Section 908 Bylaws

Section 908. Unit County Governor

(a) The unit counties shall be entitled to elect one Unit County Governor to serve on the Board of Governors for a term of three years commencing with the adjournment of the Annual Meeting of the House of Delegates in the year of election and until a successor is elected. The Unit County Governor shall be a Member of a Local Bar Association that has adopted the Unit Plan of Membership in the Association. No Unit County shall be eligible to have elected or appointed a Unit County Governor from its Members at the next two succeeding elections for Unit County Governor following that election at which its Member was elected the Unit County Governor

(b) Those unit counties having 1500 or more Members shall select the Unit County Governor to serve on the Board beginning at the close of the annual meeting to be held in 2004 and the Unit County Governor to be selected every six years thereafter. This Governor shall be an Active Member of the appropriate Local Bar Association appointed not less than sixty days prior to the date of the Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Bar Association immediately preceding the Meeting by the president of the Local Bar Association in office ninety days prior to the date of the Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Bar Association immediately preceding the Meeting. The president of the Unit County having the greater number of Active Members shall appoint the Unit County Governor for the term beginning in 2004. No Unit County having 1500 or more Members shall be eligible to appoint another Unit County Governor until all of such counties have had an appointment to that office.

(c) (1) Those unit counties having less than 1500 Members shall elect at least two months prior to the Annual Meeting the Unit County Governor to serve on the Board beginning at the close of the Annual Meeting to be held in 2007 and the Unit County Governor to be elected every six years thereafter. This Unit County Governor shall be elected from nominees submitted by each Zone containing at least one Unit County having less than 1500 Members, by a majority vote cast by the president of those Unit Counties with each county being entitled to cast one vote and one additional vote for every one hundred Members of its Local Bar Association, as determined by the Secretary on December 1 of the year prior to the election. The Zone nominee shall be selected by the plurality of a vote of the presidents of each Unit County having less than 1500 Members within the Zone. The Secretary of the Association shall conduct the selection of nominees process and the Unit County Governor election which process shall begin no less than six months and shall be completed no less than four months prior to the Annual Meeting and the election shall be completed no less than two months prior thereto.

(2) No Unit County having less than 1500 Members accredited to it shall be eligible to have elected or appointed a Unit County Governor from its Members if, during the past three year period, its Member served, or was elected and is due to begin to serve, as a Zone Governor. It is the intention of this limitation that a Unit County having less than 1500 Members accredited to it shall not have the Zone Governor and Unit County Governor serving at the same time.

(c) A Member may not serve more than one term as a Unit County Governor.




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