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Article II - Members

1. General. The Association shall have three classes of members: Active, Associate and Honorary.
 
2. Active Members. Any person admitted to, and in good standing with the Bar of the State of New York is eligible to become an Active Member of the Association. An attorney shall be admitted as an Active Member upon compliance with Section 5 of this Article and shall continue to be an Active Member upon the payment of annual dues as provided in Article X of these Bylaws, subject to the limitations of Article III herein.
 
3. Associate Members. Any person admitted to, and in good standing with, the Bar of the State of New York who does not reside or have an office in Oneida County, and any member of the Bar of any other State, or of the District of Columbia, or of the United States who is not also a member of the Bar of the State of New York, is eligible to become an Associate Member of the Association. An attorney shall be admitted as an Associate Member upon compliance with Section 5 of this Article and shall continue to be an Associate Member upon the payment of annual dues as provided in Article X of these Bylaws, subject to the limitations of Article III herein. An Associate Member shall not be entitled to vote but shall have all other privileges of active membership.
 
4. Honorary Members.
   (a) Non-Resident Judges. Judges and magistrates of courts of record who reside outside the County of Oneida but within the Fifth Judicial District (state courts) or Northern District of New York (federal courts) shall be honorary members of the Association during their terms of office.
   (b) 50-Year Lawyers. Members of the Association who have been admitted to the Bar of New York for 50 years or more shall be honorary members of the Association.
   (c) Others. The Board of Directors may, by a majority vote of the whole Board, elect any other attorney admitted to the Bar of the State of New York as an Honorary Member.
   (d) Privileges. An Honorary Member shall not be entitled to vote but shall have all other privileges of active membership. An Honorary Member shall not be required to pay dues.
 
5. Admission to Membership. An application for any class of membership shall be made in writing to the Executive Director of the Association. Upon determination that the applicant is eligible for membership and payment of dues, the applicant shall be admitted to membership. The President or Executive Director shall advise the Board of the new admission.
 
6. No Change of Status. The current membership status of any member of the Association shall not be affected by adoption of nor revision of these Bylaws.
 
7. Evidence of Membership. A list of current Membership in the Association shall be kept by the Executive Director
 
8. Membership Not Transferable. Membership in the Association shall not be transferable.
 
9. Resignation. Any member may resign at any time by giving written notice of such resignation to the Board of Directors, or by failing to pay annual dues prior to April 1 of the year in which such dues are payable.

 


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