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.