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Article 7. Officers

7. Officers

7.1. Officers. The officers of the CBA shall be a President; a President-elect; the Immediate Past President; seven Vice Presidents (one of whom shall be the Senior Vice President in accordance with the provisions of Section 8.4); an Executive Director; and a Treasurer.

7.2. Selection of Officers.

(a) Elected Officers. The President-elect shall become the President upon the expiration or termination of the term of the preceding President. The President-elect and each of the Vice Presidents shall be selected as provided in Section 8.

(b) Executive Director. The Executive Director shall be appointed by the Joint Management Committee. The Executive Director shall serve at the will of the Joint Management Committee and at such compensation and under such bond as the Joint Management Committee may determine.

(c) Treasurer. The Treasurer shall be appointed by the Board of Governors for a term of three years, and shall serve at the will of the Board and under such bond as the Board of Governors may determine. The Treasurer may serve more than one term.

7.3. Duties. Each of the officers shall exercise such authority and perform such duties as shall be determined by these Bylaws or by the Board of Governors. Specific authority and duties are provided below in this Section 7.3.

(a) President. The President shall preside at all meetings of the Board of Governors, of the Executive Council, and of the CBA members. The President shall visit each District at least once during the President's term, for the purpose of meeting with members of the Affiliated Local Bar Associations located within the District. The President shall be an ex officio member of all committees. The President shall, with the advice and consent of the Board of Governors, appoint all CBA delegates to the House of Delegates of the American Bar Association upon the expiration or termination of the terms of the then-serving delegates. Delegates shall be eligible for reappointment.

(b) President-elect. The President-elect shall assume the duties of President when the President is unable to perform such duties. The President-elect shall be a member of committees as may be provided elsewhere in these Bylaws or the appendices to these Bylaws. The President-elect shall undertake special assignments at the request of the President and shall perform such of the President's duties as the President may delegate.

(c) Vice Presidents. Each Vice President shall serve as an active liaison between the CBA and each Affiliated Local Bar Association in the District from which such Vice President has been elected. Vice presidents shall undertake special assignments at the request of the President.

(d) Treasurer. The Treasurer shall, under the direction of the Board of Governors, supervise the CBA's accounts, including supervision of the collection and disbursement of all CBA funds. The Treasurer shall, at such times as may be directed by the Board, submit detailed statements of the moneys received and expended by the CBA, the amounts due to and from the CBA, and an estimate of the income and expenditures for the ensuing year. The Treasurer's books and accounts shall be at all times subject to examination and audit by the Board of Governors and by any committee appointed for that purpose. Such books and accounts shall be audited independently at the end of each fiscal year by such auditors as the Board of Governors may determine.

(e) Executive Director. The Executive Director shall keep a record of the proceedings of all meetings of CBA members, of the Board of Governors, of the Executive Council, and of such other meetings as the Board of Governors may direct. The Executive Director shall assist the CBA officers in the performance of their duties and shall perform such other duties as may be assigned to the Executive Director by the Board of Governors, the Executive Council, or the President. The Executive Director shall keep an accurate roll of all officers; notify all officers of their election to office and all members of their appointment to committees; furnish the Treasurer with the names and addresses of all members; conduct correspondence on behalf of the CBA; keep the CBA's seal; and, under the supervision of the Treasurer, collect and disburse the CBA's funds and keep accurate accounts of the CBA's fiscal affairs. The Executive Director shall, in cooperation with the President and Nominating Committee, coordinate and facilitate all elections and selections of CBA officers other than the Executive Director. The Executive Director shall have authority, with approval of the President, to employ, supervise, and terminate such administrative and other staff members of the CBA as may be necessary or appropriate.