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Whenever complaint is made against a member of the Association for misconduct in his relations to the Association, or in his profession, the member or members preferring such complaint shall present it to the President, in writing, subscribed by him or them, plainly stating the matters complained of, with particulars of time, place and circumstance. Upon receipt of such complaint the President shall refer it to a committee of three members, to be appointed by him, or to the committee on grievances if such committee shall then be existence. The committee to whom it shall have been referred shall, without delay, cause to be served upon the accused a copy of the complaint and a notice to appear within ten days and answer the same. Upon answer made, or after the expiration of the time given therefor, the committee shall appoint a time and place of trial and notify the accused thereof. The committee shall have power to summon witnesses to give testimony before it. A member of the Association being so summoned shall, if he refuse to appear and give testimony, be liable to be proceeded against for misconduct and be tried therefor as herein provided. The committee shall try the case according to the rules of evidence in civil cases. At the conclusion of the trial the committee shall make findings of fact and render its decision thereon. If the accused be found guilty, the committee shall fix the penalty for the offense, and for this purpose shall have power to render judgment of temporary or indefinite suspension from membership in the Association against him, or of expulsion from the Association. Such judgment of suspension or expulsion shall go into effect at the expiration of ten days from the rendition thereof, unless meanwhile the accused shall have taken an appeal therefrom to the Association at its next annual or adjourned meeting. If the decision be in favor of the accused, and judgment of acquittal is entered, the complaining witness or witnesses
shall also have the right to appeal within such ten days to the Association as aforesaid.
The substance of the evidence taken at the trial shall be reduced to writing, by the committee. The decision and judgment of the committee, with the evidence and findings, shall be forwarded to the Secretary of the Association, who shall report the same to the Association at its next annual or adjourned meeting. If the judgment of the committee be appealed from, the case shall be tried de novo by the Association upon the record before it; provided, however, that if the Association shall be of the opinion that the trial committee improperly admitted testimony, it may by a majority vote, disregard such testimony, and it may, by a like vote, hear evidence improperly rejected and excluded by the committee, for which purpose it may exercise the powers herein granted to the trial committee. The Association may modify, affirm, or reverse any decision or judgment of the trial committee, provided, however, that a vote of three-fourths of the members of the Association present shall be necessary to affirm a judgment of expulsion.
FEES AND DUES.
The fee for admission to membership in this Association shall be five dollars, which shall include dues for the ensuing year. Each member shall pay one dollar per year as dues.
There shall be chosen, at each annual meeting, three members as delegates to the next ensuing convention of the American Bar Association.
ORDER OF BUSINESS.
At each annual or adjourned meeting of the Association, the order of business shall be as follows:
1. Reading record of preceding meeting. 2. Address of President.
3. Reports of Officers.
4. Report of Executive Committee. 5. Elections to membership.
6. Reports of Standing Committees. 7. Reports of Special Committees.
9. Election of Officers and appointment of Committees. This order of business may be changed at any meeting by a vote of a majority of the members present.
The Parliamentary Rules and Orders contained in Cushing's Manual, except as otherwise herein provided, shall govern all meetings of this Association.
No person shall speak more than ten minutes at a time, nor more than twice on one subject, except by permission of the Association.
A stenographer shall be employed at each annual meeting. All papers read before the Association shall be lodged with the Secretary. The annual address of the President, reports of committees, and all the proceedings of the annual meeting, shall be printed; but no other address made, or paper read, shall be printed, except by order of the committee on Publications, or upon vote of the annual meeting.
No resolution complimentary to an officer or member of the Association for any service performed, address delivered, or paper read, shall be considered by the Association.
These By-Laws may be amended at any annual or adjourned meeting of the Association by a majority vote of those present.
Adopted at the meeting of the Bar Association by the Association this 19th day of July, 1894.
NATHAN S. Porter,
ROLL OF MEMBERS.
Albertson, R. B
Allen, John B..
Allen, T. N..
Allen, J. H
Allen, J. S
Andrews, W. R.
Blain, E. F
Balster, Neil W
Bowman, A. C..
Brents, Thomas H.
Brown, O. P..
Brown, Frederick A.
Burkheimer, William E
Cadwell, E. P... ..
Cass, J. P..
Coiner, B. W..
Cole, Irving T. Coryell, G. K