JF Bylaws

Law Society at Örebro University. Adopted at the extraordinary annual general meeting of the Legal Association on 5 March 2009. Audited at the annual general meeting on October 22, 2009, at the annual general meeting on October 26, 2010, at the annual general meeting on 29 October 2012, at the extraordinary annual general meeting on 11 November 2013, at the AGM on 11 November 2014, on the Annual general Meeting on November 10, 2015, at the annual general meeting on 14 November 2016 and at the annual general Meeting 23 November 2017. 

  Chapter 1. Introductory provisions § 1 the legal Association at Örebro University (hereinafter referred to as JF Örebro) is a politically and religiously independent, independent non-profit organization. The association is based on democratic, non-discriminatory and inclusive values. § 2 The purpose of the association is to work for its members and to strengthen the law as a subject at Örebro University. The purposes shall be met by:

  • Work to ensure that the education is of high quality, for all students, through training and by informing students about their rights.
  • Organising a labour market fair every year
  • Organising lectures, seminars and study visits
  • Organise a study related introduction for the new students in the law programme and the Legal Science programme with an international focus at the beginning of the autumn semester.
  • Participate in arranging legal competitions
  • Participate in collaborations with other student associations for lawyers in Sweden
  • To the extent that it can be done work for the ties of friendship between JF Örebro and other fraternities in the world
  • Organize study social events, such as parties, sittings, pubs or clubs.
  • Otherwise offer activities that are in line with the spirit and purpose of the association to both members and non-members

Chapter 2. General Provisions § 1 the association's operational year runs from 1 September to 31 August. The association's financial year runs from 1 July to 31 June.  § 2 The board is based in Örebro. § 3 The association's chairman and accounting officer signs the association. § 4 The operations are carried out in the forms that the Board decides. § 5 Annual general meeting, meeting and board meetings shall be recorded. The Minutes shall be adjusted by the persons appointed by the meeting. Other significant-scale activities shall be recorded. § 6 minutes and other documents of value shall be preserved for the foreseeable future. § 7 The President shall, upon request, write a certificate for service within the association. The Chairperson's certificate is written by the Secretary of the Association. § 8 amendment of these statutes may take place at the AGM if 2/3 of the present persons entitled to vote join thereupon. 3 kap. Membership § 1 It is the responsibility of the Board of the Association to keep an up-to-date register of members. The register shall indicate the name, social Security number, date of entry, contact details and, where applicable, the date of the membership fee. § 2 membership of the Association can be obtained in three different forms

  • Regular Membership 
  • Membership Administrative and teaching staff 
  • Support Membership 
  • Honorary Membership 

§ 3 regular membership is available to everyone who studies law at Örebro University. The membership is free of charge, and is obtained by communication to the Board of the association or via the association's website. Aspiring member shall provide the Board with its name, social Security number and contact details where the person can be reached. Membership does not imply any other obligations. § 3 A membership is also available for administrative and teaching staff related to the subjects of law and jurisprudence at Örebro University. The membership is free of charge, and is obtained genommeddelande to the board of the association or via the association's website. Aspiring member shall provide the Board with its name, social Security number and a contact information where the person can be reached. Membership does not imply any other obligations. § 4 support membership is available to both natural and legal persons. Support membership is obtained in the same way as regular membership, but is associated with a fee. The fee is determined by the AGM and paid by semester at the entry or at the beginning of the semester. Aspiring support member shall provide the Board with its name, Social Security Number (or corporate identity number) and contact information where the person can be contacted. Membership does not imply any other obligations. § 5 Honorary membership is obtained by persons who the AGM by voting wishes Förära with an honorary membership. Membership does not imply any other obligations. § 5a Merit Medal is obtained by persons that the Board wishes to Förära with a medal of Merit. The Medal of Merit is awarded to someone who, through their involvement in the association, has gone beyond what has been required of him and who, through his commitment, contributed particularly to the association's activities. § 6 membership is considered to be obtained when the person becomes a board member or is registered in the member register. The board shall, without delay, bring in the member register aspiring members. § 7 regular membership expires after five years, support membership expires if the membership fee is not paid. Honorary membership ceases if the honorary member notifies the board that he wishes to withdraw from the association. § 8 everyone can withdraw as a member of the association by notifying the board or the AGM. The membership is considered terminated when the board or the AGM has received the notice. § 9 regarding the exclusion of members see Chapter 4. Section 13. 4 kap. Annual general Meeting § 1 the AGM is the highest decision-making body of the association. § 2 The annual general meeting shall take place during the month of November. § 3 Extraordinary Annual general Meeting shall take place when the board or inspector so decides or if at least 5% of the members in writing inform the Board that such a request is required. An extraordinary annual general meeting shall take place at least 14 days after such a letter has been sent to the board. § 4 Extraordinary Annual general Meeting shall take place if the auditor so requests, no later than 14 days after the auditor has informed the Board accordingly. Extra Årsstämmapåkallad of auditor has quorum regardless of the number of members attending. § 5 all Members have attendance, opinion and voting rights at the AGM. All members have a vote on the condition that the membership has been held for at least 30 days before the AGM. Others may be allowed to be present, but have no voting rights. § 6 The AGM is a quorum if at least 10 members are present. If the number of members of the association is less than 20, the meeting is completed if half of the members are present. § 6 (a) member has the right to send a representative in his stead to represent him at the AGM. Everyone has the right to be a representative. Each present only has the right to exercise one vote. § 7 voting at the annual general meeting is done by acclamation unless voting is requested. The vote shall be open unless the ballot is requested. In the event of a tie, the chairman has a vote. § 8 questions that a member wants to be discussed at the AGM must be exercised in writing and sent to the board at least one week before the AGM. Unannounced motions may be taken up by the AGM if 2/3 of all present wishes. § 9 The following questions shall be raised at the annual general meeting

  • Discharge for the previous board of Directors 
  • Statement of Auditor's audit report 
  • Statement of the Board's annual report 
  • Board of Directors ' proposal for business plan 

§ 10 The following questions shall be raised at both the AGM and the EGM

  • The issue of the meeting's competent
  • Treatment of notified Motions
  • Treatment of unannounced motions
  • Adjungering of non-members

§ 11 The AGM may adopt binding policy documents for the Board and the committees. The association shall have an alcohol policy, a reward policy and an equal treatment plan. § 12 The notice shall be held by the members three weeks before the AGM. It shall accompany the documents before the meeting, such as the income statement and balance sheet, the auditor's report, the annual report, the proposal for the business plan and any propositions. These shall be allocated to members no later than two weeks before the AGM with a notice of this. Motions received by the Board no later than one week before the AGM shall be allocated to the members together with a comment from the board no later than five days before the AGM. Unannounced motions shall be allocated to members as soon as possible. § 13 member may be excluded from the association at the ordinary and extraordinary AGM on the following grounds: 

  • If member actively opposes the association
  • If a member systematically misbehaves on events The association arranges
  • If a member has been deposed from the board by a motion of censure
  • If a member has not completed the prescribed membership fee

5 kap. Board of Directors § 1 the board is the association's highest executive body. § 2 The Board of Directors shall be responsible for the ongoing management of the Association during the financial year. § 2a The board should submit a preliminary budget for the financial year to be posted on the association's website no later than 1 November and presented to members at the annual general meeting in November.  § 3 The Board shall meet at the convening of the Chairperson or at least once every two months during the regular semester. § 4 the Board of directors may consist of no more than ten members, of which the following board positions are fixed: Chairman, vice chairman, secretary, Treasurer and study social responsibility. § 5 The Board of Directors shall distribute the supervision of other areas of responsibility. § 6 The Board of Directors is in a quorum if half or more of all board members are present. § 7 Board members and inspector have a right of attendance when the board meets. Members of the association can be called in if so called by someone on the board. For this to happen, a united board is required.  § 8 voting on board is done by acclamation unless voting is requested. The vote shall be open unless the ballot is requested. In the event of a tie, the chairman has a vote. § 9 a member who wishes to resign during the financial year shall notify the Board in writing. The honourable Member dismissed from his duties when the board has received the notice. § 10 If one of the members resigns during the financial year, the Board of Directors shall be provided with each of the vacant positions. The Board may also arrange a board member if the Board is composed of fewer than ten persons. § 11 on the initiative of a board member, the lack of confidence against another individual board member may be dismissed. Following such an explanation, the annual general meeting shall be held within 14 days where members are given the opportunity to express their opinion. In order for the board member to be disjoined, 2/3 of the Members present are required to unite. § 11 (a) at the initiative of at least 5% of the members of the association, the lack of confidence in the individual board member may be released in writing. Following such an explanation, the annual general meeting shall be held within 14 days where members are given the opportunity to express their opinion. In order for the board member to be disjoined, 2/3 of the Members present are required to unite. Chapter 6. Committee § 1 The Board of directors may set up committees to conduct activities that are in line with the purpose and spirit of the association. § 2 All committees shall have a responsible board member. The Board member responsible shall report on the Committee's activities to the board. § 2a The chairman of the Committee is set up by the board after written application. § 3 the committees are entirely subject to the board of directors. § 4 the Board of Directors should allocate a budget to each committee. The Committee shall report its financial activities to the Board of Directors and the AGM. 7 kap. Nomination committee and election of new board of Directors § 1 annual general meeting should appoint one or more persons to a nomination committee for the next election. § 2 election of the new board of Directors and auditor for the following financial year shall be held at an electoral meeting during the month of May. Where appropriate, the election of Inspector shall also take place at the meeting. § 3 The task of the nomination committee is to ask for and to take the appointment, to independently nominate and present a proposal for a new board of directors and proposal for a new auditor seven days before the election meeting. Everyone may nominate himself to the next board. Nomination is made to the nomination committee during one of the election committee's decision-making period. § 4 All members have attendance, expression and voting rights at the electoral meeting. All members have a vote on the condition that the membership has been held for at least 30 days before the appointment. Others may be allowed to be present, but have no voting rights. § 5 Notice of meeting shall be published on the association's website and bulletin board at least 14 days before the meeting. The notice shall also be sent to the Members who have provided their e-mail address to the association via it. § 6 The meeting is complete if at least 10 members are present. If the number of members of the association is less than 20, the meeting is completed if half of the members are present. § 6 (a) member has the right to send a representative in his stead to represent him at the meeting. Everyone has the right to be a representative. Each present may only exercise one vote. § 7 vote at the election meeting takes place through acclamation unless voting is requested. The vote shall be open unless the ballot is requested. In the event of a tie, the chairman of the meeting has the vote. § 9 The Chairman of the association or the nomination committee leads the election meeting. § 10 candidates shall be given space to present themselves and respond to any questions of the election meeting. § 11 The new board will take office on 1 July in accordance with the provisions of the association's year of operation. The same applies to newly elected inspector. Chapter 8. Audit and Liability § 1 the Auditor shall review the association's accounts and draw up an audit report to be reported at the ordinary or extraordinary annual general meeting. The auditor shall, before the AGM, issue a recommendation whether or not to grant discharge to the previous board of directors. § 2 the auditor may convene an extraordinary annual general meeting due to irregularities in the association's accounts. See the 4th Chapter. 4 §. § 3 accountant can at any time review the association's cash, accounting books and fixtures. None of the organs of the Association may refuse the auditor to take such measures. § 4 the Board of the Association shall issue an annual report and report it at the ordinary or extraordinary annual general meeting. Chapter 9. Inspector § 1 Inspector shall monitor the interests of the association and otherwise promote its activities. § 2 to Inspector is chosen a knowledgeable, experienced, honest and generally esteemed person who is connected to the unit Juridicum at Örebro University. § 3 Inspector elected at the association's election meeting for a term of two years. However, if the inspector resign or move to activities incompatible with the association's purpose, it may dismissed by the Board, the AGM or the election meeting before the end of the term. § 4 Inspector has the right to summon an extraordinary annual general meeting or board meeting to deal with a particular issue. Inspector has the right to attend board meetings and annual general meetings, even if he is not a member of the association. 10 kap. Transitional provisions § 1 amendments to the Charter decided by the annual general Meeting shall enter into force on the following day unless otherwise provided for. § 2 The personal identification number referred to in Chapter 3, paragraph 1, applies only to Members who are entered after the Stadgandets entry into force.   11 Kap. Dissolution of the Association § 1 dissolution of the association can only be made by identical decision of two consecutive ordinary general meetings, where at least five sixths of the present voters agreed to the strength of the inspector.    § 2 in the event of the dissolution of the association, its assets shall be transferred to a foundation or equivalent association whose activities serve the purpose of the association in accordance with the first chapter of those statutes. Decisions under § 2 shall be taken by the association's last AGM.