Utah Prosecutorial Assistants Association

Establishment, Rules and By-Laws

Article I

Name
Section 1: This program shall be sponsored by the Utah Prosecution Council "UPC" and shall be known as the Utah Prosecutorial Assistants Association or "UPAA"

Article II

Purpose
Section 1: The purpose of UPAA is to:


Article III

Membership
Section 1: Membership in UPAA is open to all employees of a governmental legal office whether governmental employees or employees in the private office of a prosecutor, who are engaged in functions directly related to the prosecutorial function. These include:


Article IV

Organization
Section 1: BOARD: The Board shall consist of nine members as follows:

Section 2: APPOINTMENT: When a position on the board becomes vacant (whether by resignation or the expiration of a term) the remaining board members shall make recommendations to the Prosecution Council for the appointment of a new member. Members of the Board shall be appointed by the Utah Prosecution Council and shall consist of a minimum of one representative from state, county and city prosecution offices from across the state.

Section 3: TERMS: Members of the Board shall serve four (4) years on a staggered or rotating basis.

Section 4: OFFICERS: A the end of the calendar year, the vice-chairperson shall become the chairperson and the remaining members of the board shall elect a new vice-chairperson. At all meetings where the chairperson is not present the vice-chair shall preside.

Section 5: RESIGNATION: Failure to attend three consecutive board meetings without prior notice shall constitute voluntary resignation from the board by that member.


Article VI

Amendments
Section 1: These Rules and By-Laws may be amended by the UPAA Board only so long as the amendments are not inconsistent with the mission and statues governing the Utah Prosecution Council.

Section 2: Amendments must be approved by a two-thirds majority vote of all UPAA board members.


Article VII

Certification
Section 1: The Board shall establish procedures and standards certifying Prosecutorial Assistants.

Section 2: The Board shall establish procedures and standards to maintain an active certification for Prosecutorial Assistants.

ADOPTED by a unanimous vote of the Utah Prosecution Council this 9th day of April, 1997.

Signed by Christopher G. Davis, Chairman of the Utah Prosecution Council AMENDED by a unanimous vote of the Utah Prosecution Council

this __________ day of _________________, 1999.

Signed:

___________________________________________

Mark DeCaria, Chairman of the Utah Prosecution Council

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