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Governance Committee Meeting

Tuesday, October 20, 2009
MSBA Honors Room
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.


Complete Bylaws:


1. Discuss Amicus Brief Bylaws amendment

Bylaws:    Article 14

Sample Amicus Brief Policies:    

    1. ABA
    2. Colorado
    3. Michigan
    4. Missouri
    5. New York
    6. Wisconsin


2. Determine if Convention-related Bylaws need to be amended.

Beginning in 2009/2010, “Nine Days in June” is the new name and format of the annual Convention. 

Bylaws:    Article 9.3.1 and Article 15

3. Determine if dues can be waived on a case-by-case basis annually; and, if so, who has authority to approve the requests.

MSBA staff has a list of approximately ten members who have indicated they would like to continue their memberships; however, because of the economy, they cannot pay their dues in 2009-10.

4. Discuss the Diversity Committee's recommendation to amend Bylaw 9.3.4. pertaining to the nomination of an at-large officer.










Please RSVP before October 19 to Tim Groshens
at; 612/278-6335; or 1-800-882-MSBA.