Introducing Animal Attorneys of the Rocky Mountains, a Colorado non profit corp.

Ms. Piccone is excited to announce the incorporation of a non-profit corporation to provide no cost and low-cost legal services to promote animal welfare.  The corporation was incorporated on February 16, 2014 and Ms. Piccone, as incorporator, is accepting applications for officers and directors.  These are volunteer positions.

To apply, send an email with your resume and a cover letter stating why you’d like to volunteer, including the position(s) you’d like to be considered for to: juliet@thepicconelawfirm.com

The following positions are open:

President, Treasurer, Secretary and two to five Board Members.

From the Bylaws:

This corporation is organized exclusively for one or more of the purposes as specified in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, including charitable purposes and providing an opportunity for low cost or no-cost legal services to promote animal welfare.

The specific objectives of this corporation to achieve the purposes specified above and shall include:

(a)   To provide access to low cost or no-cost legal services in matters that will promote animal welfare.

(b)   To educate animal owners and the general public about animal law and animal welfare, and the legal rights of animals and their owners.

(c)   To help protect the civil rights and civil liberties of animal owners and guardians.

(d)   To promote animal welfare and the legal rights of animals and their guardians and owners.

(e)   Any other charitable purpose as described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Duties of Directors (two to five will be elected)

It shall be the duty of the directors to:

(a)   Perform any and all duties imposed on them collectively or individually by law, by the articles of incorporation, or by these bylaws.

(b)   Appoint and remove and, except as otherwise provided in these bylaws, prescribe the duties of all officers, agents, members, and volunteers of the corporation.

(c)   Supervise all officer, agents, members, and volunteers of the corporation to assure that their duties are performed properly.

(d)   Meet at such times and places as required by these bylaws or when deemed necessary by the Board of Directors.

(e)   Register their addresses with the secretary of the corporation, and notices of meetings mailed or electronically sent to them at such addresses shall be valid notices thereof.

Duties of the President

The president shall be the chief executive officer of the corporation and shall, subject to the control of the board of directors, supervise and control the affairs of the corporation and the activities of the officers.  He or she shall perform all duties incident to his or her office and such other duties as may be required by law, by the articles of incorporation, or by these bylaws, or which may be prescribed from time to time by the Board of Directors.  Unless another person is specifically appointed as chairperson of the Board of Directors, the president shall preside at all meetings of the board of directors and, if this corporation has members, at all meetings of the members.  Except as otherwise expressly provided by law, by the articles of incorporation , or by these bylaws, he or she shall, in the name of the corporation, execute such deeds, mortgages, bonds, contracts, checks, or other instruments, which may from time to time be authorized by the Board of Directors.

Duties of the Secretary

The secretary shall:

Certify and keep at the principal office of the corporation the original, or a copy, of these bylaws as amended or otherwise altered to date.

Keep at the principal office of the corporation or at such other place as the board may determine, a book of minutes of all meeting of the directors, and if applicable, meeting of committees of directors and of members, recording therein the time and place of holding, whether regular or special, how called, how notice thereof given, the names of those present or represented at the meeting, and the proceedings thereof.

See that all notices are duly given in accordance with the provision of the bylaws or as required by law.

Be custodian of the records and of the seal of the corporation and affix the seal, as authorized by law or the provisions of these bylaws, to duly executed documents of the corporation.

Keep at the principal office of the corporation a membership book containing the name and address of each and any members, and, in the case where any membership has been terminated, he or she shall record such fact in the membership book together with the date on which such membership ceased.

Exhibit at all reasonable times to any director of the corporation, or to his or her agent or attorney, on request therefore, the bylaws, the membership book, and the minutes of the proceedings of the directors of the corporation.

In general, perform all duties incident to the office of secretary and such other duties as may be required by law, by the articles of incorporation, or by these bylaws, or which may be assigned to him or her from time to time by the Board of Directors.

Duties of Treasurer

The treasurer shall:

Have charge and custody of, and be responsible for, all funds and securities of the corporation, and deposit all such funds in the name of the corporation in such banks, trust companies, or other depositories as shall be selected by the Board of Directors.  Receive, and give receipt for monies due and payable to the corporation from any source whatsoever.

Disburse, or cause to be disbursed, the funds of the corporation as may be directed by the Board of Directors, taking proper vouchers from such disbursements.

Keep and maintain adequate and correct accounts of the corporation’s properties and business transactions, including accounts of its assets, liabilities, receipts and disbursements.

Exhibit at all reasonable times the books of account and financial records to any director of the corporation, or to his or her agent or attorney, on request therefore.

Render to the president and directors, whenever requested, an account of any or all of his or her transactions as treasurer and of the financial condition of the corporation.

Prepare, or cause to be prepared, and certify, or cause to be certified, the financial statements to be included in any required reports.

In general, perform all duties incident to the office of treasurer and such other duties as may be required by law, by the articles of incorporation of the corporation, or by these bylaws, or which may be assigned to him or her from time to time by the Board of Directors.

Animal Attorneys of the Rocky Mountains, Inc. Certificate of Good Standing

Animal Attorneys of the Rocky Mountains, Inc. Certificate of Good Standing