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It shall be the duty of the Committee on Legislation to present to the General Assembly all recommendations of the Association respecting changes in existing laws and proposed new legislation, and endeavor to secure appropriate action thereon, reporting its proceedings to the Association at each annual meeting.


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.


This 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 President, by and with the approval of the Executive Committee, may call special meetings at such time and place as may be deemed expedient. (Amended July 6, 1916. Vol. 37, p. 24.)


The admission fee will, in all cases, be $5, which shall include the dues of the applicant to December 31st of the year in which he is admitted. The annual dues of the members shall be $5, 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 Membership, be reinstated on payment of the sum of $5. (Amended December 28, 1886, Vol. 7, p. 65; July 15, 1892, Vol. 13, p. 91, and July 8, 1902, Vol. 23, p. 26; August 27, 1918, Vol. 39, p. 69.)


This Constitution may be altered or amended by a vote of a majority of the members present at any annual meeting. (Amended July 6, 1916. Vol. 37, p. 24.)


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:

APPROVED 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.


I. The President shall submit to the Executive Committee for its action at a meeting, a sufficient time before each annual or special meeting, a program for the next meeting, which shall provide for addresses by distinguished members of the Bar upon subjects of interest to the Bar, discussions of matters of legal importance, and also on biography of deceased members of the Association. (Amended July 6, 1916. Vol. 37, p. 25.)

II. The Order of Exercises at the annual meeting shall be as follows:

(a) Annual Address of the President. (b) Report of Committee on Admission and Election of

(c) Report of Secretary.
(d) Report of Treasurer.
(e) Reports of Standing Committees:

Executive Committee.
On Judicial Administration and Legal Reform.
On Legal Education.
On Grievances.
On Legal Biography.

On Legislation. () President's call upon each Judicial District for names of

deceased members. (g) Reports of Special Committees. (h) The Nomination of Officers. (i) The Appointment of Standing Committees. (j) Miscellaneous Business. (k) The Election of Officers.

The address to be delivered by a person invited by the Executive Committee shall be at the morning session of the second day of the annual meeting, and the reading of papers by the members appointed by the Executive Committee shall be on the same day, unless the Executive Committee shall designate some other time for the address and reading of papers. After the reading of each paper an opportunity shall be given for discussion on the topic of

the paper.

The Executive Committee shall publish some days in advance of each annual meeting, a statement of the person who is to deliver the address, and the persons who are to read papers and the subject of each. (Amended December 28, 1886. Vol. 7, p. 65.)

III. No person taking part in a discussion 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. At any of the meetings of the Association, members of the Bar of any foreign country or of any state other than Ohio, who are not members of the Association, may be admitted to the privilege of the floor during such meetings.

All papers read before the Association shall be lodged with the Secretary. The annual address of the President, the reports of the 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 Executive Committee. Extra copies of reports, addresses and papers read before the Association, may be printed for the use of their authors, not exceeding one hundred copies to each of such authors.

The Executive Committee, as a Committee on Publications, shall meet within one month after each annual meeting at such time and place as the Chairman shall appoint.

VI. The terms of office of all officers elected at any annual meeting shall commence at the adjournment of such meetings; but the terms of office of the members of the several committees appointed by the President shall commence immediately on their appointment.

VII. Each committee shall elect its own officers, whose terms of office shall commence on their election and continue until the appointment of a new committee; and each Standing Committee shall continue until its successor shall be appointed.

VIII. All Standing Committees shall meet on the day preceding each annual meeting at the place where the same is to be held, at such hour as the respective chairmen shall designate.

IX. Special meetings of any committee shall be held at such times and places as the chairman thereof may appoint. Reasonable notice shall be given by him to each member by mail.

X. 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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