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Society By-Laws

BY-LAWS OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF TRIAL CONSULTANTS

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BY-LAWS TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Article I, General Provisions and Property Interests
Article II, Membership
Article III, Meetings of Members
Article IV, Society Powers
Article V, Officers and Employees
Article VI, Committees
Article VII, Miscellaneous
Artticle VIII, Amendments

 

ARTICLE I, GENERAL PROVISIONS AND PROPERTY INTERESTS

SECTION 1.1: STATEMENT OF PURPOSES AND OBJECTIVES

The primary purposes and objectives of the American Society of Trial Consultants (henceforth "Society") shall be to:

(1) provide an opportunity for networking and dialogue among individuals who share professional interests in trial consulting, trial-related research, and teaching;

(2) encourage and assist in the professional growth and training of Society members;

(3) provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, opinions, techniques, experiences, and research results in the area of trial consulting;

(4) encourage the development and refinement of appropriate methods for the application of research techniques to trial practice;

(5) promote the effective and ethical use of trial consulting techniques by attorneys;

(6) and, encourage awareness of and provide accurate information about trial consulting.

SECTION 1.2: BUSINESS TO BE CONDUCTED WITHOUT PROFIT:

The Society shall conduct and carry on its business without profit to itself. No member of the Society shall, by reason of membership therein, be or become entitled at any time to receive any assets, property, income, or earnings from the Society.

SECTION 1.3: USE OF INCOME:

All of the income, revenue, and earnings of the Society shall be held, used, managed, devoted, expended, and applied in the discretion and judgment of the Board of Directors ("Board"), to carry out the purposes and objectives of the Society, and without profit, direct or indirect, to any member of the Society as such.

SECTION 1.4: DISTRIBUTION OF ASSETS ON DISSOLUTION:

In the event of the dissolution of the Society, all of its assets and property, after payment and satisfaction of all claims and demands against the Society and all liabilities of the Society, shall be conveyed and transferred to such non-profit charitable organization(s) as the Board shall determine.