Section 1. Annual Meeting
There shall be an annual meeting of members of the Bar during the
month of June in each year. The Board of Governors shall determine the
time and place of the annual meeting, and shall arrange therefor a suitable
program. Reports of officers and reports of proceedings of the Board
of Governors subsequent to the last previous annual meeting shall be
presented to the meeting.
Section 2. Special Meetings
Special meetings of the members of the Bar may be called by the Board
of Governors or the President; and shall be called by the Secretary
whenever he receives a petition signed by not less than 3% of the active
members of the Bar requesting such meeting and specifying the purpose
thereof, and the meeting shall be convened accordingly as promptly as
possible and not later than 30 days after the Secretary receives such
petition. The census of the Bar shall be determined as of the first
business day of the calendar year in which the petition is submitted.
It shall be the duty of the Board of Governors to fix the time and place
of every special meeting, to make suitable arrangements therefor, and
to cause the Secretary to give notice thereof to the members. Such meetings
shall be limited to the purpose set forth in the notice.
Section 3. Quorum
One hundred active members present in person at any annual or special
meeting shall constitute a quorum. No member shall be entitled to be
represented by proxy.
Section 4. Notice
Notice of the time and place of every annual meeting of members shall
be mailed by the Secretary to each active member of the Bar or published
in the official bulletin of the Bar at least 30 days prior to the
Notice of the time, place and purpose
of every special meeting of members shall be mailed by the Secretary
to each active member of the Bar or published in the official bulletin
of the District of Columbia Bar at least 10 days prior to the meeting.
Section 5. Recommendations to Board of Governors
The members present in person at any annual or special meeting of
members of the Bar, herein also referred to as the "assembly"
may consider and by vote of the active members present adopt, subject
to any limitations contained in the By-laws, any proposal pertinent
to the purposes of the Bar; provided that every such proposal which
is adopted shall constitute a recommendation from the assembly to the
Board of Governors, and shall be referred accordingly by the presiding
officer to the Board of Governors for such action as the Board of Governors
may deem proper, except as otherwise required in the case of a direction
for a referendum under the provisions of Rule VII, or in the case of
a proposal for amendment of these rules under the provisions of Rule