Nominations for the 2018 JLTLA Officers and Board of Directors will be open beginning Thursday, September 14, 2017 and will close at the Annual Meeting, Tuesday, October 10, 2017. JLTLA will be electing the following positions:
President-Elect: In the absence of the President and the Vice-President, the President-Elect shall perform the duties of the President. As provided by the Dallas Bar Association, the President-Elect shall serve, on behalf of the Association, as an Advisory Director on the Dallas Bar Association Board of Directors. In addition, the President-Elect shall perform such duties as may be assigned from time to time by the President or the Board of Directors. The President-Elect shall serve as the Chair of the By-Laws Committee. The President-Elect shall assume the office of President effective as of January 1 of the year following the expiration of the then current President’s term.
Vice-President: When the President is absent, unable to act, or refuses to act, a Vice-President shall perform the duties of the President. When a Vice-President acts in place of the President, the Vice-President shall have all the powers of and be subject to all the restrictions upon the president. If there is more than one Vice-President, the Vice-Presidents shall act in place of the President in the order of the votes received when elected. A Vice-President shall perform other duties as assigned by the President or Board of Directors.
Treasurer: The Treasurer shall: (a) have charge and custody of and be responsible for all funds and securities of the Association; (b) receive and give receipts for monies due and payable to the Association from any source; (c) deposit all monies in the name of the Association in banks, trust companies, or other depositaries as provided in these Bylaws or as directed by the Board of Directors or President; (d) write checks and disburse funds to discharge obligations of the Association; provided, however that funds may not be drawn from the Association or its accounts for amounts greater than $2,500.00, without the written authorization of the President or Vice-President and the authorization of the Treasurer, where such authorization may be by a written instrument, e-mail, a facsimile transmission, or by any other similar non-oral communication; (e) maintain the financial books and records of the Association; (f) prepare financial reports at least monthly; (g) perform other duties as assigned by the President or the Board of Directors; (h) if required by the Board of Directors, give a bond for the faithful discharge of his or her duties in a sum and with a surety as determined by the Board of Directors; and (i) perform all the duties incident to the office of Treasurer.
Secretary: The Recording Secretary takes minutes of the meetings of the members and of the Board of Directors and keeps the minutes as part of the Association’s records.
Secretary: The Corresponding Secretary shall: (a) give all notices as provided in these Bylaws or as required by law; (b) maintain custody of the corporate records and of the seal of the Association; (c) affix the seal of the Association to all documents as authorized; (d) keep a register of member’s names and address(es) (mailing or email); (e) perform duties as assigned by the President or by the Board of Directors; and (f) perform all duties incident to the office of Corresponding Secretary..
Parliamentarian: The Parliamentarian shall offer advice to the President on procedural questions during the Association’s meetings.
Director 1 & 2: The affairs of the Association shall be managed by the Board of Directors
For those contested positions, all voting will occur online. Online voting will open at the conclusion of the Annual Meeting on October 10, 2017 and will close on October 16, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Please note that, for purposes of voting in the 2017 election, all dues must be paid no later than October 1, 2017. For information concerning your membership status, please contact LaNasha Houze at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
For nominations and other questions regarding elections and/or the Annual Meeting, please contact Ashlei Gradney at email@example.com.
Notice: The Annual Meeting of the J.L. Turner Legal Association will be held on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the Belo Mansion.
**Please note the date of this meeting is NOT on the second Thursday.**