Jump to content
The Official RONR Q & A Forums

Conflict of Interest


MsSunshiine
 Share

Recommended Posts

This may not be the correct place to ask, but ill try.  I do the minutes of a nonprofit special district in California.  There are five board members.  Our attorney is the daughter to one of the board members, who was the board chairman but now just a director.  She is fresh out of law school and does not seem to have the experience that one may think would override the daddy daughter issue.  Can this be challenged?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The only clear statement in Robert's Rules about "conflict of interest" the statement that "No member should vote on a question in which he has a direct personal or pecuniary interest not common to other members of the organization. For example, if a motion proposes that the organization enter into a contract with a commercial firm of which a member of the organization is an officer and from which contract he would derive personal pecuniary profit, the member should abstain from voting on the motion. However, no member can be compelled to refrain from voting in such circumstances" (RONR pg. 407, ll. 22-31). 

So even in that case, it is a question of should, with a clear statement that a member cannot be compelled not to vote.

Any other rules about a conflict of interest must be spelled out in a particular organization's governing documents.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

5 minutes ago, MsSunshiine said:

This may not be the correct place to ask, but ill try.  I do the minutes of a nonprofit special district in California.  There are five board members.  Our attorney is the daughter to one of the board members, who was the board chairman but now just a director.  She is fresh out of law school and does not seem to have the experience that one may think would override the daddy daughter issue.  Can this be challenged?

No, not on the grounds that it violates any rule in RONR.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...