11.1 Official Publications.

The official publications of this Association, which shall be among the member benefits, shall be The Philadelphia Lawyer, the Philadelphia Bar Reporter and The Legal Directory and such other publications as the Board shall, from time to time, establish. They shall be published at such times as the Board may direct and shall contain a statement that the publication of matter therein does not necessarily imply endorsement thereof either by the Association or by the editors of the publications.

11.2 Administration Of Official Publications.

The Editorial Boards of each official publication shall consist of Voting Members appointed by either the Chancellor or by a majority of the membership of the publication's Editorial Board, upon demonstration by the appointee of a commitment to the goals of the publication. All initial appointments shall be approved by the Board of Governors prior to the individual beginning service as a member of the Editorial Board. The members of each Editorial Board shall serve for three-year terms, with all terms ending on December 31. Upon the expiration of a member's three-year term, the member's appointment shall be renewed for successive terms only upon approval by a majority of the membership of the respective publication's Editorial Board and approval thereafter by the Board of Governors. The internal operating procedures and manner of selection of the Editor of each official publication shall be established by majority vote of all members of the publication's Editorial Board then in office.

11.3 Representation Of The Association, Committees And Sections; Press Releases.

No one shall speak or purport to speak for the Association or for any part thereof, except as otherwise specifically provided in this Section 11.3.

  • 11.3.1 The Board may expressly authorize a Member or class of Members to speak for the Association on a specified subject, goal, policy or matter.
  • 11.3.2 The Chancellor shall be the official spokesperson of the Association. The Chancellor shall have authority to speak for the Association:
    • In furtherance of any action or position taken by the Board or by the Association; and
    • On other matters, when not in conflict with a previously adopted policy of the Association whether expressed by the Board or by resolution duly passed by the Members. The Chancellor may delegate such authority to another Member when the Chancellor may be unavailable or when the Chancellor concludes that having such person speak for the Association will best serve the goal, position or result desired.
  • 11.3.3 The Association’s ABA Delegates and Zone Governor to the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Board of Governors may speak for the Association in order to carry out their duties, as directed by the Chancellor or the Board, or in the absence of such direction, as they deem appropriate to advance the interests of the Association, so long as such statements are not in conflict with a previously adopted policy of the Association.
  • 11.3.4 The Chancellor shall have the right, in the Chancellor’s discretion, to grant to a Committee, Section or Division of the Association the right to speak or present a statement on matters within its expertise, subject to the following conditions:
    • The statement must not be in conflict with previously adopted policy of the Association as defined above and must have been authorized by the Committee, Section or Division; and
    • The statement must make it clear that it is being presented only on behalf of the Committee or Section or Division and that such statement does not necessarily represent the views of the Association.
  • 11.3.5 All rights of the Chancellor under this Section shall, in the event the Chancellor is unavailable, be exercised by the first of the following Officers who shall be available: Chancellor-Elect, Vice Chancellor, Chair of the Board, or Vice Chair of the Board.