March 24, 2006
Board approves dues structure change for law school faculty
The Board of Governors passed a change to the dues category allowing for group-rate dues for law school full-time faculty (not including Adjuncts). Law schools under 500 students will pay $1,500 per year while law schools with more than 500 students will pay $2,500 per year. The change will become effective for the 2006-07 fiscal year (July 1, 2006) in accordance with the procedures set forth in pertinent part below:
Article VIII. Dues
Section 2. Dues Structure to be Set by Board of Governors.
The Board of Governors shall establish, by a vote of at least ten (10) of its members, the dues structure for each membership class of the association. Any new dues structure shall become effective thirty (30) calendar days after publication unless the procedure specified in Section 3 of the Article is invoked.
Section 3. Petition Objecting to Published Dues Structure.
Within thirty (30) days of the first publication of a notice of a proposed new dues structure established by the Board of Governors, a written petition, signed by not less than one hundred (100) of the voting members of the Association, may be filed in objection to the proposed dues structure. The petition shall be addressed to the President and filed at the Association's offices. Upon the filing of a timely and properly executed petition, the published dues structure, shall be submitted to a vote of the membership and shall become effective only upon the affirmative vote of two-thirds of the eligible members who cast a ballot.