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LATINO LAW STUDENT ASSOCIATION

BYLAWS

 

Article I

NAME

The name of the association shall be the Latino Law Student Association.

Article II

MEMBERSHIP

Any Hamline University School of Law  student may become a member of the association. 

Article III

MEETINGS

A regular meeting shall be held once a month at the premises of Hamline University School of Law.  Social meetings may be schedules from time to time as the members see fit.  Special meetings will be scheduled as the need arises and will be held at the premises of Hamline School of Law.

Chair and Secretary.  The President of the Association shall chair and the Secretary of the Association shall record the minutes of all meetings.  In the absence of the President, another officer of the Association shall chair the meeting. 

Voting.  All matters shall be decided by a majority vote of those members present.  Members not able to attend meetings may vote on a matter by submitting a written ballot to an officer of the Association no later than the beginning of the meeting for which the vote will take place.

Article IV

OFFICERS

The officers of the Association shall include the President, Vice President, Secretary, and the Treasurer. 

The position of President and Vice President are open to members of Latino descent only, the position of Secretary and Treasurer are open to all members.

Elections.  The members of the Association shall elect the officers of the Association.

Term of Office.  The President shall be elected at the last meeting of the HUSL of the academic year.  The remaining officers of the Association shall be elected at the first meeting of each new school year.  Officers shall serve a one-year term of officer, beginning with their election and ending with the election of their successor.

Vacancies.  If an officer for any reason is unable to serve a full term of office, members shall appoint by majority vote a replacement to serve the remainder of the unexpired term. 

President.

I.  The President is the chief officer and primary contact person for the Latino Law Student Association.  The duties of this office include, but are not limited to:

            A.  Recruitment.  In this capacity, the President shall:

                        1.  Along with other interested members, work with the Admissions Office in efforts to increase Latino enrollment at Hamline University School of Law through:

i.  Drafting an informational letter on behalf of the LLSA to prospective applicants;

ii.  Participation in the Admissions Office “Phone-a-Thon” to answer questions accepted applicants may have about Hamline University School of Law.

                        2.  At the beginning of the academic year, work with returning members to recruit new members through general advertisement of an organizational meeting and participation in the Student Bar Association Fair.

B. Outreach.  The President shall make efforts to engage LLSA in joint activities with other Hispanic student, professional, service, and business organizations in the Twin Cities.

C.  Act as the primary liason between LLSA and the Administration.  This shall include informing the Administration of the LLSA events, scheduling rooms and equipment, and obtaining any necessary approval.

            D. Head meetings and activities.  In this capacity, the President shall:

1.  With the input of members, schedule, chair and set the agenda for regular meeting;

2.  Inform members and the student body of when meeting and activities shall occur.

II.        At the end of the elected term, the President shall review the responsibilities and procedures of this position with the newly-elected officer.  The President shall hand over any LLSA files to the new officer.

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Vice President.  

Assist the President in all of the above matters and act as President in his/her absence.

 

Secretary. 

I.  During the elected term, the duties of the Secretary shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

A.  Performance of the duties of the President in the absence of the President and Vice

President.

B.  Perform the following general functions

            1.  Record the minutes of all meetings.

2. Maintain a permanent file of all meeting minutes, informational handouts, and the like in the LLSA file located in the SBA office.

3. Sign or countersign with any officer, when necessary, checks drawn on the Society’s account.

II.  At the end of the elected term, the secretary shall review the responsibilities and procedures of this position with the newly-elected officer.  The Secretary shall hand over all materials associated with the position to the new officer.

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Treasurer

I.  During the elected term, the Treasurer shall be responsible for the management of all LLSA financial matters.  The duties of this office include, but are not limited to:

A.  Performance of the duties of the Presidents in the absence of the President, Vice President, and Secretary.

B.  Preparing and presenting the budget proposal to the Student Bar Association.

C.  Performing the following general accounting:

            1.  Maintaining an organized file of all financial documents;

            2.  Making authorized deposits and disbursements;

            3.  Managing any and all proceeds;

            4.  Performing all associated record/book keeping;

            5.  Overseeing accounting of fundraising activities.

D.  Performing all necessary and required reporting functions such as:

1.  Periodic reports of LLSA financial status at LLSA meetings;

2. All required reporting to any party having oversight authority to LLSA;

3.  Preparing a final report at the end of the academic year summarizing funds and expenditures.

II.  At the end of the elected term, the Treasurer shall review the responsibilities and procedures of this position with the newly-elected officer.  The treasurer shall hand over the Treasurer files, together with any other documents, to the new officer.

Article V

AMENDMENT OF BYLAWS

These Bylaws may be amended by the following method:

By approval of a majority of the members, at a meeting called in accordance with theses bylaws and upon not less than seven days written notice of the nature of the proposed amendment.

 

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Latino Law Student Association,
Sep 15, 2010, 5:53 PM
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