Membership meeting to be held on March 6 to approve bylaw amendments

Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014
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On Feb.11, 2014, the Massachusetts Bar Association's (MBA) House of Delegates approved amendments to the association's bylaws. Now, a membership vote is needed in order for the amended bylaws to take effect. The proposed bylaws were drafted and submitted by the Governance Committee, which is chaired by Walter A. Costello Jr., and  includes Richard L. Campbell, John J. Carroll Jr., Warren F. Fitzgerald, Mary Jo Kennedy, Michael E. Mone, Jr., Martha Rush O'Mara and James T. Van Buren.

The proposed bylaw changes help to effectuate more member involvement in the governance of the MBA by streamlining the advancement of officer positions (by eliminating a vice president position) and enhancing the role of the Executive Management Board in the nominating committee process. The MBA membership will meet on Thursday, March 6, 2014, at Suffolk University Law School, 120 Tremont St., Boston, prior to the  MBA's House of Delegates meeting, to vote on the proposed amendments at 4 p.m.

To view the proposed bylaws, click here.
To view the redlined version, click here.