Constitution

ARTICLE I. Name.

Dallas Association of Law Librarians.

ARTICLE II. Object.

The Association is established as a non-profit organization for educational and scientific purposes. It shall be conducted to promote librarianship, to develop and increase the usefulness of law libraries, to cultivate the science of law librarianship and to foster a spirit of cooperation among the members of the profession.

ARTICLE III. Membership.

Any person or institution interested in law libraries may become a member of the Association by complying with the provisions of the Bylaws.

ARTICLE IV. Meetings.

Meetings shall be held as provided in the Bylaws.

ARTICLE V. Officers and Committees.

Section 1. Officers. The officers shall consist of a President, a First Vice President, a Second Vice President, a Secretary and a Treasurer. The President, First Vice President, Second Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer shall be elected annually by the Association. The First Vice President, shall automatically become President after one year and shall so serve during the second year following such officer’s election. One person may simultaneously hold the offices of Secretary and Treasurer.

Section 2. Duties of Officers. The officers shall perform the duties usually pertaining to their respective offices and other duties as may be assigned by the Executive Board.

Section 3. Committees. There shall be such committees as the Executive Board shall create or shall be created by a majority vote of those present and voting at any meeting of the Association.

Section 4. Appointments. The President shall appoint committee chairpersons subject to the approval of the Executive Board, as provided in the Bylaws.

Section 5. Terms of Office. All officers and chairpersons shall be elected to serve for one year and shall serve until their successors are elected or appointed and qualified.

ARTICLE VI. Executive Board.

Section 1. Composition. The Executive Board shall be composed of the Officers of the Association and the immediate past President.

Section 2. Vacancies in Office. The Executive Board shall have the power to fill any vacancy in elective offices except that of President. The person appointed by the Executive Board shall serve the unexpired term. In the case of the death or resignation of the President of the Association, the First Vice President shall become President and shall serve until the end of his own elected term.

ARTICLE VII. Amendments.

Amendments to the Constitution may be proposed by the Executive Board or by a petition signed by ten percent of the active members of the Association. Proposed amendments shall become effective when approved by two-thirds of the members voting in a ballot to be conducted by mail, in the manner provided in the Bylaws.

ARTICLE VIII. Bylaws.

Any Bylaw may be adopted, repealed, amended or suspended by a majority vote of those present and voting at any meeting of the Association, upon motion presented at a regular meeting at least one month before such motion is voted upon.