Membership Information

Membership Information

Membership of the Canon Law Society of Great Britain and Ireland can be one of four kinds: Ordinary, Honorary, Life Membership or Library

Ordinary Membership: is for those who have gained a Doctoral or License degree in Canon Law. It is also for those who have an interest in and promote the work of Canon Law Application for Ordinary Membership shall be made to the Committee of the Society and shall be supported by the nomination of two Ordinary Members.

Honorary Membership: is awarded to individuals whose achievements and outstanding contribution to the field of Canon Law have been recognised. The Committee may in its absolute discretion admit Honorary Members of the Society Honorary Members shall not have the right to vote at General Meetings of the Society.

Life Membership is awarded at the discretion of the Executive Committee eon a membership in recognition of their outstanding support and contribution to the Society.

Library Membership .entitles an Institution only to receive the publications of the Society. The Committee shall have the right to accept or reject any application.

 

Membership of the Society shall be either Ordinary, Honorary or Library.


Application for Ordinary Membership shall be made to the Committee of the Society and shall be supported by the nomination of two Ordinary Members. The Committee shall have the right to accept or reject any application.


Only Ordinary Members shall have the right to vote at General Meetings of the Society.


The Committee may in its absolute discretion admit Library Members of the Society and terminate Library Membership. Library Membership entitles the Institution only to receive the publications of the Society.


The Committee may in its absolute discretion admit Honorary Members of the Society and terminate their membership. Honorary Members shall not have the right to vote at General Meetings of the Society.


An Ordinary Member shall cease to be a Member of the Society if having failed to pay his annual subscription for two successive years he omits to pay the arrears of subscriptions due to the Society within fourteen days of the date of the second of two notices given to him of such arrears. Any such person may be readmitted as a Member of the Society by the Committee on such terms and conditions as they see fit to impose. The same applies to Library Membership.


If the Committee is of the opinion that the continued membership of an Ordinary Member would be contrary to the interests of the Society that Member shall be invited to resign: if he shall have failed to do so in writing within twenty-one days he shall be deemed to have ceased to be a Member of the Society but he shall have a right of appeal to the Society. Such an appeal shall be in writing and shall be heard and determined by a Committee appointed for that purpose by the Society.