Bylaws Amendment Adopted
Intelliscan, Inc., which administered the recent voting on a proposal to update the New Jersey State Bar Association's bylaws regarding the make-up of its Judicial and Prosecutorial Appointments Committee, reported the results of voting as follows:
The amendment received:
1,122 yes votes;
120 no votes; and
The proposal passed, receiving the necessary two-thirds majority required for adoption.
Voting began March 22 and concluded at 5 p.m. today. Over 16,100 general members of the state bar association were eligible to vote. Voters could cast their ballot either electronically or using a paper ballot.
A total of 1,244 votes were cast.
The bylaws amendment is effective immediately.
It changed the bylaw language governing the makeup of JPAC ensuring that each county maintains a representative on the Committee. The amendment formalized the expansion of the committee, by three at-large members, who will represent underrepresented groups within the profession. The change also removed redundant language stating that JPAC members are appointed by the NJSBA President, since that is stated elsewhere in the bylaws and applies to all committee appointments.