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October 17, 2013

Comments Sought on Proposed Amendment to VSB and Council Bylaws

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The proposed amendment was amended by the Bylaw Committee after considering comments that were made after the original posting. The proposed amendment adds a new Part III to the bylaws providing for how the bylaws are to be amended.

The Virginia State Bar is seeking public comment to a proposed amendment to the Bylaws of the Virginia State Bar and Council. Comments are due by January 24, 2014, to the VSB offices or publiccomment@vsb.org. The proposed amendment adds a new Part III to the bylaws:

Part III Miscellaneous

Amending Bylaws

(a) Upon motion of an active member of the Virginia State Bar in good standing, the bylaws contained in either Part I or Part II may be amended at any regular meeting of the Bar Council provided there has been at least 30 days' notice of the proposed amendment to all Virginia State Bar members. Amendment of the bylaws must be by a two-thirds vote of the Council members present and voting at that regular meeting.

(b) Without additional notice to all Virginia State Bar members, the text of the proposed bylaw amendment may be amended by a majority vote of the Council members present and voting at that regular meeting.

OR

(b) Without additional notice to all Virginia State Bar members, the text of the proposed bylaw amendment may be amended by a majority vote of the Council members present and voting at that regular meeting provided the amended text does not substantively or materially conflict with the intent of the proposed bylaw amendment, as determined by the President.

 

updated February 28, 2014
originally posted: Oct 17, 2013

Updated: Feb 28, 2014