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  • July 07, 2021

    State Bar Petition Amends Bylaws Re Membership Register and Election of Chairperson of the Board of Governors

    On June 9, 2021, the State Bar Board of Governors approved bylaw amendments to Article I Membership: Section 1 Membership Register and Article II Officers Section 3 Election of Chairperson of the Board of Governors.

    On June 9, 2021, the State Bar Board of Governors approved bylaw amendments to Article I Membership: Section 1 Membership Register and Article II Officers Section 3 Election of Chairperson of the Board of Governors.

    PETITION PUBLISHED: July 7, 2021 in InsideTrack, which constitutes official notice to State Bar members.

    DISPOSITION: Petition filed with the Wisconsin Supreme Court. A petition for review of any such change in the bylaws will be entertained by the court if signed by 25 or more active members of the association and filed with the clerk of the court within 60 days after publication of notice of the change (Sept. 6, 2021).

    Certificate of Bylaw Amendment

    I, Larry J. Martin, the Executive Director of the State Bar of Wisconsin, do hereby certify that the following bylaw amendment resolutions were duly voted on by the Board of Governors on June 9, 2021, and were approved by a vote of greater than 2/3 of the members of the Board of Governors.

    Larry J. Martin

    RESOLVED, that State Bar Bylaw Article I, Section 1 be amended as follows:

    Article I Membership

    Section 1. Membership Register. The Association shall maintain a membership register for the enrollment of members of the State Bar, which shall contain as to each member a record showing the member's address, date of registration, class of original membership and each subsequent change of membership status, and such other information as may be required by the Board of Governors from time to time.

    Every member shall enroll in the State Bar by signing and filing in the office of the Association a registration card showing the following information concerning the registrant:

    (a) Full name.

    (b) Residence address.

    (c) Office address. Location of principal office.

    (d) Date of admission to practice in Wisconsin.

    (e) Date of admission to practice in any state or states other than Wisconsin.

    (f) Date and place of birth; and in the case of a naturalized person, the date and place of naturalization.

    (g) Particulars regarding any previous suspension or revocation of right to practice law in any state or country.

    (h) Name of law school and year of graduation.

    (i) Social security number.

    Every change after enrollment in respect of any of the matters above specified shall be promptly reported to the Executive Director. Communications from the Association to any member shall be sent to the latest address furnished by such member. At the time of enrollment of each member admitted to practice after these rules take effect, the Association shall deliver to the new member a copy of the lawyer's oath set forth in sec. 757.29, Wisconsin Statutes.

    RESOLVED, that State Bar Bylaw Article II, Section 3, be amended as follows:

    Article II Officers

    Section 3. Election of Chairperson of the Board of Governors. The Board shall elect a Chairperson of the Board of Governors from its members at its last regular meeting each fiscal year. The President President-Elect shall appoint a nominating committee from the governors at the second to last regular Board meeting of the fiscal year. The committee shall nominate one or more candidates for this office. Those eligible for nomination and election to this office are: all current Board members, including members whose second terms expire that June, except for the President and President-Elect. While serving as Chairperson of the Board, the Chairperson of the Board shall be a governor at large and no longer a district governor.




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