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ARTICLE IX.-By-laws may be adopted or amended at any annual meeting of the Association by a majority of the members present.


Article X.-The following committees shall be annually appointed by the President for the year ensuing, and shall consist of five members each :

1. On Jurisprudence and Law Reform.
2. On Judicial Administration and Remedial Procedure.
3. On Legal Education and Admission to the Bar.
4. On Publication.
5. On Grievances.

A majority of those members of any committee, or of the Central Council, who may be present at any meeting of such committee or Council, shall constitute a quorum for the purpose of such meeting. Vacancies in any office provided for by this Constitution shall be filled by appointment by the President, and the appointees shall hold office until the next meeting of the Association.

CENTRAL COUNCIL. ARTICLE XI.—The Central Council shall perform such duties as may be assigned to them by the President, or as may be defined by the by-laws, except as berein otherwise directed.

MEETING OF ASSOCIATION. ARTICLE XII.—This Association shall meet annually in July, at such time and place as the Central Council may select, and those present at such meeting shall constitute a quorum. The Secretary shall give sixty days' notice of time and place of such meeting, either by publication in a public newspaper or by personal communication.


ARTICLE XIII.—The President shall open each annual meeting of the Association with an address, in which he shall communicate the most noteworthy changes in statute law, on points of general interest, made in the State and by Congress during the preceding year.


ARTICLE XIV.-This Constitution may be altered or amended by a vote of three-fourths of the members present at any annual meeting, but no such change shall be made at any meeting at which less than twenty members are present.


ARTICLE XV.--Each Local Council shall perform such duties as it may be called upon to perform by the President, or as may be defined by the by-laws.


ARTICLE XVI.--Any member of the Association may be suspended or expelled for misconduct in his relations to this Association or in his profession, on conviction thereof, in such manner as may be prescribed by the by-laws.



The President shall preside at all meetings of the Association, and in case of his absence, one of the Vice-presidents shall preside.

II.-SECRETARY. The Secretary shall keep a record of all meetings of the Association, and of all other matters of which a record shall be deemed advisable by the Association, and shall conduct the correspondence of the Association, with the concurrence of the President.

He shall notify the officers and members of their election, and shall keep a roll of the members, and shall issue notices of all meetings.


The Secretary and Treasurer shall collect, and, under the direction of the Central Council, disburse all funds of the Association; he shall report annually, and oftener, if required; he shall keep regular accounts, which shall be at all times open to inspection of the members of the Association. His accounts shall be audited by the Central Council. Before discharging any of the duties of this office, the incumbent shall execute a bond, with good and sufficient surety, to be approved by the President, payable to the President and his successors in office, in the sum of one thousand dollars, for the use of the Association, and conditioned that he will well and faithfully perform the duties of his office so long as he discharges any of the duties thereof.

IV.–CENTRAL COUNCIL. The Central Council shall meet at least once every three months, and oftener, if called together by the President. They shall have power to make such regulations, not inconsistent with the Coustitution and By-laws, as shall be necessary for the protection of the property of the Association, and for the preservation of good order in the conduct of its affairs. They shall keep a record of their proceedings, which shall be read at the ensuing meeting of the Association; and it shall be their duty to present business for the Association. They shall have no power to make the Association liable for any debt amounting to more than half of the amount in the Treasurer's hands in cash, and not subject to prior liabilities. They shall perform such other duties as are required of them by the Constitution, or as may be assigned to them by the President.


At each annual, stated, or adjourned meeting of the Association, the order of business shall be as follows:

1. Reading Minutes of preceding meeting.
2. Address of the President.
3. Report of the Treasurer.
4. Report of Central Council.
5. Elections, if any, to membership.
6. Reports of other standing committees.
7. Reports of special committees.
8. Miscellaneous business.
9. Election of officers.

The order of business may be changed by a vote of the majority of the members present.

No person in discussion shall occupy more than ten minutes at a time, nor be heard more than twice on the same subject.

The parliamentary rules and orders contained in Cushing's Manual, except as otherwise herein provided, shall govern all meetings of the Association.


If any person elected does not, within one month after notice of his election, signify his acceptance of membership by a letter to the Secretary to that effect, and by payment of his admission fee, he shall be deemed to have declined to become a member.

VII.-COMMITTEES. In pursuance of Article X. of the Constitution, there shall be the following standing committees:

1. A Committee on Jurisprudence and Law Reform, who shall be charged with the duty of attention to all proposed changes in the law, and of recommending such as, in their opinion, may be entitled to favorable consideration of the Association.

2. A Committee on Judicial Administration and Remedial Procedure, who shall be charged with the duty of the observation of the working of our judicial system, the collection of information, the entertaining and examination of projects for a change or reform in the system, and of recommending from time to time to the Association such action as they may deem expedient.

3. A Committee on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar, who shall be charged with the duty of examining and reporting what change it is expedient to propose in the system and mode of legal education, and of admission to the practice of the profession in the State of Tennessee.

4. A Committee on Publication, who shall be charged with the duty of examining and reporting upon all matters proposed to be published by authority of the Association, and pertaining to any of the subjects for the advancement of which the Association is created.

5. A Committee on Grievances, who shall be charged with the hearing of all complaints which may be made in matters affecting the interest of the legal profession and the practice of law, and the administration of justice, and to report the same to this Association, with such recommendations as they may deem advisable; and said committee shall, in behalf of the Association, institute and carry on such proceedings against offenders, and to such extent as the Association may order, the cost of such proceedings to be paid by the Treasurer, on the warrant of the Central Council, out of moneys subject to be appropriated by them.



Each of the standing committees shall consist of five members, and shall be appointed annually by the President of the Association, and shall continue in office until the annual meeting of the Association next after their appointment, and until their successors are appointed, with power to adopt rules for

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