Jim offers the following parliamentary services:
PARLIAMENTARIAN FOR CONVENTIONS
Upcoming meeting got you concerned? Jim routinely serves as parliamentarian to meetings ranging from small boards to conventions of 8,000. He can help with planning effective procedures, drafting rules, and providing on-the-spot wording to the presiding officer during the meeting.
Need to make certain your election is done properly? Jim can help advise on best election procedures and how to avoid the pitfalls that often lead to election disputes, including the counting of ballots (blank vs. illegal vs. ineligible), vote required (majority vs. plurality), cumulative voting, proxies, and electronic voting.
TRAINING BOARDS & PRESIDING OFFICERS
Can your officers and board members smoothly and confidently run effective board, annual and committee meetings? Jim regularly trains officers, board members and even members or delegates on what they must know to be effective in their specific roles.
Need an initial set of bylaws, or maybe a review or update of existing ones? Jim has drafted all types of bylaws, ranging from simple to very complex, for different types of organizations. His approach is to make bylaws easy to understand and fit the organization they are meant to serve.
EXPERT WITNESS AT COURT
Are you in a legal fight about meeting procedure? Jim has served as expert witness in both state and federal legal proceedings. In addition to testifying at court, Jim’s experiences and insights as an attorney and parliamentarian can help you in evaluating whether a particular parliamentary dispute is worth it.