ARTICLE VIII – DIVISIONS

Section 800. Divisions; Additional Divisions.

  1. The Divisions of the Association shall be as set forth in this Article.
  2. Additional Divisions may be established by amendment of these bylaws as provided in Section 1100. The establishing bylaw shall identify the membership or subject matter of the Division, which shall not be a recognized area of substantive or procedural law or the practice thereof.

Section 801. Combination, Change of Name or Discontinuance of Divisions.

The Board may change the name of, combine or discontinue any Division or Divisions.

Section 802. Membership of Divisions.

  1. All members of Divisions shall be Members except as set forth in Section 802(B) hereof, and any Member may be a member of any one or more Divisions.
  2. Any Division may permit one or more non-lawyers to serve as members of the Division or any committee thereof, and unless otherwise approved by the Board no non-lawyer may be an officer of any Division.

Section 803. Division Organization and Procedures; Reports.

  1. Each Division shall adopt such bylaws and other regulations for its organization, governance and conduct of its business as it deems appropriate, not inconsistent with the Charter, Bylaws and resolutions of the Board.
  2. The officers of each Division shall be the Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and such other officers as are provided in its bylaws. In lieu of a Chair, a Division may have two or more Co-Chairs, in which case any reference to the "Chair" of a Division in these Bylaws shall refer to any Co-Chair, as determined by the Division.
  3. No Division may assess dues on its members unless first authorized by the Board.
  4. There shall be no expenditure by the Division of funds not obtained through the Bar Association’s budget process unless first authorized by the Board.
  5. At such time or times as the Chancellor or Board shall determine, the Chair of each Division shall transmit a report of its activities to the Chancellor and/or the Board.

Section 804. Division Meetings.

All Divisions shall meet from time to time at the call of the Chair thereof, and it shall be the duty of the Chair thereof to call a meeting upon the written request of the Chancellor or of any 25 members of the Division.

Section 805. The Young Lawyers Division

  1. The Young Lawyers Division shall consist of all Regular Members
    1. who are under 37 years of age, or;
    2. regardless of age, whose third anniversary of their first admission to the Bar of any state has not yet occurred.
  2. Membership of a Regular Member in the Division shall terminate automatically at the end of the calendar year during which a Member no longer fulfills either of the requirements set forth in Section 805(A) above, or at such earlier time as the Member ceases to be a Regular Member.