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RESTATED AND AMENDED BYLAWS
UTAH STATE BAR
SOLO, SMALL FIRM & RURAL PRACTICE SECTION
ARTICLE I
ORGANIZATION
Creation: The Sole, Small Firm & Rural Practice Section (hereinafter “Section”) is established pursuant to the Bylaws of the Utah State Bar (sometimes referred to as the “Bar”) to accomplish the purposes set forth therein.
Purpose: The purpose of the Section shall be to assist its members and all interested members of the Bar:
a. By providing high quality continuing legal education (“CLE”) opportunities at reasonable cost for solo, small firm & rural practitioners and others who regularly provide legal advice and services to individuals and/or corporations;
b. By providing networking and assistance to solo, small firm and rural attorneys;
c. By providing opportunities and forums for solo, small firm and rural practitioners and others who regularly provide legal advice to individuals and/or corporations to network and exchange ideas regarding the giving of legal advice and services to clientele;
d. By monitoring legal and political issues relevant to solo, small firm and rural practitioners and to make recommendations to the Bar with respect thereto; and,
e. To undertake such other service as may be of benefit to the Section’s members, the legal profession and the public.
1.3 Limitations: The Bylaws are adopted subject to the applicable Utah Statutes and the Bylaws of the Utah State Bar.
1.4 Principal Office: The principal office of the Section shall be maintained in the offices of the Utah State Bar.
1.5 Fiscal Year: The fiscal year of the Section shall coincide with that of the Utah State Bar.
ARTICLE II
MEMBERSHIP
2.1 Enrollment: Any member of the Utah State Bar in good standing with the Bar may be enrolled as a member of the Section by the payment of annual Section dues in an amount and for
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the purpose approved by the Section, and the Board of Commissioner of the Utah State Bar, when required.
2.1 The Membership: Member enrolled as provided in Section 2.1 shall constitute the membership of the Section.
2.3 Dues: The dues shall be $20.00 for each member per year. The Section shall not impose an increase in dues without first amending these Bylaws in accordance with Article 7 hereof.
ARTICLE III
MEETINGS
3.1 Annual Meeting: The annual meeting of the Section shall be held at a place determined by the officers on the fourth (4th) Thursday in the month of June in each year or such other date as designated by the Section Officers unless that day is a legal holiday, and if a legal holiday, on the preceding Thursday which is not a legal holiday.
3.2 Quorum: Five (5) members of the Section present (in person, by proxy or by internet, voice or video participation) at any meeting shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.
3.3 Controlling Vote: Action of the Section shall be by majority vote of the members present and voting at any meeting of the Section.
3.4 Agenda: At the annual meeting of the Section members, Officers of the Section shall be elected and other business may be discussed and voted upon as determined to be appropriate by the officers.
3.5 Special Meetings: Special meetings of the membership of the Section may be called by the Section Chair at such time and place as he or she may determine.
3.6 Notice of Meetings: Written, printed, or electronic notice shall be given to all Section members stating the date, hour and place of all meeting of members, and in the case of all special meetings the purposes or purposes for which the meeting is called. Notice shall be delivered by hand, U.S. mail or e-mail at least five (5) days prior to the date of the meeting to each member of the Section. If mailed, notice shall be deemed delivered when deposited in the United States mail addressed to the member at his or her address as it appears on the records of the Utah State Bar, with postage thereon prepaid.
ARTICLE IV
OFFICERS
4.1 Officers: The officers of the Section shall be a Chair, Vice Chair, CLE Chair, Communications Chair and other Executive Committee Members as chosen from the membership of the Section.
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4.2 Section Chair: The Section Chair shall preside at all meetings of the Section and of the Section Officers. The Chair shall formulate and present at each annual meeting of the Section a report of the work of the Section for the then past year. The Chair shall perform such other duties as usually pertain to this Office.
4.3 Vice Chair: Upon the death, resignation or during the disability or unavailability of the Char, or upon his or her refusal to act, the Vice Chair shall perform the duties of the Chair for the remainder of the Chair term except in the case of the Chair’s disability or unavailability, and then only during so much of the term as the disability or unavailability shall continue. The Vice Chair of the Section shall assist the Section Chair. The Vice Chair shall also act as the coordinator of the Section’s Internet web site, or as assigned by the Chair.
4.4 CLE Chair: The CLE Chair shall be responsible to plan all continuing legal education activities of the Section enlisting such support from Section members and other interested attorneys.
4.5 Communications Chair: The Communications Chair shall be responsible to encourage communication to and between Section Members through various means available.
4.6 Executive Committee: Each officer of the Section is also a member of the Executive Committee and others elected by the Section or appointed by the Chair to handle the affairs and functions of the Section.
ARTICLE V
ELECTIONS
5.1 Elections: The officers shall be elected each year at the Section’s annual meeting by majority vote of the members present (person, proxy, internet, voice or video). If for lack of nominations or any other reasons any officer is not elected, the position may be filled pursuant to Section 5.2 below.
5.2 Vacancies: If at any time an office shall become vacant for any reason, then the remaining Section officers may appoint any member of the Section to fill the vacancy for the balance of the unexpired term or the next election.
5.3 Term of Office: The term of office shall begin with the adjournment of the annual meeting following election or succession to office, as the case may be, and shall end following the annual meeting at which a successor has been duly elected and qualified, appointed and qualified, or succeeded to the office, as the case may be.
ARTICLE VI
COMMITTEES
6.1 Committees: The Section shall have such committees as may from time to time be appointed by the Officers to perform such duties and exercise such powers as the Officers may direct.
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6.2 Committee Chairperson: Each Committee shall have a Chairperson to be appointed by the Officers to supervise such duties and exercise such powers as the officers may direct.
6.3 Duties of Committees: Each Committee shall have the responsibilities which are delegated to it by the Officers which may include the following:
(1) To plan and implement Section projects including but not limited to Section meetings and continuing legal education seminars.
(2) To analyze issues and make recommendations to the Officers on matters referred to the Committee or on its own initiation.
6.4 Membership of Committees: Upon request, any member of the Section may be a member of one or more Committees.
6.5 Duties of Members of Committees: A Section member shall become a member of a Committee with the understanding he or she will devote sufficient time to assist the Chairperson of the Committee in performing the duties of the Committee.
6.6 Meetings: The Committees may act by telephone, fax, e-mail, correspondence or at meetings scheduled. Section members may but need not be given notice of Committee meetings and all Committee meetings are open to all Section members.
ARTICLE VII
AMENDMENTS
7.1 These Bylaws may be amended at any meeting of the Section by a majority vote of the members of the Section present and voting.
CERTIFICATION OF ADOPTION
I CERTIFY THAT THE FOREGOING BYLAWS WERE ADOPTED BY THE SOLO, SMALL FIRM & RURAL PRACTICE SECTION OF THE UTAH STATE BAR, THIS 21st DAY OF JUNE, 2013.
By: /s/ Cathleen C. Gilbert
CATHLEEN C. GILBERT, SECTION CHAIR

RESTATED AND AMENDED BYLAWS

UTAH STATE BAR

SOLO, SMALL FIRM & RURAL PRACTICE SECTION

ARTICLE I

ORGANIZATION

Creation: The Sole, Small Firm & Rural Practice Section (hereinafter “Section”) is established pursuant to the Bylaws of the Utah State Bar (sometimes referred to as the “Bar”) to accomplish the purposes set forth therein.

Purpose: The purpose of the Section shall be to assist its members and all interested members of the Bar:

a. By providing high quality continuing legal education (“CLE”) opportunities at reasonable cost for solo, small firm & rural practitioners and others who regularly provide legal advice and services to individuals and/or corporations;

b. By providing networking and assistance to solo, small firm and rural attorneys;

c. By providing opportunities and forums for solo, small firm and rural practitioners and others who regularly provide legal advice to individuals and/or corporations to network and exchange ideas regarding the giving of legal advice and services to clientele;

d. By monitoring legal and political issues relevant to solo, small firm and rural practitioners and to make recommendations to the Bar with respect thereto; and,

e. To undertake such other service as may be of benefit to the Section’s members, the legal profession and the public.

1.3 Limitations: The Bylaws are adopted subject to the applicable Utah Statutes and the Bylaws of the Utah State Bar.

1.4 Principal Office: The principal office of the Section shall be maintained in the offices of the Utah State Bar.

1.5 Fiscal Year: The fiscal year of the Section shall coincide with that of the Utah State Bar.

ARTICLE II

MEMBERSHIP

2.1 Enrollment: Any member of the Utah State Bar in good standing with the Bar may be enrolled as a member of the Section by the payment of annual Section dues in an amount and for

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the purpose approved by the Section, and the Board of Commissioner of the Utah State Bar, when required.

2.1 The Membership: Member enrolled as provided in Section 2.1 shall constitute the membership of the Section.

2.3 Dues: The dues shall be $20.00 for each member per year. The Section shall not impose an increase in dues without first amending these Bylaws in accordance with Article 7 hereof.

ARTICLE III

MEETINGS

3.1 Annual Meeting: The annual meeting of the Section shall be held at a place determined by the officers on the fourth (4th) Thursday in the month of June in each year or such other date as designated by the Section Officers unless that day is a legal holiday, and if a legal holiday, on the preceding Thursday which is not a legal holiday.

3.2 Quorum: Five (5) members of the Section present (in person, by proxy or by internet, voice or video participation) at any meeting shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.

3.3 Controlling Vote: Action of the Section shall be by majority vote of the members present and voting at any meeting of the Section.

3.4 Agenda: At the annual meeting of the Section members, Officers of the Section shall be elected and other business may be discussed and voted upon as determined to be appropriate by the officers.

3.5 Special Meetings: Special meetings of the membership of the Section may be called by the Section Chair at such time and place as he or she may determine.

3.6 Notice of Meetings: Written, printed, or electronic notice shall be given to all Section members stating the date, hour and place of all meeting of members, and in the case of all special meetings the purposes or purposes for which the meeting is called. Notice shall be delivered by hand, U.S. mail or e-mail at least five (5) days prior to the date of the meeting to each member of the Section. If mailed, notice shall be deemed delivered when deposited in the United States mail addressed to the member at his or her address as it appears on the records of the Utah State Bar, with postage thereon prepaid.

ARTICLE IV

OFFICERS

4.1 Officers: The officers of the Section shall be a Chair, Vice Chair, CLE Chair, Communications Chair and other Executive Committee Members as chosen from the membership of the Section.

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4.2 Section Chair: The Section Chair shall preside at all meetings of the Section and of the Section Officers. The Chair shall formulate and present at each annual meeting of the Section a report of the work of the Section for the then past year. The Chair shall perform such other duties as usually pertain to this Office.

4.3 Vice Chair: Upon the death, resignation or during the disability or unavailability of the Char, or upon his or her refusal to act, the Vice Chair shall perform the duties of the Chair for the remainder of the Chair term except in the case of the Chair’s disability or unavailability, and then only during so much of the term as the disability or unavailability shall continue. The Vice Chair of the Section shall assist the Section Chair. The Vice Chair shall also act as the coordinator of the Section’s Internet web site, or as assigned by the Chair.

4.4 CLE Chair: The CLE Chair shall be responsible to plan all continuing legal education activities of the Section enlisting such support from Section members and other interested attorneys.

4.5 Communications Chair: The Communications Chair shall be responsible to encourage communication to and between Section Members through various means available.

4.6 Executive Committee: Each officer of the Section is also a member of the Executive Committee and others elected by the Section or appointed by the Chair to handle the affairs and functions of the Section.

ARTICLE V

ELECTIONS

5.1 Elections: The officers shall be elected each year at the Section’s annual meeting by majority vote of the members present (person, proxy, internet, voice or video). If for lack of nominations or any other reasons any officer is not elected, the position may be filled pursuant to Section 5.2 below.

5.2 Vacancies: If at any time an office shall become vacant for any reason, then the remaining Section officers may appoint any member of the Section to fill the vacancy for the balance of the unexpired term or the next election.

5.3 Term of Office: The term of office shall begin with the adjournment of the annual meeting following election or succession to office, as the case may be, and shall end following the annual meeting at which a successor has been duly elected and qualified, appointed and qualified, or succeeded to the office, as the case may be.

ARTICLE VI

COMMITTEES

6.1 Committees: The Section shall have such committees as may from time to time be appointed by the Officers to perform such duties and exercise such powers as the Officers may direct.

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6.2 Committee Chairperson: Each Committee shall have a Chairperson to be appointed by the Officers to supervise such duties and exercise such powers as the officers may direct.

6.3 Duties of Committees: Each Committee shall have the responsibilities which are delegated to it by the Officers which may include the following:

(1) To plan and implement Section projects including but not limited to Section meetings and continuing legal education seminars.

(2) To analyze issues and make recommendations to the Officers on matters referred to the Committee or on its own initiation.

6.4 Membership of Committees: Upon request, any member of the Section may be a member of one or more Committees.

6.5 Duties of Members of Committees: A Section member shall become a member of a Committee with the understanding he or she will devote sufficient time to assist the Chairperson of the Committee in performing the duties of the Committee.

6.6 Meetings: The Committees may act by telephone, fax, e-mail, correspondence or at meetings scheduled. Section members may but need not be given notice of Committee meetings and all Committee meetings are open to all Section members.

ARTICLE VII

AMENDMENTS

7.1 These Bylaws may be amended at any meeting of the Section by a majority vote of the members of the Section present and voting.

CERTIFICATION OF ADOPTION

I CERTIFY THAT TH FOREGOING BYLAWS WERE ADOPTED BY THE SOLO, SMALL FIRM & RURAL PRACTICE SECTION OF THE UTAH STATE BAR, THIS 21st DAY OF JUNE, 2013.

By: /s/ Cathleen C. Gilbert

CATHLEEN C. GILBERT, SECTION CHAIR

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