Rule V. Executive Committee

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Section 1. Number of Members, Selection
There shall be an Executive Committee consisting of the President, the President-elect, the immediate past president and 4 additional members selected annually by the Board of Governors from among their number. 

Section 2. Chairman, Minutes of Meetings
The President shall preside at meetings of the Executive Committee and the Secretary shall keep minutes of its proceedings. The minutes of each meeting of the Executive Committee shall be immediately distributed to the members of the Board of Governors following such meeting. 

Section 3. Powers
The Executive Committee may exercise all the powers and perform all the duties of the Board of Governors between the meetings of the Board, except the Executive Committee shall not, unless otherwise authorized by the Board of Governors, (a) amend the By-laws, (b) make rules for regulations governing nominations or elections, or (c) initiate the taking of any referendum or poll of members of the Bar. The Executive Committee shall perform such duties as the Board of Governors may from time to time prescribe.

Section 4. Public Expressions
No opinion of the Bar on any matter involving legislation of major public interest or concern or of major importance to the members of the Bar shall be publicly expressed unless authorized by the Board of Governors. 

Section 5. Meetings
The Executive Committee shall meet at the call of the President, or upon call of the Secretary upon written application of 3 members upon 24 hours' notice. Five members shall constitute a quorum. Action of a majority of the members present at a meeting shall constitute action by the Committee.