This Committee is charged with the responsibility of
reviewing the SIS Bylaws annually and with recommending any changes it
deems necessary to the Executive Committee, with soliciting imput for
changes from the membership, and with drafting appropriate language.
The Committee is further charged with making sure that the SIS Bylaws are in compliance with AALL's Constitution and Bylaws.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Co-Chair: Johanna Bizub
The Prudential Insurance Company of America
Law Library 22 Plaza
751 Broad St.
Newark, NJ 07102-3777
Phone: (973) 367-3175
Fax: (973) 802-2298
Co-Chair: Caren Luckie
Jackson Walker L.L.P.
1401 McKinney St Ste 1900
Houston, TX 77010
Phone: (713) 752-4479
Fax: (713) 752-4221
The PLL Executive Board and the Nominations Committee examined our nominations procedure and by-laws in the 1990s.
Two issues plagued the SIS during that time: the high cost of mail ballots
for annual elections and the difficulty of finding members willing to
run for office in a contested election. Many smaller Special Interest
Sections and Chapters have moved to an uncontested election, where a
slate of candidates submitted to the membership by the Nominations
Committee would be accepted without an election in the traditional
The bylaw revisions before the 2000 elections took into account these two issues by
giving the Nominations Committee "permission " to submit one name per
office, the ability to announce the slate in PLL Perspectives
(saving the costs of mailing), and providing a mechanism for members to
submit petitions for further nominations. In addition, the By-laws
Committee standardized our bylaws for clarity based on the AALL
Model Special Interest Section Bylaws. The major and substantive changes
appear at Article IV, section 4 .
LINKS TO OTHER INFORMATION
Bylaws of the American Association of Law Libraries
The documents linked below relate to PLL Bylaws Committee.