THE OFFICIAL GUIDELINES FOR THE BARBADOS BAR ASSOCIATION IS TAKEN FROM
EXCERPTS FROM SECTIONS OF CHAPTER 363 OF THE BARBADOS BAR ASSOCIATION ACT 1940.
RULES OF THE BARBADOS BAR ASSOCIATION
CHAPTER 363 (SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION)
3. (1) The Association shall consist of the following members-
(a) any attorney-at-law who by virtue of section 44 of the Act becomes a member of the Association;
(b) Such other attorneys-at-law not being members included in paragraph (a) as the Association may elect and appoint
(2) Members of the Association shall be divided in the following categories-
(a) Practicing members; and
(b) Associate members
8. (1) The Annual General Meeting shall be held at such place, and time as may be fixed by the Council. Not more than Fifteen months shall elapse between the date of one Annual General Meeting of the Association and that of the next.
(3) Notice of every Annual General Meeting shall be sent to each member at least 14 days before the holding of such meeting and such notice shall invite nominations in writing of the candidates to fill vacancies as mentioned in paragraphs (2) (a) and (b)
PROVISIONS COMMON TO ALL GENERAL MEETINGS
18. All General Meetings shall be held in such a place as the Council appoints.
19. (1) Twenty members shall form a quorum at any General Meeting.
(2) In case , within half an hour after the time appointed for a General Meeting a quorum is not present, the meeting, if called on requisition, fails and shall not be held; but if not so called, the meeting shall be adjourned to a day and time to be fixed by a majority of the members present and notice thereof given in accordance with rule 11(2), and if at such adjourned meeting within half an hour after the time so fixed a quorum is not present, the members present shall be deemed to constitute a quorum and may proceed to transact the business of that meeting.
21. (1) Every General Meeting shall have power to adjourn to a future date.
24. (1) A resolution put to the vote of the meeting may be decided by a show of hands.
(2) Notwithstanding paragraph (1) a resolution put to the vote of the meeting may be decided by ballot.
(3) The voting on a resolution for a vote by ballot shall be decided by a show of hands.
ELECTION OF OFFICERS
31. (1) The officers of the Association and the other members of the Council shall be elected individually by way of motion at each Annual General Meeting.
(2) Where there are more nominees standing to be elected under paragraph (1) than there are vacancies, a ballot shall be held in such manner as the Chairman directs and the result thereof announced at the meeting.
(3) Where the number of nominees standing to be elected under paragraph (1) is equal to the vacancies, all such nominees shall be deemed to be duly elected.
33. (1) A retiring officer shall be eligible for re-election but no officer may hold the same office for more than 3 consecutive years.
(2) No member shall at the time hold two or more offices.
34. A member of the Council may resign his office by letter addressed to the Secretary and on receipt thereof by the Council his office shall become vacant.
36. The Council may for cause suspend any member thereof from acting in his office, if at least 7 members of the Council are present at the meeting at which suspension is resolved upon and at least 5 of the members present consent thereto.
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