ARTICLE ONE – NAME
The name of this association shall be the Fairfield County Bar Association.
ARTICLE TWO – OBJECTIVES
This Fairfield County Bar Association (Association) shall have as its objectives and purposes the following:
- The facilitation of the administration of justice;
- The presentation of high standards of integrity, honor and dignity in the legal profession;
- The maintenance of rapport and cooperation with local, state, federal and other bar associations;
- The cultivation of the spirit of good fellowship among the members.
ARTICLE THREE – MEMBERSHIP AND DUES
Ohio and Federal Judges and any attorney licensed to practice in the state of Ohio shall be eligible for membership in this Association. A member shall be any of those aforementioned who has paid his or her dues for any year for which membership is sought. Dues shall become payable for each member upon the earlier of a written notice of dues or by February 1st of the dues year. The written notice of dues may be provided by e-mail, by announcement in the Association newsletter, courthouse box notice, or mail to the last known address of each member. The dues shall be made payable to the “Fairfield County Bar Association.” and forwarded to the Association’s Treasurer. Membership dues are $60.00 per member per year until changed by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the members present and voting at any regular or annual meeting, however, a new member who has been licensed to practice for less than one year shall receive a 50% discount. A member in this Association shall have the right to vote, hold office and serve on committees.
ARTICLE FOUR – ADOPTION OF BY-LAWS
The association shall adopt By-Laws for the conduct of its affairs, in harmony with this Constitution and with any mandates of the Ohio Supreme Court.
ARTICLE FIVE – AMENDMENTS
The Constitution and By-Laws of this Association may be amended by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the members present and voting at any annual meeting, regular meeting, or special meeting, provided that written notice of proposed amendments shall have been given to the members not less than ten (10) days in advance of such meeting.
ARTICLE SIX – DISCRIMINATION
No expenditure to any person, business, or other entity shall be made by, or on behalf of or in the name of, this Association which expenditure secures or attempts to secure for this Association’s membership, or part thereof, any goods, services, entertainment, or other benefit if that person, business, or other entity has any policy or practice of discrimination against or exclusion of, any person or persons on the basis of his, her, or their race, sex, age, religion, ethnic origin, handicap, or sexual preference.
ARTICLE SEVEN – EFFECTIVE DATE
This constitution shall take effect on the seventeenth day of April 17th, 2003.