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member from every judicial district represented in the Association. A majority of the members of every committee who may be present at a meeting of the Association shall constitute a quorum of such committee for the purposes of such meeting.
Every committee shall, at each annual meeting, report in writing a summary of its proceedings since the last annual report, together with any suggestions deemed suitable and appertaining to its powers, duties or business. A general summary of all such annual reports and of the proceedings of the annual meetings shall be prepared and printed by and under the direction of the Executive Committee, together with the Constitution, By-laws, names and residences of Officers, Standing Committees and members of the Association, as soon as practicable after each annual meeting.
VII. FINAL ACTION.
No action of the Association of a permanent nature, or recommending changes in the law or the administration of justice, shall be final until approved by the Standing Committee, to which the same shall be referred by the Association.
The President, or, in his absence, the senior VicePresident, shall preside at all meetings of the Association, and the President shall deliver an address at the opening of the meeting next after his election.
IX. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.
The President and Secretary shall be ex-officio members of the Executive Committee. The Committee shall manage the affairs of the Association, subject to the provisions of the Constitution and By-Laws, and
shall be vested with the title to all its property as trustees thereof, and shall make By-Laws for the Association, subject to amendment by the Association.
X. COMMITTEE ON ADMISSIONS.
The proceedings of this Committee shall be deemed confidential, and shall be kept secret, except so far as written or printed reports of the Committee shall be necessarily and officially made to the Association.
XI. COMMITTEE ON JUDICIAL ADMINISTRATION AND LEGAL REFORM.
It shall be the duty of the Committee on Judicial Administration and Legal Reform to take the record of all proposed changes of the law, and to recommend such as may be, in its opinion, entitled to the favorable influence of the Association; and, further, to observe the working of the judicial system of the State, to collect information with reference thereto, and to recommend such action as it may deem advisable.
XII. COMMITTEE ON LEGAL EDUCATION.
It shall be the duty of the Committee on Legal Education to examine and to report what change it is expected to propose in the system of legal education and of admission to the practice of the profession in the State of Ohio.
XIII. COMMITTEE ON GRIEVANCES.
The Committee on Grievances shall receive all complaints which may be made in matters affecting the interests of the legal profession, the practice of the law and the administration of justice, and report the same to the Association with such recommendations as it may deem advisable.
The proceedings of this Committee shall be deemed confidential and kept secret, except so far as reports of the same shall be necessarily and officially made to the Association.
XIV. COMMITTEE ON LEGAL BIOGRAPHY.
The Committee on Legal Biography shall provide for the preservation among the archives of the Association of suitable written or printed memorials of the lives and characters of deceased members of the Ohio Bar, and procure and report to the next annual meeting a short biographical sketch of each member whose death shall have been reported at any annual meeting. (Amended December 28, 1886.)
The Secretary shall keep a record of the proceedings, and conduct the correspondence of the Association, and perform the usual duties of such office.
The Treasurer shall collect and by order of the Executive Committee disburse all funds of the Association, and keep regular accounts, which at all times shall be open to the inspection of any member or members of the Executive Committee.
The Association shall meet annually at such time and place as the Executive Committee may select, and those present at such meeting shall constitute a quorum.
The admission fee will, in all cases, be $2. The annual dues of the members shall be $2, to be paid yearly on or before the first day of the annual meeting of the Association, and after each annual meeting the Treasurer shall notify each member in arrears for dues of the amount due; and any member who shall remain in default for dues until the close of the annual meeting next following such default, shall be suspended and dropped from the rolls, and shall not be reinstated until all back dues are paid; provided, however, that in case such back dues amount to more than $5, such members may, upon recommendation of the Committee on Admissions, be reinstated on payment of the sum of $5. (Amended December 28, 1886, and July 15, 1892.)
This Constitution may be altered or amended by a vote of a majority of the members present at any annual meeting, with the approval of the Executive Committee.
The following By-Laws, prepared by the Sub-Committee appointed for that purpose, were adopted in the month of September, 1881, by the following indorsement written thereon.
The undersigned members of the Executive Committee hereby consent that a meeting of the Committee to consider the within By-Laws be dispensed with, and that said By-Laws be considered as adopted and be published by the Secretary with his report.
JOHN W. HERRON,
J. T. HOLMES,
JOHN F. BROTHERTON,
WARREN P. NOBLE,
GEO. W. GEDDES,
CHAS. H. GROSVENOR,
D. A. HOLLINGSWORTH,
I. The Executive Committee, at its first meeting after each annual meeting of the Association, shall select some person to make an address at the next annual meeting, on the life and services of any deceased member of the bench or bar of Ohio, of eminence, or other subject; and also not exceeding five members of the Association to read papers.
The Order of Exercises at the annual meeting shall be as follows: