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§ 3-806. Executive council.

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   (A) Duties and Powers. The Executive Council shall function as the administrative and executive organ of this Association and shall carry out and implement the duties and responsibilities delegated to it by these rules, the bylaws, and the House of Delegates. In the absence of other nominating petitions, the Executive Council shall nominate candidates for the offices of elective members of the House of Delegates and for the District members of the Executive Council.

   (B) Membership. The Executive Council shall consist of the President, President-Elect, President-Elect Designate, Chair, Chair-Elect of the House of Delegates, and six elected District members. The immediate Past President of this Association shall also serve as a member of the Executive Council for the year following the expiration of his or her term of office as President.

   (C) District Representatives. There shall be one District member of the Executive Council elected from each of the six Supreme Court Judicial Districts as such districts are now numbered and constituted or as they may hereafter be constituted. Each District member shall be an Active member of this Association who resides in the district which he or she represents and shall be elected by the Active members of this Association residing within such district and out-of-state Active members who qualify as members of the District for voting purposes as provided in the bylaws.

   (D) Nomination and Election. The bylaws shall provide for the nomination of District members by petition of Active members of the district and for the election of District members by secret mail ballot.

   (E) Term of Office. The term of office of District members shall be 4 years, commencing at the close of the Annual Meeting following election, and no District member shall serve consecutive terms. The terms of District members shall be staggered so that there shall be one member elected in each year. Elections shall be held in the following order: Supreme Court Districts 3, 6, 4, 1, 2, and 5. In case of a vacancy in office of any District member, the remaining members of the Executive Council shall have the power to fill such vacancy by appointment to serve until the next regular election.

   (F) Voting. Only District members shall vote on nominations for Association office to be made by the Executive Council; the Executive Council shall not nominate any one of its current District members for any elective office in this Association. The District members of the Executive Council shall appoint an Active member to fill any vacancy in the office of Delegate to the House of Delegates of the American Bar Association in the event of a vacancy in such office.

Rule 6(D) - (F) amended March 19, 2003, effective November 1, 2003. Renumbered and codified as § 3-806, effective July 18, 2008.

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