AMENDED AND RESTATED BY-LAWS OF
THE WICHITA BAR ASSOCIATION
ARTICLE I - NAME
This Association shall be known as THE WICHITA BAR ASSOCIATION.
ARTICLE II - OBJECTS
The objects of this Association are the encouragement of the legal profession; the elevation of the standard of professional learning and integrity; the attainment of the greatest degree of respect for the efforts and influence of the bar in the administration of justice; the cultivation of fraternal relations among its members; the promotion of public access to the law; the acquisition and maintenance of a law library and adequate housing therefor; and to do such other things as may reasonably promote learning, respect and appreciation of law and the administration of justice.
ARTICLE III - MEMBERSHIP
Section A: General Membership. General Members of the Association, in good standing as of January 8, 1974, may continue their present membership upon the payment of dues as herein provided. All other persons who are eligible for membership as herein provided shall apply for such membership as herein provided by the Board of Governors and subject to approval by the Board of Governors.
Section B: Active Members. Members of the Judiciary and attorneys admitted to the practice of law in the State of Kansas or elsewhere and who are engaged in the legal or judicial profession in Sedgwick County, Kansas, shall be eligible for active membership with voting privileges.
Section C: Associate Members. An otherwise qualified member of the Judiciary or attorney who does not reside in the immediate vicinity of the Wichita metropolitan area and who is not actively engaged in the legal or judicial profession in Sedgwick County, Kansas, shall be eligible for Associate Membership (non-active, non-voting).
Section D: Student Members. Any person currently enrolled in law school and pursuing a J.D. degree or someone who has been granted a J.D. degree and has taken a bar exam within 12 months of becoming eligible to take a bar exam, shall be eligible for membership as a Student (nonactive, non-voting) Member until bar examination results are received.
Section E: Honorary Members. Any person chosen by the Board of Governors may be eligible for Honorary Membership (non-active, non-voting) upon such terns and conditions as may be prescribed by the Board of Governors.
Section F: Life Members. Any active or associate Member of the Association, age 70 or over, and all Federal Judges in the District of Kansas, shall be eligible for Life Membership (active, voting) in the Association, upon such terms and conditions as may be prescribed by the Board of Governors.
Section G: Inactive Status. Any active or associate member of the Association who has taken inactive status with the Kansas Supreme Court and is no longer actively engaged in the practice of law shall be eligible for Inactive Status Membership (non-active, non-voting).
Section H: Holding Office & Voting. Only Active and Life Members of the Association in good standing shall be entitled to vote at any Association meeting or to hold office in the Association.
Section F: Memberships non-transferable. No Association Membership shall be transferable.
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