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ARTICLE VI.-By-laws may be adopted at any Annual Meeting of the Association by a majority of the members present. It shall be the duty of the Executive Committee, without delay, to adopt suitable by-laws, which shall be in force until rescinded by the Association.


ARTICLE VII.-Each member shall pay five dollars to the Treasurer as annual dues, and no person shall be qualified to exercise any privilege of membership who is in default. Such dues shall be payable, and the payment thereof enforced, as may be provided by the By-Laws. Members shall be entitled to receive all publications of the Association free of charge.


ARTICLE VIII.—The President shall open each Annual Meeting of the Association with an address, in which he shall communicate the most noteworthy changes in statute law on points of general interest made in the several states and by Congress during the preceding year. It shall be the duty of the member of the General Council from each state to report to the President, on or before the first day of May, annually, any such legislation in his state.


ARTICLE IX.—This Association shall meet annually in the month of July or August, at such time and place as the Executive Committee may select, and those present at such meeting shall constitute a quorum.


ARTICLE X.—This Constitution may be altered or amended by a vote of three-fourths of the members present at any Annual Meeting, but no such change shall be made at any meeting at which less than thirty members are present.


ARTICLE XI.—The word “state," wherever used in this Constitution, shall be deemed to be equivalent to state, territory, and the District of Columbia.



I.--The Executive Committee, at its first meeting after each Annual Meeting, shall select some person to make an address at the next Annual Meeting, and not exceeding six members of the Association to read papers.

II.-The order of exercises at the Annual Meeting shall be as follows:

(a) Opening Address of the President.
(6) Nominations and Election of Members.
(c) Election of the General Council.
(d) Reports of Secretary and Treasurer.
(e) Report of Executive Committee.
(f) Reports of Standing Committees :

On Jurisprudence and Law Reform;
On Judicial Administration and Remedial Pro-

On Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar;
On Commercial Law;
On International Law;
On Publications ;

On Grievances.
(9) Reports of Special Committees.
(h) The Nomination of Officers.
(i) Miscellaneous Business.
() The Election of Officers.

The address, to be delivered by a person invited by the Executive Committee, shall be made at the morning session of the second day of the Annual Meeting.

The reading and delivering of essays and papers shall be on the same day, or at such other time as the Executive Committee may determine.

III.—No person shall speak more than ten minutes at a time, or more than twice on one subject.

A stenographer shall be employed at each Annual Meeting.

IV.—Each state Bar Association may annually appoint delegates, not exceeding three in number, to the next meeting of the Association. In states where no state Bar Association exists, any city or county Bar Association may appoint such delegates, not exceeding two in number. Such delegates shall be entitled to all the privileges of membership at and during the said meeting.

V.-At any of the meetings of the Association, members of the Bar of any foreign country, or of any state, who are not members of the Association, may be admitted to the privileges of the floor during such meeting.

VI.—All papers read before the Association shall be lodged with the Secretary. The Annual Address of the President, the reports of committees, and all proceedings at the Annual Meeting shall be printed; but no other address made or paper read or presented shall be printed, except by order of the Committee on Publications.

Extra copies of reports, addresses, and papers read before the Association, may be printed by the Committee on Publications for the use of their authors, not exceeding two hundred copies to each of such authors.

The Secretary and Chairman of the Executive Committee shall endeavor to arrange with the Smithsonian Institution, or otherwise, a system of exchanges, by which our Transactions can be annually exchanged with those of other Associations in foreign countries interested in jurisprudence or governmental affairs; and also that the Secretary exchange our Transactions with those of the state and local bar associations; and that all books thus acquired be bound and deposited in the charge of the New York City Bar Association, subject to the call of this Association, if it ever desires to withdraw or consult them, if the latter association agrees to such deposit.

No resolution complimentary to an officer or member for any service performed, paper read, or address delivered shall be considered by the Association.


VII.—The terms of office of all officers elected at any Annual Meeting shall commence at the adjournment of such meeting, except the Council, whose term of office shall commence immediately upon their election.

VIII.—The President shall appoint all committees, except the Committee on Publications, within thirty days after the Annual Meeting, and shall announce them to the Secretary, and the Secretary shall promptly give notice to the persons appointed. The Committee on Publications shall be appointed on the first day of each meeting.

IX.—The Treasurer's Report shall be examined and audited annually, before its presentation to the Association, by two members to be appointed by the Chairman of the Executive Committee.

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