27 NCAC 01A .0306 VACANCIES AND SUCCESSION
(a) If the office of president becomes vacant for any reason, including resignation, death, disqualification, or permanent inability, the president‑elect shall become president for the unexpired term and the next term. If the office of the president‑elect becomes vacant because the president‑elect must assume the presidency under the foregoing provision of this section, then the vice‑president shall become the president‑elect for the unexpired term and at the end of the unexpired term to which the vice‑president ascended the office will become vacant and an election held in accordance with Rule .0304 of this Section; if the office of president‑elect becomes vacant for any other reason, the vice‑president shall become the president‑elect for the unexpired term following which said officer shall assume the presidency as if elected president‑elect. If the office of vice‑president or secretary becomes vacant for any reason, including resignation, death, disqualification, or permanent inability, or if the office of president or president‑elect becomes vacant without an available successor under these provisions then the office will be filled by election by the council at a special meeting of the council with such notice as required by Rule .0602 of this Subchapter or at the next regularly scheduled meeting of the council.
(b) If the president is absent or unable to preside at any meeting of the North Carolina State Bar or the council, the president‑elect shall preside, or if the president‑elect is unavailable, then the vice‑president shall preside. If none are available, then the council shall elect a member to preside during the meeting.
(c) If the president is absent from the state or for any reason is temporarily unable to perform the duties of office, the president‑elect shall assume those duties until the president returns or becomes able to resume the duties. If the president‑elect is unable to perform the duties, then the council may select one of its members to assume the duties for the period of inability.
History Note: Authority G.S. 84‑23;
Readopted Eff. December 8, 1994.