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Criminal Law

A Section of the Virginia State Bar.

Section News and Information

May 26, 2011

Section to consider bylaw amendment at Annual Business Meeting

The Section will consider the following amendments to its bylaws during its Annual Business Meeting on Friday, June 17, at 12:30 p.m. - Cavalier Oceanfront Hotel - Virginia Beach

(open to all Section members)

PROPOSED BYLAW AMENDMENTS

SECTION ON CRIMINAL LAW -VIRGINIA STATE BAR

ARTICLE IV

Nomination and Election of Officers

Section 1.  Nominations.   Not less than sixty days (60) before the Annual Meeting, the Chair shall appoint a nominating committee of at least five members not more than three of whom may be members of the Board of Governors. The Immediate Past Chair of the Section shall serve as chair of the nominating committee. The current Chair and Vice Chair also shall serve as “ex officio” members of the committee.

        The nominating committee shall meet at the place of the Annual Meeting at a time designated by the Chair of the Section and shall make and report to the Section nominations for any offices held by members whose terms expire on the 30th day of June following the Annual Meeting, or for any offices which are then vacant.

        Three members of the nominating committee shall constitute a quorum, and, if less than a quorum is present, the Chair of the Section shall appoint new members sufficient to constitute a quorum.  Other nominations may be made from the floor of the Section meeting.