Weld County

Bar Association​

ARTICLE I - OFFICES

Section 3.5  MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS.

ARTICLE X - NON-DISCRIMINATION

By:      Jennifer  Lynn Peters
Its:        Secretary/Treasurer

Section  3.4.1   RESIGNATION. The  resignation  of the  member  tendered  in writing  to  the President  of the Corporation. Such resignation  shall not relieve the  resigning member  of the obligation   to  pay  any  dues,  assessments  or  other   charges  accruing  prior  to  the  date  of resignation and remaining unpaid.


Section  3.4.2    REMOVAL OF  QUALIFICATIONS. The  membership  of  any  Active  or Resident   Member    of   the   Corporation   shall  terminate upon  the   failure   to   pay   the Corporation's dues  or  the striking of the  member's  name  from  the  membership rolls of the COLORADO BAR ASSOCIATION by the Treasurer  of the COLORADO BAR ASSOCIATION for failure to pay dues  or if the privilege of a Resident  Member  to practice before  the  Supreme Court  of  the  State  of  Colorado  is suspended or  revoked  (disbarred). Membership in  the  Corporation may be  reinstated  upon  application  when the  terminated member  is reinstated,  in good  standing,  to practice before  the Supreme  Court  of the state of Colorado and all dues  to the Corporation and  the COLORADO BAR ASSOCIATION are paid. The membership of Resident Members of the corporation shall likewise terminate  upon the suspension or  revocation  (disbarment)  of the privilege of the member  to practice  before the highest court  of the state in which said member  is admitted  to practice and  said Resident Member   may  be  reinstated,   upon   application,   when   admitted   to  practice,  and  in  good standing, before  the highest court  of a state other  than  the State of Colorado  and all dues to the Corporation and the COLORADO BAR ASSOCIATION are paid.

ARTICLE IV - BOARD OF DIRECTORS

ARTICLE III - MEMBERSHIP

ARTICLE VIII - MISCELLANEOUS

Section   5.4    ELECTION  OF   OFFICERS. The   President,   President-elect, Secretary/Treasurer, Board of Directors,  and Board of Governors' Representatives shall be elected at the Annual Meeting for the terms  of office  described  in Section  5.2, above.   Nominations for the elective officers  shall be made by the Nominating Committee provided; however,  the President-elect shall be nominated by the  Nominating Committee for  the  office  of  President  unless  the  President-elect has  become unavailable to hold  that office by reason of death or other  causes. The  Nominating Committee shall be instructed,  and by this Bylaw is instructed,  that the officers shall be chosen  on the basis of ability and willingness to serve the needs of the Corporation rather than  as a method of conferring  honors and  that  the  Nominating Committee is to consider  and  be  sensitive  to the  diverse composition of the  corporation so  that  all members   may  recognize  that  their  interests  and  aspirations  are  being given  serious  attention both  in the  selection  of  the  officers  and  the  conduct of  the  Association's affairs.  Additional   nomination  for  the  offices  of  President-elect,   Secretary/Treasurer,  Board  of Directors,  and  Representative of the Corporation to the Board  of Governors of the COLORADO BAR ASSOCIATION may be made by any member  at the Annual  Meeting provided  such member has  notified  the  President  in writing  at least two  (2) weeks  prior  to  the  meeting  of the  member's intention  to place additional  persons  in nomination and the identity of such persons.  The  said two­ week requirement shall be waived and nominations accepted  from  the floor at the Annual  Meeting, however,  if the  Nominating Committee's report  is not  made public at least four  (4) weeks prior  to the Annual Meeting.


Section   5.5    LIMITATION  ON   TERM.   The   President,   President-elect, and  immediate   past president  may not  succeed  themselves  in office. Representatives of the corporation to the Board of Governors of the COLORADO BAR ASSOCIATION shall not serve more than two (2) successive terms._The  Secretary/Treasurer  may succeed   himself  but   may  not   serve  more   than   two   (2) successive two-year terms.

Section 4.3  NUMBER, TENURE AND QUALIFICATIONS. The number of Directors of the corporation shall consist of at least twelve (12) active members. Each  officer shall serve as a member  of the Board of Directors. The  remaining six (6) members  of the Board of Directors (Directors-at-Large) shall be nominated by the Nominating Committee and elected by the membership at the Annual  Meeting. The term of office of the Directors-at-Large shall be two (2) years. A member  of the Board of Directors may succeed himself but may not serve more than two (2) successive two-year terms. The President,  President-Elect, or immediate  past president shall preside at all meetings of the Board of Directors.


Section 4.4  MEETINGS. The Board of Directors shall meet upon  call of the President  or upon call of any three (3) members  of the Board of Directors.


Section 4.5  NOTICE. Written  notice of any meeting of the Board of Directors shall be given by electronic mail to each Director at his or her business address at least three  (3) days prior to the meeting.


Section  4.6  QUORUM.  A majority of the number of Directors fixed by or pursuant to Section  4.3 of this Article IV  shall constitute a quorum for  the  transaction of business  at any  meeting  of  the Board of Directors,  but if less than  such number is present  at a meeting, a majority of the Directors present  may adjourn  the meeting from time to time without  further  notice.


Section 4.7  MANNER OF ACTING. Except  as otherwise  required by law or by the Articles of Incorporation, the act of the majority of the Directors present  at a meeting at which a quorum is present  shall be the act of the Board of Directors.


Section  4.8   INFORMAL ACTION BY DIRECTORS.  Any action  required  or  permitted to  be taken  by the  Board  of  Directors  or  by a committee thereof  at a meeting  may be  taken  without  a meeting  if a  consent   in  writing,  setting  forth  the  action  so  taken,  shall  be  signed  by  all of  the Directors or  all of  the committee   members   entitled  to  vote  with  respect  to  the  subject  matter thereof.


Section 4.9  PARTICIPATION BY ELECTRONIC MEANS. Any members  of the Board of Directors or any committee designated  by such Board may participate in a meeting of the Board of Directors or committee by means of telephone conference or similar communications equipment by which all persons  participating in the meeting can hear each other at the same time. Such participation shall constitute presence  in person  at the meeting.


Section   4.10    VACANCIES. Any  vacancy  occurring   in  the  Board  Directors  may  be  filled by appointment by the remaining of Directors. A director  appointed to fill a vacancy shall serve for the unexpired  term of his or her predecessor in office.


Section 4.11  RESIGNATION. Any Director of the corporation may resign at any time by giving written  notice to the President  or the Secretary of the Corporation. The resignation  of any Director shall take effect upon  receipt of notice thereof  or at such later time as shall be specified in such notice: and, unless otherwise  specified therein, the acceptance of such resignation  shall not be necessary to make it effective.


Section  4.12   REMOVAL. Any Director or Directors of the  Corporation may be  removed  at any time, with or without  cause, in the manner  provided  in the Colorado Nonprofit Corporation Act.


Section 4.13  COMPENSATION. Directors, as such, shall not receive any salaries for their services.


Section 3.8.1  ASSESSMENT. The Directors of the corporation shall have the authority  to establish dues and fees for membership in the Corporation and may distinguish between classes of membership in establishing such dues or fees.


Section 3.8.2  PAYMENT OF DUES.  The  dues of the Corporation shall be paid through the Treasurer of the COLORADO BAR ASSOCIATION upon assessment to the member  by the COLORADO BAR ASSOCIATION in accordance with its Bylaws, rules or practices.

ARTICLE V - OFFICERS

Section 3.6  MANNER OF ACTING.  The act of a majority of those Active members  in good standing present  at any meeting at which there is a quorum, or if by mail a majority of such members  in good  standing  responding,  shall be the action of the membership.


Section  3.7   QUORUM.  15%  of  the Active  members  of  the  Corporation in good  standing  shall constitute  a quorum for transaction of any business at any general membership meeting of the Corporation.


Section 3.8  DUES.

The  Corporation  shall  be,  and  remain,  affiliated  with  the  COLORADO  BAR ASSOCIATION pursuant  to  the  provisions   of  the  Bylaws  of  the  COLORADO  BAR ASSOCIATION as now adopted or hereafter  amended.

Section  6.1   EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. The  Board  of  Directors,  by  resolution  adopted by  a majority  of  the  full Board,  may designate  two  or  more  of its members  to constitute an Executive Committee. The designation  of such committee  and delegation  thereto  of authority  shall not operate to relieve the Board  of Directors  or any member  thereof  of any responsibility  imposed  by law. The Executive  Committee, when  the Board of Directors is not in session, shall have and may exercise all of the authority  of the Board  of Directors  except  to the extent, if any, that  such authority  shall be limited  by the  resolution  appointing the  Executive  Committee and  except  also that  the  Executive Committee shall not  have  the  authority  of  the  Board  of  Directors in  reference  to  amending the Articles  of  Incorporation,  adopting a  plan  of  merger   or  consolidation,  recommending  to  the members  the sale, lease or other  disposition of all or substantially all of the property  and  assets of the Corporation otherwise  than in the usual and regular course of its business,  recommending to the members  a voluntary  dissolution  of the corporation or  revocation  thereof  or amending the Bylaws of the corporation.


Section 6.2  NOMINATING COMMITTEE. The Chairman of the Nominating Committee shall be the immediate  past-President of the  Corporation. The  membership of the  Nominating Committee shall consist  of the President-elect, at least one  (1) Representative of the Corporation to the Board of Governors of  the  COLORADO BAR ASSOCIATION designated  by the  President,  and  three (3)  members   appointed  by  the   President.   The   Nominating  Committee  shall  present   to  the membership at the Annual  Membership Meeting its nominees for elective office.


Section 6.3 OTHER COMMITTEES. The Board of Directors may create such other and additional committees as in its discretion  it deems  necessary  or advisable  and  the President  shall appoint  the Chairman  and  membership of  each  such  committee. Committees of  the  Corporation  established pursuant to  this  Section   shall  terminate   both   as  to  existence  and  membership at  each  Annual Meeting   of  the   corporation  but   may  be   recreated   and   reinstituted   and   the   membership  re­ determined by the Board of Directors following each Annual Meeting.

ARTICLE VI - COMMITTEES

It shall be the policy of the Corporation, its officers, governing  bodies, sections, committees, or  other   sub-groups not   to  use  for  any  Bar-related   activity  the  facilities  of  any  club  or  other institution   which  discriminates   in  its  membership  or  admission   policies  in  any  manner   against persons  on the basis of sex, race, color, national  origin, age or religious beliefs.

BYLAWS
of the
WELD COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION,
a non-profit corporation.

ARTICLE VII - SUBSTANTIVE SECTIONS

Section 3.2.1  ACTIVE MEMBER. Active membership shall be open  to any person  admitted to practice law before  the Supreme  Court  of the state of Colorado residing, or having their principal office, in the State of Colorado, who shall, upon  application  and the payment  of dues, become  a member  of the Corporation.
Section 3.2.2  RESIDENT MEMBER. A Resident Member  shall be an attorney  admitted  to practice before, and in good  standing with, the highest court of a state other  than the state of Colorado and who  resides in, or maintains  their principal  office, in the State of Colorado. Resident Members  shall enjoy all of the privileges of membership in the Corporation except those of voting and holding elective office.
Section 3.2.3  ASSOCIATE MEMBER.    An Associate  Member  is a non-lawyer who  serves within  and  contributes to the legal system. An Associate  Member  shall pay dues as fixed by the Board  of Directors and  shall enjoy all the privileges in the  corporation except  those  of voting  and holding  elective office. Admission  to membership as an Associate  Member  shall be approved by the Board of Directors after application  and verification  of qualifications.

ARTICLE IX - ADMINISTRATIVE AND FISCAL YEAR

These  Bylaws may be altered, amended or repealed and new Bylaws may be adopted  by a majority of the Directors present  at any meeting of the Board of Directors at which a quorum is present.


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5.3.1     President: The President  shall preside at all meetings of the Association;  perform  the duties usually performed by the President  or Chief Executive  Officer  of an unincorporated association; and shall perform such other  duties as may be prescribed  by a majority of the membership.


5.3.2     President-elect: The President-elect shall perform the duties of the President  in the event of the President's absence  or inability to perform the duties of president; perform such duties usually performed by a vice-president of an unincorporated association; and shall perform such duties as may be prescribed  to the President-elect from time to time by the President  or the membership of the Corporation.

5.3.3      Secretary/Treasurer:    The Secretary/Treasurer shall keep minutes  of all meetings of the membership: shall supervise the collection  and disbursements of all funds in accounts  of the  Corporation; shall  account   to  the  membership    for  the   funds  and  accounts   of  the Association;    shall  be   sensitive   to,   and   primarily   responsible    for,   fulfilling  the   social obligations  of  the  corporation including,  by way of  example  and  not  limitation,  providing flowers   for   funerals   of  members   or   their   families,  or   sending   such   congratulatory or condolence messages  as may be  appropriate for  the  Association  to  convey;  shall perform such  other   duties  usually  performed  by  the  secretary  or  treasurer   of  an  unincorporated association; and shall perform such other  duties as may be prescribed  by the President  or the membership of the corporation.

ARTICLE II - AFFILIATION

CERTIFICATE

Bylaws

Section 4.1  DUTIES.   It will be the duty of the Board of Directors to plan and manage the Corporation's activities and affairs between general  membership meetings of the Corporation and subject to the Supreme  Power of the Membership (see Section 3.1).  The Board of Directors shall exercise all powers of the Corporation in conducting the business affairs of the Corporation except such powers that are specifically reserved to the general membership.

Section 4.2  PERFORMANCE OF DUTIES BY DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS. A Director or officer of the Corporation shall perform his or her duties as a Director or officer, including his or her duties as a member  of any committee  of the Board upon  which he or she may serve, in good faith, in a manner  he or she reasonably believes to be in the best interests  of the Corporation, and with such  judgment as an ordinarily prudent person  in a like position would use under similar circumstances. In performing his or her duties, a Director or officer shall be entitled to rely on information, opinions,  reports, or statements, including  financial statements and other  financial data, in each case prepared  or presented by persons  and groups  listed in Paragraphs 4.2.1, 4.2.2 and 4.2.3 of this Section  4.2; but he or she shall not be considered to be acting in good  faith if he or she has knowledge concerning the matter in question  that would cause such reliance to be unwarranted. A person  who so performs his or her duties shall not have any liability by reason of being or having been a Director or officer of the corporation and shall be indemnified  by the Corporation for such actions or inactions  and reimbursed  for his or her attorney's fees expended in defense thereof. Those persons  and groups  on whose  information opinions,  reports, and statements a Director or officer is entitled to rely upon  are:

The  administrative and  fiscal year of  the  corporation shall commence on July 1st  of  each calendar year and terminate  on June  30th of each succeeding calendar year.

The  Corporation may sponsor or assist the organization of substantive  Sections  devoted  to the improvement of the professional  knowledge and skill of the members  thereof  in particular fields of law, such as, by way of example and not limitation,  tax law, real estate law, criminal law, or family law. Each  Section shall have the power to adopt  its own Bylaws not inconsistent with the Bylaws of the  Corporation and  the COLORADO BAR ASSOCIATION. There  shall be no  qualification  for membership in any section  other  than membership in the Corporation, application  for enrollment in such Section, and the payment  of such section membership dues or fees as may be duly established by the section. Each  section  shall be responsible  for its own administration, the election  of its own officers, the maintenance of its financial records, the assessment and collection  of its dues, and any obligations  it may incur.  No  action,  report,  resolution  or  recommendation of any Section  shall be binding  upon  the Corporation or the COLORADO BAR ASSOCIATION or shall be deemed  the action  of the Corporation or the COLORADO BAR ASSOCIATION or shall be publicized  unless formally ratified or adopted by the membership of the Corporation or the Board  of Governors of the COLORADO BAR ASSOCIATION, as appropriate.

REVISED 4/13/06

Section  4.2.1 One  or more  officers or employees  of the Corporation whom  the Director or officer reasonably believes to be reliable and competent in the matters  presented;


Section  4.2.2 Counsel, public accountants, or other  persons  as to matters  which the Director or officer  reasonably  believes to be within  such persons' professional  or expert  competence; or


Section   4.2.3  A  committee   of  the  Board   upon   which   he  or  she  does  not   serve,  duly designated  in accordance with the provision  of the Articles of Incorporation or the Bylaws, as  to  matters   within   its  designated   authority,   which   committee   the  director   or  officer reasonably believes to merit confidence.

Section  8.1   USE OF  FUNDS.  No  part  of the  net earnings  of the Corporation shall inure  to the benefit  of or be distributable  to its members,  trustee  or officers, except that the corporation shall be authorized and  empowered to  pay  reasonable  compensation  for  services  rendered  and  to  make payments  and distributions in furtherance of the purposes set forth  in its Articles of Incorporation. No  substantial  part of  the activities of the  Corporation shall be the  carrying on  of propaganda, or otherwise   attempting  to  influence   legislation,  and  the  Corporation  shall  not  participate   in,  or intervene  in (including the publishing or distribution of statements)  any political campaign  on behalf of  any  candidate   for   public   office.  Notwithstanding  any  other   provisions   of  the  Articles  of Incorporation, the corporation shall not  carry on any other  activities not  permitted  to be carried on (a) by  a  corporation  exempt   from  federal  income   tax  under  Section  501(c)(3)  of  the  Internal Revenue  Code  of 1954 as amended  (or the corresponding provisions  of any future  federal internal revenue  law) or (b) by a corporation contributions to which are deductible  under  Section  170(c)(2) of the  Internal  Revenue  Code  of 1954 as amended  (or the  corresponding provision  of any future federal internal  revenue law).


Section 8.2  DISSOLUTION. Upon    the dissolution  of  the  Corporation, the  Board  of  Directors shall, after  paying  or  making  provisions   for  the  payment  of  all the  liabilities of  the  corporation, dispose  of  all of  the  assets  of  the  corporation exclusively for  charitable,  education,   religious, or scientific  purposes as  shall at  the  time  qualify as an  exempt  organization or  organizations under Section   501(c)(3)  of  the  Internal   Revenue   Code   of  1954,  as  amended  (or  the  corresponding provision  of any future  federal internal  revenue law), as the Board of Directors shall determine.   Any such assets not  so disposed  of shall be disposed  of by the District Court  of the county  in which  the principal   office  of  the   corporation  is  then   located,   exclusively  for  such  purposes  or  to  such organization  or  organizations, as  said  Court  shall  determine,  which  are  organized  and  operated exclusively for such purposes.

Section 3.1  SUPREME POWER IN MEMBERSHIP. The supreme  power of the Corporation shall be vested in the Active and Resident members  of the Corporation present  at any meeting; provided, however, that the Board of Directors may submit any matter  to the membership for vote by mail in accordance with procedures established  by said Board of Directors. The Board of Directors shall act in the best interests  of the Corporation between general membership meetings of the Corporation.

Section  3.2  CLASSES OF  MEMBERSHIP.   There  shall be three  (3) classes of membership in the corporation, to-wit:

The undersigned hereby certifies that the foregoing Bylaws, consisting  of nine (9) pages, including this page, constitute  the Bylaws of the WELD COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION, adopted by the Board of Directors of the Corporation as of April 13, 2006.

Section  3.3  MEMBERSHIP IN  COLORADO BAR ASSOCIATION. Every Active Member  and Resident  Member  of  the  Corporation shall be  a member  in good  standing of  the  COLORADO BAR ASSOCIATION and  shall, in addition  to the dues payable to the Corporation, pay such dues to the  COLORADO BAR ASSOCIATION as may be established  by the  Board  of Governors of the COLORADO BAR ASSOCIATION.


Section 3.4  TERMINATION OF  MEMBERSHIP. Membership in the Corporation shall terminate upon  the occurrence of any of the following events:

Section  3.5.1  ANNUAL MEETING. The  annual  meeting  for the  election  of officers  shall be  held during  the month  of May of each  calendar  year or on a date and  at such  time and place as may be established  by the Board of Directors.


Section   3.5.2     SPECIAL  :MEETINGS.    Special  meetings   of   the   membership  of  the corporation shall be held at such times, places, and for such reasons as may be established or determined by the Board of Directors of the Corporation.

Section 1.1  PRINCIPAL OFFICE. The  principal office of the Corporation shall be located in Weld County, Colorado.

Section 1.2  REGISTERED OFFICE. The registered office of the Corporation, required by the Colorado Nonprofit Corporation Act to be maintained  in the state of Colorado, may be, but need not be, identical with the principal office in the state of Colorado, and the address of the registered office may be changed  from time to time by the Board of Directors.

Section 5.1  OFFICERS. The officers of the corporation shall be President,  President-elect, Secretary/Treasurer, the immediate  past-president, and such number  of Representatives on the Board of Governors of the COLORADO BAR ASSOCIATION as the Corporation may be entitled to pursuant to the provisions  of the Bylaws of the COLORADO BAR ASSOCIATION.


Section   5.2    TERM   OF   OFFICE. The   term   of  office  of  the  President,   President-elect,  and immediate  past-president shall be one (1) year commencing on July 1 following the Annual  Meeting at which they are elected and terminating on June  30 of the succeeding  year.  The  term of office of Representatives of the Corporation to the Board of Governors of the COLORADO BAR ASSOCIATION  shall  be  two  (2) years  commencing on  July  1 of  the  year  in  which  they  are appointed and  terminating on June  30 two  (2) years later. To  the  extent  practicable,  the  terms  of Representatives of the Corporation to the Board of Governors of the COLORADO BAR ASSOCIATION shall be staggered in such a manner  as to assure continuity  in such  representation. A representative  to the Board of Governors may succeed himself but may not serve more  than  two (2) successive two-year  terms.   The  term of office of the Secretary/Treasurer shall be two (2) years commencing on July 1 following the Annual Meeting at which he is elected and terminating on June 30 two  (2) years later.   The  Secretary/Treasurer may succeed  himself but  may not  serve more  than two (2) successive two-year terms.


Section 5.3  DUTIES. The duties of the officers of the Corporation shall be as follows:

ARTICLE XI - AMENDMENTS