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MACDL Bylaws Article IV


Section 1. Designation: The elected officers of the Association shall consist of a President, a Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer. In addition, the Board of Directors shall appoint, at the regular annual meeting, an Executive Director of the Association.

Section 2. Qualification: Only regular members and sustaining members of the Association shall be eligible to become elected officers of the Association.

Section 3. Election and Terms of Office:

(a) Elected officers: The elected officers of the Association shall be elected at the annual meeting of the Association and shall hold office until the next annual meeting and until their successors are elected and qualified. At no particular time during an election year may more than one member of a particular law firm serve as an officer.

Section 4. Vacancy: A vacancy in any elective office caused by death, resignation or removal of the person elected thereto shall be filled by the Board of Directors. Each person so appointed shall hold office until the next annual meeting of the Association and until his successor is elected and qualified.

Section 5. Removal: Except for the provisions of Section 6 of this Article, and officer may be removed for cause by a vote calling for such removal by three-quarters (3/4) vote of the Board of Directors.

Section 6. Absence: An officer shall not accept office unless that person intends to attend all meetings constitutionally called, absent illness, personal problems or official court business. In any event, that person shall be officially excused by the President or his designee within forty-eight (48) hours of his required attendance. Failure to be officially excused twice during that person’s term shall constitute grounds for forfeiture of the office, and the unexpired term shall be filled by majority vote of the Board of Directors at the next lawfully called meeting.

Section 7. Duties of the elected officers: The duties and powers of the elected officers of the Association shall be as follows:

(a) President: The president shall be chief executive officer of the Association, and it shall be his responsibility to supervise and coordinate the activities of the Association, and to preside at its meetings. He shall be the spokesman for the Association, and wherever practicable shall publicly appear for the Association and espouse its policies.

(b) Vice President: The Vice President of the Association shall assist the President in the performance of his duties, and shall also perform such other duties as may be prescribed for him by the Board of Directors.

(1) In case of the absence of the President, he shall act as chief executive officer of the Association.

(2) In case of the death of the President, or in the event of his resignation or removal from office, the powers and duties of the President shall devolve upon the Vice President, who shall conclude the term of office of the President, in accordance with provisions of these By-Laws.

(c) Secretary: The Secretary shall keep the minutes of all meetings of the Board and of the members in appropriate books and shall give and serve all notices of the Association. He/she shall have other duties as prescribed by the Board.

(d) Treasurer: The Treasurer shall maintain the funds and pay the obligations of the Association as directed by the Board of Directors.

Section 8. Duties of appointed officers:

(a) Executive Director: The Executive Director shall act as custodian of the records of the Association, and shall perform such other duties as may be prescribed by the Board of Directors or the President. In addition, the Executive Director shall collect the funds of the Association, collect all dues, and deposit same in a depository designated by the Board of Directors. The Executive Director shall serve at the pleasure of the Board of Directors, and shall be compensated as the Board deems appropriate.


13th Annual Bernard Edelman DWI Seminar
Revised date due to COVID-19

November 30-December 2, 2020
The Lodge of Four Seasons
Lake Ozark, MO 
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MACDL Annual Meeting & CLE-August 20-21, 2020
Rescheduled dates due to COVID-19

Building A Defense One Byte At A Time:  Halting the Prosecution's Tech-Driven Evidence and Advancing Your Own

Where: Branson Convention Center, Branson, MO

Hotel: Room Block ends July 24, 2020
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MACDL Webinars

Behind the Scenes of Legal Scandals in the News
Featuring Janine Arvizu, Rick Kammen, Rosa Eliades, and Cyndy Short
When: July 10, 2020
Time: 1:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Fee: $99.00
CLE: 4 credit hours
including 4.0 Hrs. of ethics and 1.0 Hrs. of Bias 

Missouri Expungement Law
Featuring Scott Pierson
When: July 17, 2020
CLE: 1 credit hour
This series will look in detail at the expungement process, case law updates and limitations of the current law.
Register: Online

491 Hearings
Featuring Stephen Ranz
When: August 7, 2020
CLE: 1 credit hour
More details and registration link coming soon

Forfeiture by Wrongdoing
Featuring Anthony Vibbard 
When: August 14, 2020
CLE: 1 credit hour
More details & registration coming soon

MACDL Board Calendar

  • July 8, 2020- Zoom Meeting 
  • August 2020- Branson Convention Center 
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CLE Calendar

MACDL is an accredited provider of CLE in Missouri.  In addition, MACDL  may apply for Kansas CLE credit.  Hours for each state will be identified at Seminar. 


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