Article IV

Article IV. Officers

Section 1. The officers of the Section shall be the Chair, Chair-­‐Elect, Immediate Past Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and such other officers as may be determined to be necessary by the membership. Officers of the Section shall be active members of the Oregon State Bar. Sections may establish eligibility requirements or other procedures to ensure rotation of the Chair among specific groups or specialty areas of the membership, such as plaintiff or defense counsel.

Section 2. The Chair, or the Chair-­‐Elect in the absence of the Chair, shall preside at all meetings of the Section and of the Section Executive Committee. The Chair shall appoint the officers and members of all committees of the Section pursuant to Article VII; plan and monitor the programs of the Section; keep the Section Executive Committee informed and carry out its decisions; and perform such other duties as may be designated by the Section Executive Committee.

Section 3. The Chair-­‐Elect will become the Chair on January 1 regardless of the date of the Section Annual Business Meeting or the date of the mailed or electronic ballot election. The Chair-­‐Elect shall aid the Chair in the performance of the Chair’s responsibilities, and shall perform such other duties as may be designated by the Section Executive Committee. In the event of the death, disability, or resignation of the Chair, the Chair-­‐Elect shall perform the duties of
the Chair for the remainder of  the Chair’s term or disability.

Section 4. The Secretary shall retain and maintain all books, papers, documents and other property pertaining to the work of the Section, and shall keep a true record of proceedings of all meetings and votes of the Section and of the Section Executive Committee. The Secretary shall perform other duties as assigned by the Section Executive Committee.

Section 5. The Treasurer shall keep an accurate record of all receipts and expenditures by the Section as hereinafter provided; report on the Section’s present and projected financial condition at each meeting of the Section Executive Committee; prepare an annual projected budget for approval by the Section Executive Committee; and submit a report of the Section’s financial affairs and financial condition to the members at the Section Annual Business Meeting.

Section 6. Section Chairs shall serve as ex officio voting members of the Oregon State Bar House of Delegates. In the event the section chair holds another position that also serves as an ex officio member of the House of Delegates, the section chair shall designate an alternate to serve in the chair’s stead at any House of Delegates meeting. In all other situations, the section chair may designate an alternate delegate to serve in the chair’s stead at any House of Delegates meeting. An alternate delegate must be a person duly authorized in the section’s bylaws or otherwise to act in the section chair’s stead.

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