Proposed Updates to the WCBA By-Laws

Membership,

The following proposed changes to the Will County Bar Association (“Association”) amendments to the Association’s By-Laws will be considered by the Board of Directors at a meeting held on May 18, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Lincoln Conference Room on the second floor of the Will County Courthouse.

Please send an email with any feedback and/or suggested revisions to the proposed amendments to info@willcountybar.org prior to May 18. There will be a brief session for in-person member feedback at the meeting held on May 18 prior to the Board voting.

Proposed Amendment #1: Amendment to Section 5 (Membership) of the by-laws. See attached by-laws with proposed amendment to Section 5.

Summary of Amendment: A sitting Judge shall be ineligible to serve as an officer or director.

Proposed Amendment #2: Amendment to Section 5 (Membership) of the by-laws. See attached by-laws with proposed amendment to Section 5.

Summary of Amendment: Newly admitted attorneys to the Bar of the State of Illinois shall not be required to pay assessments during the first two fiscal years after his or her admission, but shall retain voting privileges.

Proposed Amendment #3: Amendment to Section 8 (Directors) of the by-laws. See attached by-laws with proposed amendment to Section 8.

Summary of Amendment: Unless prior resignation has been provided, any officer or director sworn in for the office of Judge within the state of Illinois shall, by that act, resign his or her position as director or officer and shall be immediately removed as director or officer and become an honorary member.

Proposed Amendment #4: Amendment to Section 10 (Elections) of the by-laws. See attached by-laws with proposed amendment to Section 10.

Summary of Amendment: Addition of the word eligible to the following: There shall be two ways to nominate eligible regular members to fill vacancies to the Board of Directors.

Proposed Amendment #5: Amendment to Section 18 (Assessments) of the by-laws. See attached by-laws with proposed amendment to Section 18.

Summary of Amendment: New Association members or existing Association members who are also members in good standing of another Will County Organized Bar Association will be eligible for a $50 deduction off their membership assessment.

Please see attached for a copy of the proposed changes to the By-Laws.

If any of these proposed changes are approved, they will be effective at the beginning of the next fiscal year, which begins on July 1, 2022.

Will County Bar Association