Immediate Past President

It shall be the duty of the Immediate Past President to assist the President during the transition period and to serve as an advisor throughout the term of the President. The Immediate Past President shall also chair the Nominations Committee.

 

Vacancies in Office

In the event of a resignation, death, or long-term incapacitation of the President, the Vice President shall assume the office and duties of the President for the unexpired term.  The Executive Board shall determine whether the President is incapacitated for a long-term in their sole discretion.

 

Presidential Succession

The Vice President position will automatically succeed to the President when and if the current President terminates his or her role in the position. Any association member shall be a candidate for President if the current Vice President is unable or unwilling to succeed as President.

Executive Board

The Executive Board shall consist of the officers in the Association.  The Executive Board shall be responsible for carrying on the business of the Association at times other than the Association’s regular meetings.  The Executive Board shall report actions taken at the next regular meeting.  Any person who performs court administration functions in a Michigan circuit court, regardless of title may become a member by paying the annual dues.

  • The President or any two members of the Executive Board may call a meeting of the Executive Board as needed.
  • A quorum of the Executive Board is three officers.
  • The Executive Board may meet or vote by electronic means.

 

Amendments

Amendments to these bylaws can only be made by the 2/3 majority of the voting members present at a regular meeting, provided that written notice of the amendments is sent to all members at least 14 days prior to the meeting date.

 

Contributing Official

Any person who is an employee of the Michigan Supreme Court State Court Administrative Office or a governmental agency and attends the regular meetings of the Association for the purpose of sharing information is eligible for this class of membership.  No dues shall be charged to a Contributing Official.  A Contributing Official shall receive notice of meetings, may attend meetings and may serve on committees, but shall not vote or hold office.

Associate Member

Any person interested in the improvement of the administration of justice may become an Associate member upon the payment of dues.  Associate members shall not hold office and shall not vote.

Honorary Member

Any person in the field of court administration whom the organization wishes to recognize for outstanding achievements may become a member in this class.  A person becomes an Honorary member after nomination by a Regular member and a majority vote of the association at a regular meeting of the association.  An Honorary member shall not be required to pay dues, may not vote or hold office.

Retired Member

Upon retirement from the court system, any Regular member in good standing is eligible for this class of membership.  A Retired member shall not be required to pay dues, may vote and serve on committees, but shall not hold office.

Dues

Members are required to pay annual dues in an amount determined by the Association.

Dues shall not be prorated after the annual billing period.

The treasurer shall send an invoice to members.

When public funds have been expended for payment of dues for a member and that member leaves his or her position, another person from the same court may become a member for the unexpired term without further payment of dues.