Section 101 Bylaws

Section 101. Definitions. -- The following words and phrases, when used in these Bylaws shall have, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise, the meanings given to them in this section:

"Active Member." A life, senior, regular or sustaining Member of the Association. See Section 201 of the Bylaws.

"Annual Meeting." The Annual Meeting of the Association held pursuant to Section 821 of the Bylaws.

"Association." The Pennsylvania Bar Association, a Pennsylvania nonprofit corporation.

"Association Year." The year ending with the sine die adjournment of the House of Delegates at the Annual Meeting.

"Bylaws." These bylaws, including the Rules of the House of Delegates.

"Board of Governors" or "Board." The Board of Governors existing under Article IV of the Bylaws. Any provision of the Bylaws relating or referring to action to be taken by the Board of Governors or the procedure required therefore shall be satisfied by the taking of corresponding action by a committee of the Board to the extent authority to take such action has been delegated to such committee pursuant to Section 411 of the Bylaws.

"Chair of the House" or "Chair." The Chair of the House of Delegates.

"Commonwealth." The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

"Delegate." A member of the House of Delegates. Delegates are delegates or representatives of members for the purposes of 15 Pa. C.S. 7754.

"Executive Director." The Executive Director of the Association.

"General Officer." An officer specified in Section 501(a) of the Bylaws.

"Governor." A Member of the Board of Governors.

"House of Delegates." The House of Delegates existing under Article III of the Bylaws.

"Indemnified Capacity." Any and all past, present and future service by an Indemnified Representative in one or more capacities as a Delegate, Governor or officer, employee or agent of the Association, or, at the request of the Association, as a director, officer, employee, agent, fiduciary or trustee of another corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust, employee benefit plan or other entity or enterprise.

"Indemnified Representative." Any and all Delegates, Governors and officers of the Association and any other person designated as an indemnified representative by the Board of Governors, (which may, but need not, include any person serving at the request of the Association, as a director, officer, fiduciary or trustee of another corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust, employee benefit plan or other entity or enterprise).

"Lawyer." A person admitted to the Bar of any jurisdiction.

"Liability." Any damage, judgment, amount paid in settlement, fine, penalty, punitive damages, excise tax assessed with respect to an employee benefit plan, or cost or expense of any nature (including, without limitation, attorneys' fees and disbursements reasonably incurred).

"Local Bar Association." A bar association organized by the members of the Bar practicing primarily within one or more political subdivisions of this Commonwealth.

"Member." A member of the Association of any class. See Section 201 of the Bylaws.

"Mid-Year Meeting." The Mid-Year Meeting of the Association held pursuant to Section 822 of the Bylaws.

"Minority Governor." A member of the Board of Governors appointed under Section 907(b) and 907(c) of the Bylaws.

"Pennsylvania Law Schools." Those law schools determined by the Board of Governors to be Pennsylvania law schools for the purposes of these Bylaws.

"President." The President of the Association.

"President-Elect." The President?Elect of the Association.

"Proceeding." Any threatened, pending or completed action, suit, appeal or other proceeding of any nature, whether civil, criminal, administrative or investigative, whether formal or informal, and whether brought by or in the right of the Association, a class of its Members or security holders, if any, or otherwise.

"Publish." Publish in the manner prescribed by Section 811(b) of the Bylaws.

"Rule." A rule of the House of Delegates.

"Secretary." The Secretary of the Association.

"Sections." The Sections of the Association existing under Article VI of the Bylaws. The term includes the Young Lawyers' Division.

"Treasurer." The Treasurer of the Association.

"Unit County Governor." The member of the Board of Governors selected or elected pursuant to Section 908 of the Bylaws

"Unit Plan." The unit plan of membership in the Association available to Local Bar Associations under Section 1003 of the Bylaws.

"Vacancy." or "Vacant." When a position provided for in these Bylaws is unoccupied.

"Vice President." The Vice President of the Association.

"Woman Governor." A member of the Board of Governors appointed under Section 907(d) of the Bylaws.

"Young Lawyer Zone Delegate." A Zone Delegate to which a Zone is entitled under Section 301(14) of the Bylaws.

"Zone." The Zones into which the Commonwealth is divided for Association purposes under Section 102 of the Bylaws. A Zone is a local unit for the purposes of 15 Pa.C.S. 7754. The Secretary shall accredit an Active Member to the Zone in which the mailing address of the member for purposes of the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts lawyer registration is located.

"Zone Delegate." A Delegate to which a Zone is entitled under Section 301(3), (4) or (14) of the Bylaws.

"Zone Governor." The member of the Board of Governors elected from and representing a Zone on the Board.



 


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