, at or before the annual meeting.
Honorary members shall be exempt from the payment of fees and dues.
Any member may be suspended or expelled for misconduct in his relations to the Association, or in his profession, by vote of the Association, on the recommendation of the committee on professional conduct.
It shall be the duty of the Managers to make arrangements for the proceedings of annual and special meetings, to procure, by invitation or otherwise, of the Association or others, the delivery at such meetings of suitable addresses, essays or papers, or biographical or historical sketches; and to provide for a dinner for the Association on the evening of the first day of the annual meeting.
The Constitution shall go into effect immediately, and can be amended only by a two-thirds vote of the members present at a meeting of the Association, after notice of the proposed amendment in writing shall have been given at the next previous meeting, and in the notices of the meeting given by the Secretary.