Recommended Changes to the FCBA Constitution

This winter the Constitution and Bylaws Committee (Yaron Dori, Diane Holland, Megan Anne Stull, and Josh Turner) reviewed the FCBA’s Constitution to ensure that it accurately describes the FCBA’s current practices and provides a solid foundation for the future. The Committee proposed several areas for clarification and improvement, which were approved by the Officers and Executive Committee and recommended for presentation to the membership for a vote to be taken at the FCBA Annual Meeting, which will be held June 2021.

The proposed changes to the Constitution would: (i) provide the FCBA with greater flexibility in how it describes itself in marketing materials; (ii) clarify the FCBA’s evolving focus on technology law and policy; (iii) update the description of the membership application process to more accurately reflect the role of the Executive Director in that process; (iv) update the description of the Assistant Secretary role to more accurately reflect current practices; (v) update the description of the Young Lawyers Committee representative to the Executive Committee to more accurately reflect current practices; and (vi) make other ministerial and conforming changes.

The proposed changes to the Constitution have been posted to the FCBA’s website. FCBA members are invited to review proposed changes and to raise any concerns to FCBA President-Elect Megan Anne Stull at stull@google.com prior to the FCBA Annual Meeting.

FCBA Constitution Comparison Version March 2021

FCBA Constitution Clean Version March 2021